[CentOS] flash fails to work on Los Angeles Times website - fix

Russell Miller duskglow at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 04:52:42 UTC 2008


On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Mark Pryor <tlviewer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have a 32-bit install of C5.2 on my Intel Centrino Laptop (2005).
> The Adobe flash plugin works fine in Firefox in all cases except on the Los Angeles Times website http://www.latimes.com.
>
> I was baffled by this for a few months, since it works on another 32-bit C5.2 box. When I realized that the only real difference was that the laptop had no LAMP install, and both had the same elaborate set of hosts redirects (to avoid adverts), it seemed reasonable that the /etc/hosts file might be the culprit.
>
> Sure enough, both boxes had this line in the redirects
> ----------- /etc/hosts ------------
> 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
> ----------- end snip ---------
>

That's not a CentOS bug.  That's a bug with your local configuration.
I don't understand what you want CentOS people to do here.  Is this
hosts entry actually added by a package?  If so, that's the real bug
here.

--Russell


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