Firefox problems - revisited

Bill Stanley bstanle at
Tue Dec 23 00:23:11 UTC 2014


I'm back again after a lot of work and investigation.  The situation is 
the same as before... See Firefox problems for the history.

1.  The problem is that I can't connect to many sites using Flash. 
2. Shockwave is strongly suspected, Firefox disables the Shockwave 
plugin and says there are security risks and it is out of date.
3. I had Mint/Mate version 16 and reinstalled it using Mint/Mate 17.1 
(the most recent release).
4. The version of Shockwave was the same old one causing the problems.  
I had problems updating it so I installed Ubuntu / MATE.

I thought the problem would go away but NO DICE!  It's still there.

Some other things I discovered.

1.  The version of Shockwave for the new version of Ubuntu/Mate 14.04.1 
is Shockwave  This is the same version that I think causes 
the problem.  Firefox has disabled it.

2.  I dual boot with Windows 7 and I also am having problems connecting 
to Windows update???  Could it be that I have a Windows malwaret?  If 
so, can it affect Linux?  (I don't think so.)  My problems with 
connecting to Windows update might just be due to me trying to connect 
during a busy time of day.  11:00 AM EST.  I'm going to try later tonight.

Is this Shockwave version the most up to date version?  Perhaps A FF 
user cold look up the version that they are using.  If it is not the 
latest version, how can I get the latest version?  I looked in the 
Ubuntu repository and can't find it.

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