how do I update Firefox on a aspire one limux netbook? Linpus.
This netbook runs Linpux linux lite Fedora 8? Mozilla/5.0 (x11:U) Linux i686 Firefox 18.104.22.168
It came with this installed but update option is greyed out. The net book is Acer one linux AOA110.
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
because newer browser versions have features unsuppported by this old version
- The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.
- Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124
- The GCJ Web Browser Plugin executes Java applets.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20080612 Fedora/126.96.36.199-20080612.fc8.acer Firefox/188.8.131.52
Now have trouble with online banking SW and U tube as the browser version is so old
The Help > check for updates is either removed or greyed out in the third-party builds of Firefox. One cannot expect Mozilla to provide update patches to builds they did not well build.
To be honest, fedora 8 (Nov 2007) is old enough that you may not have the packages or the versions of them needed at minimum in order to be able to run Firefox 4.0 and newer including 9.0.1.
Unless you upgrade to a newer Fedora (or another distro that is not LTS) your best bet is to use Firefox 3.6.* which is still supported with security updates as 3.6.25 was released recently. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html