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Old 11-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
michael.barnes
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Question Lucid Firefox cannot see flash/java


Somehow I blew up Firefox where it won't display anything using flash or java. No YouTube videos, no shockwave flash papers, just about anything with video or motion. I get either a blank page, a gray square with a "start arrow" (which does not start) or a note that I don't have the required plugins. AFAIK, I have the latest java and flash versions. I've added any number of players for everything I can find with no results.

Any ideas? Should I start a fresh Firefox install? I don't want to lose my bookmarks, passwords, etc.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Michael
 
Old 11-01-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Right below this post appears a gray square that says "The plugin for this content has been disabled. Click here to manage your plugins." I click on the box and all plugins are enabled.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:28 AM   #3
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How did you "blow up firefox"?

Are you using the "No Script" plugin? That could disable both flash and java.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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Ubuntu did an automatic update. I didn't look closely at what was updated, but then I discovered I could not view any flash content like YouTube or other video things. Usually with YouTube, it is just blank where the video should be. Other sites usually show a gray box with a "play" arrow in the middle, which does not do anything. Sometimes it will tell me I need an updated version of flash, but I have the latest installed (Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82).

I have since upgraded Ubuntu from 9.04 to 10.1. Firefox is 3.6.12. I don't know how to uninstall plugins. It only lets me disable them. I just want to be able to view flash content.

Ideas appreciated.
 
  


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