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    Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    I was having issues getting online, so I uninstalled google chrome, now I can't install a browser at all. It says my internet connection isn't there, but I can log on skype. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    What did you do in order to install a new browser? Because I believe the only thing you need to do is get on Software Center, or apt-get to install it.

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    Kristina; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

    You can do firefox per this link:
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install...-bz2-in-linux/

    This is all from the command line..will take some time and thought..looks doable.

    Be advised the current FF version is 15.0.1
    kind regards <== BDQ

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    What kind of issues were you having with your browser?
    You may of just needed an add on or an update-

    You can try Mozilla Firefox.
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/

    This is for updates for Firefox
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/update/

    You should be able to use the web browser that originally came with your distro.
    Have you tried updating it?
    For example when I want to update my web browser I open the terminal and run:
    Code:
    apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel
    Of course your command will be different because your distro is Ubuntu
    So yours will look something like <#apt-get -t ubuntu (distro#)-backports mozilla firefox>

    Some folks like Google Chrome or the web browser Chromium.

    Hope this helps
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


    Voyager 12.04 Xubuntu based on AMD Phenom Quad Core & CentOS on Sony Vaio


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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    Hey guys thanks,
    the problem is it's showing I don't have internet connection to download from the software center, and making me unable to follow that link. Like I said I know I have internet because I can log into skype.
    Thanks
    kristina

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    Kristina:

    You may have other problem => Package manager ?

    Let's test that the package management works; what is the output of terminal command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    try'n to help <==BDQ

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    I dont really know how to use ubuntu well so i'm not sure what you mean by check terminal command, i'm sorry. I went into applications, accessories, and put that code in, is that what you meant? it put a whole list back with security.ubuntu.com....etc. please let me know if you mean something else.
    I appreciate the help!

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    hey i got it guys thanks! I did a complete update somehow (i've been trying for three days and it finally decided to work ) anyways it let me download firefox with it, thanks for all the suggestions!
    much appreciated
    kristina

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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    Hold down Ctrl + Alt + T
    That should open the terminal and the background will be all black.
    You'll se something like this:
    Code:
    kristina@linux$
    Right after that $ sign type in
    sudo apt-get update

    And copy and paste the results for us to read to help you.
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


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    Re: Help browswer gone can't download a new one

    Outstanding ! // You do good work //

    It is my desire that you be overjoyed with ubuntu. At any time you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask. We (being many) are here !
    please mark this thread as solved (thread tools at top of post)... and carry on.

    regards <==BDQ

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