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Old 03-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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DSL and Firefox


How do I download Adobe Flash Player to Fierfox running on DSL so I can view streaming video?
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ
Are you running dsl from a CD?
Take a look at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oblems-789818/

Kind regards
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

DSL is an outdated distribution (latest release 2008) and uses an old version of Firefox. If this is your first Linux experience, I would recommend using a currently-supported distro. There are many choices; Puppy Linux is a popular, beginner-friendly distro for older hardware that includes the Flash Player built-in.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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...or, go with Fedora LXDE, found here http://spins.fedoraproject.org/lxde/ - fits on a CD, and is about a fresh as it can be...it's a live CD, just pop it in the reader and power up the PC...

To concur with snowpine, DSL (for all its good aspects) if not really THE best starting point for Linux, as it is a "bare-bone" Linux...as in : "not much to look at"...

And, hey, welcome here!

Thor
 
Old 04-01-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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Okay, my VERY bad...had to keep the age of the laptop in account. How about open BSD? Okay, maybe not aimed at a beginner, but the documentation is pretty good.

Grab a copy
http://openbsd.informatik.uni-erlang...nBSD/4.8/i386/
(choose the "install48.iso" file and save it, then burn a CD from it, I guess you know how...)

Full intro/instructions
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/4.8/i386/INSTALL.i386

It's geared towards the i386 style systems, could just be what you need...

If you're still not sure, this site has a questionaire to help yopu find out what distro is best suited for your needs:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...firsttime=true

This thread is in my watch list, so I can help if need be...

Luck!

Thor

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