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Old 10-19-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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help on debian


after I run an update. The system remove the google-chrome-stable. And when I restarted the system it ended up saying respawning to fast: disabled in 5 minutes.

My question is there a way to restore the google-chrome back. As I believed restoring this back could solve the problem.

Sorry I am a newbie in Linux...thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-19-2016, 02:01 PM   #2
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after I run an update. The system remove the google-chrome-stable. And when I restarted the system it ended up saying respawning to fast: disabled in 5 minutes.
I believe, that this is not the complete message. PSE tell us the beginning of the error message, i.e. what precedes ď... respawning too fast.Ē. And Google Chrome does probably have nothing to do with it. Otherwise, remind me to bomb Google.

Also, PSE tell us the version of Debian that you are running.
 
Old 10-19-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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help on debianally

sorry I really don't know if I am doing this right. Really totally new on this.

Anyway I answered back earlier but could not find the reply on this thread. So I am attaching a photo of the message.

Again thank you for your understanding.
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looks like the photo is inverted.

this is the message......

X.Org X Server 1.12.4
Release Date: 2012-08-27
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-4amd64 i686 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux kiosk 3.2.0-4-686-pae root=UUID=534ed6c6-79a5-4e40-b0df-04c85738782f ro quiet
Build Date: 21 October 2013 05:31:52PM
xorg-server 2:1.12.4-6+Deb7u1 (Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@debian.org>)
Currrent version of pixman: 0.26.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file. (==) default setting.
(++) from command line, (||) notice, (II) informational.
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Oct 18 16:05:27 2016
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: 5: exec: google-chrome-stable: not found

waiting for x server to shut down Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.

INIT Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
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Last edited by bluestuff; 10-19-2016 at 04:42 PM. Reason: photo was inverted so just type in the message
 
Old 10-19-2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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Your picture is upside down. Cannot read text.
 
Old 10-19-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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Also. Google-Chrome browser dropped supporting 32 bit systems.

Is your Debian install 64 bit or 32 bit?
 
Old 10-19-2016, 03:47 PM   #6
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Are you running oldstable (wheezy)? If so, any reason for not having upgraded to Jessie?

Do I see that correctly that you're running a PAE kernel? If so, that would explain Chrome, no longer available in 32-bit.

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Old 10-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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For a quick fix, you could try out chromium, the open source web browser that Google Chrome is based on. It's available in 32-bit. I use 686-pae on most of my computers, even some of the ones with 64 bit processors (it makes things easier if I have to swap the drive to a 32 bit machine).
 
Old 10-19-2016, 05:39 PM   #8
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Yep

Code:
$ apt search chromium
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
cgpt/stable 0~20121212-3 i386
  GPT manipulation tool with support for Chromium OS extensions

chromium/stable 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1 i386
  web browser

chromium-bsu/stable 0.9.15.1-1 i386
  fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter

chromium-bsu-data/stable 0.9.15.1-1 all
  data pack for the Chromium B.S.U. game

chromium-dbg/stable 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1 i386
  web browser - debugging symbols

chromium-inspector/stable 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1 all
  web browser - page inspection support

chromium-l10n/stable 53.0.2785.143-1~deb8u1 all
  web browser - language packs

<snip>
 
Old 10-20-2016, 12:14 AM   #9
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It looks like something went wrong with your xserver (IE, your x-windows system). When you log in now, do you get into x-windows, or is it just a command line? If you can still log into your system (IE, get into x-windows), and you're simply hoping to restore Chrome, then I also suggest going with chromium browser (it's reasonably close to Chrome, and easier to install). If you can't get into x-windows, then it's a more serious problem.

Assuming you can get into x-windows, then to install chromium browser, open up a terminal (or console) and enter the following command:

Code:
sudo apt-get install chromium

Last edited by mark_alfred; 10-20-2016 at 12:24 AM. Reason: I initially misnamed chromium (using Ubuntu parlance)
 
Old 10-20-2016, 04:53 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Code:
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc: 5: exec: google-chrome-stable: not found
Why are you trying to run chrome from the global xinitrc?
 
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:26 PM   #11
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Why are you trying to run chrome from the global xinitrc?
Best answer, so far. And I venture, that the XServer does not come up. Correcting xinitrc can possibly solve the problem. Chromium is just an excuse, the problem is this.
 
Old 10-20-2016, 05:42 PM   #12
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Hello.. thanks for all the help. With regards to an old version. This is the version we are using on our kiosk. I tried to update it and hoping to upgrade but I was stuck on update. And this problem came in which place one our kiosk non operational.

I guess what I will do is clone the hard drive from one kiosk and just edit the static IP. I tried all your suggestion and basically end up to nothing. Like I said I am totally a newbie in Linux. And I guess would need more reading and studies. I really don't know what I am doing honestly and what the problem is at all. Thanks for all your help and time. I am hoping to learn from all of you guys. Really appreciate your effort to reach out and help.
 
Old 10-20-2016, 06:19 PM   #13
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n/m. Sorry.

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Old 10-20-2016, 06:43 PM   #14
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Hmm...a customized kiosk. That's a challenge for a newbie to administer. I'm guessing that it's customized to open up a restrictive GUI with just a web browser at the start.

I would try my quick fix solution of installing chromium, and then trying to modify the startup script to utilize chromium instead of Google Chrome. It might also be necessary to rename the file /home/USERID/.config/CHROME config directory to /home/USERID/.config/chromium.

The first step is going to have to be getting to a command prompt somehow. If you don't know the root password, then you'll have to figure out one of the methods of getting around that. However, if it's a locked down kiosk then many of the usual methods might be locked out (such as a BIOS password preventing changes to allow booting from USB). Still, I have seen kiosks where some of these basic things are NOT locked down.

When you power up the machine, do you see a menu which says GRUB? By default, this appears for a few seconds after the BIOS. Can you get to the BIOS menu? What sort of ports are available on this kiosk? If you have either a USB port or a CD drive available, it may be possible to boot up a linux install on USB or LiveCD. At that point, it would be possible to reset the root password on the kiosk's install.

Unfortunately, there aren't sweet and simple answers on how to do this. It's not hard for someone experienced to troubleshoot your kiosk system, but for a newbie? It's a heck of a lot to absorb.
 
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #15
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self-delete. I think that since it's a kiosk system that my suggestions were incorrect. So, I figure it's an issue beyond the scope of my knowledge. Good luck.

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