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Author Topic: Flash for Linux [SOLVED]  (Read 2509 times)

ByteMonkey

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Flash for Linux [SOLVED]
« on: September 08, 2008, 02:35:49 pm »

I just updated to latest version of Flash on my laptop (version 9, I believe) and it would seem that the videos on youtube and hulu are very choppy. Is this something that is normal with VL or am I forgetting to upgrade something else? 

  How hard would it be to downgrade and where can I find an old copy of the flash plugin? The previous plug-in that came with my install worked okay. I believe it was version 7. I only upgraded because Hulu kept saying that my flash plug in was too old.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2008, 08:03:26 pm by ByteMonkey »
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stretchedthin

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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 10:54:56 pm »

What kind of computer do you have?  I have recently read on another thread that flash version 9 does not do as well on systems with low resources as it's predecessors.  As far as rolling back to an earlier version the only thing I can think of is a reinstall of VL. If you have your data on a separate /home partition this won't be to much of a set back.
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caitlyn

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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 11:07:03 am »

Good grief!  You NEVER have to reinstall Linux, any Linux, to add or remove a single piece of software.  This isn't Windows!

All you need to do is remove the Flash plugin file from each browser you use (they all have a plugins directory) and then reinstall the plugins package from the Vector Linux repository with the option to overwrite.

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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 12:06:47 pm »

Sorry Caitlyn. You stubbled on a newbie trying to help a newbie.  I think your talking about the VLplugins in GSlapt.  Trouble is I looked for something in gslapt that contained or referenced to the word flash. Maybe the same for ByteMonkey.   I just though I would try to help out because he had waited over a day for a response.
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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 06:12:57 pm »

Download the latests flash file from www.adobe.com. Extract it and you will see libflashplayer.so, replace the current file at /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.......it work for seamonkey and firefox...I would be advisable to backup the original file before doing this..

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=4723.0
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dawnsboy

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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 06:48:52 pm »

Here are the system requirements for flashplayer taken from the Adobe web site:

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Modern processor (800MHz or faster) 
512MB of RAM,
128MB of graphics memory 

As you can see Flash Player is much more resource intensive in Linux than Windows or Mac.

The table can be found at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/systemreqs/
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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 07:04:47 pm »

Good grief!  You NEVER have to reinstall Linux, any Linux, to add or remove a single piece of software.  This isn't Windows!

All you need to do is remove the Flash plugin file from each browser you use (they all have a plugins directory) and then reinstall the plugins package from the Vector Linux repository with the option to overwrite.


LOL, easy there    :D


As a note:
                If it worked from the default package that came on the CD, then put in your CD and you can grab the package from there,, as well as the repository. Just be sure uninstall the newer one first ,in a case such as this one.
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ByteMonkey

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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 07:14:34 pm »

Thanks for all your help.  I managed to roll back my Flash by deleting the plug-in and reinstalling the plug-ins file from the Gslapt package manager.
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Re: Flash for Linux
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 07:23:11 pm »

Good deal  8)  if I could please, get you to edit this topic and add [solved] into it that would be super great too ... thanks
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