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Old 04-05-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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WARNING -- Firefox "UPDATE" from CNR will royally screw your setup


I had Firefox and Thunderbird installed, both on my menu bar. I had uninstalled the "internet suite" that Linspire seems to want so much. I allowed a Firefox update from CNR. POOF! no menu bar Firefox icon, no desktop Firefox icon, and seemingly no Firefox at all. I logged in as root and discovered Firefox gone there also, interestingly enough, "internet suite" was back, but only from the root account. I sent a message to support, which Im sure will take a lot longer to resolve that it took to screw up my layout. Ill post here with any other info I get on this, meantime, be real careful with this "update". Something really screwy going on here.

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Old 04-06-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
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Question round twq

I got a reply, much sooner than anticipated, here it is.

1. Login as Administrator.
2. Download the 'resetcnr6-0.bin' from the link
<sorry, the forum will not let me post the link, if you want it send me a note at cty11890@centurytel.net and ill send it to you>
3. Right click on the downloaded file > Select Permissions > Check the 'Is Executable' option
4. Now double click the 'resetcnr6-0.bin' file to reset the CNR 6

Not a word about what this will do. nothing about how I get my setup back., I think I'll pass until someone can tell me whats going to happen when I run this little mystery package.

Im not real big on "Trust me and run this mystery fix and all will be well" when thats exactly what got me into this mess

BobJ
 
Old 04-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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i installed FF1.5.0.2 & TB1.5 from the Mozilla site and use them as stand alone programs on my Linspire system
as i found FF1.5.1 from CnR was just too flaky so i have found is the Linspire "Mozilla" suite ...

Last edited by Gezzer; 04-15-2006 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Thread: WARNING -- Firefox "UPDATE" from CNR will royally screw your setup

Unfortunately I had installed before 1.5.0.2 was out. That's what CNR was going to 'update' me to. Now I have linspire suite back again, had the devils own time uninstalling it last time. Ah well, I guess we need to learn this stuff, it just isn't the right time for me, RL is VERY demanding these days.

Linspire tech support wants me to believe that it was all a 'glitch', I'm not real sure but I think that some of them believe that computers are actually alive. and do things on their own. (or they want me to believe that)

My only hope of finding out anything is that someone with the expertise will stumble across this thread and give me an idea about what happened.

BobJ
 
Old 04-16-2006, 10:24 AM   #5
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i have the Linspire mozilla suite plus the updated FF browser along with TB
but i tend to use opera that can be installed via CnR ...
 
Old 04-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
I had uninstalled the "internet suite" that Linspire seems to want so much.
I am thinking that you are correct that Linspire does want the internet suite and that it may not be wise to uninstall it.
I had thought that CNR defaults to using it (like windowsupdates uses IE) but looking at it casually I do not see it does for a fact.
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I allowed a Firefox update from CNR. POOF! no menu bar Firefox icon, no desktop Firefox icon, and seemingly no Firefox at all.
I ran the CNR update after reading your post. I have both Opera and Firefox installed. They both had updated versions and oddly they both had new dependecies. One for Opera and at least 3 for Firefox.
My Firefox desktop icon did disappear but it was still listed and started from my "Launch menu".
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Im not real big on "Trust me and run this mystery fix and all will be well"...
I have my Linspire install running as a test to kick it's tires a little. I encountered a problem with CNR failing repetedly to install updates. I sent an error report from CNR which sent way to much info to Linspire. They responded quickly with a bin file which as far as I could tell removed knotify. Updates worked fine after that. The instructions were pretty much identical to your bin file instructions. I would suggest that the bin file does fix a known problem of some sort (the problem possibly being the removal of the internet suite).
Good Luck.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 04-16-2006 at 10:39 PM.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 07:27 AM   #7
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WARNING -- Firefox "UPDATE" from CNR will royally screw your setup

Thanks for the advice, 2. I'll give the mystry fix a shot. Hope this fixes things, Thunderbird is crying for updates now.

BobJ
 
Old 04-23-2006, 10:07 AM   #8
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my stand alone TB updated last night to TB1.5.0.2 and is working just fine ...
 
Old 04-29-2006, 10:34 AM   #9
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WARNING -- Firefox "UPDATE" from CNR will royally screw your setup

Thanks Gez, I've been thinking about just leaving cNR out of the loop for TBird and FF. I Think I'll try that way. Sorry bout the delay in answering, I took a construction job and its eating me up.

BobJ
 
Old 04-29-2006, 12:35 PM   #10
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Freespire has been released since this thread started. Hearsay tells me it is a free (as-in-beer), non-CNR dependent version from Linspire itself. I will be looking into it.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 04:55 AM   #11
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CnR, i believe, is also going open source ...
 
Old 05-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #12
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As a clarification, Freespire has been announced, but I do not think it should be termed released. I recall reading somewhere that it will be available for download later this year. (I searched for the date reference, but could not find it.)

Regarding the thread topic, I used CNR to add Firefox to two Linspire setups perhaps a week or two ago and they both work fine (version 1.5.0.3). If there was an issue, it seems to be gone now.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:47 AM   #13
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Thread: WARNING -- Firefox "UPDATE" from CNR will royally screw your setup

It's still going on. <sigh> At least with Thunderbird. I got the download from Firefox and re-installed it. Working fine. Then, in a monent of weakness, let CNR "update" TBird. Good thing I saved my mail directory. TBird vanished, Linspire suite is back, (is that thing a virus?), so I downloaded TBird and reinstalled it. All back running. I sent the diagnostic report to Linspire, all they would (could?) tell me was that TBird and FF were on my system. Not shocking news since I reinstalled both.

It's prolly something with my system. I just have no idea what. The bothersome thing, to me, is Linspire suite and my inability to dtive a stake through it's heart.

Thanks for the input guys.
BobJ

Cogar wrote:
<Regarding the thread topic, I used CNR to add Firefox to two Linspire setups perhaps a week or two ago and they both work fine (version 1.5.0.3). If there was an issue, it seems to be gone now.
04-30-06 04:55 AM>
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:38 PM   #14
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if you wish to remove LIS install synaptic via CnR
completely remove LIS (mozilla suite) via synaptic
then in the /(root) folder delete the default folder in .mozilla

that is how i removed LIS from my system ...
 
Old 05-26-2006, 08:26 AM   #15
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Thanks Gez; 'Preciate the info. Can you point me to the 'default folders' info? Soon as I find that I'll kill this rascal.

BobJ
 
  


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