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Old 01-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Browser Problem!! Please help!


Hello, I have a new install of Arch Linux(replacing LMDE) on my laptop... The issue I'm having is that I am having is that the browsers, both Firefox and Chromium(with chrome-pepper-flash), are not displaying some elements and some pages are completely blank. This is a major issue for me since it is preventing me from logging into my Universities website for school work and such... I also have many sign up forums(for websites and games) which show up blank, but worked fine of my install of LMDE. Anyways as an example of my problem, I will post pics of my schools website on my Arch in comparison to my Windows Server box.

Arch Linux(using Chromium, but it looks EXACTLY the same on firefox)

Windows Server (using firefox)

As you can see the top right hand corners are very different... :S And I need those links to login to my school...

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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sounds like a java issue
is it installed ?
if it is it might be a OpenJDK VS. Oracle java issue

or did you install "no-script" on frefox and chrome

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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sounds like a java issue
is it installed ?
if it is it might be a OpenJDK VS. Oracle java issue

or did you install "no-script" on frefox and chrome
Thanks for your help... I have the Oracle JDK installed on my machine... I still have this issue... and no, I do not have 'no-script' installed :P
 
Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #4
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See this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=137245 for details, but basically you need javaws (java web start) which can be had for arch in either icedtea-web or icedtea-web-java7 (according to the linked thread, which is marked as solved).
 
Old 01-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #5
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See this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=137245 for details, but basically you need javaws (java web start) which can be had for arch in either icedtea-web or icedtea-web-java7 (according to the linked thread, which is marked as solved).
But my school's site does not use java... I looked at the page source... There is nothing about java... infant it is just normal HTML, so I'm kind of confused about the problem is...
 
Old 01-29-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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you could try "user agent switcher "
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...gent-switcher/

and tell the web site you ARE IE8 on windows 7
( even though you REALLY ARE " firefox on Arch Linux " )

i normally leave this plug in set to "google-bot" on firefox
 
Old 01-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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you could try "user agent switcher "
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...gent-switcher/

and tell the web site you ARE IE8 on windows 7
( even though you REALLY ARE " firefox on Arch Linux " )

i normally leave this plug in set to "google-bot" on firefox
Thanks for the suggestion, but this did not work... I'm not sure what the issue is... Might have to switch to a more popular distro again
 
Old 01-30-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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But my school's site does not use java... I looked at the page source... There is nothing about java... infant it is just normal HTML, so I'm kind of confused about the problem is...
I'm not suggesting that it is using java, I'm suggesting that it is using javascript. If it is using javascript then you need to install the javascript interpreter so that the pretty buttons and so forth can show up.
 
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JavaScript (ECMAScript) is not Java nor has it anything to do with the JDK.
 
  


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