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BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

The_10th
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BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Anyone had success running the above bandwidth testing service from BT? I have tried on different Ubuntu boxes but just get grey box at top of screen where the activity bars go.
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

which browser are you using?  although it never gets beyond 94% for me, it does at least work in firefox.
VileReynard
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

It''s a Java problem.  Cheesy
Currently it (sometimes) works - but only in SwiftFox(32 bit mode).
I'm not sure whether Swiftfox is actively maintainedHuh

Heloman
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Quote from: artificer
which browser are you using?  although it never gets beyond 94% for me, it does at least work in firefox.

Same problem here with PCLOS. Gets to 96% then stalls with an error message.
However it works fine for me with Mepis 7 + Firefox which I also have installed.
Never tried with Ubuntu - never really enjoyed that distro.
The_10th
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Know it is some sort of Java problem - damn coffee cup!  Grin
Hit and miss. Tried in Fedora 10 and worked second time after the repos installed the Java needed. Will try Ubuntu again but don't hold out much hope.
Perhaps a jump to Fedora is in order after years with Ubuntu?
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

I just managed it in 64 bit Firefox - Ubuntu!!!!
Java:-
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jeremy@HECTOR:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
IcedTea6 1.3.1 (6b12-0ubuntu6.1) Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_0-b12)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0_0-b12, mixed mode)


BT test at http://test.speedtester.bt.com:50301/

The_10th
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Brilliant!  Cool Now how exactly is the question  Grin
VileReynard
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

I rather think you will need to be on Ubuntu 8.10 to make it work - at 64 bit anyway.
Load the icedtea (sic) stuff - if it isn't already loaded and it's associated browser plugin.

Denzil
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

I hadn't tried it since installing 8.10 (albeit 32 bit), but have now made two attempts and on both occasions FF hung and needed a forced quit.
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

It's failed to work (many times) but never hung.
Have you tried closing all FF windows, then starting a brand new FF - just for the BT speed test?

pierre_pierre
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Just done a test on my Eeepc - 4g - linux with Firefox 2 no probem
Denzil
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

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It's failed to work (many times) but never hung.
Have you tried closing all FF windows, then starting a brand new FF - just for the BT speed test?

Yes - closed and restarted FF with a new session - same result.
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Do you have "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020911 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.6" according to FF Help, about?

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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009020911 Ubuntu/8.10 (intrepid) Firefox/3.0.6
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Re: BT Speedtester in Ubuntu (64 bit)

Snap!
How about
jeremy@HECTOR:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
IcedTea6 1.3.1 (6b12-0ubuntu6.1) Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_0-b12)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0_0-b12, mixed mode)