Firefox problems - revisited

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Dec 23 00:48:35 UTC 2014


On 12/22/2014 06:23 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> 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 plugin and says there are security risks and it is out of date.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.

Bill,

Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox 34.0, Shockwave version 11.2.202.425 enabled.  I 
can view BBC.com and play the videos with no problems. Notice mine ends 
with 425 not 424 as yours does but I can't imagine that it is all that 
different.

There are some sites where videos will not play, nhl.com comes to mind. 
  I always attribute this to my very conservative privacy settings.

Regards,  Jim







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