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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2011, 07:45:04 pm »
 >:( i have followed the code to update ff2 to ff7 on linus lipus (on an acer aspire one), intially I got to the bottom of the code listing ok, but ff would not start when clicking on the desktop icon. I attempted to re type the code in, but know after sudo tar -jxvf firefox-7.0.tar.bz2 --directory /opt I get the following:
bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file.
tar: child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Can you advise? thanks

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2011, 11:19:42 pm »
Did you reboot before testing Firefox from the desktop icon  ?

Can you open a terminal and run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

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/opt/firefox/firefox
and
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ls -a /opt
and
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ls -a /opt/firefox
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ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2011, 06:49:33 am »
Hello again Mark

As you say ... THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES WITH FIREFOX 8 on  Linpus Lite
- like it has completely screwed up my browsing experience
- which is such a shame after all the help you gave me to rescue my Acer from the bin!

Will your instructions work for a fool like me who upgraded to 8?

Yes, just follow these instructions again and Firefox 8 will be replaced with Firefox 7 .. and if you skip the "chown" command it will not auto update in the future :)
.

Thanks Mark. I hoped that would be the case but thought I had better check before I dug myself into a hole..

Worked brilliantly. I am now back to slick Firefox 7 browsing and no more system hangs with Firefox 8. Must remember never to upgrade without checking here first!

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2011, 01:30:30 pm »
Hi Mark, I tried to follow your instructions and everything semed to go as expected but after re-booting and hitting the browser icon. nothing happens. I tried to repeat the process and the same thing happens. Any ideas? or could you guide me through backing out the upgrade process to get back to ff2? Any help would be much appreciated.

Rgds, Joe

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2011, 04:57:13 pm »
@ Joe45

Can you too open a terminal and run the following commands, and post back the output from each of them.

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/opt/firefox/firefox
and
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ls -a /opt
and
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ls -a /opt/firefox
and
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ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
and
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ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2

Then I should be able to tell where things went wrong with the Firefox 7 installation .. it would be better to fix Firefox 7 than go back to Firefox 2



if it will make things easier, you should still be able to run Firefox 2 by entering this in a terminal:
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/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox



But if you REALLY want to go back to Firefox 2, this can be achieved with the following command:
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sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2011, 10:32:58 am »
Hi Mark,
The first command actually launches a browser so I'm guessing the issue is with where the Icon is pointing to.? Thanks so much for your assistance, below is the output from the commands.
Rgds, Joe

[user@localhost ~]$ /opt/firefox/firefox
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin name.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin description.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetMIMEDescription return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin name.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin description.
GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0xb7b0f5e0: NP_GetValue return
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -a /opt
.  ..  Adobe  firefox  firefox-backup  GKxdatacard
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -a /opt/firefox
.                           libfreebl3.chk    libxul.so
..                          libfreebl3.so     mozilla-xremote-client
application.ini             libmozalloc.so    omni.jar
blocklist.xml               libmozsqlite3.so  platform.ini
chrome                      libnspr4.so       plugin-container
chrome.manifest             libnss3.so        plugins
components                  libnssckbi.so     precomplete
crashreporter               libnssdbm3.chk    README.txt
crashreporter.ini           libnssdbm3.so     removed-files
crashreporter-override.ini  libnssutil3.so    run-mozilla.sh
defaults                    libplc4.so        searchplugins
dependentlibs.list          libplds4.so       Throbber-small.gif
extensions                  libsmime3.so      update.locale
firefox                     libsoftokn3.chk   updater
firefox-bin                 libsoftokn3.so    updater.ini
hyphenation                 libssl3.so
icons                       libxpcom.so
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2011-11-25 11:16 /usr/bin/firefox -> /opt/firefox
[user@localhost ~]$
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al ~firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
ls: cannot access ~firefox-7.0.tar.bz2: No such file or directory
[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al ~/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user user 14981007 2011-09-29 00:21 /home/user/firefox-7.0.tar.bz2
[user@localhost ~]$


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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2011, 12:47:41 pm »
Your output here:-

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[user@localhost ~]$ ls -al /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2011-11-25 11:16 /usr/bin/firefox -> /opt/firefox

tells us that the symlink (shortcut) is pointing at the /opt/firefox DIRECTORY, rather than the
/opt/firefox/firefox
EXECUTABLE .. so you need to change that symlink to point at the right place.

Just run this command in a terminal
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sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

and you should be up and running :)
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2011, 02:49:35 pm »
Hi Mark, I tried but get the following response........Rgds, Joe
[user@localhost ~]$ sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
ln: `/opt/firefox/firefox' and `/usr/bin/firefox/firefox' are the same file
[user@localhost ~]$

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2011, 02:55:01 pm »
OK run these 2 commands:
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sudo mv -v /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-broken
expected output from the above command -
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`/usr/bin/firefox' -> `/usr/bin/firefox-broken'

then:

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sudo ln -vfs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
expected output from the above command -
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`/usr/bin/firefox' -> `/opt/firefox/firefox'
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2011, 04:39:21 pm »
Success - many thanks Mark....Rgds, Joe

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2011, 04:52:05 pm »
Joe
Now you have Firefox 7, stick to it!
- don't upgrade to 8 without reading what happened to me (above)
(see my post « Reply #17 on: November 24, 2011, 06:49:33 am » )
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2011, 04:57:41 pm »
Yeh .. as freddie says, I'd stick with FF7 at least till FF9 comes out and is tested in Linpus Lite.

And don't forget to update the flashplayer too.

Firefox 8 works perfectly on an AA1 in PeppermintOS, but has big problems with Linpus Lite .. still that proves it's not a hardware issue :)

I'm wondering if ALL future versions of Firefox are going to have issues with Linpus Lite, but only time will tell.

Maybe time to consider a switch to something like PeppermintOS, or Lubuntu etc. ?

For anyone that wants to install PeppermintOS instead of Linpus Lite, click the link below:

Tutorial - Installing PeppermintOS Two on an Acer Aspire One AOA110L ZG5

PeppermintOS beats Linpus Lite hands down .. and has ALL the latest software available .. including Firefox 8 which actually works :)
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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2011, 11:07:39 pm »
Thanks gents, I'll certainly take your advice..........Best wishes, Joe

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011, 06:57:36 pm »
Hi there thanks very much for the invaluble help it dug me out of  a hole cheers again
Andy 8) :)

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Re: Install Firefox 7 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2011, 07:00:09 pm »
You're very welcome .. thanks for letting me know it helped :)
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