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Old 03-02-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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How to upgrade my browser in Linux Debris and how to install Adobe Flash.


Could anyone help by giving me a step-by-step description on how to upgrade my browser and also install Adobe Flash, in Linux Debris. Thanks Arjuna13
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums Arjuna!

I have never used Debris before, but their website tells me it is based on Ubuntu. Therefore the following should work:

Open a Terminal (not sure about Debris but usually it is under Applications, Accessories, Terminal) and copy & paste the following commands:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
If there are any error messages, please copy and paste the full output here and I will try to help.
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion...I tried it and get this message: Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for arjuna:

I have no idea what the password might be. When I try to input a possibility nothing shows up on the terminal. Thanks
 
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The password will not be displayed while typing, this is normal behavior. You have to put in your users password there, the same you use to login to the machine.
 
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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When I open the terminal. I get this: arjuna@Arjuna:~$
When I try to paste in your code, it asks for my password. When I try to input my password, the cursor doesn't move...doesn't do anything. What do you suggest? Thanks a bunch.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #6
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When I open the terminal. I get this: arjuna@Arjuna:~$
When I try to paste in your code, it asks for my password. When I try to input my password, the cursor doesn't move...doesn't do anything. What do you suggest? Thanks a bunch
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
 
Old 03-03-2011, 04:27 AM   #7
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When I open the terminal. I get this: arjuna@Arjuna:~$
When I try to paste in your code, it asks for my password. When I try to input my password, the cursor doesn't move...doesn't do anything. What do you suggest? Thanks a bunch.
As mentioned above, the password will not be displayed, just type it in and press Enter.
 
Old 03-03-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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Another terminal command you can use is:

Code:
cat /etc/lsb-release
This will tell you which Ubuntu release your Debris Linux is based on.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 08:39 AM   #9
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My distribution release is Ubuntu 7.10, if that helps. Thanks
 
Old 03-04-2011, 09:53 AM   #10
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My distribution release is Ubuntu 7.10, if that helps. Thanks
Sorry, but Ubuntu 7.10 has reached its "end of life." All support for this release ended in April 2009; the current Ubuntu release is 10.10 (released Oct. 2010). You need to install a currently supported release if you want updates.
 
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Thanks for the info and help.
 
  


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