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Old 01-14-2011, 04:48 AM   #1
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Cool connects to internet Ok but browser not opening


I have an acer aspire one running Linpus Lite (i think) - worked fine for a year on wireless and LAN but yesterday I started it up, it connected fine and clicked up the wireless icon but when clicking the "Browser" icon it won't open the browser screen - repeated clicking brings up a screen that says Firefox was stopped and is still open - please shut it down- How do I do this when there are no screen commands ? I have tried switching off and re-starting the unit but no effect. What can I do to fix it ?
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:48 AM   #3
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thx for this but, sorry, I'm a complete novice at Linux - when I start it up it goes straight to the icon screen with all the pretty pictures on that you can click - I have no idea how to follow your (admitidly good looking) instructions. Is there a built in "re-boot" or , as it has no CDrom just USB, is there a USB stick recovery programme out there ?
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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Hello,

you may execute the command
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killall firefox
in a terminal. This will kill the running firefox-process.

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Old 01-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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thanks Markus - where do I type this in - when I start up there is no "Blank screen" for typing - when you say "in a terminal" what do you mean - sorry for my lack of knowledge - many thanks
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:27 AM   #6
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When the laptop has started, look in the programmenu for a program "terminal", "konsole" or "xterm", it looks like the dosshell in Windows. You will not have to restart the system.

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Old 01-14-2011, 08:32 AM   #7
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Markus - when I start up the netbook it goes straight to the icons screen - there is no programme menu to get into - even if I search documents/files/downloads etc etc there is no file list like in windoes - I cannot seem to get to a "Root file list" in Linus Lupus lite
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:37 AM   #8
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Well, maybe firefox works again after you restarted the system.

If you can't get it, I'd recommend to ged rid of Linpus and install a modern fullfeatured distribution like Ubuntu or Mint instead. Unfortunately the experience here in at LQ is that Linpus is not very useable and based on an outdated distribution. Linpus is not a distribution one would install on his/her laptop but comes preinstalled.

Look here (as an example): http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download

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Old 01-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #9
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many thanks - I may have to try this - will it overwrite all the Linux stuff or will I need to try to take that off 1st ?
cheers
 
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If you decide to install another distribution, it will overwrite your Linpus-installation. So if you have any personal data on you Linpus-computer, you should make a backup at first, for example on an USB-drive or another computer.

Markus

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