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Old 02-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
azzbunni
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Firefox browser is not responding or running


Hi everyone,
I have had this acer for 2 yrs, but hardly use it. Yesterday i tried to browse the internet, but failed. the blue arrow or circle kept spinning for few seconds and stops.

The operating system is: Linpus Linux lite v1.0.13.E

I have got the same proble to Tristan Teacher who posted a thread on the 12th Feb 2011.

I am a beginner to the use of computers, so please if you have the right steps to deal with it, such as installing firefox 3.6, can you describe them in details.
thx
 
Old 02-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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Try opening a terminal (not using Linpus, so I can't help you here) and launch firefox (type "firefox" and press enter).

Hopefully, this will give you a nice error code. Please copy and paste all output here (hint: it depends on what terminal application Linpus has, but Ctrl-C is unlikely to work (right-click to copy, or use the menu, if there is one)).

I hope this helps.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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firefox is not responding

Thanks cross talk. My problem how to open a terminal? I read last night that if you click on Alt and F2 together will open a wide box for a terminal and when you leave that box blank and click run will open a windo with terminal message "localhost"$.
I typed firefox and nothing happened. As I explained to you I am still infant when it comes into dealing with computers.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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Hello, a few people are getting this problem with Linpus. It is a problem with firefox (which is the software you use to browse the internet on Linpus) The issue is that your firefox profile has got corrupted.

Your profile is the hidden directory .mozilla (in linux hidden directories are prefixed with ".")

You need to do the following:

Open 'File Manager'
Under 'view' tick show hidden files
Rename .mozilla to say .mozillaold
You should now be able to get on the internet via Firefox (however you will have lost your favourites)

I don't think upgrading firefox will be easy in Linpus. I would recommend installing another Linux operating system. I still have Linpus installed, but I only use Ubuntu netbook edition. Linpus is not supported well which I think is a shame, as many people would use it as it comes pre-installed and is very easy to use.
 
Old 03-03-2011, 06:45 AM   #5
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. I would recommend installing another Linux operating system. I still have Linpus installed, but I only use Ubuntu netbook edition. Linpus is not supported well which I think is a shame, as many people would use it as it comes pre-installed and is very easy to use.
I strongly recommend using another OS. I have the latest and greatest from both Fedora and Ubuntu installed on my A150; both run quite well. Linpus Lite was based on Fedora 8 which is long past end-of-life. New versions of Fedora come out every six months; F15 is due next month.

Since you're a beginner, I recommend you move up to the latest long-term support (LTS) release of either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
 
  


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