Questions tagged [facebook]

Facebook is a major social networking site. This tag should be used for questions regarding using Ubuntu software with Facebook, such as connecting an IM client, difficulties using a particular web browser with it, etc.

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I cannot play videos in facebook using linux 20.04

I am unable to play videos in facebook or bbc iplayer. I am using firefox as my browser. In facebook,the video looks just the same after I press "play" as before. Its as though I have not pressed play ...
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Selected text almost invisible in chrome on Facebook website

Why text selection contrast on Ubuntu Chromium on Facebook is so vague that it can hardly be seen? This occurs only in FB tab. Elsewhere the selection highligting has properly visible contrast. Is ...
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Facebook posts notification feed application

Is there any app for ubuntu that for the posts I enable 'Turn on notifications for this post' can show me live in a nice way the messages/replies etc like a feed/popup etc?
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Facebook Messenger app/notifications on Linux 2019?

Searching only brings up old results from around 2013 or 2014. How is the state of things for Facebook notifications on Linux? Is there an app that notifies me when new messages arrive? Any kind of ...
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How to install Facebook Gameroom on WINE?

Facebook Gameroom is a Windows app for games that can be downloaded from: https://www.facebook.com/gameroom/download/ I have tried to install it with Ubuntu 18.04 default Wine (1.6) and also with ...
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Facebook Workplace app Ubuntu

I use Facebook workplace app which doesn't have any linux app. Is there a way to install it (wine won't work for some reason) and get notified of new messages? p.s.: regular facebook messenger won't ...
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ubuntu 18.04.2 ignoring hosts file for some domains (block ms, fb)

When configuring hosts file as such: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 brad-HP-Z420-Workstation 127.0.0.1 ethical.healthcare 127.0.0.2 *.facebook.com 127.0.0.3 *.microsoft.com facebook and ...
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Facebook games wont play on any browser on ubuntu 18.04

I have followed many guides I found on-line on how to install flash (terminal, synaptic etc) but still I am not able to fix the problem. Also in one of the game my wife plays on firefox shows the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Input audio sounds as a robotic gargle during videocalls skype, facebook and other services

So here's the scoop, I could send audios with no problem and hear everything fine when I play them back, but when I make video calls the recieving party cannot understand my audio. The audio is ...
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Unable to access facebook via Firefox when IPv6 is enabled

I have a really strange situation. When IPv6 is enabled, I can't access facebook. I can browse to it, but all the AJAX queries fail, so I cannot view the feed, send messages, or do anything remotely ...
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Facebook game & hardware acceleration

I cannot make Facebook's "Gardenscapes" game work on my fresh installation with Firefox. When I start it, it asks me to enable Hardware Acceleration. When the flash popup shows up, "Enable Hardware ...
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Mouse cursor jumps to begining of line when typing on Facebook chat using Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04

According to the title, I have had this problem since I used Ubuntu 16.04. On Chrome, there is no problem. On Firefox, there is no problem with other sites, except Facebook. Problem just happens when ...
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Facebook video failure, 18.04

Am running version 18.04 of Ubuntu on a Lenovo Flex 11 laptop. My browser is the stock Firefox v 61.01.01 that was part of the Ubuntu install. I am unable to see any form of video posted to facebook. ...
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What is the purpose of “account-plugin-facebook” package?

I am using a PC that runs on Ubuntu 16.04. While I was browsing the packages that have been installed, I found this one "account-plugin-facebook" (in addition to many other similar packages like ...
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Messenger - JavaScript error in the main process

I have installed the Messenger for Desktop app on my 16.04. Everytime I launch the application I get this javascript error seing on screenshot below However when I click OK the the app launches ...
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I can't play facebook videos on firefox in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 a couple days ago. I can't play facebook videos on firefox. When I click on the video the page just refreshes and nothing happens. Ihave no extensions installed and I'...
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Icons are missing in desktop notifications (Facebook and VLC)

I am using ubuntu budgie remix 17.10 and I have noticed the following thing. When a notification appears on my screen either from facebook or from vlc shows the message of the notification the action ...
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How to download Facebook videos from command line?

I try to download videos from Facebook from command line. This is what I have used: youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/Roscosmos/videos/2032700800317930 And as a result I get this error message: [...
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error after typing URL for facebook facebook

I have Firefox 56.0 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the URL field I type facebook.com which before would land me in the Login Facebook page. Recently - past 2 weeks, I always get this error and I cannot get the ...
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file not found error while upgrading to 17.10

I am upgrading from 16.04 to 17.10 but the installation aborts looking for account-plugin-facebook_0.13+17.04.20170314-0ubuntu1_all.deb package.
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Uploading Images to Facebook

I use Facebook via Firefox. I have a directory with 30 images and I want to upload some (maybe 4 of them) to facebook. I tried two ways: 1: Start inside facebook via firefox: click on Foto/Images. ...
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Writing a script for Facebook

I want to write a script that will allow Facebook to open in Chromium and then choose most recent on the news feed. How do I get started to try this?
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How do I get pulseaudio to start automatically in Ubuntu 17.04 and 17.10 for Firefox?

I am trying to get Firefox 56.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 and 17.10 to play sound in videos in Facebook (not even sure it is specific to Facebook). I have isolated the problem down to pulseaudio not getting ...
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Unable to add Facebook to Online Accounts in 17.04 Ubuntu Gnome

Esteemed fellow Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 users, I'm trying to add Facebook to online accounts and the first time I try I get the usual login window. However when I enter all the data the account is not ...
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Facebook pictures and videos not showing up in Ubuntu 16.04

I've been using ubuntu for over a year and this is the first time i get this problem. Pictures and videos in facebook don't load after some minutes i've opened the browser (tried googlechrome, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Facebook has weird font in Chrome

Im using 16.04 Ubuntu and installed Chrome. On some sites fonts are kind of shorter then normal and facebook has a completely weird very small font, but Firefox seems to be fine. This is Chrome This ...
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Facebook videos not playing on Mozilla (but working on Youtube) - 16.04

Facebook videos stopped playing but on youtube everything is still fine. When I play videos on Facebook I get: "Something Went Wrong, we're having trouble playing this video". I already did: 1) ...
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17.04 unable to add Facebook to online accounts

I am trying to add a number of accounts using the Online Accounts dialog in System Settings. I was able to add Google successfully but I am unable to add Facebook. The following steps show what ...
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Facebook isn't working on any of my browsers (But other sites are)

Other websites are working fine. I decided to reinstall my Ubuntu today for a fresh start. Facebook was working fine at first. I turn my laptop back on later in the day and I can no longer access ...
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Has my Ubuntu laptop been hacked through Facebook with Firefox?

Since two days everytime I log into facebook with Firefox with my 16.04 Ubuntu laptop I have several adwares webpages (such as macOS, for instance) that adds themselves in new tabs. I didn't thought ...
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Hot to make Facebook play videos with HTML5 player

I'm using latest Opera on Kubuntu 16.10. For some time all chromium based browser abandoned support for flash player (including pepperflashplayer). As HTML5 players are more and more used that shouldn'...
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Videos won't play on FB

This after recent update. Was missing Youtube videos as well but that repaired itself when I refreshed FF. Was suggested by Adobe to make flash my preferred/ default player but I don't know where ...
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I cannot run facebook videos after messing about with terminal trying to speed it up

The following is what I entered in command line lshw -c network sudo su echo "option ath9k nohwcrypt=1" >>1etc/modprohobe.d/ath9k.conf
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Tried loads of different suggestions, but Dash file search not giving results

After browsing many different questions and blog posts about Dash and trying updates and reinstalls of the lens packages the problem still persists: Dash will consistently display applications but no ...
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Firefox freezes frequently in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

Firefox freezes frequently in Ubuntu 16.04. It only happens with Firefox, everything else works fine. Most of this occurs when i am browsing facebook, it freezes for a while and then displays ...
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How to uninstall pidgin 2.11.0

I compiled and installed Pidgin 2.11.0 according to the instruction given in Linuxbabe.com but after that I could not connect Facebook to the pidgin. I used a plugin called "purple-facebook" to ...
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Desktop Facebook application for Ubuntu

There is an excellent desktop Twitter application for Ubuntu. It is called Corebird. Is there any such application for Facebook?
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Cannot add any online account besides google

When I'm clicking on Facebook in Online accounts I get Could not load generic-oauth plugin, please check your installation Searching this error has lead me no where. I have a problems with all ...
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Privacy error:Your connection is not private

I am on Ubuntu 16.04.Since I came to this hotel,I am using wifi and have problems to connect to my facebook account.I have tried with Chrome,Vialid and Mozzila and I got all the time Privacy error ...
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Problem with Facebook on Midori

When I log into Facebook on Midori, everything loads normally except for the search bar and the friend request/messages/notifications icons. They load underneath the Facebook button and on the left ...
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Is scrolling down Facebook web page causes high CPU usage normal?

CPU: Intel i5-2400 RAM: 8GB (dual channel) No graphic card I've tried the command below but it didn't work for me. sudo echo > "options drm_kms_helper poll=N" > /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf ...
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Facebook moving messages to Messenger?

After updating to Ubuntu 33 (OTA-11) I get a warning to move to Messenger after tapping messages on the Ubuntu Touch Facebook web app. Does anybody know if they will move the feature over to the app? ...
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How to block facebook

I want to try blocking facebook on my machine. I started using /etc/hosts but that doesn't catch all subdomains, so I did some research and found this (and many similar solutions) which lead to this ...
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Facebook IM service?

In an older time, there was pidgin and empathy and several others, but none of them are supported any more. I have recently grown tired of logging in to Facebook just to check if i have any messages ...
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I upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 last night and now I can't view any videos on Facebook..

What do I need to do (use) to view the videos. I tried to install VLC but that's not working either. I don't know how to insert code, so is there a clickable site for doing this? Thanks
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Unusual font on some sites (like Facebook)

Some of the fonts on popular web sites (like Facebook) have changed since I reinstalled 14.04 LTS. I'd only originally had it installed for about a week, and the fonts seemed normal. But since ...
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Facebook crashes Firefox

Facebook loads, will let me scroll down until eventually connection is lost, Firefox crashes and requires System Monitor to Kill Process. I don't know what extra info you may need. I'll add details ...
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Can I use `purple-facebook` with empathy?

Facebook dropped the XMPP support. Since pidgin solution is to merge with purple-facebook... and empathy uses libpurple... can I somehow use empathy with purple-facebook? I installed the package but ...
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Empathy with Facebook on Ubuntu 15.04

I have read many questions about Empathy and Facebook and everyone says that it is not possible to connect them, but just a few weeks ago, suddenly it started to work. I have found other people too ...
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How to grant application access for Facebook account

Good day to all! I've been trying to use Empathy for Facebook chat for quite some time now but whenever I try to enable it, I get the "Applications can no longer access your Facebook online account ...