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Old 01-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Debian Squeeze: Cannot have Flashgot Iceweasel addon detecting media streams


Hi,

I installed DownloadThemAll (DTA) and then Flashgot and was expecting to be able to download flv videos from sites like Youtube. I've that configuration working on Windows without problem.

On Debian the video stream is not detected and the "flashgot media" icon doesn't appear. The option "Media Flashgot [F7]" is greyed in the tools menu. So no possibility to get the flv file. (I know that I can dig for the file in the temporary space, etc, but that's not the solution I'm looking for).

I've kept the default plugin for Flash content, which seems to be Gnash. I don't know if Adobe Flash plugin is mandatory for using Media Flashgot.

No help found, except this page in French which says that in order to regain use of Flashgot you must install first d4x and d4x-common packages:
$sudo apt-get install d4x d4x-common
None are available for Squeeze, furthermore I doubt the problem is here.

I was not able to found another user with the same problem, could someone confirm the combination Squeeze-Gnash-DTA-Flashgot works for him/her?

Any help appreciated.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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I have never used them addons, so don't know specifically. have you tried them addons in any other distro? I ask this because debain ships with no proprietary software, and some things left to the user to configure
 
Old 01-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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I'm new to Linux, this is my first install, a few days ago. I never tried to use Iceweasel addons in the past.

By the way I see you have also a TP. On mine (old T60) under Linux I've two problems with the hardware management, I wonder if you have the same.

1. I use the trackpoint only, so I've installed a package named gpointing-device-settings which allow to disable the touchpad, but actually it comes back active at each reboot.

2. Same problem for bluetooth, at each reboot it is reactivated.

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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ok, your just starting. its probably not the best advice, and there will be people who disagree, but I recommended you try a different distro to begin with until you grasps some of the concepts of linux a little better. I have a different thinkpad by the way, you must have misread; I've a x220. if you decide to stick with debian which is my favorite distro by the way, you may have to install nonfree plugins. my computers track point works fine, your desktop environment should provide a way to alter your trackpad settings. but yeah I suggest a more newby distro, like Mepis, PClinuxos or mint.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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You need, I think, Flash Video Downloader (add on to Iceweasel). I have gnash installed.

Persist with Debian is my recommendation. There is no easier and viable alternative

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
I have a different thinkpad by the way, you must have misread
Nearly all TPs have the same "ultranav" driver under windows, could be also the same hardware, and could have the same driver under Linux.

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My computers track point works fine, your desktop environment should provide a way to alter your trackpad settings
That's right, I installed gpointing-device-settings, which has a gnome UI. There is an option to disable the touchpad, if set to "disabled", then it is disable for the end of the current session, but in spite the config remains "disabled", it is re-enabled at the next reboot. Don't understand why. I've no problem with the trackpoint, which I also use in place of the touchpad.

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If you decide to stick with debian which is my favorite distro by the way...
This is what I'll do, I read everywere Debian is the best on every aspect, though not for the basic user.
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but yeah I suggest a more newby distro...
I survived building a small computer in the '80 and doing assembly programming... not mentionning I survived using Windows from 3.1 to 7, therefore I hope it isn't indecent to expect harnessing the simple install of a well designed distribution based on a well designed OS with the support of its long time community?

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You need, I think, Flash Video Downloader (add on to Iceweasel). I have gnash installed.
Thanks. I'll try that in the last resort, but would prefer to stick with Flashgot (isn't FVD plagged with adware of some sort? At some point if time at least)

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Persist with Debian is my recommendation. There is no easier and viable alternative
I appreciate the motivation.

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