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Old 02-10-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
yunger
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How to make web sites like youtube, recognize Iceweasel as a firefox clone?


I was given Knoppix 7.0 because windows vista froze on boot to a black screen with movable curser. Now I must learn this new wonder called Linux. Tutorials on youtube are demanding I upgrade my ver. of firefox. My question is simple, (I hope). How to make Iceweasel recognizable to web sites as what it is?
******PROBLEM SOLVED********** I had never explored the files in knoppix, lo and behold, in the Knoppix file is "applications", once inside I saw "install flash player". need I say more?
"The answers are easy, finding the right questions can be hard".

Last edited by yunger; 02-13-2014 at 11:23 AM. Reason: problem solved
 
Old 02-10-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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I just went to YouTube in Iceweasel and got an annoying "Your version of Flash is vulnerable" (I have the latest Linux Flash). When I clicked on the download link, it wanted to download Firefox.

In Iceweasel, go to Tools-->Add Ons, and search for "Browser User Agent." There are a number add-ons that will allow you to spoof your user agent string.

I've never used any of them, because I mostly use Opera, but one of them should do what you want. I know that I have a user agent extension for Opera so I can display the proper user agent string in LQ (that's why user agent reports "Debian" on this computer) and it works like a charm.

If your Vista is borked, why not just install a Linux and say good-bye to Windows? If the box ran Vista, it should be plenty brawny to run any contemporary Linux.

I'd recommend Mint. It works very nicely and intentionally arranges its interface to be an easy transistion, though, as you observed in another thread, it is still different underneath.

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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I haven't been able to get youtube to work in firefox on linux. I just use chrome because youtube just works in it without having to do anything. I know a lot of people don't like chrome for various reasons but it works
 
Old 02-11-2014, 06:49 PM   #4
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mozilla plugins directory

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I haven't been able to get youtube to work in firefox on linux. I just use chrome because youtube just works in it without having to do anything. I know a lot of people don't like chrome for various reasons but it works
Please list the contents of your /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ directory?
 
  


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