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 on: September 11, 2014, 11:49:55 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by nightflier
Latest version of Flashplayer for Linux is

You can download a generic version directly from Adobe:
Choose the "other Linux" version and follow the directions in the archive.

 on: September 11, 2014, 10:40:58 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
Where can I get the latest version of Flash player (or at least the Linux equivalent of it)? I know that the Windows version is up to 14 or higher. I am asking because some of the programs that I am trying to use on Facebook, for example don't work without it, and the most recent version of it that I have is

 on: September 11, 2014, 09:13:28 am 
Started by CitizenM - Last post by bigpaws
Hi M.

I will look into this. If you paid for support normally
there is a ticket generated to let us know.

There was nothing generated and is being looked into.


 on: September 11, 2014, 07:42:48 am 
Started by CitizenM - Last post by CitizenM
Hi Folks,

One of the things that attracted me to VL is the possibility of paid support.  While my new VL installation is working fairly nicely, there are some things I would like help with.

So I hit the 'pay for support' button on the website, paid via Paypal, and absolutely nothing happened.  No one has got back to me.  I'm happy to consider this as a donation to VL, but I would like to think I can get help again in the future if I need to.

Can anyone tell me what happened?



 on: September 08, 2014, 06:57:09 pm 
Started by solex - Last post by solex
I updated FireFox to the latest version 32.0.  Prior to this I was able to play soundcloud through my USB sound card.
I tried downgrading to version 19.0 (VL7) but this did not work.  I also tried Opera and Chrome with no success.

Looking at FireFox configuration it is set to use mplayer-in is now Gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.4 (in Firefox) for content types:
  • MP3 audio
  • video/webm

Alsamixer tells me the card 0 is the default which is good.  Play from the CLI works and mplayer works as well.  It is only through the browser where no sound is played.

Any thoughts?

The contents of /etc/asound.conf is

pcm.!default {
   type hw
   card 0

ctl.!default {
   type hw
   card 0

Here are my sound cards:

webber:$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [UA1EX          ]: USB-Audio - UA-1EX
                      EDIROL UA-1EX at usb-0000:00:1d.1-1, full speed
 1 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 11
29 [ThinkPadEC     ]: ThinkPad EC - ThinkPad Console Audio Control
                      ThinkPad Console Audio Control at EC reg 0x30, fw 1RHT71WW-3.04

 on: September 08, 2014, 06:36:45 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Ya..the list was updated and the plugins were installed but did not try untested as I thought it was deprecated or not used or..this is velocity 7.1 sorry forgot to type it...practice what I p and all that....can I just toggle it in gslapt now. will have a closer look. Thanks for reply

 on: September 07, 2014, 08:39:15 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by wigums
i added the spellcheck function in the geany-plugins package

install geany-plugins-1.24 from the untested repo

 on: September 07, 2014, 03:15:48 pm 
Started by wigums - Last post by webmouse
I don't understand the way they develop "modern" os's like you. I've seen projects running a harddisk via a IDE interface and internet on a 8 bit MSX computer, and yes that works, not fast. Why does a quadcore i7 take almost 10 minutes to start Windows 7 or Ubuntu 14.04 in 5 minutes before I can start to be productive... I don't get it, what went wrong developing these?

On my work I live with it, at home it's a different story, I like to keep things minimal. LXDE is my choise as a graphical environment. My main system is a 6 year old Packerd Bell netbook, with LXDE still a snappy and good system. Starts in 30 seconds and uses 130 mb memory (still to mutch I think) I even do some movie editing on it with Flowblade. In my home projects I use php cli instead of the mono framework, sqlite instead of mysql and lighthttp instead of apache. Keep it simple, keep it small and efficient.

 on: September 07, 2014, 12:16:40 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by wigums
have you tried install geany-plugins??

 on: September 07, 2014, 11:50:16 am 
Started by wigums - Last post by commiecam
This is an excellent article!  I make no claims to Unix-Guru-Hood and though I have been a sysop/lanmgr/ISSO working first with HP's RTE and since 1989 with Unix and similar systems (HP-UX,QNX2,4,and 6, Ultrix, Tru64, BSD). These days I am best considered a user more than a sysop or lan manager, sticking pretty much to Linux on my home machines. 

In 1993 I was running QNX2 when I downloaded Linux kernel 0.93.  Both were a joy when compared to the DOS/Windows of the day and through Yggdrasil, early Red Hat and other versions I was very happy.  I began to get upset when I got to Ubuntu 10.04 and since then the world has slowed down.  Now I find myself running fast machines slowly, and with bugs appearing and disappearing at a whim.  Bloatware describes the situation perfectly, as very strange egomaniac developers attempt to outdo each other with their equivalent of wheel spinners, tail-fins and multi-kilowatt sound systems all weighing down encumbering what had been, and still should be the software equivalent of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta in a world of obsolete three ton land yachts powered by cast iron truck engines. (aka Windows)

I for one, while admitting that I am far from a mover or a shaker in this business, will keep my own systems clean, spare and simple.  That is why I am running XFCE instead of GNOME or KDE and why I am looking even to eliminate XFCE.  There was a line that I read some time ago about the fact that software is getting slower more rapidly than systems are getting faster.  My suggestion to developers is that they look at the basic principles of Unix, and then that they learn to actually use assembly language and plain old "C", and that they optimise every bit of code.  I know it's slow and it's hard work.  But from my point of view the alternative to writing, debugging and optimising tight code is to be considerer the geek equivalent of Charlie the Tuna.

Sorry for the rant, but I am looking more and more at DSL and Puppy Linux as just about the only people who get the idea anymore.  When a modern 64 bit system which can run faster than a twenty year old Cray starts to bog down because of its operating system and its windowing software, something is terribly wrong.


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