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Using Ubuntu 11.04. For some reason, ever since I installed Ubuntu on this system, web galleries on washingtonpost.com do not function properly. They simply load as all black. Washington Post Web Gallery not loading

An example URL of such a gallery is http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/best-books-of-2011/2011/12/06/gIQANFuwcO_gallery.html

I'm using the mozillateam/firefox-stable ppa and just installed chromium from the repositories to test. I have NOT updated to Ubuntu 11.10, but I am FULLY updated for 11.04. Thank you for your time!

Edit: Flash works totally fine in all other cases. Even Yahoo! photo galleries load properly. I'm wondering if this is merely a compatibility issue with the Washington Post and Linux (like Netflix not working?) or if there is something I can do about it.

Addons: Adblock Plus 2.01 (but I've tried disabling this and it makes no difference). Global Menu Bar Integration 2.01, and Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9.2.

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works fine with me (11.10 + firefox) - any addons that you are using in flash/chrome e.g. greasemonkey? –  fossfreedom Dec 27 '11 at 15:00
    
works fine for me too (11.10 + Firefox + NoScript). –  igi Dec 27 '11 at 18:12
    
Are you still experiencing this? –  Seth Jan 12 at 5:18
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I don't have solution, but I did some observations that might help. The issue is certainly related to flash. However, the presentation itself is not flash based. The culprit is a flash video ad that pops up before the gallery presentation. For instance, if I disable flash plugin, the gallery doesn't load at all. Another issue is that it works for me on Firefox 8, but it doesn't work on Firefox 9, 10, 11 or 12, all using clean profiles. So, first you need to check if you have an add-on like AdBlock Plus, NoScript, FlashBlock or Ghostery blocking the video ad. You could also try a clean profile, just to make sure the video is working with your Firefox/Flash version combo. You can do that from the profile manager:

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