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Old 12-02-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
TristanTeacher
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Browser icon not responding on Acer Aspire One Netbook Linux Lite v1.0.13.E


Please can you help?
I have been using my Acer Aspire One Netbook, with Linux Lite v1.0.13.E as loaded on purchase, happily for a year or so.
Yesterday, when I clicked on the Browser picture to open up Firefox, nothing happened.
I can't find how to access anything which will let me check if the icon has lost a link.
I have looked on the File Manager and can see the .mozilla folder but don't know what to look for, nor what to do from here.
Many thanks


I have now managed to add the sub-menu which was linked to here:
http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-...#axzz1706pmTD3
as a way to Install apps.
I can now use this directory to try and open Firefox Web Browser - I then get the message "Failed to execute default web browser Input/output error.

Last edited by TristanTeacher; 12-02-2010 at 07:12 PM. Reason: New info
 
Old 12-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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What happens when you type

Code:
firefox
in the terminal?
 
Old 12-03-2010, 11:59 AM   #3
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Same Problem=Firefox won't start

I have exactly the same problem-same netbook roughly same age, worked fine until yesterday.

I am also looked for startup file but am incredibly rusty on any unix stuff(15- 20yrs ago!). Can see various startup info but am not sure what I am looking for. Everything else seems to be working fine on netbook. So I guess the startup is missing or corrupted.

Help please- with idiot level instructions would be greatly received!
 
Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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I also have exactly the same problem, I get the loading mouse icon and then nothing. Email and messenger work fine so it cant be a problem with the internet.
Just tried writing firefox in the terminal, but nothing happens.
Strangely I've also had my netbook for just over a year
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:23 PM   #5
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I have finally got the browser working again by following downloading firefox 3.6 again. I followed these instructions to the letter:

http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/i...spire-one.html

hope that helps!
 
Old 12-04-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
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Dear Carla-Marie
Thank you so much - this solved my problem.
This is great.
Tristan Teacher
 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #7
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Error message

Have started to follow instructions but terminal working fine. Am following command lines get

Resolving download.mozilla.org.. failed:Temporary failure in name resolution

Seems to have failed to access Mozilla at all=tried both using both en-us and en-GB 3.6.12 version

Any ideas. Help please
 
Old 02-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #8
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We had the same problem the other evening.

Rather than upgrading, installing a new version etc, I first tried running firefox from the command prompt as root - worked fine :-)

So, as root still I ran :-

firefox -profilemanager

I then created a new profile, deleted the "default" profile, and renamed my new profile default.

All sorted :-)

Conclusion was the profile has somehow got screwed (but who knows).

Nige
 
Old 02-12-2011, 03:39 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carla-marie View Post
I have finally got the browser working again by following downloading firefox 3.6 again. I followed these instructions to the letter:

hope that helps!
This helped me immensely, ive pasted it below in case the page ever gets removed.

One thing the browswer is now superceded, I used instead
wget -N "ht tp://download.mozilla.or g/?product=firefox-3.6.13&os=linux&lang=en-GB"





Installing Firefox 3.6 on Aspire One Linux
Acer has interwoven Firefox 2 with the rest of the system, that's why a quite unusual approach is required to install the newest version. The benefit of using an official release is a working update feature, which is disabled in the version already installed on the system.

Press Alt+F2 to show the Run program window. Check Run in terminal, leave the input field blank, and click Run to open a terminal. If you're not familiar with the Linux command line just follow the instructions step by step. The easiest way is to simply paste the commands into the terminal with Ctrl+Shift+V. Most of them will only give feedback if an error occurs.

The first command uses wget to download Firefox 3.6 from an official mirror. You can edit the lang variable at the end, in this case en-US, if you'd like another language. All available languages are listed here, just hover over the download link to get the language code from the status bar.

wget -N "http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.6&os=linux&lang=en-US"

The next step extracts the just downloaded file and modifies a link to point to it. In a few cases a connection refused error message may be triggered by sudo, which is not an error but a bug in sudo and can be safely ignored.

sudo tar -jxf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2 --directory /opt
sudo chown user -R /opt/firefox
sudo ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

The next step links all plug-ins (not to be confused with extensions) to it.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /opt/firefox/plugins

Launch the profile manager using the command below. Create a new profile, name it anything you like and select it. If you want to keep your bookmarks export them via the bookmark manager first. You can then delete the old default profile.

firefox -profilemanager -no-remote

As a bonus you can also change the icon to the official Firefox icon.

sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs_//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop

Finally reboot the AA1 to make the desktop aware of the new icon and browser location.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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Can I suggest trying a new profile, as I described above, is a little lower impact than installing new versions?

Takes about 3 minutes, and nothing lost if it doesn't fix your problem.

I'm not saying don't upgrade, just I don't believe you _have_ to upgrade if your Acer browser stops working.

Nige
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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Nigel - Resetting profile...

Nigel- Thanks I have been away and therefore just re-united with Linux netbook. Have tried your suggestion. Like you FIREFOX from command prompt did nothing but when I type
firefox -profilemanager. Create new user (took what came on screen) and just called it gillian user then clicked <run firefox> I got google toolbar info appear and sure enough I'm on internet. 3 windows try to open. Window 1= Error 404: Page not found (with fiorefox icon), Window 2=igoogle and Window 3=google toolbar installer Firefox showing. SO went back in and changed gillian user to default. However despite restarting I cannot start the browser from the browser icon on the netbook , but if I go via firefox -profilemananger and create a profile I can get the browser through a google page. Sorry if this is confusing but I think I nearly have a solution. Any ideas please? AT idiot level..

Acer's one here in France as I do not have my setup CD and a total re-load and it isn't available from a really trusted free site so I've read. So ACer tell me to pay nearly 100euros to Acer and send the netbook to them which is both ridiculous and daylight robbery!
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:06 AM   #12
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Hi Gillian

Did you run the stuff as root?

ie :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager

I then created a new profile, and left the profile manager.
Then, I went back in to profile manager :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager
deleted the "default" profile, and renamed my new profile default.

Now, from the command line it should work normally :-

firefox
should start the browser.

If that works, try clicking on the icon.

If just typing firefox on the command line doesn't work, the icon never will.
If the command line does work, but the icon doesn't, then you'll need to read back through this thread and fix the icon properties.

Hope this helps.

Nige



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Nigel- Thanks I have been away and therefore just re-united with Linux netbook. Have tried your suggestion. Like you FIREFOX from command prompt did nothing but when I type
firefox -profilemanager. Create new user (took what came on screen) and just called it gillian user then clicked <run firefox> I got google toolbar info appear and sure enough I'm on internet. 3 windows try to open. Window 1= Error 404: Page not found (with fiorefox icon), Window 2=igoogle and Window 3=google toolbar installer Firefox showing. SO went back in and changed gillian user to default. However despite restarting I cannot start the browser from the browser icon on the netbook , but if I go via firefox -profilemananger and create a profile I can get the browser through a google page. Sorry if this is confusing but I think I nearly have a solution. Any ideas please? AT idiot level..

Acer's one here in France as I do not have my setup CD and a total re-load and it isn't available from a really trusted free site so I've read. So ACer tell me to pay nearly 100euros to Acer and send the netbook to them which is both ridiculous and daylight robbery!
 
Old 03-04-2011, 07:03 AM   #13
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Wink Thanks to you both

Thanks Nigel, your suggestion of creating a new profile and getting rid of the screwed one worked for me...and thanks gillian...i've started my lessons in linux from both of your conversation. I have added two you as my friend....please find my post regarding problem of downloading/updating/live update...titled "four questions..."
any suggestion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nigelbarker View Post
Hi Gillian

Did you run the stuff as root?

ie :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager

I then created a new profile, and left the profile manager.
Then, I went back in to profile manager :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager
deleted the "default" profile, and renamed my new profile default.

Now, from the command line it should work normally :-

firefox
should start the browser.

If that works, try clicking on the icon.

If just typing firefox on the command line doesn't work, the icon never will.
If the command line does work, but the icon doesn't, then you'll need to read back through this thread and fix the icon properties.

Hope this helps.

Nige
 
Old 03-24-2011, 10:18 PM   #14
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How to create a profile manager?

Greetings,

I am in the terminal but do not know how to create a profile? I ran

sudo firefox -profilemanager

and after the text that appears what do I type in?

Thanks.




Quote:
Originally Posted by nigelbarker View Post
Hi Gillian

Did you run the stuff as root?

ie :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager

I then created a new profile, and left the profile manager.
Then, I went back in to profile manager :-
sudo firefox -profilemanager
deleted the "default" profile, and renamed my new profile default.

Now, from the command line it should work normally :-

firefox
should start the browser.

If that works, try clicking on the icon.

If just typing firefox on the command line doesn't work, the icon never will.
If the command line does work, but the icon doesn't, then you'll need to read back through this thread and fix the icon properties.

Hope this helps.

Nige
 
Old 03-25-2011, 04:49 AM   #15
nigelbarker
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Well, what should happen after the sudo firefox command is a small window should appear.

It sounds like that didn't happen for you?

You'll need to give us a clue what the "text" says ...
(sounds like there's something else going on)

Nige
 
  


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