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it said the file didn't exist. Checked back to the folder and the old libflashplayer.so is now gone so I guess the first one did work. I'm sorry to say I closed the window too quickly and forgot to copy the actual output.
Shall I try to move the files again with mv or cp again? Will wait for your expertise.
however it was indeed copied to the plugins folder. Just checked flash player in the browser and obviously it's not that simple? The Add-ons menu in FF lists Shockwave 10.0...aren't we upgrading to 10.1?
referring to the problems with Linpus, in my opinion it is a good idea to install a fullfeatured distribution instead. Noone of the experienced users here at LQ purchases a computer with Linpus and Linpus is not one of the distributions which one would consider to install on his machine.
When I read about the newbieproblems with Linpus, I don't think that a new installation of e.g. Ubuntu, Suse or Slackware will be a bigger adventure than using preinstalled Linpus.
One big advantage of the other (fullfeatured, common) distros is, that one can easy find other users in this forums who are experienced with this distribution and provide instant help.
In reply to Marcus,
what you say about the wisdom of transitioning from linpus to Ubuntu is convincing and strikes a number of resonant chords with me based on my experience as well as reading forum posts widely.
So I am ready for any guide you could give me on how to transition from linpus to Ubuntu. You undoubtedly know better than I what the dangers are and how to navigate around them.
But I am going to make it a committed operation to get it done.
well, I've never used Ubuntu by myself, I started out with Slackware back in 1994 and stayed with it until last year when I converted to Gentoo.
The question is, if you want to replace your Linpus with Ubuntu or if it would make sense to install Ubuntu as dualboot with Linpus. In the second case, please post the output of
I copied the code into a terminal which I called up by alt F2, but there was no output, just a return to the screen as it was. This happened for both lines you gave me. I left the box saying run in terminal unchecked and when I hit run the box checked itself. But still no output.
In order to set up dualboot you'll have (likely) to resize your partitions and create enough space for the new partitions for the new system. Therefore the output of "fdisk -l" is important.
Otherwise you may at first create a bootable USB-stick for Ubuntu or Mint (what you decided to install). After booting the installer, you can use the fdisk-command as well, it comes with every Linuxdistribution.
Do you know how much GB you harddisk has? The "df -h" command will tell you. Please check the output of
sudo df -h
Last edited by markush; 11-04-2010 at 02:40 PM.
Reason: made a mistake
Well, then it is time to create a bootlable medium. Provided that you don't have a CD/DVD drive in your computer, you'll have to create a bootable USB-stick. For Ubuntu you'll find the documentation here: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download
If you have access to a Windows-PC, it would be the easiest way to create the stick with Windows since they assume that you have already Ubuntu running ...
Otherwise if you have a CD-drive you'll have to download and burn an isoimage on a CD, which would be the easier way.
And (important!) if you have already some personal data on the linpus PC, please make a backup on another USB-device.