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Old 02-24-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
MacLochlainn
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Installing new firefox on Acer Aspire One linpus lite


my old firefox is obsolete. I've downloaded 3.6, successfully as far as I can see, but it's just sitting there on the hard drive as a file, it doesn't start up, I just get the same old version 2 which came with the machine and it's dead in the water really.

Can anyone tell me what to do next to get 3.6 to run please?

I can follow instructions but I don't actually know anything.

Thank you
 
Old 02-24-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Hi MacLochlainn, Welcome to LQ. Try this link.

http://www.acer.com/aspireone/aspire...s/connect.html

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 06-11-2010, 09:54 PM   #3
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PEacedog I have the same problem aa Mc Lcohlaiin
I done that with that download thing like you suggested before - but as I double clicked on the FF3.sh file it told me that I have already this version. And I am still sitting on my Firefox 2.
Can you please help me to install this FF 3.6.3.



OK I do have a file called firefox-3.6.3-tar.bz2 which I downloaded from the mozilla web site. This file sits now in "Downloads". /home/usr/downloads

now I want to rename the old firefox 2.0 version just in case I am going to mess up something.

I believe the "old" version sits in /usr/lib - so I just can rename this with mv firefox to firefox.old right?
if I have done that how can I unpack and install the firefox-3.6.3-tar.bz2 file?
Please please please be VERY specific as I am such a newbie and need idiot proof instructions on this.
thanks for all the help
 
Old 06-12-2010, 05:00 AM   #4
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by the way

I'm still in the same position too

all specific instructions happily received
 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #5
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Quote:
PEacedog I have the same problem aa Mc Lcohlaiin
I done that with that download thing like you suggested before - but as I double clicked on the FF3.sh file it told me that I have already this version. And I am still sitting on my Firefox 2.
Can you please help me to install this FF 3.6.3.



OK I do have a file called firefox-3.6.3-tar.bz2 which I downloaded from the mozilla web site. This file sits now in "Downloads". /home/usr/downloads

now I want to rename the old firefox 2.0 version just in case I am going to mess up something.

I believe the "old" version sits in /usr/lib - so I just can rename this with mv firefox to firefox.old right?
if I have done that how can I unpack and install the firefox-3.6.3-tar.bz2 file?
Please please please be VERY specific as I am such a newbie and need idiot proof instructions on this.
thanks for all the help
Quote:
I'm still in the same position too

all specific instructions happily received
There are some helpful links here.

http://jorge.fbarr.net/2008/08/06/ac...ps-and-tricks/

http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/v...p?f=39&t=18852

http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/07/i...?commentPage=2

Good luck. ;-)

Last edited by Peacedog; 06-12-2010 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Clarity
 
Old 11-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #6
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Unhappy Firefox 2 to 3+ as suggested

I've tried to follow the instructions but get "no such file" response when trying to access the zip file from the Aspire site:
http://www.acer.com/aspireone/aspire...s/connect.html any ideas?
 
  


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