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Hi!  I'm having an issue with trying to see weather maps, such as weather.com.  This started about a month ago.  Up until then everything worked fine.

I ran uname -a and it tells me 4.4.0-51 generic #72 ubuntu.

Do I have a video driver issue on my old Dell Inspiron 531?  And why all of a sudden?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 07:13:08 am by gclark94560 »
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:59:30 pm »
I doubt if it's a graphics driver or kernel issue .. much more likely a browser issue.

Have you tried the standard stuff like

a) clearing the browser cache, then restarting the browser

b) disabling any addons/plugins

c) trying a different browser

d) resetting the browser to defaults
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 02:04:14 pm »
Heh. I thought I was the only one that still uses Peppermint 5  ;D







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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 04:13:28 am »
Heh. I thought I was the only one that still uses Peppermint 5  ;D

Too old and lazy to go through another upgrade!  ;D ;D
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 06:00:00 am »
Good news - and bad news.  Weather.com works fine in Chrome.  Cleared Firefox cache with no benefit.  Removed and reinstalled Firefox with no benefit.
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 07:04:35 am »
It's working perfectly for me in Firefox.

Are you sure you haven't any plugins that are affecting it ?



Try starting firefox in safe mode and see if it then works...

With Firefox CLOSED, open a terminal and run:
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firefox --safe-modeand click the button to open Firefox in safe mode .. does it work in that Firefox instance ?
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 10:23:01 am »
Heh. I thought I was the only one that still uses Peppermint 5  ;D

Too old and lazy to go through another upgrade!  ;D ;D

I hear ya!

On the machines that I use infrequently - or at the other end of the scale, bots that run 24/7 - I stick with a Peppermint release until it quits working. And, when I say "quits working', I mean the apps and proggies quit working and are not upgradeable.

Ironically, it's usually the browser(s) that kills the Golden Goose, so to speak. They become unusable in time, because of several insurmountable factors,

Let's see... which machine is still running Peppermint 5? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Aha, that she blows...'Cthulu'  ;D

Closest thing I have installed is Ice Weasel and it doesn't show the maps at all - just gives empty, blank rectangles. I'll try to install the real thing.

I'll be damned. I installed Fx Quantum 65.0.1 (64-bit) and Fx is working fine. I'm looking at the radar and weather maps for Washington, DC and the page is fully populated. The maps, buttons, advertisements, privacy notices, and all appear to be working correctly. Page security is working properly too, reporting that the connection is not secure on the radar maps page. Hrm.  The maps are probably transported using HTTP.

Anyway, it looks like Fx should work on your P5 install. It works on mine. And, believe me, this isn't an OOTB install. I haxor everything, and give it lots of opportunities for something to go FUBAR. That's the whole point of testing, right?

Looking around, this Peppermint 5 is beautiful, if I do say so; beauty being in the eye of the beholder, and all of that.

The secondary [optical] bay battery in this lappy is getting weak, and needs to be replaced, but P5 is a keeper; until it isn't...





Using the Old Skool menu is a PITA, but otherwise, two thumbs up...   8)

Here are the stats on this working Peppermint 5 rig:


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BTW, look at the stats on the SSD. I was just remarking, the other day, about how buying a 1TB SSD is messing with my mind. I commented that I can get by fine with a 64GB SSD. The stat (above) is POC (28.3% used). I should also mention that I have a Peppermint 7 Beta Test build installed on this machine. This laptop is my former Road Warrior - my make or break machine, when I was at business meetings, 3000 miles from home. It only failed me once, when I was at a hotel in Austin, Texas with some weird WiFi system in the rooms. I eventually figured out a workaround that allowed me to install some new drivers, but I digress.

Okay, I'll stop now. Viva La Peppermint 5. Carry on...
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 02:39:11 pm »
Ahh Peppermint 5 .. where we were stingy and only gave you half a Peppermint :)
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 03:09:41 pm »
Still perfectly usable, but it's coming up on EOL. Kinda fun using a pre-systemd distro, too. Its main menu exercises one's memory recall, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Took me 5 minutes to fix Conky, now that I've figuring out how to switch ConkyWX from Wunderground to MSN Weather. That's not Peppermint's fault. it's the greedy bastards at their partners - Intellecast.  It seems they want to make a profit on their investment now. Can you imagine that?

I spent a few minutes tweaking and testing Peppermint 5 for IPv6 & IPv4 connectivity, and BOOM BABY! It's ready for whatever the future may hold.

That was a good build. I don't think I've ever experienced an older version of Peppermint lasting this long. I suppose that's the benefit of building distros on top of LTS cores.  ;)
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It's working perfectly for me in Firefox.

Are you sure you haven't any plugins that are affecting it ?



Try starting firefox in safe mode and see if it then works...

With Firefox CLOSED, open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
firefox --safe-modeand click the button to open Firefox in safe mode .. does it work in that Firefox instance ?

BINGO! It works fine in safe mode. Perhaps a little slower, but the maps are fine.

THANKS!  :D :D

Now to remove an app or two.
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Re: (Solved) Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 07:35:57 am »
If it works in safe mode, it's likely either a plugin you've added that's interfering with it .. or maybe just that you need to clear your browser cache.
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Re: Video presentation goes to hashmarks when loading weather maps
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 09:56:24 pm »
Heh. I thought I was the only one that still uses Peppermint 5  ;D

Too old and lazy to go through another upgrade!  ;D ;D

Looks like Canonical is getting a little weak-kneed, when it comes to killing off 14.04 'Trusty', i.e. Peppermint OS 5"

Webinar (Recorded 12-MAR-2019):  How to ensure the ongoing security compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

Clients with large deployments aren't looking forward to upgrading 100s or 1000s of machines either.

Maybe it will linger around, on life support, for awhile...  :)
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