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Old 02-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Problem Installing Lynx


Hey guys. I installed Lynx and everything seemed to go as planned until I actually tried to <em>start it</em>. Here is the error message.

Can't Access `file://localhost/usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html'
Alert!: Unable to access document.

lynx: Can't access startfile

What exactly does this mean and how can I fix it? Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:02 PM   #2
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Can't Access `file://localhost/usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html'
Alert!: Unable to access document.
Lynx is looking for the start html, it gives explanations how to use it
but can't find it

how did you install lynx?
you also need to install lynx-cur
take a look in
/etc/lynx-cur/lynx.cfg
for the configuration.

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Old 02-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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you need to be root sudo lynx those are privileged files and to run lynx in root is not a good thing to do. especially if your online. then to top it off I thought lynx was a standard part of all installs was on my ubuntu and slackware and mandriva. not sure about all of them but mincom and lynx was a base components of linux. Been wrong many times though.
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file://localhost/usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html'
try this instead just to look.
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file:///usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html
this will get you there but you need to be root to change anything in that directory. but if the directory is not there then oh well
Quote:
Alert!: Unable to access document

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Old 02-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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you need to be root sudo lynx those are privileged files
no you don't have to be root to run lynx
repo@cannabis:~$ whereis lynx
lynx: /usr/bin/lynx /usr/bin/lynx.cur /usr/share/man/man1/lynx.1.gz
repo@cannabis:~$

lynx is just a text browser
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #5
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no you don't have to be root to run lynx
repo@cannabis:~$ whereis lynx
lynx: /usr/bin/lynx /usr/bin/lynx.cur /usr/share/man/man1/lynx.1.gz
repo@cannabis:~$

lynx is just a text browser
I know I had to edit something froze on the screen could not finish.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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no you don't have to be root to run lynx
you said that you not me. said
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this will get you there but you need to be root to change anything in that directory. but if the directory is not there then oh well

Last edited by Drakeo; 02-08-2009 at 01:28 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #7
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Another good text browser is links
Code:
apt-get install links
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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you said that you not me. said
I misunderstood you, sorry for that.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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Another good text browser is links
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apt-get install links
apt-get me a beer I am ready for the sudo asylum LOL. lynx does recognize file://
 
  


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