I'm a total newbie using an ASUS Eee PC netbook running Linux that I bought off Woot.com in May of '09. It worked fine for a while, then the wireless stopped working, and I finally got it going again today by reinstalling Linux (I think that's what I did.). I was trying to open some site and got an error that my version of Firefox was out of date, so I downloaded 5.0 and attempted to install it. I now have a firefox directory under /opt with a file named 'firefox'. When I try to run it (as root) I get the following response:
/opt/firefox/firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version 'GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /opt/firefox/libxul.so)
I searched the forums for how to resolve this issue, and saw a recommendation to go to rpm.pbone.net to find an "rpms". My (stupid?) question is: how do I do that when I don't have an operable browser on my netbook?
To install firefox 5 I followed the instructions I found here: http://www.johannes-eva.net/how-to-i...n-ubuntu-linux
. I did "backup" my old Firefox launcher. At this point I'm quite willing to simply go back to my old version and live with all the "your browser is out of date" messages, if I can only have a browser back! So if someone could either help me get what Firefox 5 needs loaded, or help me get back to my old Firefox, I'd be grateful.