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Old 11-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
RachaelCrowder
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New to linux, struggling to download google chrome - help please?


I got an Acer Aspire Netbook,which runs Linux and I'm at a total loss when it comes to downloading things.
I'm used to using windows, and so it may simply be my total unfamiliarity with Linux, but anyway I am trying to download Google Chrome (the Netbook is already running firefox, and I prefer to use chrome)
Could somebody give me basic instructions as to how I would go about downloading it?


When I try to download it, it selects " 32 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)" and then I clicked accept and install, and then it says "open with software installer (default)" after I click ok it runs but then I get this message: "error resolving dependencies. Unable to resolve dependencies for some packages selected for installation"

I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me resolve this matter, and give me step by step guidance of how to install chrome.

Or if I can't download chrome, could somebody please explain to me how to get the latest version of firefox?

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you x
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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First of all, which version of Fedora are you using?

First you need to update your system (yum update)
Open the command line, go to the directory where you downloaded Chrome and (as root) issue: rpm -ivh name_of_the_chrome_page.rpm

Alternatively, add it to the repository:
http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-red-hat-rhel/
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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1) Which Acer Aspire Netbook? Model?

2) Which Linux distro are you using?

Suspect Linpus Lite. Have you seen:http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-...one-apps.aspx? and/pr http://yatsite.blogspot.com/2008/09/...er-aspire.html

Last edited by arochester; 11-20-2011 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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First of all, which version of Fedora are you using?

First you need to update your system (yum update)
Open the command line, go to the directory where you downloaded Chrome and (as root) issue: rpm -ivh name_of_the_chrome_page.rpm

Alternatively, add it to the repository:
http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-red-hat-rhel/
WHere is the comand line?
How do I find out what version of Fedora I am using?
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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You need to find the program called "Terminal" or "Konsole".
IIRC, to find out the version you can type:

Code:
cat /etc/issue
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:52 AM   #6
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You need to find the program called "Terminal" or "Konsole".
IIRC, to find out the version you can type:

Code:
cat /etc/issue
It says no such file or directory
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:54 AM   #7
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1) Which Acer Aspire Netbook? Model?

2) Which Linux distro are you using?

Suspect Linpus Lite. Have you seen:http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-...one-apps.aspx? and/pr http://yatsite.blogspot.com/2008/09/...er-aspire.html
Hi it;s an Acer Aspire One
I've just followed the instructions on that website, once I've done all that how do I find google chrome?
 
Old 11-20-2011, 09:56 AM   #8
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Try (as root)
Code:
cat /etc/fedora-release
 
Old 11-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #9
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Try (as root)
Code:
cat /etc/fedora-release
It says "Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)"
 
Old 11-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #10
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This is a VERY old and unsupported release of Fedora. Please install the latest version of Fedora (16).
Or choose one of netbook-oriented linux distros (google)
 
Old 11-20-2011, 10:30 AM   #11
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Try your Package-Manager First.

Fedora's first or second strongest attribute is a huge Application Repository or Repo. If you have Gnome 2 as a desktop you click on >System >Addministration and then >Add/Remove software. Fedora should have a web page that takes you through the steps on the web. Example "how to use "Package-kit in Fedora 14 with KDE Desktop" etcetera. It has all menus to navigate through it so no command line interaction is needed.

With Opera ;as an example there are two different RPM files to download one for Yum and one that is just a RPM file. Try both of these if you can't get it to install after you are aware of how to use Fedora's Package-Manager but Chrome is most likely available for it with Package-Manager. You will probably need to be connected to the Internet because the RPM file might request the O.S to retrieve dependencies as well.


If you install it with the Command line it is pretty easy as well. Usually you just open up a Terminal and Type su then press enter followed by your administrator password and then type "yum install chrome" without the quotes of coarse and then press enter again. Yum will give you some messages but usually you just choose y for yes and then press enter. Do a search on "yum install chrome" for the exact command line code.


Try Package-Manager first http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/..._software.html. Getting a Package-Manager "rolling" for the first time is usually a pain. You might have to install Repos so yum has a place to get the software from. It's not hard to do but not as organizes as it should be. Fedora should come with Help-Documentation built in so you could reference that as well. Do you have something that resembles a life-ring on your top panel?

Lastly get back to your thread so members can help you. Here's a LQ link on the subject http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a-8%5D-774282/


Edit: after reading the last post it;
Looks like your easy way out is to try Opera http://www.opera.com/browser/download/

Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 11-20-2011 at 10:47 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by theKbStockpiler View Post
Fedora's first or second strongest attribute is a huge Application Repository or Repo. If you have Gnome 2 as a desktop you click on >System >Addministration and then >Add/Remove software. Fedora should have a web page that takes you through the steps on the web. Example "how to use "Package-kit in Fedora 14 with KDE Desktop" etcetera. It has all menus to navigate through it so no command line interaction is needed.

With Opera ;as an example there are two different RPM files to download one for Yum and one that is just a RPM file. Try both of these if you can't get it to install after you are aware of how to use Fedora's Package-Manager but Chrome is most likely available for it with Package-Manager. You will probably need to be connected to the Internet because the RPM file might request the O.S to retrieve dependencies as well.


If you install it with the Command line it is pretty easy as well. Usually you just open up a Terminal and Type su then press enter followed by your administrator password and then type "yum install chrome" without the quotes of coarse and then press enter again. Yum will give you some messages but usually you just choose y for yes and then press enter. Do a search on "yum install chrome" for the exact command line code.


Try Package-Manager first http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/..._software.html. Getting a Package-Manager "rolling" for the first time is usually a pain. You might have to install Repos so yum has a place to get the software from. It's not hard to do but not as organizes as it should be. Fedora should come with Help-Documentation built in so you could reference that as well. Do you have something that resembles a life-ring on your top panel?

Lastly get back to your thread so members can help you.
The OP is running a Fedora version the support of which ended (in Jan 2009) when Google Chrome was still in beta. F8 is obsolete and hasn't been patched for almost 3 years. It might be possible to install Chrome on F8, but I don't see the point of it.

Last edited by sycamorex; 11-20-2011 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #13
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This is a VERY old and unsupported release of Fedora. Please install the latest version of Fedora (16).
Or choose one of netbook-oriented linux distros (google)
How do I go about doing this?
 
Old 11-20-2011, 11:38 AM   #14
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What are the specs of your netbook (which Acer model is it?)

Do you know if your netbook supports USB booting (check it in BIOS)
 
Old 11-20-2011, 05:49 PM   #15
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RachaelCrowder there have been a few posts
and mixing up "linpus light" and " fedora"

linpus light on a acer IS NOT FEDORA !!!
it was very loosely based and a DEAD version " fedora 8"
even when fedora 8 was still supported it was INCOMPATIBLE with fedora
installing fedora packages on linpus light might KILL the installed operating system


Linpus light on a "netbook" was considered as a Appliance
-- and you DO NOT install software on a "toaster" --



I would do a bit of research and install a Operating System DESIGNED with the VERY low system specs of a "netbook"
something like the LXDE or xfce desktop on Linux Mint


basically install a different OS , and get ride of linpus light.
 
  


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