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Old 01-19-2007, 06:57 PM   #16
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Concerning speed, what are your takes on this problem...


My young son is after me to correct the problem he has when he visits his online web site called club penguin.
When he visits the site, his penguin moves slow ..actually it pauses and moves pauses and moves so the movements are not smooth. This hinders his enjoyment of the game and he is not able to move quick enough to do tasks that the other penguins are. He is not able to navigate the catalog well where he can choose clothing for his penguin. If the web site is crowed with others who are "gaming on line with him. his problem becomes exorberant and his frustration grows to the point of anger and disgust and he sings off and misses out.
When we had X2000 as our operating system, he did not experience this.
He is in high hopes that Dad finds a solution before Jan. 21 2007 because he says, " the new clothing catalog comes out and the web site will be crowed, and all the cool stuff will be sold out, if I can't navigate the site any better"
Can some one tell us why this happens and how to correct it? remember we are newbies to Mepis 6.0 having just come from using windows 2000.
Thanks we look forward to your replies!
Flywelder and son
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:06 PM   #17
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Flash is not designed for playing games. Macromedia Flash player for Linux just sucks. Send a complaint to Macromedia and tell them to use OpenSDL for Flash player. For now, you can either select low quality settings and increase local storage or setup VMware Server, to run Windows 2000 in a virtual machine. The speed should be a lot better than dual booting. Dual booting can take 10 to 30 minutes just to get settled. It is better to have a broadband connection to download the flash file than using a dial-up connection.

For game playing on internet web sites, JAVA should be used instead.

Web designers, when will they ever learn.

I recommend the following for the decent performance in VMware.
512 MB of RAM (more is better)
1 GHz CPU (faster is better)
IDE for the Virtual Machine storage connection
A lot of hard drive space

Storing VMware virtual machine's disk image on a XFS filesystem makes the virtual machine access files faster and have higher throughput.

There is another way but it could take longer than setting up VMware server. You can try to use WINE and install the Windows version of Firefox. Then install Macromedia Flash Player 9 for Windows. It should behave better, but WINE is not reliable and stable. WINE does crash and it can get infected by viruses, so use clamav to scan for viruses and backup your fake Windows directory structure before running WINE.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #18
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I suggest using "kill -15 [pid number for program]" first. This is the same as doing CTL+C to terminate a program. Using the kill signal (9) is murder. If you used the terminate signal (15) for a few times and it is still alive and kicking, you can then use the kill signal (9).

Do not use renice and nice when using 2.6.x kernels. These two commands are meant to be used with 2.4.x kernels.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:41 AM   #19
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Thank you Each and ALL !

Thanks for every ones ideas and sugestions, and tips. SO many of these have helped me!
My enjoyment of mepis now has increased because of each of you!

On a differnt topic ...maybe.....
Can you help me out with the question I posted concerning the problems my son encounters when he plays his club penguin game on line? His character's movements are so slow and irratic.. not at all like they were when we had windows 2000... why is that?
Flywelder
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:52 AM   #20
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Ok .....sorry to say that once again you lost me...

Other than writting to media_______ and that there is no great ________ for Linux....you lost me. I am in the dark on the rest.....

Electro, I'll try these ideas but I don't know how to begin or what to de or where to go after I begin...would you like to hold my hand and lead me please? because I can't make a move otherwise.

Send me a hyper link to the Media_______ and I'll send a letter pleading for action!
Thanks,
Flywelder
SAt.night the 20 of Jan. 2007
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:40 AM   #21
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Since Adobe has acquire Macromedia. Macromedia is now Adobe.

I tested Flash Player 9 and provides fluid video (watching flash videos on SciFi site) but on some sites Firefox crashes, so I had to downgrade to 7. You can try install Flash Player 9 and use Opera. Use static linked version of Opera to ease installation.

On the command line, type X -version. If the version is 7 or greater, than graphics and input devices should work faster. If the version is below, you will have to upgrade to get the added benefits that it 7 and above provides. If you are using 6.9, you better upgrade as soon as possible. 6.9 is known to have memory leaks.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:57 PM   #22
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Your Uregent response about this flash player for linux needed

Morning!
I went searching for Adobe to send another letter requesting they make/write a flash player for Linux. What I found was this listing:

Adobe - Adobe Flash Player
Adobe delivers Flash Player 9 for Linux, extending its reach to the broadest ... The Adobe Flash Player Detection Kit is a combination of software and ...
www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ - 27k - Cached - Similar pages
Adobe


In my own opinion, I am not qualified to determine if this is a good and applicable solution for us Linux users.
So I entrust you members here at the forum who feel they can make that determination, and ask you to do so and report back your findings. As soon as one can.
Any takers for the task?
We await your report!
Flywelder
Sunday afternoon
 
Old 01-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #23
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ooops I think I jumped the gun....

In appears to me that in my excitement and haste to post the discovery...I overlooked Electro's posting reflecting having tried the flash player 9 I was so excited about. I am a newbie, forgive me fellow members.
Flywelder

PS: If i am running simply Mepis 6.0 which of the flash players should I choose? the tar..??? something or the other?
Thanks every one!
Flywelder
 
Old 01-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #24
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An update from Flywelder...I need help ...again

I flipped the coin and choose to download the tar..... something or other version of flashplayer 9
I wrote down the instructions. I went to the deck top and there was the down load. I clicked on it, and it opened and that is as far as I can get! I went to K-menu and clicked on run command. I typed : ./flashplayer-installer just as the intsruction at adobe say to do! and nothing except a response that states I cannot do that.
So here I sit. I await your rescue members!
SOS!!
Flywelder
sunday 1-21-07
 
Old 01-21-2007, 03:00 PM   #25
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You will have to go to the command line and either use su or sudo. The utility sudo is safer, but su can still be used. When using su to substitute yourself as root, you may have to use su - to get the full environment settings of root. However, the user that is going to be using either command have to be in the wheel group. Probably the simplest way is to hit CTL+ALT+F1 and login as root.

After you have install it, you may have to use symbolic links. Symbolic links are like pointers to a file name and it can also represent a different command name than what is intended. There are hard links, but they can only be used on the same partition where the file is located. Hard links points to an inode instead of the file. The command that creates links is ln. Use man ln to find out how to use it.

Firefox and Seamonkey uses $HOME/.mozilla/plugins for plugins like Flash player. They can also search many paths for plugins. Most web browsers, you can type aboutlugins and it will print a list of plugins that it has found and acknowledge as a plugin.

Correction:
It is not OpenSDL. It is SDL. Sorry, about that.
 
  


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