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Old 04-16-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Updating your browser


I have just installed Puppy 5.7 on my laptop. This is my first experience with Linux. When I first came onto the Internet I received a message from Mozilla asking if I wanted to update to the latest version. I said "no" because I had in mind to go to Opera. I tried to load Opera but it did not take (there is an icon for it in my Startup file, but it does not activate the browser). I do have a bare bones Firefox browser on the computer, but it does not allow me to do much. For instance, I cannot open my emails with it, even though I can see that they are there. I am thinking I should go ahead and load the latest Foxfire for now so I can function on the Internet. My question is how do I find the right version to upgrade for this system? I am afraid of downloading the wrong version and messing my computer up.
 
Old 04-16-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions! I'm not very familiar with puppy but you should have a software manager lurking within it somewhere which will allow you to install/upgrade any program available. I'm sure you're also going to get a load of posts from others who can advise on how to do this from the command line as well.

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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Puppy refers to packages as "pets".
 
Old 04-16-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
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You can find out why Opera's not running. Open a terminal window and enter the command opera. You'll get a report on what's wrong, which you can bring here for an explanation. How dif you install it: from the Opera website?
 
Old 04-17-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
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Getting Opera and/or Mozilla to function

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You can find out why Opera's not running. Open a terminal window and enter the command opera. You'll get a report on what's wrong, which you can bring here for an explanation. How dif you install it: from the Opera website?
Thanks for your reply. I tried you suggestion. I received the following message:

//usr/bin/opera:line3:/usr/lib/opera:cannot execute binary file
//usr/bin/opera:line3:/usr/lib/opera:success

As of right now my Internet is running on Mozilla. I don't know how this happened. One day I had no Internet. The next day I did. Did it download itself after I refused to download it?

I did install Opera from the Opera website. I installed a version compatible with Linux.

Really appreeciate you taking the time to respond!

Rod
 
Old 04-17-2014, 10:22 PM   #6
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it sounds like your coopy of Opera is missing a library in order to run. At least that is what the error looks like. Perhaps you could try the Opera official?
 
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As of right now my Internet is running on Mozilla.
So, can we take it that all is well now?
 
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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Puppy is a very specific distro targeted towards special hardware.
You may wish to see if a more user friendly, more popular distro for newish hardware would suite your needs.
 
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
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All is well enough that I can use my email via Mozilla. I have not seen Opera functioning yet, even though the report I received from the Terminal window said I had successfully downloaded it
 
Old 04-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #10
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http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=85462

The Puppy Linux way to do things.
 
Old 04-19-2014, 10:06 PM   #11
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http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Opera

Also is helpful.
 
  


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