Firefox problems - revisited

Charles Irons charles.IRONS at
Tue Dec 23 09:07:15 UTC 2014

irons.charles at
Home   +2711 782 8623 
Mobile +2783 588 0028

On Mon, 2014-12-22 at 19:23 -0500, 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 plugin and says there are security risks and it is out of date.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.
> 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.
> ******************

Hi Bill

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Firefox Addons shows:

Shockwave Flash  Last updated  12/12/2014  The file name is  

Hope that helps. ChasI
irons.charles at
Home   +2711 782 8623 
Mobile +2783 588 0028

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list