I am developing a small embedded debian linux device with firefox/iceweasel and a 7" touchscreen display. I need to create a custom action/response/page/redirect when the device boots and can not connect to the network (i.e. some 4xx http error, can’t reach http://www.linux.org/). Is there something built into firefox? If not, any other ideas? Thank You!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I realize the true computer geeks of the world swear by Linux and it’s probably a superior product to Windows in many ways. Except for those that really matter. Windows is the standard for about 95% of the computers in the world. For the average computer user, Windows is by far the best solution because it’s what they already know and what they are most likely to encounter.

Furthermore, there simply are not enough people using Linux for the average person to find a friend who can help them if something goes wrong.

And Linux simply does not have the popular applications that most people are using. Don’t get me wrong, I realize Linux has applications for many of the common tasks people do on a computer (word processing, browsing the internet, spreadsheets, etc). But the average person can’t take work they’ve done on a Linux computer and continue on a work or school computer.
For those who have used and love Linux, my question isn’t knocking the o/s. Guy C pretty much hit right the point of my question. When someone asks a computer question, there is always someone answering with something like "try Linux, it’s better and free". While that may be true, it does nothing to address the person’s question.

Also, I am well versed in the "try it you’ll like it" argument because I started using Firefox as my main browser about 2 years ago after being reluctant to try it. I would never go back to using IE or even Netscape as my primary again. But this brings up another point. For as good as Firefox is, it does have problems – especially handling certain types of media and there are not always extensions to address these issues. Plus some web sites just don’t work in Firefox – often web sites for things like paying bills and banking.

I have mozilla firefox as my web browser and I have even tried downloading adobe flash player versions from adobe website and the download is shown as successful too…but still no videos open and I still view the message:Download adobe flash player….on youtube

How to install java to linux mint?

I want to play games that use java in linux mint but for some reason nothing wil install or work. In mozzila firefox when i go to play a java game it asks for me to install a plugin. I click install but it says missing plugin and just fails. I downloaded the file jre-6u17.rpm.bin so i could install java. When i try to open it it says "could no display home/ryan/jre-6u17.rpm.bin. Somebody please help me to install java. Thanks@!
Can people not abreviate things I dont know anything about linux so you may have to show me how to open programs and find them too.
I would do all that but my password in terminal wont work. I know it doesnt show what your typing but it doesnt accept my password. How do i install it then.
Im trying to say i Dont kno my root password. I understand it doesnt show it when you type it. How do i reset it or something. I know my keyring password but that one wont work.

Adobe Flash Player for Linux?

Trying to install Flash for x86 it takes me to this page where I can download one of three ways, tar, rpm or YUM. Not sure which one to download they said to put it on the desktop; is one easier to work with than the other, also their directions for running the install were a bit vague, said to run


from the terminal but once I got there the terminal didn’t know what I was talking about. It may have done something in the background I wasn’t aware of and I may be missing a step.

Using latest version of Firefox with Ubuntu FIesty Fawn.


Please help with Fedora Linux 9?

I am trying to install adobe flash 10 on fedora linux 9 with firefox 3, i click on the rpm, it asks for the root, i enter the root, i get this error
Error Type: <type ‘exceptions.AttributeError’>
Error Value: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘getProvides’
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/install-files.py , line 20, in <module>
backend.install_files(trusted, files_to_inst)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py , line 1033, in install_files
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py , line 1121, in _runYumTransaction
rc,msgs = self.yumbase.buildTransaction()
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py , line 641, in buildTransaction
(rescode, restring) = self.resolveDeps()
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py , line 688, in resolveDeps
CheckDeps, checkinstalls, checkremoves, missing = self._resolveRequires(errors)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py , line 771, in _resolveRequires
thisneeds = self._checkInstall(txmbr)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py , line 843, in _checkInstall
provs = self.tsInfo.getProvides(*req)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/transactioninfo.py , line 431, in getProvides
result = self.getOldProvides(name, flag, version)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/transactioninfo.py , line 424, in getOldProvides
for pkg, hits in self.rpmdb.getProvides(name, flag, version).iteritems():

please help, i need homestar and youtube!

OS – most distros of Linux
Office Suite – Open Office
Email Client – Thunderbird
Internet Browser – Firefox
Media Player – VLC
Graphics Processing – GIMP

All this software is legal, free AND stable. A Microsoft-free box is possible!

internet problem with SUSE linux?

I am trying to connect to the internet with SUSE linux (10.2) or 10.1 (cant remember!)

I have the internet working on windows but I want to fully move to SUSE now… I don’t know much about networking so step by step or something would help. I have a router connected to my computer with a ethernet cable, I am trying to connect to the router for internet and e-mail etc.

Please help me set it up! THANKS!!!
I try firefox and e-mail but straight away (as soon as I click) I get an error message, Firefox says ‘Server not found’ and the e-mail one I can’t remember, please help!

Any knowledge will be very appreciated, thanks very much and hope you can help me!

i just installed linux opensuse 11.1?

im on firefox and was on youtube and i wanna watch my videos but it say i need addobe flash player so i went to the site and dl the player for the linux it shows tar.gz and rpm,and yum so what do i how u install it into the computer im stuck lol


i play texas holdem poker on facebook ALOT lol. BUT… its tellin me i need to upgrade my flash player to play it… i click the link and it gives me options for the upgrade.
i have an acer aspire one netbook on linux…
(operating system – linpus linux lite v1.0.21.E)
firefox is built in as my web browser so upgrade has to b for firefox.

the adobe flash player gives me the option for linux… and then gives me 4 more options to choose from…
options are:
1- YUM for linux
2- .tar.gz for linux
3- .rpm for linux
4- .deb for ubuntu 8.04+

which one do i pick… iv tried em all with no luck, am i doin sumin wrong??

someone please just help me upgrade the flash player as its REALLY annoying me!!!

i will pick the best answer for whichever one works lol
p.s some step by step instructions would be great to as i aint done this before so got no clue lol

Sorry, Gomez – ‘the only decent browser’ is fascist and untrue. Firefox is supported by Google resources and money, so it has good reason to be ahead of the competition.
Claudia’s advice about high virus/spyware protection is most interesting to linux users I’m sure!

Is it possible to get virus or spyware on linux?

I have BSNL broad band connection with Data One-WA3002G4 wireless modem functioning in Windows XP-2 fine. I have also Red hat Linux OS working in the same computer. Both IE-6 and Firefox browsers are installed. I shall be thankful if any one could tell me how to configure BSNL broad band connection in Red hat OS.