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nelsy 12-04-2011 01:59 AM

update firefox,flashplayer
 
hi ,i have eeepc 4g surf 701-debian,firefox 2.0.09

i just restore it factory settings and do nothing afterwards, i need step by steps how to update it again(firefox and flashplayer) i love this laptop of mine although its outdated.
i have done updating it more than year ago and my mistake was i restore it to factory settings w/out backup nor cd or what ever, pls help me to upadate it
thnks a lot in advance.

corp769 12-04-2011 04:36 AM

Honestly, this is kind of confusing; Do you need assistance updating just firefox and flashplayer, or your whole system?

Cheers,

Josh

Wayne Sallee 12-04-2011 05:49 AM

To update firefox, use your distribution (what distribution do you have?) method to update firefox.

For flash, google flash player and go to the flash player web site and download it, and install.

Update firefox first.

Wayne Sallee
Wayne@WayneSallee.com

nelsy 12-04-2011 08:04 AM

yea i think the whole system coz its outdated,any idea what shall i do, i tried to update ff2.0.9 to ff2.0.20 but it wont open the web so i restore it again to factory setting and after that i dont do nothing,

teckk 12-04-2011 09:39 AM

If you haven't upgraded that machine since Firefox 2 then it might be easier to do a fresh install of Debian or Ubuntu or Mint.

As I recall Firefox 2 dates from 2006 or 2007. Firefox is on version 8 now.

I haven't used Debian for years but Debian used apt-get.

apt-get update (Update information from repositories.)
apt-get install newpackage (Install newpackage)
apt-get upgrade (Upgrade all packages that have available upgrades.)
apt-get remove oldpackage (Remove oldpackage)
apt-get remove --purge oldpackage (remove oldpackage and purge all associated files)
dpkg-query --list "package*" (List packages matching the pattern given, and show whether they're installed or not.)

Read your docs.
http://www.debian.org/doc/

corp769 12-04-2011 01:34 PM

Woah, wait... What version of debian are you using? Like teckk said, based on what you said about your previous firefox version, I highly recommend that you install the latest version of debian, or do a full update/upgrade to the latest possible version.

repo 12-04-2011 01:42 PM

AFAIK Debian uses iceweasel.

Kind regards

snowpine 12-04-2011 02:09 PM

"Factory settings" for the ASUS EEE is Xandros Linux, this is terribly outdated and I recommend installing something different. Because your hardware specs are so low, you'll need a distribution in the "lightweight" category. Personally I recommend CrunchBang or AntiX as my favorite Debian-based lightweight distros. Also I would invest in an SD card for additional document storage.

nelsy 12-05-2011 01:11 AM

thanks for your advice but! i dont know how to do it via terminal console, can you give me step by step how? you see i've done this before 1 or 2 yrs ago by eeepc wiki forum (its gone on the web)and they give instruction how to do it step by steps, or if i send it to a shop to reformat or upgrade what shall i say or what is the best advice you can give,thanks for your patience in me (honestly i'm 51 yrs old) and i want to learn.
thanks and God bless............

Linux_420 12-05-2011 02:31 AM

Adobe has a repository.. check out this page: http://shahjapan.blogspot.com/2008/0...on-fedora.html Also if you are running an Enterprise type system you might consider Gnash. Read more here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash I assume Adobe supports apt-get with .deb packages in some repo or another. Happy Googling.

Edit: Ther is a package in Fedora16 (idk what other distros it is used in or if it works with apt-get or what) find-repos-of-install. If you have an old package installed already you may want to yry using:

# find-repos-of-install | grep adobe

snowpine 12-05-2011 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nelsy (Post 4542267)
thanks for your advice but! i dont know how to do it via terminal console, can you give me step by step how? you see i've done this before 1 or 2 yrs ago by eeepc wiki forum (its gone on the web)and they give instruction how to do it step by steps, or if i send it to a shop to reformat or upgrade what shall i say or what is the best advice you can give,thanks for your patience in me (honestly i'm 51 yrs old) and i want to learn.
thanks and God bless............

I recommend you use a program called Unetbootin (or similar) to create Live USB's of several different distros. At this point you are just taking them for a test drive, not installing. You're looking for a distro that has the applications you want/need, has a nice friendly community, runs well on your hardware, and will fit on your tiny 4gb SSD drive. A few of my suggestions include: CrunchBang, AntiX, Puppy, SliTaz, etc.

Here is a link to download and instructions for using Unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net

Linux_420 12-05-2011 02:17 PM

You can make a live USB from an iso file using this tutorial:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...b-disk-917161/

Like everything else I have been posting.. It was written for Fedora/Red Hat users but It can easily be adapted for use in Debian/Ubuntu distros. There are tips on the steps that differ.


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