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I have downloaded files of the internet but cant open them how do i go about doing this the computer has a linpus linux lite operating system

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I downloaded a Linux program from the Internet to my download directory. How can I install it?


It depends on situation.
What is your operating system?

Windows:
No easy way exists to run Linux program in windows. Use VirtualBox or VMware virtual environment, download Linux OS, install virtual Linux machine and then install your downloaded program in Linux.
VirtualBox free download (virtual environment):
Welcome to VirtualBox org

Ubuntu Linux OS free download (virtual machine):
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Your final installation set look:

Your downloaded program
Linux operating system - installed as virtual machine
Virtual environment
Windows OS
These components are installed on computer

Linux:
There exists more program packages types :
RPM package installation (Centos, RedHat, OpenSuse...)
rpm -ivh program_name.rpm

Debian package installation (Ubuntu, Debian...)
sudo dpkg -i program_name.deb
or
sudo apt get install program_name

General compressed file / installator
File extesion examples:
package_name.tgz
package_name.tar.gz:

Unpacking
tar -xvzf program_name.tgz

Installation of executable file :
./install.sh
(or another file from the package)

Jan 19, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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On by Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.15.E, I am connected to my network but cannot connect to the browser. I get a message: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding; To open a new...


This could happen after your netbook crashed or turned off while Firefox was still running. When Firefox is running, it puts a file called "parent.lock" in your Firefox profile directory. If you delete that file, Firefox should start properly again.

I'm not sure exacly where the profile directory is on your system (I currently don't use Linpus Lite anymore), but it should be somewhere in your home directory in .firefox or .mozilla. Maybe this page could help you find it.

Feb 26, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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I have Acer aspire 5742 model. It has operating system of Linpus I want to remove it and install windows 7 and Linux os. Please give instructions to do that chirani


You don't have to do anything to remove it actually. If you just format the disk it will be removed (for ever though) so just install the right on it don't even have to boot in Linpus.

Making your laptop Dual boot(that is the term for having two operating systems on a computer) with windows and Linux is a little tricky though.

Basically the whole problem is that windows will wipe your linux if you are not careful and will wipe your boot partition for sure (Windows 7 might not - haven't tried it).

So All you have to do is install Windows. While partitining the disk just take enough space for it and leave enough for the windows - you can wipe the whole disk if you want to. The Linux will need from 4 - 12+ GB of installation space (maybe less if it's live cd and you won't keep files there).
After you have installed your Windows. Just install your favorite Linux distribution in the space left.
If you have any other questions mainly to the Linux installation, I'll be pleased to help you.

Jan 29, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5742Z-4200 Notebook

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I am using Acer Aspire one series with linpus linux lite v1.0.9.E operating system and I want to change it to window xp operating system pls help me out


just put the windows xp dvd in dvd rom and boot it from dvd drive it will start installation, during installation you may define new partition or format existing partitions...

Nov 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need to get vlc download, but which is right for


Linpus is a stripped down version of Fedora so this is the link to to download page:-
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-fedora.html.

If you have a problem getting it to install try the earlier versions.

Nov 11, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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How do i download and install latest firefox? I have an acer aspire one zg5 with linpus linux lite


I don't know if this works on linux, but go to http://www.mozilla.org/ and download it here.

Nov 01, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Need Support for Acer emachine e520-2496 Linpus Linux


I bought one 5 months ago. The e520-2496 has no pre-installed software hence the low price. my included dvd didn't do anything either. I bought a Linux Fedora 10 installation DVD from www.osdisc.com for 5 bucks. this made it very easy the dvd was recognized immediately and has self expanatory instructions. Or go to www.fedoraproject.org and download it for free and burn it to a dvd. If you hold down the Ctrl key with the DVD in it should load it. Or check www.linpus.com but it is no help. I eventually installed linpus desktop from thier website and have a dual boot with Linpus and Fedora 10. The Linpus is no good with no wi-fi or support I do not recommend it. The Fedora 10 has excellent wi-fi and tons of support, forums, and updates. Or gooogle "linux OS" and choose from dozens of free or cheap Linux systems. If you go with Fedora 10 just make sure you buy a 64 bit version. The e520 has a 64 bit celeron M processor. P.S. don't mess around when your in root if you don't know what your doing and, always type in "exit" when done. I am new to this also but learning fast. hope this helps.

Feb 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My acer one aspire


I use linux on my Aspire one but not Linpus Lite There is a known problem with the acer one switch. so you may want to try blacklisting the acer_wmi module and you mey have to change your wireless driver. try running NetworkManager in shell and see if it will give you any errors. My wifes Netbook has a similar problem She has the same linux i do. As far as getting NetworkManager to start automatically i'm not sure you may have to add it to startup applications but again i'm not sure about linpus and how it looks.

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Install Sierra Wireless 595U on Acer Aspire One Linux


I did get my 595u to connect but need to solve some more problems.
First setup the right click menu as described in http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/05/ten_aspire_one_tips/

Then update software with software updater.

I installed an update to hal-info that may be needed. Search for hal-info and fc8and download the latest (or later than 200803) rpm. Usually select the title in rpmfind to download the rpm. Save it to Documents. Next open a terminal with the right click menu.
Change to the Documents directory 'cd Documents' ( hint type "cd Do<TAB><ENTER>')
List files - 'ls'
Should see the hal-info....rpm file
change to root
su<ENTER>
-- enter setup password --
Install the rpm with
'rpm -Uvh hal*rpm'

Should see success.

Next Right click -> System -> Add/Remove Software
Enter password
Check Development ->Development Tools

May need to uninstall gettext (to replace lw version with fc8 version) with
rpm -e gettext

Then go to http://www.sierrawireless.com/faq/ShowFAQ.aspx?ID=1235 and download and download source code. Here is where I had trouble . Linpus did not include headers or module Make files. Another kernel fc8 tree was available. I booted into the fc kernel by editing /boot/grub/grub.conf and setting default=0. This break file manager. I will try to obtain linpus kernel build info and try again.

Nov 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I have purchased an Acer Aspire 1, running Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.7.e It has Open office v2.3 pre installed, but only writer, spreadsheet, and presentations. Is it poosible to add the database, and what...


I don't know how to install new programs on that Linux version. But, on mine (Ubuntu 8.04) I can download a .deb file and Ubuntu can intall it by itself. I guess you will find a version of Open Office in the next link http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

...and click on Get more platforms and languages.

There are other ways to get the program and install it, by command line. Check in your version doc if you can use apt-get. The line would look like

apt-get install openoffice.org

with a previous su or sudo : sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

Oct 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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