Firefox problems - revisited

Scott Blair scott.blair at
Tue Dec 23 03:36:35 UTC 2014

On 12/22/2014 07:23 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
> 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 plugin and says there are security risks and it is out of date.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.
There was an update to windows 7 that led to not being able to download 
any more updates. The update
was KB3004394. Look in your updates and see if you have installed this 
update. If so uninstall it then try to
update again.

> 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.
Adobe has said that it will not be updating flash for Linux. When I got 
into a problem because of flash with
FF I switched to Chrome and haven't had a problem since.


Scott Blair

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