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Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Okay, IDK what could be causing this since I haven't installed anything new but youtube was working yesterday, has been for about a week since I got it working with the help of this forum, and today it displays a title and under it a blank white area where the video should be and then the rating.

What could be causing this?

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 03:39 PM
What Firefox add-ons or extensions do you have installed?

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 03:49 PM
I know I have adobe flash plugin and the Java plugin.

I don't know how to check to see what add-ons I have installed.

UbuntuNerd
June 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM
under the tools menu in firefox click add-ons and then plugins

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I have
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10
VLC Multimedia Plugin
Shockwave Flash
Quick Time Plug-in 7.2.0
libnpjp2.so
DivX Web Player
Default Plug-in
Demo Print Plugin for Unix/linux

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Please insert: Ubuntu Version - Computer type (mostly interested in cpu and graphics card)

I had a similar problem when 7.10 came out. I removed flash and then reinstalled it. Fixed my problem I think, if I am remembering correctly

to remove open a terminal Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal


$sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

to reinstall


sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

pastalavista
June 4th, 2009, 04:07 PM
I have
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10
VLC Multimedia Plugin
Shockwave Flash
Quick Time Plug-in 7.2.0
libnpjp2.so
DivX Web Player
Default Plug-in
Demo Print Plugin for Unix/linux
Those are all the right plugins, what about extensions? Are you using AdBlock Plus? It needs to be disabled on most video sites nowadays.

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 04:10 PM
With adblock you "Allow for site" don't disable it.

LewRockwell
June 4th, 2009, 04:11 PM
I've never had any problems with Adblock plus

Therion
June 4th, 2009, 04:17 PM
If you're QUITE sure you correctly installed the Adobe Flash plugin open Synaptic and put "SWF" in the search bar. Remove any packages related. I can't rattle of the package names specifically, but trust me... You'll know which ones you need to remove when you see them.

Ad Block Plus has never given me problems like this either, btw...

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 04:18 PM
@Pawnrocket - followed those instructions before and did it again and sorry nothing

@LewRockwell- I don't have adblock, just the Ubuntu extension and Stumble extension

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Did you log out and in?

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 04:23 PM
If you're QUITE sure you correctly installed the Adobe Flash plugin open Synaptic and put "SWF" in the search bar. Remove any packages related. I can't rattle of the package names specifically, but trust me... You'll know which ones you need to remove when you see them.
remove all of them?

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Did you log out and in?
why did that work, just curious I did it and it fixed the problem

Therion
June 4th, 2009, 04:27 PM
remove all of them?
I'm stuck behind a Windows PC at my office at the moment so I can't open Synaptic right now, but if memory serves there aren't that many packages that should come up using that search. One of them should be something along the lines of swf-mozilla-plugin though. Remove that one for sure... Employ a little common sense and you should be fine. Again, there shouldn't be that many.

I've ALWAYS had to do this; the two different Flash players conflict I think. You want to use the Adobe plugin so you need to remove all other Flash-playing related packages.

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 04:30 PM
There is a way to do the same thing without logging out. Generally with the rare exception you shouldn't have to reboot or log out for anything. There are commands dedicated to that stuff however I haven't figured them out yet.

If I remember correctly I did later have the same problem. Usually after installing a firefox add-on. Again I uninstalled flash and reinstalled it.

If you are not completely updated you could have continuing problems.

Just to be safe open a terminal and run


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

After which I recommend you download sbackup

sudo apt-get install sbackup

until you find a backup solution that fits your needs.

Albert Wesker
June 4th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Thank you everyone for your help in this matter:p

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 05:10 PM
No problem... good luck

rbueno
June 4th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Why not directly to Adobe. install Flash Player.
Choose .deb for Ubuntu 8.04+
Open with Synaptic.
End.

Thats how i do it for every time i reformatted my pc :)

pawnrocket
June 4th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Dunno.. I suppose because it takes so much longer then typing

sudo apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree

or

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras