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« on: July 21, 2010, 09:14:03 am »
I downloaded Firefox version 3 onto my Asus EEEPc last week with help from this site, This was to enable me to use the updated Hotmail. This has crashed twice and the "shutdown" procedure is very slow now. Is there an alternative Browser I can use, Google Chrome for example? How would I go about installing it onto my laptop?

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 10:39:02 am »

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 03:07:05 pm »
Are you using Xandros?

I believe you should just be able to run from a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install google-chrome

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 04:06:18 pm »
I've read that the Google Chrome browser isn't easy to install on an eeePC, apparently if you try to install the .deb it complains that dpkg is too old... it also states on the Chrome/Chromium website:

Quote from: Google
If you use some other distribution like Xandros, Puppy, Centos, Mint, Tux, etc., then you need someone who works on your distribution to package up Chromium. Asking about it here does not help -- please go ask on your distribution's IRC channel or forums.

Although it must be said they are wrong to include "Mint" in this statement :)

So if you have any problems, you could try the Opera 10.60 web browser... there is a version specifically for the EeePC here:

http://www.opera.com/download/

In the "Select distribution and vendor" drop down menu, select "Xandros Eee PC Edition", the package format should change to "Debian Package"... click "Download Opera".

Once downloaded, place the opera_10.60.6386_i386.deb file in your "home" directory, open a terminal (by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T) and type:
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cd ~
sudo dpkg -i opera_10.60.6386_i386.deb
hitting "enter" after each line.
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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 12:40:22 pm »
I tried to download the Opera web browser and got as far as the "Select distribution and Vendor", selected "Xandros EeePC. It then shows "Package Format" and has 2 options; tar.bz2 or tar.gz. The next box is "Download Location" and is sitting on; IE-HEAnet HTTP but as lots of options in the dropdown.
Sorry but I am not a computer whiz so didn't know what to select.

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 01:52:55 pm »
Select distribution and vendor = Xandros Eee PC Edition

Choose package format = Debian Package

Download location =  ANY (so stick with IE-HEAnet HTTP)

all "you" have to do is select Xandros Eee PC Edition... the other fields will change automatically.
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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 07:11:18 pm »
Sorry but I don't get the option to choose Debian. In "Select distribution and Vendor" I select "Xandros - EeePC Edition". In the "Choose Package" box the only choice I have is "default package", "tar.bz2" or "tar.gz". Should I just leave the selection as "default package"?

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 07:22:16 pm »
When you Change the Select distribution and vendor to Xandros Eee PC Edition
the Choose package format "SHOULD" already say Debian Package... don't change it.
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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 07:35:15 pm »
Sorry but it does not, after selecting the "Xandros - EeePC Edition" the "Choose package format says "default package".

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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 08:57:48 pm »
Ok, if you've already downloaded the file, but can't find where it's saved... open a terminal and send me the output from:
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sudo find / -name 'opera_10.60.6386_i386.deb'
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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 09:18:44 pm »
Marc
I have downloaded Opera 10.6 but have used PC LINUX OS instead of Xandros EEE PC edition and this has downlaoded  into desktop. Not gone any further at this point as things to do but will follow your instructions for installing tomorrow and see if I have any success. Thanks a lot for your help and will let you know how I go on.







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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 09:26:00 pm »
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Re: Web Browser
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010, 11:16:34 am »
Interesting post dude....discussion are always helpful in one way or the other. Thanks for giving out information. It’s really nice and mean full.

 


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