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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-23-2009, 05:27 AM

Murfy.. don't just rename the folder.. make a symbolic link to it. Go back to the first page of this thread and look at the post by ugm6hr on Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:09 am. He explains how to do it. Works like a charm.

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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-23-2009, 10:45 AM

It looks like the latest update tries to create a symlink from "web browser" to "firefox".
If you've already renamed the "firefox" folder to "web browser" you end up with a broken link and Firefox won't load.
My old "web browser" folder had been renamed "web browser.bak". Renaming this to "firefox" seems to fix the problem.
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-23-2009, 12:05 PM

i wonder why the firefox in mini was called web browser in the first place? and making all this mess, with a space in directory name is a retarded idea in the first place. what is dell thinking? can they just keep everything standard?
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-23-2009, 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by kelvin911
i wonder why the firefox in mini was called web browser in the first place? and making all this mess, with a space in directory name is a retarded idea in the first place. what is dell thinking? can they just keep everything standard?
basically...
dell is in agreement with yahoo and firefox is in agreement with google. so they had to use a "unbranded" firefox so nobody would get pissed ...

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My old "web browser" folder had been renamed "web browser.bak". Renaming this to "firefox" seems to fix the problem.

worked like a charm Ray! thanks
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-23-2009, 10:49 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kelvin911
i wonder why the firefox in mini was called web browser in the first place? and making all this mess, with a space in directory name is a retarded idea in the first place. what is dell thinking? can they just keep everything standard?
basically...
dell is in agreement with yahoo and firefox is in agreement with google. so they had to use a "unbranded" firefox so nobody would get pissed ...

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My old "web browser" folder had been renamed "web browser.bak". Renaming this to "firefox" seems to fix the problem.

worked like a charm Ray! thanks

I am pissed
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-25-2009, 12:22 AM

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Yet another firefox update has completely trashed my current settings ( addons bookmarks everything gone )....this is really starting to piss me off.
i tried renaming the firefox folder in ~/.mozilla but no dice...the browser wouldn't even load. anybody got a fix?
It appears Dell noticed the previous update problem, and sent a further update which renamed "~/.mozilla/web broswer" to "webrowser.bak" and created a new symlink (similar to my prior recommendation) from the new "web browser" to "firefox"

Hence, if you have previously renamed firefox to web browser, try renaming "web browser.bak" to "firefox"

If you just symlinked following the 1st update, everything should be fine (you will now have a redundant "web browser.bak" symlink).
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-25-2009, 12:35 AM

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I started having a number of significant problems immediately after the update:

Has anyone had similar problems? Does anyone have any ideas about how to troubleshoot this?
A PM of Terminal output from JimG:

Code:
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
404 Not Found
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]
W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ackages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.46 80]

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

By the way, I'm perfectly happy to edit /etc/apt/sources.list directly if that simplifies things. In fact, here is that file:

# deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted
# deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted

# deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted
# deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted

# deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main universe multiverse restricted
# deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main universe multiverse restricted

# deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-netbook-base main universe multiverse restricted
# deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-netbook-base main universe multiverse restricted

# deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-dell-mini main universe multiverse restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security universe main multiverse restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe main multiverse restricted
# deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-dell-mini main universe multiverse restricted
This basically shows you have removed the default Dell repositories and selected the Canonical standard repositories.

I'm afraid I don't use those, so can't really help. I don't know what updates you have had - they are likely completely different than those referred to in this thread. I'm not even sure if they include any lpia versions of software. Given you have the Dell repos commented out, presumably you were originally running the Dell Ubuntu 8.04 lpia Hardy version.
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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-25-2009, 04:01 PM

Got it!
After some trial I was able to restore the functionality of my Italian keyboard.
I guess it should work with any Country keyboard.
You should have a group "Other" after the update.
Open Other > Keyboard Layout
This seems to me an overlap with System > Preferences > Keyboard, but it is not the same. Moreover, it appears as if this is overridden by the new group.
Select Enable keyboard layouts and choose to add your country's keyboard.
Change Keyboard model from Generic 105-key (intl) PC to Dell USB Multimedia Keybard (Yes! There is a spelling mistake!).
Apply the changes and put the Keyboard indicator on the panel.
At the boot it will show USA again but it is sufficient a click on the indicator to change the keyboard layout.
I think you could delete the USA preset but I prefer not to do it (waiting for probable future updates).


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Default Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update - 01-29-2009, 06:16 AM

After the updates I'm now getting "internal error failed to initialize HAL" after booting. HAL appears to be working b/c USB works for example, but the Power Manager is screwed up (hitting the power button doesn't bring up the menu asking me what i want to do and there is no suspend option in the quit menu). I can goto system>pref>pwr mgmt and change settings and change them back and then it works but rebooting breaks it again. Any ideas?
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