Can't get "Captcha" verification words

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pottzie
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Can't get "Captcha" verification words

Postby pottzie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:40 pm

I can't get "Captcha" verification words when I go to various websites- well, Craigslist, to be exact. I have Firefox and Google chrome as web browsers, and don't have this problem on any other computer. In fact, I have other operating systems on different hard drives that I run on the same computer as Mint/Debian. And I just downloaded the new XFCE live cd- same problem, no "Captcha" words! Weird.

And yes, if I'm on Craigslist, I AM looking for love in all the wrong places.

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Re: Can't get "Captcha" verification words

Postby hemimaniac » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Most of those sites use java for the Captcha, best way to get it all in right away is sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted extras.

That will grab everything you need plus a couple other bonus codecs and the w32codecs collection
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Re: Can't get "Captcha" verification words

Postby dawgdoc » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:27 pm

hemimaniac wrote:Most of those sites use java for the Captcha, ...sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted extras.

That will be difficult since pottzie is running LMDE. But Hemimaniac is correct about needing Java for many such sites. I have the NoScript add-on enabled and the java based Captchas do not show up until I allow the site to run scripts. I usually do this after I feel a moments confusion about why I was not able to post/enter/send to the site. So check and make sure you allow scripts for a site if you have java installed and are running any sort of script blocker.
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