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Old 03-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Older flash player for a Pentium 3 ?


I'm using Semplice linux, Debian based, and I'd be asking this on Semplice's forums, but, although I managed to jump through all 500 of the hoops that Semplice has a user go through to register, it still won't let me log in there to ask this. So I'm here as a sort of last resort. Sorry for the rant.

I have a Windoes 98 era IBM Thinkpad, that has a Pentium 3. In order to get flash working on it, I'll have to get an older version of flash, as the newer version only works with Pentium 4 and newer. I haven't found how to do that yet in Debian, and was wondering if anyone has encountered somethging similar, and how they went about it.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Download the latest 10.x version from here and place the relevant .so file inside ~/.mozilla/plugins.
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html
 
Old 03-23-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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That worked! took a while to figure it all out, Adobe's page was somewhat confusing, and which version to use was a multiple guess quiz, but I finally got flash working, so thanks. But...

...Only to discover that Semplice apparently doesn't come with any sort of a volume control!! Aargh! I attempted to install alsa from the Package manager, and while that seemed to install successfully, nothing shows in the left-click-menu, and while I now can play videos, they're all silent movies!

I had no idea that having an older computer meant that I could only watch silent films. An amazing feat, in a way.

Guess that's gonna hafta be a new thread.
 
Old 03-23-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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Uh

Code:
alsamixer

Maybe?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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Yeah, that would be great. But typing 'alsamixer' in the terminal draws a blank. Searching for alsamixer in the Package Manager brought up cairo-dock-alsamixer-plugin on my first try, but after installing that, no sound and nothing showing a volume control. After your response, I tried the package Manager again, this time going with alsamixergui. That shows in the drop-down menu, but when I try and run it it says 'alsamixer. No such file or function."

Running 'sudo apt-get install alsamixer" says 'Unable to locate package alsamixer.'
 
Old 03-24-2013, 02:33 AM   #6
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Alsamixer is included in alsa-utils.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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OK, that actually got me somewhere. Bash came back with "alsa-alsa-utils is already the newest version.
alsa-utils set to manually installed."

So I've already got alsa-utils, and have probably had it sitting there since I installed the OS. And I've got alsamixergui. But when I run alsamixergui, it says that "alsamixer function send_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory."
 
Old 03-24-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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OK, that actually got me somewhere. Bash came back with "alsa-alsa-utils is already the newest version.
alsa-utils set to manually installed."

So I've already got alsa-utils, and have probably had it sitting there since I installed the OS. And I've got alsamixergui. But when I run alsamixergui, it says that "alsamixer function send_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory."
Ok. I went out to my motorcycle shop and I booted my Semplice partition and typed in alsamixer which opened up in terminal.
I only have alsa-utils installed and that is it. I went into synaptic and found installed files with my working alsamixer. Here they are.

Code:
/.
/etc
/etc/init.d
/etc/init.d/alsa-utils
/lib
/lib/udev
/lib/udev/rules.d
/lib/udev/rules.d/90-alsa-restore.rules
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/aconnect
/usr/bin/alsaloop
/usr/bin/alsamixer
/usr/bin/alsaucm
/usr/bin/amidi
/usr/bin/amixer
/usr/bin/aplay
/usr/bin/aplaymidi
/usr/bin/arecord
/usr/bin/arecordmidi
/usr/bin/aseqdump
/usr/bin/aseqnet
/usr/bin/iecset
/usr/bin/speaker-test
/usr/sbin
/usr/sbin/alsactl
/usr/share
/usr/share/alsa
/usr/share/alsa/init
/usr/share/alsa/init/00main
/usr/share/alsa/init/default
/usr/share/alsa/init/hda
/usr/share/alsa/init/help
/usr/share/alsa/init/info
/usr/share/alsa/init/test
/usr/share/alsa/speaker-test
/usr/share/alsa/speaker-test/sample_map.csv
/usr/share/alsa/utils.sh
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/NEWS.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/alsa-utils/copyright
/usr/share/lintian
/usr/share/lintian/overrides
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/alsa-utils
/usr/share/locale
/usr/share/locale/de
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES
/usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/alsa-utils.mo
/usr/share/locale/fr
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES
/usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/alsa-utils.mo
/usr/share/locale/ja
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES
/usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/alsa-utils.mo
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man1
/usr/share/man/man1/aconnect.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/alsactl.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/alsaloop.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/alsamixer.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/amidi.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/amixer.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/aplay.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/aplaymidi.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/arecord.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/arecordmidi.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/aseqdump.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/aseqnet.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/iecset.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/speaker-test.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man7
/usr/share/man/man7/alsactl_init.7.gz
/usr/share/sounds
/usr/share/sounds/alsa
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Left.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Right.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Rear_Center.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Rear_Left.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Rear_Right.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Side_Left.wav
/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Side_Right.wav
/var
/var/lib
/var/lib/alsa
Code:
$ inxi -b
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.2.0-4-486 i686 (32 bit) Desktop: Openbox 3.5.0 Distro: Semplice 2.0.4 emily
Machine:   System: IBM product: 679421U
           Mobo: IBM model: IBM Bios: IBM version: 20KT46AUS date: 06/04/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) clocked at 1794.409 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] 
           X.Org: 1.12.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI nv05 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.2 Mesa 8.0.5
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller driver: e100 
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 100.1GB (-)
Info:      Processes: 108 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 255.8/1136.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.19
 
Old 03-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #9
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After seeing your output, and having no clue how to make alsa work like yours, I took a shot in then dark and ran apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade dist. I tried that a few weeks ago, and for whatever reason, nothing happened when I did that. This time I got a bazillion updates, so I'm waiting for that to finish, and see if I get lucky and the problem fixes itself. Can't hurt anything, from what I see.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #10
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I just dist-upgraded this box since last post

Code:
$ sudo apt-get update 
[sudo] password for harry: 
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily Release.gpg                 
Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [836 B]               
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily Release   
Get:2 http://ftp.debian.org unstable Release [235 kB]
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/main Sources
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/non-free Sources
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/main i386 Packages
Hit http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/non-free i386 Packages
Get:3 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex [7876 B]     
Hit http://ftp.debian.org unstable/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex            
Hit http://ftp.debian.org unstable/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex   
Hit http://ftp.debian.org unstable/contrib Translation-en/DiffIndex   
Hit http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main Translation-en/DiffIndex      
Hit http://ftp.debian.org unstable/non-free Translation-en/DiffIndex  
Get:4 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main i386 2013-03-24-1413.04.pdiff [885 B]
Get:5 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main i386 2013-03-24-1413.04.pdiff [885 B]
Ign http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/main Translation-en                 
Ign http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net emily/non-free Translation-en             
Fetched 245 kB in 18s (13.0 kB/s)
Code:
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Went without a error or hitch.

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-03-2013 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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And my upgrade went flawlessly too. Now I'm completely up to date.

Still no sound, though. Wonder what magic words I have to enter to make bash tell the goldanged soundcard to play the noises when the video of the dancing cats is playing.
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #12
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Was reading http://stray-notes.blogspot.com/2010...up-debian.html

and saw a line that said to run 'aptitude install alsa-base alsa-utils.' That made this:
Code:
larry@lilthinkpad:~$ sudo aptitude install alsa-base alsa-utils
The following packages will be REMOVED:  
  atmel-firmware{u} bluez-firmware{u} debhelper{u} firmware-atheros{u} 
  firmware-bnx2{u} firmware-bnx2x{u} firmware-brcm80211{u} 
  firmware-crystalhd{u} firmware-intelwimax{u} firmware-ipw2x00{u} 
  firmware-ivtv{u} firmware-iwlwifi{u} firmware-libertas{u} 
  firmware-myricom{u} firmware-netxen{u} firmware-qlogic{u} 
  firmware-ralink{u} firmware-realtek{u} fxload{u} gettext{u} html2text{u} 
  intltool-debian{u} libapr1{u} libaprutil1{u} libasprintf-dev{u} 
  libblas3gf{u} libcanberra-gtk3-0{u} libgettextpo-dev{u} libgettextpo0{u} 
  liblapack3gf{u} libserf1{u} libsvn1{u} libunistring0{u} linux-wlan-ng{u} 
  linux-wlan-ng-firmware{u} midisport-firmware{u} po-debconf{u} 
  subversion{u} zd1211-firmware{u} 
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 39 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 49.9 MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
(Reading database ... 73017 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing atmel-firmware ...
Removing bluez-firmware ...
Removing linux-wlan-ng-firmware ...
Removing debhelper ...
Removing firmware-atheros ...
Removing firmware-bnx2 ...
Removing firmware-bnx2x ...
Removing firmware-brcm80211 ...
Removing firmware-crystalhd ...
Removing firmware-intelwimax ...
Removing firmware-ipw2x00 ...
Removing firmware-ivtv ...
Removing firmware-iwlwifi ...
Removing firmware-libertas ...
Removing firmware-myricom ...
Removing firmware-netxen ...
Removing firmware-qlogic ...
Removing firmware-ralink ...
Removing firmware-realtek ...
Removing midisport-firmware ...
Removing fxload ...
Removing po-debconf ...
Removing intltool-debian ...
Removing gettext ...
Removing html2text ...
Removing subversion ...
Removing libsvn1:i386 ...
Removing libserf1:i386 ...
Removing libaprutil1 ...
Removing libapr1 ...
Removing libasprintf-dev:i386 ...
Removing libblas3gf ...
Removing libcanberra-gtk3-0:i386 ...
Removing libgettextpo-dev:i386 ...
Removing libgettextpo0:i386 ...
Removing liblapack3gf ...
Removing libunistring0:i386 ...
Removing linux-wlan-ng ...
Removing zd1211-firmware ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for install-info ...
Processing triggers for mime-support ...
                                         
larry@lilthinkpad:~$
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:13 PM   #13
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And still no sound. Not even Simon and Garfunkle's 'Sounds of Silence.'
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #14
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Looks like all you did was remove some unused wireless firmware is all.

Stupid question time. Is sound enabled in bios?
 
Old 03-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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I've never had a problem playing sound on it before, and I've had it for a few years now.

Downloading an Arch install cd now. From the frying pan and into the fire.
 
  


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