Firefox problems - revisited

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


Hi,

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. 
example BBC.com
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plugin and says there are security risks and it is out of date.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 11.2.202.424.  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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