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Old 07-13-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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gnash 0.8.3-2 plugin for Iceweasel 3.0 problems


I recently uninstalled the proprietary Adobe Flash plugin which is no longer available in Debian Testing and installed the Free alternative Gnash version 0.8.3-2.

However, after loading the Flash content, all I get is a grey background. The Flash content seems to be loading though.

I am using the AMD-64 version of Debian. Is there any way to configure Gnash to work at least for YouTube videos or am I out of luck?
 
Old 07-14-2008, 09:26 AM   #2
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The answer would be no,unless you'll change the source code.Some web sites require Adobe flash player and they want work with gnash,it's different code and that's it.
But Richard Stallman said something about it;
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The popularity of Flash has been a big problem for our community, and we’ve been urging people not to use Flash for anything. However, we’ve just about solved that problem and we’re soon going to release a version of Gnash which can even handle YouTube.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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The answer would be no,unless you'll change the source code.Some web sites require Adobe flash player and they want work with gnash,it's different code and that's it.
But Richard Stallman said something about it;
It's a pity that I've had to admit defeat on this one. But I've gone back with the proprietary Flash plugin which is 32-bit and requires the huge ia32-libs package...
 
Old 07-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Actually, Gnash works fine on YouTube, and has (with intermittent glitches) for quite some time. I don't have an answer for Harishankar. The new 8.3 version works fine for me on 64-bit Debian.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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Actually, Gnash works fine on YouTube, and has (with intermittent glitches) for quite some time. I don't have an answer for Harishankar. The new 8.3 version works fine for me on 64-bit Debian.
Then that would be that newer version I guess,if so,then it was my mistake,I wasn't aware that it was released.Then,harishankar,maybe reinstalling gnash would help or check with richk about his hardware,software specifics.Maybe some other plugin is blocking gnash from working properly.At the moment I don't know what else to suggest.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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Actually, Gnash works fine on YouTube, and has (with intermittent glitches) for quite some time. I don't have an answer for Harishankar. The new 8.3 version works fine for me on 64-bit Debian.
It does work, but it seems very, very flaky, takes a long time to load and it gets stuck so often that I keep having to refresh the window. I couldn't pause or replay the video from the beginning and all I got was a blank view.

I also found that some other Flash sites just don't work at all with gnash. But I'm not bothered about those.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 05:34 PM   #7
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Talking rickh and everyone...

How do i install Gnash .v 0.8.3-2 from source on Debian Etch amd64?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 06:28 AM   #8
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How do i install Gnash .v 0.8.3-2 from source on Debian Etch amd64?
See http://wiki.gnashdev.org/Building_on_Debian for instructions.

If you would like the latest source code, install bzr and check out the repository:

bzr branch http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/r/gnash/trunk

Gnash is supposed to be stable and is heavily tested before any release, so any crash (a grey box in the browser) of the packaged Gnash on any website is a bug and should be reported to Debian.

If you're running your own build from Gnash sources, please report crashes on the Gnash bug tracker: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=gnash
 
  


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