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    Default Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    I am using 11.4 on a brand new computer. The original beta version of Firefox had flickering images when using something like the BBC's iPlayer to stream material. Upgrading to the latest version of Firefox fixed this.
    However, another problem, a virtually frozen stream when maximising the screen, has not been cured. At the same time, the Esc button to click out of the fullscreen image doesn't instantly work -I have to punch it several times! I switched over keyboards, but the problem remained.
    What is going on?
    Can anybody walk me through a fix?
    I would be most grateful for any help.
    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    I don't have this in Firefox with the Beeb. IMDB has issues, but that's another story.

    Have you ever used get_iplayer
    It downloads the program you want to watch.

    Try installing Seamonkey and or Opera and try those
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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    Hi
    I have downloaded Sea Monkey as per your suggestion.
    It's currently sitting in my download file, but I have no idea how to run it, never having done that with a Linux program before. Can you help?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    No stop

    wait a min
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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    Seamonkey is in the repos

    Open Yast > Software Management
    Search for seamonkey
    Check to install
    accept

    You may find other updates get added too, which may be part of your problem
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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    I oh so wanted sea monkey to work but nothing doing!
    The maximised screen was a little better, but the Esc button takes FOREVER to take effect.
    Any other suggestions?

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    You don't say which desktop you are using but, if you are using KDE, Konqueror has no problems with the iPlayer.

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    Disable desktop effects if they are on.

    If they are not or that doesn't help, open a terminal and become su -

    Post result of

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    I didn't work.
    BTW, I am on Gnome.
    Here is the information you asked for (sorry, I don't know how to "quote" it)
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    GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
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    GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
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    S | Repository | Name | Current Version | Available Version | Arch
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    v | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | mingetty | 1.0.8s-5.1 | 1.0.8s-6.3.1 | x86_64
    v | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | timezone | 2011c-0.3.1 | 2011d-0.2.1 | x86_64
    v | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | timezone-java | 2011c-0.3.1 | 2011d-0.2.1 | noarch

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    Default Re: Unable to watch maximised iPlayer

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    You don't say which desktop you are using but, if you are using KDE, Konqueror has no problems with the iPlayer.
    Neither does SeaMonkey, or even Firefox 4, have any problems here with BBC iPlayer on KDE or Gnome 11.4.

    A full-screen freeze can be due to graphics driver problems/bug, but the OP provided no useful info about the machine in question, only that it's new.

    I have had an intermittent freeze on switching to full-screen and varying results when freeing with Esc key, but that was on a non-standard 11.3 with an upgraded kernel.

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