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Old 02-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Help can get flash player to work with firefox version 2.02.14 on linux


I have an aspire one notebook and trying to get flashplayer to work, but it will not work. I am using firefox 2.2.14 which is pretty old. Can anyone suggest what I should do.

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Why such old version? Is your hardware that old too? Could you post the aspecs of your hardware? So with that the community could give more feedback on that. Also if you are using Fedora(I see the icon under your nick) which version is that?

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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"It will not work" isn't useful troubleshooting information. What have you tried specifically, and what were the exact error messages?

You can get the latest firefox here: http://mozilla.org

and the latest Flash here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Firefox 2 is from 2006. Is the rest of your software also from 2006? If you haven't updated your software in 6 years, I recommend that you do so.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone I inherited this laptop from my cousin, it is an Aspire one , model ZG5
Operating system is Limpus Linux Lite v1.0.9e
CPU intel (R)atom (TM)CPU n270 @ 1.60 GH
System mem 512 mb
Hardrive 8gb
bios version v0.3109

I have tried downloading firefox using the mozilla website and by clicking on Linux and then downloading firefox 18.0.0tar,bz. I then open with xarchiver and the extract the files. An error then occurs saying an error occurred while assessing the archive. This is all new to me as I am use to using windows. I have also tried downloading flashplayer from the adobe website, again can't get this to work I get the same error about archive.

Ukiuki mention what version of Fedora am I using, I'm not even sure what Fedora is.


thanks

Jenny

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #5
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I recommend to upgrade your OS to a currently supported version. (Linpus 1.0.9 is pretty outdated; if you search these forums on the term "linpus" you'll see a lot of other users with the exact same "how do I upgrade my firefox/flash?" question.)

Linux Mint is a popular beginner distribution or "distro" for people without a lot of Linux experience: http://www.linuxmint.com/

Since your hardware is low-power I recommend you choose a lightweight desktop environment such as Xfce or LXDE. Or Windows XP if you prefer Windows to Linux.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone I inherited this laptop from my cousin, it is an Aspire one , model ZG5
Operating system is Limpus Linux Lite v1.0.9e
CPU intel (R)atom (TM)CPU n270 @ 1.60 GH
System mem 512 mb
Hardrive 8gb...
Limpus is way outdate, as suggested by snowpine, best move here is to install new system, Lubuntu is a light distribution and will run well in that computer, there are others, but look for the ones with large community and support.

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...Ukiuki mention what version of Fedora am I using, I'm not even sure what Fedora is...
Fedora is a Linux distribution.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #7
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unfortunately the limpus operating system on the "netbooks"and low resource laptops, were considered an "appliance "
-- and you do not change the software on your TV, "tv remote" or a toaster .

you would be far better off installing a real operating system

as suggested above "Lubuntu" or LinuxMint - with a light weight desktop would be a good choice
 
Old 02-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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I'll add my advice: get rid of Limpus. One magazine reviewer said the only thing it can do is give Linux a bad name!

For your computer, with a small memory, you need something light. And, of course, user-friendly. I'd suggest SalineOS. It will run in 384MB, so it will be fine with 512MB.

http://www.salineos.com/index.php
and the manual (read first)
http://www.salineos.com/Downloads/UserManual.pdf

Reviews
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/03/02...os-1-6-review/
http://www.zdnet.com/salineos-1-5-4010024663/
 
Old 02-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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One magazine reviewer said the only thing it can do is give Linux a bad name!
i would go one farther
-- the very worst distro EVER in the history of linux

But to be fare
some people DO like it there is ( or was) a large user group set up for hacking the OS
 
Old 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, I will try downloading linuxmint.


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Old 02-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #11
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Desktop Computer

Hi everyone, I have another problem you all may be able to help me with. I have a NEC desktop with an AMD processor 1.67 GHz, 512 mb of Ram 36Gb. It works really well. I have a problem with the USB port. The desktop has 4 USB ports 2 in the front and two at the back. Only one on the front port works.

I have a cordless mouse and keyboard and plug the adapter into the front USB which works fine. If I need to connect a memory stick, I use one of the back port. When I do this the front USB port stops working which means I can't use the cordless keyboard and mouse. I thought about getting a 2.0 USB hub with a power lead to try and resolve this problem.

Has anyone got any other suggestions, and if I do buy a HUB can anyone recommend a good one that will recognise all memory sticks

thanks

Jennykiera
 
Old 02-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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Running what...

Your USB controller may be defective, but why not try to boot that live-cd of Mint Xfce that you are about to download on this NEC machine and see if it configures all the USB ports. In that case the problem is with whatever OS you're running now.

A hub may not solve your problem if the USB controller still only recognizes one USB connection at a time under Mint. Because of that it may not matter how many USB ports you connect in a chain from the first USB connection. See if you can try out a USB hub before you buy one to find out if it helps.

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=127

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