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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat on Ubuntu

From: Charles Collicutt
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat on Ubuntu
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:21:15 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi Phil,

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 05:38:52PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> i'm new to icecat, but have a strange problem that i could use some
> help with. i've just installed icecat on my debian and my ubuntu
> boxes and have had two completely different experiences.

Both of those versions that you installed - 5.0 and 7.0.1 - are out of date. If
you go to the Gnuzilla website (https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/) then you
can find links to download version 10.0. I am using that version now and it
seems to work fine: the only problem I had was that session restore didn't work
but if you look back a few threads in this mailing list's archive you'll find a
fix for that.

> the plugins applet claims that all the usual plugins are
> available (flash, windows media player, quick time etc) but none of
> these appear to work and yet a parallel firefox installation with
> same plugins seems to work beautifully.

Bear in mind that the whole point of IceCat is to provide a Free Software
version of Firefox. Which plugins are you using to view Flash, Windows Media and
Quicktime? Are they free?


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