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Old 05-31-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Help required for linux limpus


I have a Acer netbook Aspire One,after upgrading the Firefox brower to 3.6 then 4 I decided to replace the browser Icon with the Firefox one from some info I saw on this site it was a sudo sed command and now all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer showing, can some one please tell me how to reverse this so I can get it working again.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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You might want to replace the dumbed-down Linpus with a "real" Linux distro.

If you're new to Linux, I'd recommend something like Linux Mint.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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... and a good place to find (free) linux versions ("Distros") is here

You might like to scroll down to "Page Hit Ranking", and choose something near the top of the list.

Have fun.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #4
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I would install a real and supporter Operation system
Acer-one can have one of a few OS's on it ( installed from the factory ) But Limups light is common.
I was not aware that one could run FF 3.6 even on it .ff 3.2 or 3.0 came with it I think.
Nor that one could even get ff 4 to run on Limpus light.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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It's "Linpus", not "Limpus".
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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Trouble is I can't get into it at all past the blue /black blank screen of death, what I would like to know is how to get back into the terminal screen to boot it back into life.

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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just HOW did you install firefox 4 on linpus light ?

what did you do ?

Quote:
sudo sed command
??? that makes no since
definition ( man sed )
"sed - stream editor for filtering and transforming text "

a tool for finding text strings used for a image for a link ?????
 
Old 06-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #8
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just HOW did you install firefox 4 on linpus light ?

what did you do ?


??? that makes no since
definition ( man sed )
"sed - stream editor for filtering and transforming text "
a tool for finding text strings used for a image for a link ?????
Hi John, I had installed Firefox 3.6 after the earlier browser version stopped working, then went to the firefox site and downloaded the update for F4 then found some info from this site on Google, it stated as a bonus I could change the acer browser icon to the offical Firefox icon,by using the following code in the teminal screen, sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs-//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop then instructed to reboot to make the desktop aware of the new icon browser locaction.Thats when it all went pear shaped on the restart just a total blank screen, being a newbie on linux I took it as gospel it would work as the previous instructions worked well.

Last edited by Tomereader; 06-01-2011 at 12:36 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 04:41 PM   #9
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i would say that installing ff4 did you in and not the icon

linpus light is NOT MEANT to have other software installed that IS NOT ON THE linpus website

other software can AND WILL KILL the install .

at this point , use a different computer
grab a Ubuntu or Linux Mint instal cd/dvd and install a "real" OS on that computer
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:43 PM   #10
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Hi,

LQ has Download Linux.
 
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomereader View Post
Hi John, I had installed Firefox 3.6 after the earlier browser version stopped working, then went to the firefox site and downloaded the update for F4 then found some info from this site on Google, it stated as a bonus I could change the acer browser icon to the offical Firefox icon,by using the following code in the teminal screen, sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs-//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop then instructed to reboot to make the desktop aware of the new icon browser locaction.Thats when it all went pear shaped on the restart just a total blank screen, being a newbie on linux I took it as gospel it would work as the previous instructions worked well.
Hi,

can you link to the site that has the instructions on how to install ff4? I did a quick search and this is the only site I found:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/i...us-lite-linux/

The final 'sed' command that you mentioned, however, is a bit different:
Code:
sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs_//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
Does linpus have a recovery console? If yes, then enter it and post the results of
Code:
grep -i 'Icon' /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
If it does not have a recovery console then you should use a liveCD. Mount your linpus partition on /mnt and run
Code:
grep -i 'Icon' /mnt/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
instead.

Did you uninstall anything before you tried to install FF4? According to the site I linked previously, uninstalling the current Firefox version might/will botch the system.

Finally, the most important question: Did FF4 work before you issued the 'sed' command?
If not, then it might be very well possible that installing FF4 is the real problem and not the 'sed' command - as already mentioned by John VV.

Last edited by crts; 06-01-2011 at 06:13 PM.
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #12
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Disclosure - I wrote (with help from macles.blogspot) the instructions linked to in post #11 above.

OK, now that's out of the way... The sed command as you typed it would have done nothing as there is no match for "acs-" so it couldn't replace it.

The linpus-web.desktop file would have remained unaltered.

The sed command looks for acs_ and if it finds it, it replaces it with nothing... effectively deleting acs_ from acs_firefox.png, and just leaving firefox.png.

The problem is NOT with the sed command, but more likely that you uninstalled Firefox2.

If you uninstall Firefox 2 on Linpus Lite without the --nodeps option, it will also remove:

ame
smanager
Thunar
yelp
thunar-volman
firefox
xfdesktop
xfdesktop-acer

Leaving you (usually) at a blank desktop with just the search bar.

There is absolutely NO way to reinstall these packages, as Linpus Lite uses the Fedora8 repo's which contain the wrong versions (linpus has custom versions of some of these packages)... the custom versions ARE available online, but ONLY as src.rpm's... and the packages required to compile them aren't available in the Fedora8 repo's.

Linpus/Acer do NOT, nor have they ever maintained their own repo that contains these packages.. go figure :-/

I'm afraid you are left with no alternative but to download a recovery DVD image, and reinstall.

See here for instructions:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/m...7701/#msg47701

Just in case you want to check, here is the contents of an unaltered /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop file.

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Browser
Name[zh_TW]=瀏覽器
Name[zh_TW]=瀏覽器
Name[zh_CN]=浏览器
Name[de]=Browser
Name[it]=Browser
Name[fr]=Navigateur
Name[es]=Explorador
Name[pt]=Browser
Name[nl]=Browser
Name[ja]=ブラウザ
Name[ru]=Обозреватель
Name[sv]=Webblsare
Name[nn]=Nettleser
Name[no]=Nettleser
Name[fi]=Selain
Name[pl]=Przeglądarka
Name[cs]=Prohlžeč
Name[hu]=Bngsző
Name[tr]=Tarayıcı
Name[el]=Browser
Name[da]=Browser
Comment=Enjoy surfing the Internet!
Comment[zh_TW]=在網際網路上盡情遨遊!
Comment[zh_CN]=享受上网乐趣!
Comment[de]=Haben Sie Spa im Internet!
Comment[it]=Divertiti con la navigazione in Internet!
Comment[fr]=Surfez avec plaisir sur Internet !
Comment[es]=Disfrute navegando por Internet!
Comment[pt]=Desfrute da Internet!
Comment[nl]=Veel plezeier met internetten!
Comment[ja]=インターネットを楽しもう!
Comment[ru]=Просмотр веб-сайтов в Интернете - с удовольствием!
Comment[sv]=Ha s kul p Internet!
Comment[nn]=Kos deg med surfing p Internett!
Comment[no]=Kos deg med surfing p Internett!
Comment[fi]=Pid hauskaa selaamalla interneti!
Comment[pl]=Miłego korzystania z Internetu!
Comment[cs]=Užvejte si surfovn po internetu!
Comment[hu]=Bngszs az Interneten
Comment[tr]=İnternette gezinmenin keyfini ıkartın!
Comment[el]=Απολαύστε το σερφάρισα στο Internet!
Comment[da]=Hav sjov med at surfe p nettet!
Exec=firefox 
Icon=acs_firefox.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupWMClass=Firefox-bin
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;application/x-shockwave-flash;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.10
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
StartupNotify=true

Last edited by PCNetSpec; 06-03-2011 at 07:08 AM.
 
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #13
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Hi,

can you link to the site that has the instructions on how to install ff4? I did a quick search and this is the only site I found:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/i...us-lite-linux/

The final 'sed' command that you mentioned, however, is a bit different:
Code:
sudo sed '/Icon/ s/acs_//' -i /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
Does linpus have a recovery console? If yes, then enter it and post the results of
Code:
grep -i 'Icon' /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
If it does not have a recovery console then you should use a liveCD. Mount your linpus partition on /mnt and run
Code:
grep -i 'Icon' /mnt/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop
instead.

Did you uninstall anything before you tried to install FF4? According to the site I linked previously, uninstalling the current Firefox version might/will botch the system.

Finally, the most important question: Did FF4 work before you issued the 'sed' command?
If not, then it might be very well possible that installing FF4 is the real problem and not the 'sed' command - as already mentioned by John VV.
No sorry I don't have a link as I had googled it from a library as my desktop was down as well, so I just printed it from there.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 07:13 AM   #14
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Limpus lite

Quote:
Originally Posted by PCNetSpec View Post
Disclosure - I wrote (with help from macles.blogspot) the instructions linked to in post #11 above.

OK, now that's out of the way... The sed command as you typed it would have done nothing as there is no match for "acs-" so it couldn't replace it.

The linpus-web.desktop file would have remained unaltered.

The sed command looks for acs_ and if it finds it, it replaces it with nothing... effectively deleting acs_ from acs_firefox.png, and just leaving firefox.png.

The problem is NOT with the sed command, but more likely that you uninstalled Firefox2.

If you uninstall Firefox 2 on Linpus Lite without the --nodeps option, it will also remove:

ame
smanager
Thunar
yelp
thunar-volman
firefox
xfdesktop
xfdesktop-acer

Leaving you (usually) at a blank desktop with just the search bar.

There is absolutely NO way to reinstall these packages, as Linpus Lite uses the Fedora8 repo's which contain the wrong versions (linpus has custom versions of some of these packages)... the custom versions ARE available online, but ONLY as src.rpm's... and the packages required to compile them aren't available in the Fedora8 repo's.

Linpus/Acer do NOT, nor have they ever maintained their own repo that contains these packages.. go figure :-/

I'm afraid you are left with no alternative but to download a recovery DVD image, and reinstall.

See here for instructions:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/m...7701/#msg47701

Just in case you want to check, here is the contents of an unaltered /usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop file.

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Browser
Name[zh_TW]=瀏覽器
Name[zh_TW]=瀏覽器
Name[zh_CN]=浏览器
Name[de]=Browser
Name[it]=Browser
Name[fr]=Navigateur
Name[es]=Explorador
Name[pt]=Browser
Name[nl]=Browser
Name[ja]=ブラウザ
Name[ru]=Обозреватель
Name[sv]=Webblsare
Name[nn]=Nettleser
Name[no]=Nettleser
Name[fi]=Selain
Name[pl]=Przeglądarka
Name[cs]=Prohleč
Name[hu]=Bngsző
Name[tr]=Tarayıcı
Name[el]=Browser
Name[da]=Browser
Comment=Enjoy surfing the Internet!
Comment[zh_TW]=在網際網路上盡情遨遊!
Comment[zh_CN]=享受上网乐趣!
Comment[de]=Haben Sie Spa im Internet!
Comment[it]=Divertiti con la navigazione in Internet!
Comment[fr]=Surfez avec plaisir sur Internet !
Comment[es]=Disfrute navegando por Internet!
Comment[pt]=Desfrute da Internet!
Comment[nl]=Veel plezeier met internetten!
Comment[ja]=インターネットを楽しもう!
Comment[ru]=Просмотр веб-сайтов в Интернете - с удовольствием!
Comment[sv]=Ha s kul p Internet!
Comment[nn]=Kos deg med surfing p Internett!
Comment[no]=Kos deg med surfing p Internett!
Comment[fi]=Pid hauskaa selaamalla interneti!
Comment[pl]=Miłego korzystania z Internetu!
Comment[cs]=Uvejte si surfovn po internetu!
Comment[hu]=Bngszs az Interneten
Comment[tr]=İnternette gezinmenin keyfini ıkartın!
Comment[el]=Απολαύστε το σερφάρισα στο Internet!
Comment[da]=Hav sjov med at surfe p nettet!
Exec=firefox 
Icon=acs_firefox.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupWMClass=Firefox-bin
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;application/x-shockwave-flash;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.10
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
StartupNotify=true
That is what happened but not even a search bar is visable,I have found the restore disk but now will have to buy a external DVD drive to load it thanks for the help.
 
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