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  • #15237
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    number698

    hi, when viewing some news websites, the reader-comments section does not load, just shows a rotating cog.

    fresh USB install,
    16.3 works fine, loads/show the websites WITH reader-comments.
    17.1 and 17.3 do not ???

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by number698.
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Which sites?

    Maybe try with the adblock set to off (It is in the control centre)

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by anticapitalista.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #15465
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    comments missing on all news stories from this site,
    https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/

    adblock was not set to block anything by default on my fresh USB live installs.

    #15467
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    rokytnji
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    Might be a need to install JRE kinda problem.

    Live does not come with JRE installed.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
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    #15468
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    JRE = Java runtime environment.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
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    skidoo

    (shouting because mentioned previously, both in replies posted to various topics, AND via repeated PMs)

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    JRE aka JAVA is ______________NOT_____________ javascript (AKA ECMAScript)

    .
    “JAVA” APPLET CONTENT, BACK IN THE DAY, WOULD HAVE BEEN LOADED INTO THE BROWSER VIA A PLUGIN COMPONENT
    (SAME AS EMBEDDED “SHOCKWAVE” CONTENT REQUIRED A PLUGIN)

    THE LAST SURVIVING PLUGIN IS/WAS “FLASH”
    CURRENT MAINSTREAM BROWSERS DO NOT PROVIDE, NOR SUPPORT, A PLUGIN NECESSARY TO DISPLAY EMBEDDED JAVA CONTENT

    .

    #15484
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    number698

    NB: installed ‘openjdk-8-jre’ plus dependencies (MX-antix includes this – and the website comments show in MX-antix)

    But this has not solved it in Antix 17.xx

    also installed ‘default-jre’ plus dependencies, no change.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by number698.
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    skidoo

    cat /etc/hosts | wc

    On this machine (without adblock entries present), the outupt is:

    9 ___ 26 ___ 243

    If that first number (9) is is significantly higher on your machine, you hosts file probably contains extra lines added by adblock ~~ regardless of the current state (enabled or not) of the adblock tool, an entry within the hosts file still may be blocking requests to the 3rd-party server providing content for the “comments” section of the affected webpage(s).

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    antix 17.xx

    $ cat /etc/hosts | wc
    156827 320073 5257825

    MX=antix 17.1

    $ cat /etc/hosts | wc
    10 26 236

    if this sheds any light on the problem, it’s now beyond me.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by number698.
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    number698

    Hmmm, but antix 16 works OK, and its output is –

    $ cat /etc/hosts | wc
    29277 64556 864387

    #15522
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Disable antiX adblock – as I posted in my first reply – and then tell us if it makes any difference.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #15526
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    In case, for some reason, adblock was interrupted and wasn’t to properly cleanup…

    Manually running the following commandline will hopefully restore the original file:

    sudo stat /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL && mv /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak && mv /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL /etc/hosts

    #15541
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    number698

    OK, solved – thanks.

    FYI : sudo stat /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL && mv /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak && mv /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL /etc/hosts

    failed – with output,

    File: /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL
    Size: 239 Blocks: 1 IO Block: 4096 regular file
    Device: 700h/1792d Inode: 1180 Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r–r–) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
    Access: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Modify: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Change: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Birth: –
    mv: cannot move ‘/etc/hosts’ to ‘/etc/hosts.bak’: Permission denied

    So then tried/fixed with,

    su (my password/ENTER)
    stat /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL && mv /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak && mv /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL /etc/hosts

    with output,

    File: /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL
    Size: 239 Blocks: 1 IO Block: 4096 regular file
    Device: 700h/1792d Inode: 1180 Links: 1
    Access: (0644/-rw-r–r–) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
    Access: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Modify: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Change: 2018-03-17 16:20:56.000000000 +0000
    Birth: –

    #15591
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    number698

    In case, for some reason, adblock was interrupted and wasn’t to properly cleanup…

    Manually running the following commandline will hopefully restore the original file:

    sudo stat /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL && mv /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak && mv /etc/hosts.ORIGINAL /etc/hosts

    OK, that fixed it, thanks shidoo. (with adblock in firefox unticked too)

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    wildstar84
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    Are you running NoScript addon? If so, MOST sites now use “disques” (I think this is spelled right?), a third-party site to handle their commenting, and you will have to enable that site to run javascript on your browser.

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