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Rattle
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Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Rattle » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:56 am

I just wonder why my Linux Mint 7 still has Firefox 3.5.1, while my Ubuntu 9.04 machine updated Fx 3.5 to 3.5.2 days ago. I thought Mint had the same repos as Ubuntu and added som extra repos as well.

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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Husse » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:47 am

We maintain our own Firefox packages
We have tried to fix the full screen flash problem - that's why it's delayed
It seems that may not be possible to include in the package but we're looking at it
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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby exploder » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:48 am

Many are not using the Firefox 3.5 packages because of the regression with full screen flash. Firefox 3.5 is not even the default for Ubuntu 9.10 yet because of this.

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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Lantesh » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:49 am

How to fix the full screen Flash issue, in case anyone didn't see this already. I got this from another member here on the forums.

Use the following command, with your version of fire fox. Ie: Change 3.5.1 to 3.5.2 etc.

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sudo gedit /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.1/firefox.sh


Somewhere after the "#!/bin/sh" line and before any other non-comment line, add the line

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export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libGL.so.1
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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Rattle » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:34 pm

Thank you for the replies.

@Lantesh: Thanks for the tip, but I guess "apt-get" isn't part of the code? :P

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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Lantesh » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:17 pm

Rattle wrote:Thank you for the replies.

@Lantesh: Thanks for the tip, but I guess "apt-get" isn't part of the code? :P


Oops. I must have had a brain fart. It's corrected now.

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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Husse » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:24 am

We are well aware of the tip from Lantesh, however it does not work in 64 bit
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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Lantesh » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:00 am

Husse wrote:We are well aware of the tip from Lantesh, however it does not work in 64 bit


Husse, also this fix I posted only works as long as you don't update to a new version. Ie: If you upgrade from 3.5.1 to 3.5.2 then you have to apply the fix again. It's definitely not a permanent solution.

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Re: Firefox 3.5 and updates

Postby Husse » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:25 pm

Well as you can see in twitter/identica we've released 3.5.2 and in the blog this workaround is described and also why we did not include it (64 bits)
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