flash for Firefox (64-bit jaunty)

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Sun May 31 12:08:13 UTC 2009

Brian Norman Wootton wrote:
> Doc, Goh Lip
> I have a similar hardware set-up to you I think, I do have full 64 bit 
> wide data path between
> processor and memory. It runs Jaunty, KDE 4.2.2 with an NVIDIA graphics 
> board. And I use
> Firefox.
> I have yet to have a failure playing any video format I've found on the 
> web or in my local files
> or Vista files!! I can solve the Guardian crosswords within FF(uses the 
> java applet,icedtea)
> Complete list of Firefox add-ons, whether relevant or not
> Extensions:
> Java Console 6.0.02
> Plugins:
> Default plugin
> Demo Print plugin for unix/linux
> DivX Browser plugin ***
> gxine starter plugin
> IcedTea Java web browser plugin(6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu7)
> mplayerplug-in 3.55
> Quicktime plug-in 7.4.5 ***
> RealPlayer 9 ***
> Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
> Windows Media Player Plugin ***
> *** all these seem to be catered for by MPlayer
> I must be lucky, apart from the initial problem of installing 
> ia32-sun-java6-bin-6-13-1(amd 64)
> which turned out to be a combination of a bug in KPackageKit and finger 
> trouble on my part
> and is now installed. Everything else worked fine. An expert I ain't, so 
> the only thing I can
> say is that I made sure I exhaustively searched the repositories for 
> what I wanted before using
> the FF 'get add-ons' route as a last resort.
> I've been away on holiday, and I've had my 'computer room' in bits 
> since, so apologies for the 'silence'
> though I don't know whether the above is much help. My memory is sadly 
> moth-eaten these days
> so I can't remember much detail but how and in what order I added these 
> plugins. I'm willing to
> do what I can if there's anything you want though.
> brian
Doc, looks like Brian have lots of plugins; but I think the plugin 
relevant to you will still be the icedtea plugin. I also have the 
default plugin as Brian's but it think it is installed by default 
through Kubuntu's repository. I am not so sure, now, but if you don't 
have it, maybe Brian can tell us how he got the the default plugin and 
whether it is important to solving your problem.

Brian, I also don't have flash or javascript problems in the sudoku 
section of the daily telegraph, can't say I do the crosswords as I am 
not a native english speaker. Liked the articles in the guardian though; 
many expose have been through the guardian. Loved Robin Cook's 
resignation letter. An honest and honourable politician, which is rare 
in any age and any country.

Thanks and regards,
Goh Lip

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