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Old 01-05-2012, 01:48 AM   #16
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yo nprezident,
I did try to uninstall firefox but found my way to 'synaptic manager' and there are like 50 "firefox" programs listed. Linux is definitely for people who have a very good understanding of computers and mainly the language associated with them.
Press ctrl + alt + T to bring up the terminal then type
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Sudo apt-get remove Firefox  ;  sudo apt-get install Firefox
Then Yu should research on Google .... updating your ubuntu 7.10 to 10.04 its a stable version of ubuntu

Last edited by nprezident; 01-05-2012 at 02:00 AM. Reason: missin info
 
Old 01-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #17
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Wow... A lot of posts here ever since I left work to go home!

Anyways.... To point something out quick that nprezident posted, it is "sudo," and not "Sudo." Linux is case sensitive.

But on to what he said, I advise to back up your current settings, remove firefox, and reinstall. Perform the following:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove firefox
Next, read the following page to locate your profile location. Make a note of this, and back it up. Next, remove your profile, NOT the backup, and then reinstall firefox using the following:
Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
Hopefully, you just need to reinstall firefox. If this works for you, then restore your profile, and test firefox once again. If you are still having issues, let me know, and we can take it from there.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 01-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #18
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Wow... A lot of posts here ever since I left work to go home!
Anyways.... To point something out quick that nprezident posted, it is "sudo," and not "Sudo." Linux is case sensitive.
Josh
thanx Josh i was on my phone and it capitalizes the first letters, but you can also sync firefox with your emails to keep your settings on your firefox go to settings then personal stuff and at the top it should say something about syncing
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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What exactly are you talking about?
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #20
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These results for my openSUSE 11.4 the command uname -a showing others which linux version we use.

This helps them help you.


Code:
linux-fy2u:~ # uname -a
Linux linux-fy2u 2.6.37.6-0.9-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-10-19 22:33:27 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
linux-fy2u:~ #


Program software are prepared for each distribution/package/version of Linux, installing incorrect versions for your operating system likely to cause problems.

As Technical knowledge increases you soon may be able to format for your system software, then install so it works fine.

Self being Technically-Challenged leave it to the experts, everything I need is available prepared by them.
thanks for the advice Polpak- it sounds like I need to re-format the computer with a more recent operating system.? The last time we did this a friend gave us a c.d. to install.
I'm wondering how to install a new "open source" OS w/out the use of the internet? I am currently using my laptop to write here.
Too, it looks like you guys are doing a copy/paste of your results from entering info. into the terminal- I can't do this w/out my computer able to access the internet (the whole reason I'm here) and am left with reading and typing the results for others to examen.
At this point, I am unable to open firefox in any manner i.e. no internet access and not able to open firefox in safe mode. Am I looking at a re-format? I will need to back-up some photos and other stuff but am willing to do this if this is my only option.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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Man, since I started today and responded to Polpak, I realized there is more great info. here from Josh and Nprezident- I will look into this- one thing I am struggling with is not knowing at all what the term "profile" refers to. Too, are we talking about "backing up" my profile onto a c.d.? or saving it somehow, somewhere in the computer? I really am a dork in regards to computer language.
thanks
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #22
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Well after looking at your other thread, and missing that information given that you are running an ancient version of Ubuntu, yes, I definitely recommend that you upgrade to the latest version. Like said in your other thread, go to the Ubuntu website, download the ISO, burn to disc, and install. Being very old, you might have to format. Sorry man, but going from 7 to the latest version most likely is not going to work via an upgrade. And sorry if I couldn't help you; I noticed how you edited your first post. Am I not helpful? I am just trying to help troubleshoot your issue. If you don't want my assistance, then just say so, and I will unsubscribe from your thread.

Cheers, and I hope you the best of luck,

Josh
 
Old 01-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #23
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Josh
I really appreciate your advice. I only edited my original post as to drum up some interest in order to trouble-shoot. I had time to do things but the forum went dark on me. Your advice is great and greatly appreciated however, I do have trouble with the most basic (I assume) computer terms i.e. "profile" (no idea), "ISO"- is this operating system? etc. appreciate your patience.
Anyway, are we talking download the operating system onto my laptop and then burn to disc? When I do this I assume I need to remove Ubuntu 7.1- is this pretty straightforward? Will I lose everything (and need to backup first)?
thanks
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:02 PM   #24
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Wow... A lot of posts here ever since I left work to go home!

Anyways.... To point something out quick that nprezident posted, it is "sudo," and not "Sudo." Linux is case sensitive.

But on to what he said, I advise to back up your current settings, remove firefox, and reinstall. Perform the following:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove firefox
Next, read the following page to locate your profile location. Make a note of this, and back it up. Next, remove your profile, NOT the backup, and then reinstall firefox using the following:
Code:
sudo apt-get install firefox
Hopefully, you just need to reinstall firefox. If this works for you, then restore your profile, and test firefox once again. If you are still having issues, let me know, and we can take it from there.

Cheers,

Josh
yo Josh,
should we forget this and just go to the now operating system (based on your last post)??
 
Old 01-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #25
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If you are using Ubuntu 7 or similar, then yes, replacement (new install is recommended).

Notes:
1. backup all your personal data.
'profile' here means your personal customisations, if any. Given the large jump in version numbers you will be doing, I wouldn't bother with those. Just grab your actual personal data eg photos.

2. ISO is a disk file format that the OS is distributed as. You download it from the distro (eg Ubuntu) homepage and 'burn as image'. This is important; if you 'burn as file', it won't be usable. Use a slow burn speed for safety.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image

3. ensure the BIOS is set to boot from the DVD/CD and boot the system with the DVD in DVD drive.
This will ask if you want to destroy/overwrite the current system setup; say yes. No need to pre-delete it.
 
Old 01-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #26
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thanks Chris.
I will look into a new OS.
thanks for all the help!
Ted
 
Old 01-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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thanks Chris.
I will look into a new OS.
thanks for all the help!
Ted
Technically, you don't need to look into a new distro at all, just need to upgrade
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #28
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wait a minute- is it possible to upgrade w/out having an internet connection? Too have you read what 'Josh' said about how old my OS is?
that would be killer if I didn't need to reformat the whole computer!!
 
Old 01-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #29
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wait a minute- is it possible to upgrade w/out having an internet connection? Too have you read what 'Josh' said about how old my OS is?
that would be killer if I didn't need to reformat the whole computer!!
back up you files, and just go for the upgrade, and yes you need a internet connection if you want to download the iso, but you can download the iso on another computer burn it to a cd/dvd or on ubuntu go to startup disk creator and create a bootable usb so you can install the update without internet....
 
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(I know OP is using Ubuntu, not RHEL, but the basic pt remains)
Put it this way, RH (who do paid support ...) do not support in-place upgrades across major version nums (ie those before the decimal pt).
There's a good reason why ... basically the system changes so much that you end up with serious incompatibilities, that's why the major num changes.
You could try an upgrade in-place; frankly I think that's a really bad idea, but as long as you backup your data first you can always give it a try....
Worst case you do a clean install if it fails.

Also, just because the OP is currently using Ubuntu doesn't mean he has to stick with it.
 
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