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I am running 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and using the latest chromium browser to access MS Skydrive on the web. I just get a blank page with no UI. At the same time, I am able to access other services like outlook mail.

Additionally, my friend running 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) can access and use the full Skydrive UI. Any idea why is this seen?

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Do you have flash plugin installed. If not run sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer. – Anwar Shah Aug 30 '12 at 8:17
yeah, I do have the latest version of flash installed. I read in some article that skydrive required MS silverlight earlier, but no more. Could that be a problem? – Deepanjan Mazumdar Aug 30 '12 at 15:31
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You need to have silverlight to see skydrive UI, but that is for Windows only. Luckily there is an open-source project which implements most of the silverlight. It is moonlight.

Download this from here and install as per instruction on the same page. It is a Firefox plugin, so I think, you must use Firefox for this. (but may work on chromium also, not tested though).

After installing moonlight plugin, you need to install user-agent-switcher extension in Firefox. Then change the user agent to "Internet Explorer" 7 or 8 (I tested with IE7).

Install the extension by clicking this. Then from Firefox menu → ToolsDefault user agentInternet ExplorerInternet Explorer 7. Then refresh the page to see skydrive UI in your Ubuntu browser!

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i have moonlight installed on both chromium and firefox.. skydrive still gives me a blank page. – Deepanjan Mazumdar Aug 30 '12 at 15:51
@DeepanjanMazumdar, I have edited my answer. I as sure, you will get from it what you wanted. :) – Anwar Shah Aug 30 '12 at 16:43
thanks Anwar, that helped :).. but, now I am facing problems trying to open word docs, nevertheless, that's a different question to answer ;) – Deepanjan Mazumdar Aug 30 '12 at 17:39
Moonlight show access forbidden(403). – Archisman Panigrahi Sep 1 '13 at 1:30

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