Hi woodward, and welcome to the forum
Firstly, my advice would be to ditch Linpus Lite in favour of PeppermintOS 3 which will give your AA1 a completely new lease of life and allow easy access to all the latest software … there’s a tutorial for doing that here:
Seriously, you won’t regret it … more likely you’ll wonder why you hadn’t done this sooner
If you decide you must stick with Linpus Lite … There was a major issue with Firefox version 8 in Linpus Lite but I’ve been told later versions were OK … now I don’t use Linpus Lite anymore (I use Peppermint) so I have no way of testing that, but we can try backing up Firefox 7 and installing Firefox 19 if you’d like … no promises it’ll work though (it works in Peppermint, and like any other software can be installed with a few mouse clicks or a single command).
WARNING - These instructions are ONLY for people running Linpus Lite on an Acer Aspire One, and ALREADY have Firefox 7 installer
Instructions for backing up Firefox 7, and installing Firefox 19 -
All commands given need to be entered into a terminal… to open a terminal, hit Alt+F2 … in the input field enter terminal and click the Run button… a terminal will open… When the terminal opens, enter the following commands (hitting Enter after each command to ‘run’ it)
(also remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive so enter exactly as shown, or even better copy and paste).
OK first to backup Firefox 7 … open a terminal and run:
sudo mv -v /opt/firefox /opt/firefox7
cp -vr ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla7
OK, that’s the backing up done … we can remove the backups later if Firefox 19 works.
Now use wget to download Firefox 19.0.2:
(Non en-GB versions can be found here:
but you’ll have to adjust the wget command accordingly … if you’re unsure how, just ask)
Extract the just downloaded file to /opt:
sudo tar -jxvf firefox-19.0.2.tar.bz2 --directory /opt
Create a plugins directory:
sudo mkdir /opt/firefox/plugins
Skip the next command, and continue after the “END EDIT” if you don’t want Firefox to automatically update itself.
Change the /opt/firefox directory owner to user:
sudo chown user -R /opt/firefox
Now, link all old plugins to the new firefox/plugins directory:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /opt/firefox/plugins
Close ALL running instances of Firefox … and reopen it.
That’s it … hopefully Firefox 19.0.2 will now be working … if it does, can you let me know so I can type up a new tutorial for other AA1 users to replace the old one for 7.0.1 … thanks in advance.
If it doesn’t work … let me know and we’ll either fix it, or go back to Firefox 7.0.1
Once you’re happy Firefox 19 works properly, you can delete the firefox7 backups to save space by running:
rm -vr ~/.mozilla7
sudo rm -vr /opt/firefox7
But don’t do that till you’re 100% SURE you won’t need to go back to firefox 7