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Old 10-31-2010, 02:39 PM   #31
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Hello mjpeace,

you'll have to be root to delete the old file. Try
Code:
sudo rm libflashplayer.so
within the directory where the old libflashplayer.so resides. If this doesn't work, please execute
Code:
ls -lh libflashplayer.so
within that directory and post the output here.

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Old 11-01-2010, 02:20 PM   #32
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Hello and thanks for your quick reply!
Code:
sudo rm libflashplayer.so
told me permission denied but when I tried
Code:
ls -lh libflashplayer.so
it said the file didn't exist. Checked back to the folder and the old libflashplayer.so is now gone so I guess the first one did work. I'm sorry to say I closed the window too quickly and forgot to copy the actual output.

Shall I try to move the files again with mv or cp again? Will wait for your expertise.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 03:12 PM   #33
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Yes, try it with copy. If sudo doesn't work for you, please check the output of the command groups. This shows you in which groups you are, you may post the output here.

Markus
 
Old 11-01-2010, 05:22 PM   #34
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Hi-
Here's the output I got:
Code:
audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused
however it was indeed copied to the plugins folder. Just checked flash player in the browser and obviously it's not that simple? The Add-ons menu in FF lists Shockwave 10.0...aren't we upgrading to 10.1?
Thanks again
 
Old 11-01-2010, 06:47 PM   #35
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Hello together,

referring to the problems with Linpus, in my opinion it is a good idea to install a fullfeatured distribution instead. Noone of the experienced users here at LQ purchases a computer with Linpus and Linpus is not one of the distributions which one would consider to install on his machine.
When I read about the newbieproblems with Linpus, I don't think that a new installation of e.g. Ubuntu, Suse or Slackware will be a bigger adventure than using preinstalled Linpus.
One big advantage of the other (fullfeatured, common) distros is, that one can easy find other users in this forums who are experienced with this distribution and provide instant help.

Markus
 
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:46 PM   #36
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Smile Going from linpus to Ubuntu.

In reply to Marcus,
what you say about the wisdom of transitioning from linpus to Ubuntu is convincing and strikes a number of resonant chords with me based on my experience as well as reading forum posts widely.

So I am ready for any guide you could give me on how to transition from linpus to Ubuntu. You undoubtedly know better than I what the dangers are and how to navigate around them.

But I am going to make it a committed operation to get it done.
 
Old 11-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #37
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Hello glenellynboy,

well, I've never used Ubuntu by myself, I started out with Slackware back in 1994 and stayed with it until last year when I converted to Gentoo.
The question is, if you want to replace your Linpus with Ubuntu or if it would make sense to install Ubuntu as dualboot with Linpus. In the second case, please post the output of
Code:
fdisk -l
and
Code:
df -h
so we can see how your harddrive is partitioned.
In order to prepare the installation (if you have a netbook without a CD/DVD-drive) it will be necessary to create a bootable USB-memorystick with the Ubuntu-installer. Read this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...0flash%20drive they also have netbook edition: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download and please consider Linux Mint http://www.linuxmint.com/about.php which is based on Ubuntu but (afaik) smaller (more adequate for a netbook).
If you want to learn more about Linux (look deeper into the system), I'd recommend to try Slackware which is a great distribution for learningpurposes. Ok, if you (like many others) intend to try out some distributions, it would be easiest to install dualboot, at first Ubuntu together with Linpus and then, when everything is working, replace the Linpus installation with (for example) Slackware.
Don't as well forget to visit this forums here at LQ: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/ubuntu-63/ and http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-mint-84/ and http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/

Markus
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #38
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Unhappy no results

Marcus,
I copied the code into a terminal which I called up by alt F2, but there was no output, just a return to the screen as it was. This happened for both lines you gave me. I left the box saying run in terminal unchecked and when I hit run the box checked itself. But still no output.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #39
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dual boot

Marcus,
The dual boot idea sounds exactly what I need. I don't want to be left without an operating system if there's a snafu.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #40
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mh, fdisk has to be run as root. Maybe
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
will work.
In order to set up dualboot you'll have (likely) to resize your partitions and create enough space for the new partitions for the new system. Therefore the output of "fdisk -l" is important.
Otherwise you may at first create a bootable USB-stick for Ubuntu or Mint (what you decided to install). After booting the installer, you can use the fdisk-command as well, it comes with every Linuxdistribution.
Do you know how much GB you harddisk has? The "df -h" command will tell you. Please check the output of
Code:
whereis df
. Possibly
Code:
sudo df -h
will work.

Markus

Last edited by markush; 11-04-2010 at 02:40 PM. Reason: made a mistake
 
Old 11-04-2010, 02:48 PM   #41
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I tried the first code. Same thing--no output.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:08 PM   #42
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Well, then it is time to create a bootlable medium. Provided that you don't have a CD/DVD drive in your computer, you'll have to create a bootable USB-stick. For Ubuntu you'll find the documentation here: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download
If you have access to a Windows-PC, it would be the easiest way to create the stick with Windows since they assume that you have already Ubuntu running ...
Otherwise if you have a CD-drive you'll have to download and burn an isoimage on a CD, which would be the easier way.
And (important!) if you have already some personal data on the linpus PC, please make a backup on another USB-device.

Markus
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:35 PM   #43
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Can't I put the backup and the ubuntu both on the same stick? I'm on a zero budget and only have one stick.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:36 PM   #44
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I didn't mention...no, my netbook doesn't have a cd drive.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #45
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No, this will not work. But maybe you can get some free webspace and load the data up on it. I'm using free webspace at yahoo.

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