View Full Version : [ubuntu] FireFox not displaying Transparencies

November 4th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I have Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy), Linux Kernel 2.6.24-21, GNOME 2.22.3.

Firefox is 3.0.3

Other people viewing one of my websites have no problems and just about all of them use Firefox. However, I see a white background behind the clocks.

Go to the site and look at the clocks. They should have no white background, only transparent to the black page background.

SITE (http://eyeofthestorm.sinotran.com)

The code behind each clock are a variation of:

<embed src="http://www.clocklink.com/clocks/0012-red.swf?TimeZone=Canada_Saskatoon&"
width="150" height="150" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

I would also be interested in how many of you see white backgrounds on the clocks and how many see only black background (a transparency) - Poll above.


ETA: Shockwave Flash plugin is 9.0 r124

November 4th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Is election day a bad day to post a question. :D


November 7th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion on this issue please?

November 10th, 2008, 12:54 PM
So no one has any idea what's wrong?

How do I remove FireFox from my Ubuntu system.

Currently it's failing to display correctly more than it succeeds.

Video media is unreliable. Either great, twitchy, super-slow, audio-mismatched or frozen.

It fails miserably to display specialised font displays (filter: ).

I would like to clean it completely from my installation and try a fresh one. If that fails I would like to ditch it.

I understand that it is heavily integrated into Ubuntu but is there a way to safely clean nearly all of it?