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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2011, 05:40:30 pm »
Mark that worked first time, so got into Firefox 2 ok.  Maybe i can contact you tomorrow and have a go at installing v4 again with your guidance or at least restore shortcuts to v2 :). thanks again have a good evening

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2011, 05:42:37 pm »
No problem... gimme a shout tomorrow then, I'm on here pretty much all the time ;) .. I'll keep an eye out for you.
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2011, 03:42:21 pm »
Hi Mark

managed to download Firefox4 into Thunar so can now see the file firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2

have also copied commands into a document file so can paste them in, however the next command for extracting the downloaded still giving 'connection refused response' - any suggestions?

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2011, 05:47:39 pm »
OK, problem solved in Chat...

For some unknown reason any command that started with sudo was throwing up a "connection refused" error and not completing.

Solution -

For every command that needed root privileges (ie. started with sudo) we first entered:
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sudo su
and hit enter, this changed the command prompt to a root prompt, THEN entered the command WITHOUT the "sudo" prefix.

Commands that start without "sudo", enter:
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exit
to get back to a normal prompt, THEN enter the command.

if your prompt lline ends with $
it is a normal (regular user) prompt

if your prompt lline ends with #
you have root privileges.



In Summary -

If the command starts with sudo, change to a # prompt, and drop the "sudo" from the beginning of the command.

If the command DOESN'T start with sudo, make sure you are at a $ prompt.
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2011, 08:49:01 pm »
Well I had no chance whatsoever of installing this successfully without Mark's genius and his generous guidance, what with that 'sudo' bug that was throwing up all the 'connection refused' errors.  :)

Thankfully i now have Firefox 4.0.1 up and running and can now access websites that could not tolerate the vintage Firefox 2.

Thank you very much indeed.

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2011, 11:32:22 pm »
I made installation as in instructions in first page.  Two questions:
1) How I know that installation is ok or that I really are using FF4, and
2) Firefox icon disappeared from menu, there reads only browser, the other icons are still in their place

I'm grateful for any answer, thanks

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2011, 11:49:28 pm »
If the Firefox menu bar ISN't showing, right click somehere to the right of the tabs, and select "Menu Bar"

Then go to Help > About Firefox .. The version will be displayed, like this -


If you are running FF4... run this command again to change the icon:

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sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs_//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop

then reboot for the change to take effect.
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2011, 12:16:39 am »
Hi Mark

I'll apologise immediately for my total lack of linux knowledge, the instructions you left are brilliant and very easy to use.

Just a bit of background...

My friend was having problems with their AA1 and I tried to take a look.
Having researched the problem & finding your instructions i've given it a go.

All files downloaded fine, all commands were entered and no errors found.

I had restarted the unit & thought i'd disable the google toolbar (opening FF in -safe-mode which again worked with no issues) & then restarted.

Hey presto eveything seemed to be working now that firefox actually opens.
wanting to test the general websites I think she uses it for, I opened facebook, bbc news etc & then youtube which promptly told me the browser was out of date.
I then looked at the version and it still shows ver 2.0.0.14

Have you any ideas of what exactly has gone wrong with the update as I seem to have the files and folders in the right place but just not the actual correct version running when selecting the browser.
I knew from the instructions that FF2 still exists as it's still required but figured that the redirects to the new data would be using the new version.

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2011, 12:45:17 am »
Open a terminal, and enter these 2 commands, and tell me what happens:

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cd /opt/firefox
then
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./firefox

If Firefox opens... check it's version 4 in the Help > About Firefox menu item... see my previous posting.

And don't apologise... we all had to start at the beginning ;)

[EDIT]

Can you also post the output from:
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ls -l /opt
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2011, 03:41:23 am »
delta5215's problem was sorted in chat...

We ended up backing up then deleting all the firefox profiles, creating a new one called default and re-running the:
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sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
command.

I'm not convinced that deleting the profiles was necessary... I'm pretty sure it was the symlink that was going wrong somewhere along the line.
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2011, 12:41:48 am »
Mark, Worked like a charm.
Thank you so much.
Like at least one other, registered just so I could say thank you

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2011, 12:59:29 am »
I appreciate you letting me know it was a help, and you're welcome :)
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2011, 08:49:45 pm »
Hi,

I've only just joined the Linux Community Forum and I am still trying to get to grips with how I reply to previous topics posted as well as generally finding my way around the site, so please forgive me if my first approach may not be the right way to go about things!

My query relates to Paul G's excellent instructions on how to install Firefox 4 onto an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite (posted April 26 2011).

I followed the instructions very carefully but cannot get Firefox 4.0.1 to load. On completing the installtion instructions I got a message advising that the copy of Firefox that I had downloaded was not the latest version.

A link to download Firefox 4.0.1 was provided.

Not sure what to do next. Opening the current browser and clicking on the ‘About Mozilla Firefox’ tab’ confirms that my current version is still v2.0.2.14.

Opening the desktop menu and clicking File Manager confirms the following have been downloaded:

firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
libstdc++6.tar.bz2
libstdc++6.tar.bz2.1

As you can probably guess I am completely new to Linux, but always willing to learn as I go!

Any assistance to get Firefox 4.0.1 on to my Acer Aspire One would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2011, 09:57:59 pm »
If you're referring to these instructions:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/install-firefox-4-on-an-acer-aspire-one-running-linpus-lite-linux/

Who the heck is Paul G ? ;)

Can you open a terminal and enter:
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/opt/firefox/firefox
hit enter, and if Firefox starts... check which version...

If Firefox 4 starts, let me know and I'll tell you what to do next.
If it doesn't, tell me what the command output was.

Also, send the output from:
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ls -l /opt/firefox
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Re: Install Firefox 4 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2011, 05:06:12 pm »
Thanks, this is really helpfull. It worked, although it kept saying: connection denied, at every command I put in. But after the reboot everything is working. Greetings from Amsterdam!

 


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