Vuze would not run after install of Ubuntu 10.04

After installing Ubuntu 10.04, Vuze would not start. Reinstalling the libswt-gtl/3.5/java package may solve this problem (thanks to the tips in this issue at launchpad.net). Reinstalling this package may be done by opening a console window and typing: “sudo apt-get install –reinstall libswt-gtk-3.5-java“

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 […]

Video color problems with trailers from Apple and content from NRK with Ubuntu, Totem, and Movie Player

I have not used my Linux computer that much to watch trailers from Apple and TV from NRK, but I have sometimes experienced problems with a blue-green tint on video content. Since I have not used it that much, it has not really been a major problem. However, it has been a bit annoying. The […]

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 […]