I've recently changed from Slackware to Ubuntu, and in doing so I didn't reformat my /home partition. Firefox, therefore, worked with all my existing bookmarks, addons, etc right from the start. However, I've got a weird problem - flash applications and some other dynamic content just don't work correctly. Embedded flash players will constantly reload and ... shake
from side to side about an eighth of an inch, is the best way that I can describe it. It's not actively harmful that I can tell, but it does make using or watching anything flash-related incredibly distracting.
The search box here at LQ doesn't work either - it'll load for a fraction of a second, and then disappear again as if I had clicked somewhere else on the page.
My first instinct is to try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but when I try, I get this:
[503:laura@cleopatra ~]$ sudo apt-get remove firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
firefox firefox-gnome-support gnome-user-guide ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-docs yelp
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 6 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 83.4MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
I don't really want to uninstall half my system in the process of reinstalling my web browser.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!