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Old 11-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
David Burrows
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Unhappy Updating firefox in Linpus (Fedora?) + installing Skype


Hi, I've been dabbling and got as far as being able to see behind the desktop environment. I've executed Live Update successfully, I think. I've tried to install Skype and even managed to get the icon showing on the desktop, but since using live update it has disappeared. Not sure how to proceed as I can't see how you can 'install' or 'setup' as you would in Windows once you've downloaded anything.

thanks for any help - I expect this has all been asked before and I'll try to find the right thread . .

I should have said I've got an Acer Aspire One running Linpus

Last edited by David Burrows; 11-06-2010 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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In Linux you normally don't install software like on Windows (downloading and the installing it). You normally use the package-manager from your distribution, which will download the software from the distributions repositories and then install it for you. I don't know about Linpus, so I can't give you the name of your package-manager or the commands to install software, but may be a search for "Linpus package management" will help you.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 01:53 AM   #3
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This will get you started

With Linux an application update usually has to go through the operating system. The Application does not update out side the O.S like windows. Your best bet is to try to install it with an RPM file.An RPM file is like an exe. file for windows. http://www.google.com/search?q=Skype...8733203d1b4e27 If you can find a RPM file that will work ,Download it. When you click onto it a menu should appear (Installer this or that) and then click to install.

Opera Browser installs just as I have stated but when I put on Firefox it was harder. I had to use a Source RPM file which is not the greatest for a novice but not as hard as compiling it yourself like a source file. It is probably better to install Opera than Firefox. It is not as fast but is more stable.

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Old 11-07-2010, 03:32 AM   #4
David Burrows
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Unhappy New problem in XFCE text file

Thanks to tobiSGD and theKbStockpiler for those tips. I'd found the package-manager but it only had the option of installing Firefox2. The suggestion to try Opera is interesting and I'll give it a go!

opera installed and working. Firefox 3 installed and working AND Gimp - thought i was on a roll. But, I've lost the start up page through modifications in the XFCE

Can anyone see where the error is in the file below?:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xfdesktop>
<upperbutton>/usr/share/desktop-directories/upperbutton.desktop</upperbutton>
<setting exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</setting>
<help exec="">/usr/share/desktop-directories/help.directory</help>
<group>
<id>1</id>
<sequence>0</sequence>
<directory_file title="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Internet.directory</directory_file>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-blue-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-more.desktop</app>
</group>
<group>
<id>2</id>
<sequence>1</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-orange-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-more.desktop</app>
</group>
<group>
<id>3</id>
<sequence>2</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-yellow-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-more.desktop</app>

</group>

<group>
<id>4</id>
<sequence>3</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/home-green-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-more.desktop</app>
</group>
<group>
<id>5</id>
<sequence>4</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Connect.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/blue-bk-large.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/blue-back.desktop</app>
<app sequence="0" acs="email">/usr/share/applications/AME.desktop</app>
<app sequence="2" acs="im">/usr/share/applications/acerim.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/linpus-web.desktop</app>
<app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/luvcview.desktop</app>
<app icon="ftp.png" name="FTP" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/net-gftp.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5" acs="rss">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acerrss.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/googlemap.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/wikipedia.desktop</app>
<app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/edesktop/webmail.desktop</app>
<app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/MobilePartner.desktop</app><app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/fedora-amsn.desktop</app></group>
<group>
<id>6</id>
<sequence>5</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Works.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/orange-bk-large.png</background_picture>

<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/orange-back.desktop</app>
<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-writer.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-calc.desktop</app>
<app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/openoffice.org-1.9-impress.desktop</app>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/acercalendar.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/acercontact.desktop</app>
<app icon="burning.png" name="CD/DVD Burning" sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/gnome-gcalctool.desktop</app>
<app sequence="6">/opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/Support/AdobeReader.desktop</app>&gt;
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop</app>
<app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/gnome-dictionary.desktop</app>
<app icon="snapshot.png" name="Snapshot" sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop</app>
<app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/xpad.desktop</app>
</group>
<group>
<id>7</id>
<sequence>6</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Fun.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>
<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/pcmmvp.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/pcmphoto.desktop</app>
<app icon="games.png" name="Games" sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>
<dir sequence="2" dir_id="1">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Games.directory</dir>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/ucview.desktop</app>
<app icon="voice_recorder.png" name="Voice Recorder" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/kolourpaint.desktop</app>
<app icon="internetradio.png" name="Internet Radio" sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/realplay.desktop</app>
<app icon="picture.png" sequence="6 ">/usr/share/applications/gthumb.desktop</app>
</group>

<group>
<id>8</id>
<sequence>7</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Files.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/green-bk-large.png</background_picture>

<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/green-back.desktop</app>
<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/Document.desktop</app>
<app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/Picture.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/Music.desktop</app>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/Video.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/Download.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/Thunar.desktop</app>
</group>

<group>
<id>9</id>
<sequence>8</sequence>
<directory_file exec="" icon="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/Settings.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/gray-bk-large.png</background_picture>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/settings-back.desktop</app>
<app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/gsynaptics.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/system-config-date.desktop</app>
<app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/linpus-printconf-gui.desktop</app>
<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/sysinfo.desktop</app>
<app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/onlineupdate.desktop</app>
<app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/redhat-userpasswd.desktop</app>
<app sequence="11">/usr/share/applications/keyboard_layout.desktop</app>
<app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/networkcenter.desktop</app>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/audio.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/powercenter.desktop</app>
<app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/linpus-scim-setup.desktop</app>
</group>
<dir id="1" parent_dir_id="0">
<directory_file exec="" tag_background="/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-title.png">/usr/share/desktop-directories/FunGames.directory</directory_file>
<background_picture>/usr/share/backgrounds/images/yellow-bk-large-games.png</background_picture>
<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/linpus-circuslinux.desktop</app>
<app is_arrow="1" name="" sequence="-10">/usr/share/applications/yellow-back.desktop</app>

<app sequence="0">/usr/share/applications/ltris.desktop</app>
<app sequence="1">/usr/share/applications/linpus-frozen-bubble.desktop</app>
<app sequence="2">/usr/share/applications/tuxpuck.desktop</app>
<app sequence="3">/usr/share/applications/llk_linux.desktop</app>
<app sequence="4">/usr/share/applications/supertux.desktop</app>
<app sequence="5">/usr/share/applications/bubbleshooter.desktop</app>
<app sequence="6">/usr/share/applications/ButterFlight.desktop</app>
<app sequence="7">/usr/share/applications/snooker.desktop</app>
<app sequence="8">/usr/share/applications/checkers.desktop</app>
<app sequence="9">/usr/share/applications/mahjong.desktop</app>
<app sequence="10">/usr/share/applications/volleyballey.desktop</app>
</dir>
</xfdesktop>

Last edited by David Burrows; 11-07-2010 at 08:16 AM. Reason: update
 
  


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