BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 6

BankID is unfortunately pretty poorly supported on the Linux platform, or there are at least several issues with it. I have sorted out some of them before, but it seems the latest version of Firefox created some new issues. My problem was that when trying to use BankID the browser crashed when logging in (after […]

BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 4

I have earlier tried to explain how to get around the Java related issues with BankID and Firefox on Ubuntu (1, 2, and 3). However, it seems that every new Ubuntu release introduce a change or two that forces us to fix something. BankID seems to require Sun‘s JRE. However, this JRE is not part […]

The Olympics: NRK, Linux, Firefox, and Silverlight/Moonlight

I have previously written about my efforts to see tv (NRK) over the Internet on Linux. While working on my thesis I had to watch a bit of the Olympics (as a distraction). Luckily, NRK streams most of the events over the Internet. Unfortunately, they have decided to use Silverlight version 3 to stream content […]

BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 3

I recently updated to Ubuntu 9.10. The new Ubuntu version comes with a lot of new packages, including a new version of Java (6.16). Unfortunately, the newest Java plugin from Sun for Thunderbird depends on version 6.15. As a consequence, you’ll get an error message like the one below if you try to install the […]

How to speed up very slow Firefox-browsing on Ubuntu

Lately, probably after running some Firefox upgrade on my Ubuntu (9.04) machine, surfing has been very slow. Firefox has used a lot of resources and it has taken a very long time to open pages. Luckily, by disabling IPv6 it was quite easy to speed it up. The steps below should do the trick (thanks […]