shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Dec 17 19:55:18 MST 2009
Scott Jones wrote:
> I tried what you said, and there's no change. I have used your
> suggestion in the past to fix firefox issues, but what's weird is, I
> went to linuxjournal.com and the tech tip video didn't display, no
The Linux Journal tech tip videos are flash-based. An easy way to tell
is by right-clicking the applet; flash applets usually display "About
Adobe Flash Player" at the bottom of the context menu. Flash videos do
not use Java in any way. I suspect your issue has nothing to do with Java.
My installation is similar to yours. I have 64 bit Ubuntu 9.10 with
Firefox and the "flashplugin-installer" package provided by Ubuntu. If
you visit the URL "about:plugins" in Firefox, do you see "Shockwave
Flash 10.0 r42" among the list of plugins?
I have noticed that in Ubuntu 9.10, Flash often dies in the middle of a
browsing session. Once it dies, Firefox shows a simple gray box where
flash applets should be. The way I fix it is I quit Firefox and reopen
only the page I wanted to see. Maybe I'll report it as a bug one of
I think Gnash is the best solution to problems like this, though. Has
anyone here tried Gnash recently?
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