[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: can't get Iceweasel to work on my laptop


some clarifications:  


----- Original Message -----
From: Hannu Virtanen <hannu_markus_virtanen@yahoo.com>

Of course everybody understands to backup the important files if reinstalling the whole computer? 

This is just a computer, not a house; to  ('install' was dropped off...) a debian system is normally not a big thing. 
If the machine has got some parts, which are not working with the standard configuration, then it might become difficult... 

I think that if the machine cannot now transfer Tina's texts into the net, it is now merely 
a text editor? 

And the important files in the machine are text files? 

By installing the whole thing herself one can get much more command over the machine 
than leaving that to somebody else... 

Installing is really not much more difficult than using common installed programs. 
Debian installation  is nowadays really well made.  

I've used debian with my computers already something like 15 years. 
I'm not any kind of specialist with computers, but you learn by doing the things. 

I've realized that many people are just too much afraid of the machines. 

If some things don't work within the installation, Tina maybe needs help from somebody. 

One more thing: Tina: have you checked at your 'firefox' that it (=firefox) 
for sure allows the net connection? 
Please look at 'file' column. 

We really know very little, where the problem lies... 

I agree with Scott Ferguson, that all this requires a lot of guessing. 
But what else can we do? 


On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 2:47 PM EEST Scott Ferguson wrote:

>Maybe - but without hearing from Tina we're just guessing. And a
>scenario where reinstalling "fixes things" requires a lot of guessing.

Reply to: