Important Ubuntu lesson

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Remember how I was going to be playing around with that Ubuntu VMware set-up on the VMware player? Well today I discovered that VMWare player will support wireless connections, which I could have sworn I read somewhere that it didn’t. But that’s not the main point I have. Today, after discovering that, I was trying to update to Firefox 1.5, which isn’t available yet in any of the repositories. I got it installed and everything seemed fine, but it would never start.

After much Googling, I came acros this page, and this set of instructions:

Step 1: Use synaptic package manager and get libstdc++5. If you already have it, go to step 2.

Sure enough, that package was not installed on the Ubuntu 5.10 Virtual Machine that you get from the VMPlayer community. Make sure you go get it.

Tags: VMPlayer, Ubuntu, Firefox,

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