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Ubuntu latest release. FF no AJAX

bug in FF Ajax not working

     
11:10 pm on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have a dedicated machine to mail and searches, that fortunately is not networked.
I got such a bad case of keylogger etc.. that my XP died on me.
I reloaded a new OS Ubuntu.
and was surprised that FF is not "serving" AJAX; I made a few searches and found that there is a bug
Ubuntu/FF that seems not fixed yet since a few months

Do yo know anything about it?
Any fixes

Ahh, I miss so much the Red Hat releases dedicated to local machines.

11:02 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Slow or not working at all?

What video card do you have? The only problem I found when I Googled was related to Nvidia cards.

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I did read too about slow Ajax but mine does not work at all!.
video card:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Found it through a terminal session.

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Sorry, I have no idea in that case. I recently switched to Mandriva and FF 3.5.5 is working fine there.

I suggest you ask in the Ubuntu forums. You might also try another distro on a live CD and see if you get the same problem.

It might just be something as simple as a FF setting. Are you sure you have not managed to turn off Javascript somewhere?

Do other browsers work OK? If Epiphany Gecko is still in the repos trying it might narrow down the possibilities because it uses the same rendering engine as FF (they may have switched completely to the newer webkit based version of Epiphany). I think it has its own copy (rather than using a shared library), but if it also does not work it is a clue.

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Don't be sorry,
I will check further and report if I find any solution.
thanks.
8:25 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you have Firebug installed as an add-on then you can see if the request is being made.

All you have to do is activate the "console" part of Firebug and reload the page. Any Ajax requests will be shown there.

It may offer more clues, like if you see a request and an response but nothing loading on the page then at least you know that the requests are happening.

I am using the latest install of Ubuntu's FF and have had no issues.

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Demaestro,
thanks, when I installed Ubuntu it went in a full batch of updates, so I was under the impression that FF was among the updated, but it is still the 3.0.1.5.
Could you "teach" me how to update to the newest FF version that fits Ubuntu
Thanks
9:39 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Henry,

That is the same version I have installed.

It could be that you have some other setting that is blocking requests.

Try installing Opera and see if Ajax requests work using it... if you get the same issue in Opera then you know it is something else and not the browser itself.

Do you have a firewall or anything like that running?

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Well. I guess it's something else
Opera, does not play my site video as it hangs forever, and does not open any links from my site, which I know works fine.
on other machines when loading my site Opera perform outstandingly well.
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More..
Chrome with Ajax does fine
However Chrome shows my videos but no way to crank them on.
I suppose I might miss some plugin?
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did you try Firebug?
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Flash? Have you tried Youtube? Is the Flash package showing in Synaptic or any of the browsers' lists of installed plugins?

If you have not got Flash go here <url:https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/Flash>

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Thanks,
I guess I on my way to reinstall
something is wrong, I have the flash plugin, the first frame starts then it hangs forever, plus I have get still no Ajax result.
at this point I will perform a clean reinstall this WE.
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To let you know what I did,
before going for the drastic measure I decided to give Chrome a try.
Exactly what a great browser should be about!
Fast, does the job, video Ajax etc...
Outstanding!
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Glad you got it working.

Before a re-install I would have recommended looking for a Linux guru in your area to have a look at it.