Can not see video on you tube.

Asked by Dave P on 2012-04-23

I am unable to see video on you tube or any other streaming files. Videos on local hard drive play fine. Using Ubuntu 11.10.
Have re-installed adobe .

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu adobe-flashplugin Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:
Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #1

try this in terminal
copy paste command and start firefox

export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && firefox


Dave P (davebass68) said : #2

Unfortunately that has not worked. All I got was the following error.

"(firefox:2201): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", "
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #3

ok try this

CLTR+ALT+T (it will open a terminal for you )

then copy paste following command

sudo aptitude purge mozilla-plugin-gnash

it will ask you for password please provide your password by which you logged in.

then start firefox .. hope it will work


Dave P (davebass68) said : #4

no joy with this either

Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #5

sorry for being late ...

please provide output of

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'


Dave P (davebass68) said : #6

Attached is the output from the command entered.

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux dave-KM266-8237 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Dave P for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.