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I recently installed Debian into my "SigRig", there is no other OS and I was happy with the install.

Everything went fine and I booted into Deb. successfully, but when I tried to launch the default Internet browser nothing happened.

I am sure there will be a quick fix for this and would be grateful for any answers in which may help clear this issue up.

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open terminal and type
sudo apt-get install chromium
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are you connected to the internet with it? or the browser just doesn't work...are you choosing iceweasel (a debranded debian firefox) or ephiny?

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Originally Posted by fibre_optics View Post
open terminal and type
sudo apt-get install chromium
i don't believe sudo is setup by default on debain, if not you will need to enter:
su

then the root password that you included during setup, and also it would be:

apt-get install chromium-browser

as straight chromium will just install this crappy game.
Edited by Transhour - 10/17/11 at 10:39am
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I am connected via a Ethernet cable, so it cannot be that.

I will try the terminal options, but I don't have a root pass code. Should I just leave it blank?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by joshd View Post
I am connected via a Ethernet cable, so it cannot be that.

I will try the terminal options, but I don't have a root pass code. Should I just leave it blank?

Cheers.
well when you installed it, it should've asked you to set a root password, and then create a user with a password.

there isn't anything you can do atm, without the root password, and just cause you are connected via ethernet, doesn't mean your ethernet drivers are loaded or if it even works with linux. what ethernet card do you have, if it is on board your motherboard, what mother do you have, "stock" doesn't tell me anything
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post #6 of 7
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Coincidently I just changed it. It's a Foxconn 45GM/45CM, and when I was asked for a root password I just skipped it. Was I wrong to do so?

If I am I will just re-install it. xD
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ah, yes try leaving it blank, if you ever want to set it (and you should for security reasons) just in terminal type in:

su passwd
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