Google Gears not working

Asked by zimmerman.howard on 2009-12-02

I am trying to utilize Google Gears in Firefox 3.5.5 on Ubuntu 9.10. I get an error that Gears is not supported in this release. Is there a fix or patch in the near future? Is there a work-around in the meantime?

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Don Owen (donald.e.owen) said :
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Try installing the 'gears' package in synaptic or via 'sudo apt-get install gears'. That's an ubuntu-specific build of gears.
Hope this helps.

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Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said :
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Can you please check again, I have gears working fine in FF 3.5.5 and I
installed it from the google gears website. Just reboot your system and
then clear out the cache and other history stuff.

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 01:45 +0000, Donald Owen wrote:
> Question #92605 on firefox-3.5 in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/92605
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> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Donald Owen proposed the following answer:
> Try installing the 'gears' package in synaptic or via 'sudo apt-get install gears'. That's an ubuntu-specific build of gears.
> Hope this helps.
>

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Brian Z (brian-zbr) said :
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I had the same problem in Firefox 3.6.8 but installing the "gears" package via apt-get did the trick for me. Thanks Don!

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