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Old 05-24-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Angry How do I get FF4 and get rid of Chromium? Lubuntu 10.10


Chromium browser is crap, I HATE google junk!!

The damn thing keeps freezing my screen every time I open a new tab because google is more worried about spying on people than making their browser work correctly with flash crap.

Who the hell is the retard ass idiot who had to put Chromium as the browser on lubuntu 10.10 anyways??

I've gone over all the steps outlined in every single tutorial I could find online and I don't have any clue where the hell I'm at now....

Still can't get FF4 to even install or load up or anything. No clue how to get rid of this evil Chromium garbage. And I'm getting really pissed and about to take a sledge hammer to the god damn computer!!!!

Must have all been designed by arrogant greedy Americans.


Matter of fact, forget this.. I'm just going to wipe my HDD... AGAIN and switch to OpenSuse.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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Firstly, Chromium is an open-source project that is not controlled by Google. Secondly, don't spew all that hate if it has no basis.

I'm not using Lubuntu right now, but I believe it uses Synaptic package manager. Open that up, find chromium-browser, right-click, and choose the option to completely remove it from your system. Then, find firefox, and install. Done.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 01:13 AM   #3
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apt-get purge chromium
apt-get install firefox

Although you might want to try using flash-aid first.
Flash-Aid - http://www.webgapps.org/addons/flash-aid
Best and Easiest Flash Player Setup for Ubuntu | Evil Coding Monkey - http://www.evilcodingmonkey.com/2011...ubuntufirefox/


Installing software in Ubuntu - http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
Synaptic Package Manager - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
Firefox Web Browser - Community Ubuntu Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Firefox
 
Old 05-25-2011, 02:22 AM   #4
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Still can't get FF4 to even install or load up or anything. No clue how to get rid of this evil Chromium garbage. And I'm getting really pissed and about to take a sledge hammer to the god damn computer!!!!
Did you even bother searching the Ubuntu repos before posting this?
I have been using Lubuntu since 10.10 came out. Firefox has always been in the Lubuntu repos, and is easy to install on Lubuntu, as Craigevil pointed out.
Chromium is used on Lubuntu since it uses fewer computer resources than Firefox.

Last edited by tommcd; 05-25-2011 at 02:24 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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The damn thing keeps freezing my screen every time I open a new tab because google is more worried about spying on people than making their browser work correctly with flash crap.

No clue how to get rid of this evil Chromium garbage. And I'm getting really pissed and about to take a sledge hammer to the god damn computer!!!!

Must have all been designed by arrogant greedy Americans.
What is wrong with you? Are you really convinced that just becasue you're clueless about package management and don't know how to use it means that Chromium spies on you and was meant to be hard to remove?

Also, it's not the computer's fault at all.

You could just go to Ubuntu Software Center and easily install/remove software all you want. And that includes Firefox and Chromium.

Last edited by MTK358; 05-25-2011 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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You will not find firefox in repo so you have to go to mozilla site to download the executable ..
They are providing ff4 executable can be run anywhere only arch dependent...
You should have done googling before posting here..Google is not that evil........
 
Old 05-25-2011, 10:57 AM   #7
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@justinp526: for future reference, there are purely technical questions and then there are rants. For best results on the former, it is a good idea to segregate them from the latter.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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Actually, you can get ff4 from the repo, however it's one you need to add to package installer manually.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #9
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1. I did google first for a solution and only got irrelevant answers that were of absolutely no help at all.

2. There is NO 'Software Center' in lubuntu 10.10 that I can find.

3. I know how to remove software via Synaptic Package Manager, but could NOT find FF4 there. Ended up downloading it from Mozilla site and followed exact tutorials that took hours to find through google and yet FF is still not showing as installed or able to be used.

4. Why should I have to install an add-on to control flash? It should just simply work as it's meant to from the start without the need of any aid. Otherwise the designers have just massively failed at their job.

5. Lastly, sorry I don't know how to do any of this stuff. But here in greedy America college doesn't teach a damn thing that worth even half of what it costs to attend said school. The computer classes I was put into simply wanted to teach us "this is how you turn on your computer, press the button on the front of the system". Yes that is honestly what the instructed wanted to teach in a COLLEGE computer class.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 07:11 PM   #10
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4. Why should I have to install an add-on to control flash? It should just simply work as it's meant to from the start without the need of any aid. Otherwise the designers have just massively failed at their job.
Yes, Flash's developers do massively fail when it comes to Linux. They do make a Linux version, but it doesn't work as good and its license severely conflicts with Linux's ideology.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 12:59 AM   #11
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2. There is NO 'Software Center' in lubuntu 10.10 that I can find.
The software center is not included on Lubuntu. Just use synaptic package manager.
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3. I know how to remove software via Synaptic Package Manager, but could NOT find FF4 there.
Lubuntu 10.10 has firefox 3.6 in the repos. Lubuntu 11.04 includes firefox 4 in their repos.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 01:36 AM   #12
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I for one prefer it over mozilla (Most times anyway) ... But Firefox is a great browser and i have it as well.

Since your using Lubuntu 10.10, Why not just get 11.04 and be able to get fox right off synaptic?
It's fairly simple, Just use the update manager.
Click: System-- Then Administration-- then Update Manager

And it will tell you if 11.04 is available (it should say yes) and then from there it is just a matter of hitting the NEXT button and entering your password.
edit: when I looked, I found that the firefox available that way is 3.6


I also ran a search of google to satisfy my own curiosty about this here is what I learned:

Add the Firefox 4 PPA and install FF4 in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or 10.04 Lucid Lynx using the commands below:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox ubufox
I did it just now (in 11.04) and it seems to have worked just fine. That will get you Firefox 4.0.1

And as to our greedy american schools, Thanks for attending. Sorry we're not up to your standards, But apparently we are all you can attend ... Enjoy our education system.


(The part in bold that was the result of a google search came from HERE. I would feel bad if I did not give credit where it was due.)

Last edited by Hevithan; 05-26-2011 at 01:41 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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You will not find firefox in repo so you have to go to mozilla site to download the executable ..
They are providing ff4 executable can be run anywhere only arch dependent...
You should have done googling before posting here..Google is not that evil........
That's what I did was download the executable (.tar.bz2 file) from mozilla site. Got it unzipped and followed some tutorial that said to move the unzipped stuff to /opt or something like that. Now I have no clue where I'm at or what to do next. I'm dyslexic so need simple, easy to follow directions on how to do things. Otherwise I won't understand and will never learn it.

As far as google being evil.. every time I try to search something on google, I only seem to get advertising type search results. Advertising needs to be outlawed!!
It really must be nice to have money to buy anything at random.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #14
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I for one prefer it over mozilla (Most times anyway) ... But Firefox is a great browser and i have it as well.

Since your using Lubuntu 10.10, Why not just get 11.04 and be able to get fox right off synaptic?
It's fairly simple, Just use the update manager.
Click: System-- Then Administration-- then Update Manager

And it will tell you if 11.04 is available (it should say yes) and then from there it is just a matter of hitting the NEXT button and entering your password.
edit: when I looked, I found that the firefox available that way is 3.6


I also ran a search of google to satisfy my own curiosty about this here is what I learned:

Add the Firefox 4 PPA and install FF4 in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat or 10.04 Lucid Lynx using the commands below:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox ubufox
I did it just now (in 11.04) and it seems to have worked just fine. That will get you Firefox 4.0.1

And as to our greedy american schools, Thanks for attending. Sorry we're not up to your standards, But apparently we are all you can attend ... Enjoy our education system.


(The part in bold that was the result of a google search came from HERE. I would feel bad if I did not give credit where it was due.)
Funny thing about update/upgrade.. about a week or 2 ago there was some system updates available and it did mention an upgrade to 11.04 being available. Then just this morning there was a Chromium update, which I did go ahead with. But the upgrade to 11.04 option is now gone.

As far as American schools... why is that I try to go to school but am told that I have to pay tuition, when I can hardly afford food or clothing. But then these ghetto ass black kids show up in $500 jeans and driving luxury cars and they are given 100% coverage by financial aid??
 
Old 05-31-2011, 09:42 PM   #15
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That's what I did was download the executable (.tar.bz2 file) from mozilla site. Got it unzipped and followed some tutorial that said to move the unzipped stuff to /opt or something like that. Now I have no clue where I'm at or what to do next....
Download the FF 4.01 .tar.bz to your home directory. Then do this:
Code:
tar -xvjf firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
This extracts the .tar.bz file to a firefox folder. Then change directories to that folder:
Code:
cd firefox
Then create a plugins directory if there is not one there already. FF 3.6 had a plugins directory. FF 4.x does not have one by default. But it will honor one if you create it:
Code:
mkdir plugins
Then change to the plugins directory:
Code:
cd plugins
Then link all of your current plugins to this directory:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* .
Note the "." at the end of that command. Then change back up to the firefox directory:
Code:
cd ..
Note the two periods ".." in that command. Then launch firefox:
Code:
./firefox &
The & after the ./firefox command will free up your terminal to do other cool stuff. Enjoy FF 4.x!
Thereafter, when you want to launch FF 4, just run this from your home directory:
Code:
cd ~
Run that if you are not currently in your home directory, Then:
Code:
firefox/firefox &

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