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Old 06-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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hi i just instaled linux on my ps3...its realy great but can anyone tell me if linux will soon updat with flash pluggins as your kinda restricted sometimes. hope you can help thx
 
Old 06-13-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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The problem is that you are running Linux on a non-standard platform that has little software support. The PS3's processor (at least when running in Linux mode) is nothing more than a PowerPC chip, which doesn't have nearly the software support of x86. This means that for closed source binary programs like the Flash plugin, you are at the mercy of the developer (Adobe).

There is nothing anybody can do about this (short of creating an OSS Flash plugin, which has been attempted).
 
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thx for the quick reply...so are you saying that its up to adobe when they decide to updade or maybe they never will?...and do you think they will update the ps3 to. thx again.
 
Old 06-14-2008, 08:35 AM   #4
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If I understand you correctly, the question is: Will Adobe support Linux on the PS3?

For any company to invest in supporting a platform, they have to see where the market is going. Linux on PS3 is maybe too small of a niche for them to be interested in.

I thought flash was a plugin for the browser. Is it platform-dependent?
 
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"I thought flash was a plugin for the browser. Is it platform-dependent?"

Absolutely. The plugin still needs to call the libraries to get its job done.

The best you can do at the moment is to use 'gnash' - however, it's a few revisions behind the latest Flash since Adobe suddenly became so secretive with Flash again. Unfortunately, most online news sites keep telling me my version of flash is not new enough - I imagine you'd have the same problem with gnash.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 06:03 AM   #6
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ok thx guys. i dont have a pc rite now so linux on ps3 is great as an OS. its just a pitty you cant stream video...but who knows maybe in the near future. ill give gnash a try. thx again.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 09:53 AM   #7
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"its just a pitty you cant stream video..."

Of course you can stream video, and you can also play video streams. That really hasn't got much to do with 'Flash'.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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The problem is that you are running Linux on a non-standard platform that has little software support. The PS3's processor (at least when running in Linux mode) is nothing more than a PowerPC chip, which doesn't have nearly the software support of x86. This means that for closed source binary programs like the Flash plugin, you are at the mercy of the developer (Adobe).

There is nothing anybody can do about this (short of creating an OSS Flash plugin, which has been attempted).
hi im new to this hope im typeing in right spot.i need to ask u something? hope u know the answer but i keep gettin error report when i try to install updates.it says to run dpkg configuration. how and what is this? and also when i download somethin then try to open it. it wont let me
 
Old 06-15-2008, 10:13 AM   #9
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hi im new to this hope im typeing in right spot.i need to ask u something? hope u know the answer but i keep gettin error report when i try to install updates.it says to run dpkg configuration. how and what is this? and also when i download somethin then try to open it. it wont let me
Welcome to LQ!! But no, you are not in the right place. This is a new question which has nothing to do with the current thread.

Please post a new thread. When you do, please specify what distro (version) of Linux you are using.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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"its just a pitty you cant stream video..."

Of course you can stream video, and you can also play video streams. That really hasn't got much to do with 'Flash'.
hi...but when im on a page it says you need a pluggin to play video but when i try to download the pluggin it says does not support. maybe you can help?
 
Old 06-16-2008, 06:04 PM   #11
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Visit http://swfdec.freedesktop.org/

It has a plugin for mozilla, and it's supposed to compile on powerpc, so, it should work as well on ps3. However, I haven't tried it myself (in either ppc nor ps3). It works for youtube, for example. About the rest of video stuff, you could try installing mplayerplug-in or vlc. Gxine also has a plugin I think but it's long since I used it.
 
  


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