Facebook on linux and mozilla firefox 3 beta

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dollsineya - Jun 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM
 jfm - Jan 24, 2010 at 10:24 PM
Hello,
i have this problem that i didnt use to have with windows.
whenever i try o open facebook, it tells me that the URL cannot be retrieved..
anyway, i tried with the ultrasuerf application that used to make it work with windows..
but nothing worked...
so what am i to do to open facebook.com on linux with mozilla firefox 3 beta 5?
please, help!!!.....

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nomadcrys Posts 195 Registration date Tuesday November 18, 2008 Status Member Last seen January 29, 2010 48
Jun 23, 2009 at 06:50 AM
Can you open other pages than facebook.com?
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Tom6 Posts 142 Registration date Friday July 31, 2009 Status Member Last seen August 7, 2009 16
Aug 2, 2009 at 07:56 AM
Hi :)

It really depends on which version of linux but this forum should be able to help
http://www.linuxquestions.org
as it deals with a huge range of different versions of linux but is dedicated to linux support.

It might be worth popping along to
https://distrowatch.com/
to see if you recognise which of those versions of linux you were using. If you see your version listed down on the right-hand side then click on it and navigate to the "User Forums" for your version of linux. They should be able to give much better help in there.

It sounds a lot like a flash-player problem or Adblock Plus or something like that. Have you somehow accidentally added Facebook to your lit of banned sites? If you have a red & white stop sign on the top right hand corner of your web-browser with "ABP" in it then click on that to see a list of blocked sites - is facebook in there? For flash-player you'll need to decide whether to go with OpenSource or non-free versions such as Adobe. Having both can confuse things and they tend to clash so it's one way or the other but not both. With most versions of linux i would go with Adobe <shrugs> yeh i know that not very ethical of me but adobe are a pretty great crowd and i like their player even if it is all closed and furtive

For 32bit OS's
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

For 64bit OS's i'm not sure but think this might be right, please check if you have a 64bit linux before using this one as i got this link when it was only beta and the full proper release might be somewhere slightly different
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
If in doubt use the 32bit version. That should let you know ;)

Anyway, good luck and regards from
Tom :)
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Jun 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM
Hello first of all you should check if you are properly connected and your network drivers are installed!
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