Jul 29 2014
Some users of the latest Linux distros have reported not being able to access Channel 4 in the UK, Im afraid this is NOT a SelekTOR issue.
The latest distros no longer ship with the Hal package which is required on some sites such as Channel 4 that use Adobe Flash DRM.
Since Flash on Linux is no longer being developed it has not kept up with the development of Linux, the upshot being you wont be able to access Channel 4 unless you have the Hal packaged installed.
Unfortunately most distros have now removed the Hal package from their package repositories but thanks to some enterprising folks in the Arch and Ubuntu communities you can get it here by adding the following if you are using a Debian or Ubuntu based distro:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hal
I have verified this works for the latest Ubuntu’s and Linux Mint.
For non-debian distros the solution is to install the hal package for your distro, if it is no longer shipped with your distro then hunt around and maybe grab it from a slightly older repository of your distro.