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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2011, 10:16:18 pm »
Nice guide, very helpful probably, but what if i "accidentaly" deleted my firefox 2 directory?  :'(

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2011, 10:20:05 pm »
If all you did was delete the Firefox 2 directory .. You should be OK if you follow the instructions above.

Just DON'T uninstall it through your package manager... it's the act of UNINSTALLING FF2 that will kill Linpus Lite, as it also uninstalls other dependencies that are needed for Linpus Lite to work properly.
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2011, 10:23:37 pm »
Seriously? cause i got in the /usr/lib directory and deleted the firefox directory that was there, well it actually didnt let me delete few files that are in there but i deleted all it left me to and renamed the directory, i can probably restore the files i deleted but i dont remember the previous name of the firefox directory, meanwhile i'll try the guide.

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2011, 10:28:04 pm »
The Friefox 2 directory won't be used any more after following the instructions for installing Firefox 6... but if you want to restore it, it won't hurt either ;)

Do you need to know the Firefox 2 directory name ?

[EDIT]

The original Firefox 2 directory was

/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14

on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite :)
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2011, 10:36:39 pm »
Would appreciate it  ;D btw, any idea on why when i click on the icons in the desktop nothing happens? like i click on documents, it reacts to the mouse position but not on the click, same with all other icons. i'll try to reboot meanwhile.

EDIT: reboot worked lolz

EDIT 2: Im confused. i tried to open the browser from the default browser icon and it acutally opened firefox 6. but i wasnt done with the install yet. i had just moved the firefox directory to /opt and rebooted. is that enough or i have to finish following the guide instructions? xD
thanks for the help anyways. never used a linux before and my XP died few days ago, using my sisters netbook, which has broken monitor so its plugged to an external one, its odd with all this stuff attached lolz by the way, any chance i can install games on it? kinda finished all my xbox stuff lol Thanks :D
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2011, 10:42:57 pm »
See the [EDIT] above ;)

Sorry, no idea about the icons... has this only started happening since you deleted the Firefox 2 directory ? .. though I can't see how just deleting the FF2 directory would cause that.

Did you delete or uninstall anything else ?

BTW, I've just updated the Firefox 6 instructions to Firefox 6.0.1

If you want the Italian version, replace the wget command with:
Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-6.0.1&os=linux&lang=it"
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2011, 11:05:15 pm »
See the EDIT's above xD

Thanks but how do you know im in italy? xD and anyways no thanks the version i somehow got to work is in italian xD Btw it actually did download the 6.0.1 before too, to me atleast xD

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2011, 11:06:46 pm »
Was this the last command you entered ?:
sudo tar -jxvf libstdc++6.tar.bz2 --directory /opt/firefox

If so, you can leave the other stuff... and if it isn't, I'm VERY surprised firefox is working.

Games... there ARE some games available that will work on the AA1, but they aren't (normally) easy to install.

I haven't actually got an AA1, so I can't really help you there... I DID know od a site, but it's down now... sorry.

[EDIT]

I know you're in Italy from your IP address :)

BTW, you might want to follow the link for updating the Flash Player too.
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2011, 11:11:23 pm »
the last thing i entered in your guide is the download thing but the things i entered from the other guide were
 cd ~/Downloads/

tar xjf firefox-6.0.tar.bz2

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox6

EDIT: yeh i suspected so xD

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2011, 11:13:57 pm »
OK, I'm lost... what other guide ?
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2011, 11:16:48 pm »
Sorry xD another guide i found on another site, it was easy but didnt work till now, maybe it needed the reboot to work. do you want the link? if so i'll edit it here

http://www.libre-software.net/how-to-install-firefox-on-ubuntu-linux-mint 
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2011, 11:18:43 pm »
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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2011, 11:26:54 pm »
Are you sure you're running Linpus Lite ? .. because those instructions are for Ubuntu/Mint and SHOULDN'T work in Linpus Lite ?

[EDIT]

Deos your desktop look like this ?:

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2011, 11:39:04 pm »
totally sure, yeh same desktop but for the mobile thing icon, i have the MSN icon there, by the way, after the flash player update it returned to firefox 2.0 .___. following your guide to the last now on

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Re: Install Firefox 6 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2011, 11:42:07 pm »
Remember to change the wget line to:
Code: [Select]
wget -O firefox-6.0.tar.bz2 "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-6.0.1&os=linux&lang=it"

If you want FF6 in Italian

[EDIT]

Well I'm totally baffled how Firefox 6 started, as Linpus Lite doesn't contain libstdc++.so.6 which is needed by Firefox 6, so needs to be installed during my instructions.

VERY ODD  :o
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