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Old 01-23-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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Acer Aspire running on linux........


I have a problem with certain web sites, mainly BBC when the page just disappears and it just reverts to my desktop.
I tried installing more up to date version of Firefox but it keeps on happening- mainly it seems when BBC site has fancy graphics - can anyone help??

Many thanks
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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Hi,

Your thread title should be something like: 'FireFox problems, Fedora x.x on a Acer Aspire' or something of sort. Your tile is not descriptive therefore members may not respond.

I also suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.



You said that FireFox was updated. What about the pluggins? It does sound like a pluggin problem.

 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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The best choice with Acer laptops that come with Linpus is probably to replace it with a real, usable Linux distro.

Check out Ubuntu, Mint, and Fedora, just download the image, burn it (as an image, NOT a data CD), and install.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #4
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If you have any linux skills. download the new adobe flashplayer linux tar.gz

Close your browser as the next steps are better done with browser shut down.

Extract,unzip,or untar the tar.gz. (Using all terms so you know what I mean) If uncertain how to unpack or extract a tar.gz. Just google it for your distro or use the command line.

You should now have a libflashplayer.so showing.

Go to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder and look inside for old flashplayer. Rename it (whatever is there and just type in the) old.sobackup. Put your new libflashplayer.so into that folder and close it. Close file manager. Open browser and test Adobe flash.

Best I can do with so little info provided by OP.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for this - I am fairly new to all of this but installing latest version of Adobe seems to have done the trick!!

Many thanks to all.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:35 AM   #6
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This problem has returned!!

Have tried this...................


Extract,unzip,or untar the tar.gz. (Using all terms so you know what I mean) If uncertain how to unpack or extract a tar.gz. Just google it for your distro or use the command line.

You should now have a libflashplayer.so showing.

Go to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder and look inside for old flashplayer. Rename it (whatever is there and just type in the) old.sobackup. Put your new libflashplayer.so into that folder and close it. Close file manager. Open browser and test Adobe flash.

...........but problem is I cannot rename the old flashplayer - it will not allow me to!!

Any other ideas??????????
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:45 AM   #7
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...........but problem is I cannot rename the old flashplayer - it will not allow me to!!
You are doing this as root, right?
Please post the command you are using, and the output

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Use the command line.

See the LinuxCommand tutorial linked to in my sig.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:54 AM   #9
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Sorry but not sure what you mean?

How do I do it "as root"

Bit thick at this so all help much appreciated - thanks
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:56 AM   #10
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http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 01-30-2011, 06:06 AM   #11
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open a terminal and type
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sudo mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so.old
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Last edited by repo; 01-30-2011 at 09:52 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #12
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Thanks for contributions but despite my best efforts to follow instructions and read up on this it all seems to be beyond me - my BBC website still crashes after only a few split seconds.

any other bright ideas??

Many thanks
 
Old 01-30-2011, 08:16 AM   #13
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Did you read the tutorial I linked to? Did you not understand it?
 
Old 01-30-2011, 09:28 AM   #14
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Yes I did read it and understood a lot of it but struggling with some of the terminology and still unable to rename the old flashplayer so this is where I have a problem!!

Anybody prepared to take me through the process step by step - sort of idiot's guide?

Would appreciate it - thanks
 
Old 01-30-2011, 09:30 AM   #15
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Did you try post #11 ?

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