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Old 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Need to reinstall firefox, but currently have no browser


Hello all - I am a newbie and have limited knowledge of computers, so here goes...
I have an Acer netbook running on Linux and tried to upgrade Firefox, via assistance from Google. Clearly, I didn't know what I was doing and uninstalled Firefox entirely. So I now have a netbook with no browser, so how can I reinstall Firefox? I tried downloading a file on to a memory stick and putting that in my Acer,but don't know what do then? Please help, as I now cannot use my Acer.
Many, many thanks in advance.
Sandy
 
Old 11-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Which distro of Linux are you using?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Hello Catkin, thanks for your prompt reply. I didn't really understand your question, but have since Googled it, and the OS is Linpus Linux Lite which I believe is Fedora based...?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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IDK Linpus but netsearching suggests, as root
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yum install firefox
 
Old 11-11-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Thank you, but where do I type this code. I am used to the Windows command box, but can't seem to find the Linux command box, to type these commands?
Thanks
 
Old 11-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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If Linpus is like most other Linuxes you have two options ...

A virtual terminal which is accessed from the graphical desktop with Alt+Ctrl+F1 (there are further virtual terminals, accessed with Alt+Ctrl+F2, F3 etc. Get back to the graphical desktop by trying higher F keys in turn. Alt+Ctrl+F7 is common. In a virtual terminal you can log in directly as root.

Or a graphical terminal emulator. Maybe accessed from the menu by Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal. Maybe by Alt+F2 and then entering terminal or maybe gnome-terminal. Once in a terminal emulator you can switch to root by su -

Alternatively there may be a graphical interface to yum somewhere in the menus.
 
  


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