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pluckypigeon
September 17th, 2008, 08:35 AM
It says not available in linux so I installed the User Agent Switcher Firefox plugin.

Now I get, run activeX disabled.

I am aware that you can't get activeX with Firefox (or maybe even with linux, but I'm not sure) but is there another way I could view this?

http://tv.arsenal.com/

Thanks in advanced!!

melojo
September 17th, 2008, 08:41 AM
The only way that I know is to use virtual box and install windows.
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Someone else may have a better solution.

pluckypigeon
September 17th, 2008, 08:47 AM
The only way that I know is to use virtual box and install windows.
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Someone else may have a better solution.

Thanks for your quick reply. I only have windows 98. I don't really want to install that though. I'm not going to install any other Windows

alienexplorers
September 17th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Read this page:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/ActiveX

tarps87
September 17th, 2008, 08:57 AM
You can try wine and wine doors. If you got to http://www.wine-doors.org/wordpress/?page_id=3 and download the deb file this will also install wine and I believe on of the packages you can install using it is activex, you will need to install firefox or ie under wine as well.
Wine is a windows emulator and will allow you to run some windows software. It is also open source, the website is:
http://www.winehq.org/

pluckypigeon
September 17th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Read this page:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/ActiveX

Thanks for your reply. I should have mentioned that I have already read that.

I was hoping that their is some other way to view the site in question though.

pluckypigeon
September 17th, 2008, 09:25 AM
You can try wine and wine doors. If you got to http://www.wine-doors.org/wordpress/?page_id=3 and download the deb file this will also install wine and I believe on of the packages you can install using it is activex, you will need to install firefox or ie under wine as well.
Wine is a windows emulator and will allow you to run some windows software. It is also open source, the website is:
http://www.winehq.org/

Sorry. I took ages to reply. I already had Wine Doors but it doesn't seem to be downloading / working properly. I'll keep you posted.

pluckypigeon
September 17th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Sorry. I took ages to reply. I already had Wine Doors but it doesn't seem to be downloading / working properly. I'll keep you posted.



apparently wine-doors is broken at the moment:confused:
http://www.wine-doors.org/wordpress/?p=57

tarps87
September 17th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Have you tried installing the windows version of firefox under wine?


sudo apt-get wine

If wine is not installed