Google Gears still not working for me on Ubuntu

Due to a comment of Sudhandshu on my article “Google Gears does not work with Firefox on Ubuntu 7.04” I thought I might give it an other try. I installed Google Gears again. However, I do not see the option in Google Reader to download the content to my computer. I can also not access the “Google Gears Settings” in Firefox.

My suspicion is that it has something to do with “glibc 2.3.5 or higher” and “libstdc++” which are required. In Synaptic on Ubuntu I can not find the glibc, it only offers me a glibc-doc. The libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 is installed.

Maybe this is the reason why it does not work with my Firefox?

[UPDATE|22.11.07] Google Gears works now on my notebook! Read the story “Finally Google Gears works on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)” to know more.

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  1. Thanks for the link to the knowledge base. I just successfully installed and tried it on Gutsy. The packages I installed were libc6 (already installed) (aptitude show libc6 says “provides: glibc-2.6.1”) and libstdc++5.

  2. Hi Jon, thank you for your comment. I have checked and the packages you are mentioning are installed on my notebook.
    Whenever I click on the option “offline” of Google Reader I get a message to install Google Gears. Once I have installed Google Gears again it still does not work.
    Somehow I can not access the “Google Gears Settings”. I think I will write a post with some screen shots and more details.

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