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09/16/08

  11:27:24 pm, by The Dreamer   , 186 words  
Categories: Software, Computer

ASUS broke my Firefox 3.0.1 install on EeePC901.

I had previously talked up how I had upgraded my ASUS Eee PC to use the latest Firefox, over the soon to be unsupported 2.0.0.14 Firefox that it comes with.

Then on September 10th, the "Asus Update System Update" magically installed....well, it was a different update of the same name. It caused all kinds of problems to my EeePC.

The one I apparently failed to notice was that it had trashed my Firefox. Today, I was trying to launch it...but nothing. So, I restarted. The Firefox then thanked me for upgrading....huh? :??:

Call up the version...its 2.0.0.14. That's a downgrade.

I still have the archive of 3.0.1, so I reextract it. Now firefox won't start at all.

I try various incantations...but basically the mistake was overlaying the new back over the original directory...without tracking down the mess caused by ASUS. I ended blowing away my /opt/firefox directory and then dropping 3.0.1 and then fixing plugins and the desktop shortcut.

And, after the announcement that I've upgraded back to 3.0.1...a quick test to see that the plugins are working, etc. And, off to bed.... :yawn:

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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