Another odd bug, this time in the RSS feed reader liferea. Ubuntu bug 208135 has the details, apparently the internal browser does not correctly use the proxy authorisation. However, the actual feed puller does, so this results in odd articles with no images. This is another one which should be fixed in “Karmic Koala”.
As for the Rhythmbox bug mentioned previously, that one does not seem to be fixed in current Karmic. I tried an upgrade and then a fresh reinstall but Rhythmbox still exhibits the same problem. Perhaps it is made worse by Squid sending a
text/html error page, but that is a standard feature of one of the most popular pieces of proxy software, not something crazy I’ve done with no thought. For once.