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    ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    Hi!

    I'm running firefox 11 on ubuntu 10.10 and I have the icedtea6 plugin installed for java applets. Whenever I go to savevid.com and the browser has to execute the applet, firefox crashes. I also have chrome on my system and it too has icedtea plugin but it runs the applet without a hitch.

    What can be the problem here and what do I do about it?

    Thanks

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    try opening a terminal

    ctrl+alt+t

    now type in

    sudo apt-get uninstall "name of java plug in version etc."

    so if the java plug in was javappletv.6.1 then you would type

    sudo apt-get uninstall javaappletv.6.1

    if that doesn't work then try

    sudo apt-get remove "name of java plug in"


    now re install it, or if you'd prefer to use chrome browser and install the plug in again through chrome:

    http://blog.sudobits.com/2011/09/04/...-ubuntu-11-10/

    nice looking web site huh?

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    Hi imachavel,

    Is there any reason to believe the plugin wasn't installed correctly the first time?

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    I think the problem is with icedtea6 java plugin which has been list-blocked by mozilla since has some security problems. As far as i know there isn't yet a security update for it.

    You could try to go to plugins in firefox and see if this plugin has been unactivated.

    I have installed last oracle java plugin ( http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/java )in order to see java applets in firefox for now.

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    Thanks claracc; oracle's java plugin isn't causing firefox to crash.

    As a side effect, Chrome too is using oracle's plugin instead of icedtea now. Maybe that's because I set the new java as default.

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 + firefox 11 + icedtea 6 + savevid.com = firefox crash

    You are welcome.

    Glad to help.

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