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Old 04-28-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Flash player problem


Hi, my flash player has stopped playing back audio on a particular TV show recording. Movie is fine but no audio.It's fine with every other movie.

However, I notice I can play that same tv show in windows, which has to discount a problem with the station or their movie files. The slack package used to play this tv TV program until recently.

Code:
http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=tonightwithvincentbrowne
Do you think reinstalling the package would fix it?

i.e.

Code:
slackpkg remove flash-player-plugin-10.0_r45-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
then

Code:
slackpkg install flash-player-plugin-10.0_r45-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz

Last edited by siawash; 04-28-2010 at 02:16 PM. Reason: info correction
 
Old 04-28-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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Hi,

With flash provided by Adobe, there always has problems on linux, regardless of what browser you're using (firefox, chrome, opera...) and whatever distribution. This is from my personal experience.

So far, the perfect solution i know is that using latest Google Chrome dev version with the built-in flash. You can get it from SBo. Issue this command to use the internal flash
Quote:
google-chrome --enable-internal-flash
Do not have flash problems any more since using this dev version some weeks ago.
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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No problems here. You didn't play with the volume by any chance?

You might want to consider rm'ing ~/.adobe/Flash_Player and other config files you can find.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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@dive: try to play a youtube clip, pause it, reopen after 1 day, see what happens. What happened to me is that the audio became fuzzy and very shrill.

Or you try to upload a file big enough to mediafire.com (it uses a flash-based uploader), the browser will totally freeze.

As i said, these problems happens on every browser and every distros i ever used, though it never happens on Windows.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 04:54 PM   #5
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Hi Thursapr, I will try that and let you know tomorrow.

Thanks

Last edited by siawash; 04-28-2010 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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To get the latest flash:

If you are using 32 bit slackware, download the 10.1 flash player pre-release, or as suggested install google-chrome with will install the same flash player version. Whatever you like. With 64 bit, there MIGHT be a newer flash plugin than what you have I can't remember exactly. Chrome doesn't bundle flash with the 64 bit version.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:26 AM   #7
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Darn it, I am using 64 bit distro....
 
Old 04-29-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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Sorry about that last comment posted in jest.

I managed to install Chrome as shown in my /tmp

Code:
google-chrome-5.0.375.23-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
It looks chrome installed successfully

Code:
 whereis google-chrome
google-chrome: /usr/bin/google-chrome /usr/X11R6/bin/google-chrome /usr/bin/X11/google-chrome /usr/X11/bin/google-chrome /usr/man/man1/google-chrome.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/google-chrome.1.gz /usr/X11/man/man1/google-chrome.1.gz
But the application wont launch when click on the icon

When I try to run it from terminal i get

Code:
google-chrome
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
root@redeemer:~#
when i tried to enable flash

Code:
google-chrome --enable-internal-flash 
/usr/bin/google-chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libgconf-2.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:10 PM   #9
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Gconf is a dependency and orbit2 is a dependency of Gconf. Did you install those?

Quote:
SlackBuilds Repository

13.0 > Network > google-chrome (5.0.371.0)

Google Chrome (Open Source Web Browser)

This script will repackage the debian binary. The snapshot is updated
daily, so the MD5SUM and VERSION numbers are not likely to match.

You can disable plugin (flash, etc) support by running the script:
PLUGINS=no ./google-chrome.SlackBuild
Default is yes (enabled). This is a simple change to the .desktop file.

This requires GConf, and seamonkey-solibs from Slackware's patches.

Maintained by: Erik Hanson
Approved by: dsomero
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Gconf is a dependency and orbit2 is a dependency of Gconf. Did you install those?
No, I did't because i did not see it in any instructions. When you say dependency do you mean flash or chrome. Because chrome was shown in my application list as fully installed.

In any case I will try to find them in slackbuilds and try to install. Will keep you updated.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:34 PM   #11
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Gconf is part of gnome. If this is a slackware box you need Gconf and seamonkey solibs. The quote is from the slackbuilds page for google-chrome. If you are using sbopkg you might have missed that. The thing about google-chrome slackbuild is that it isn't compiling anything, just repackaging and linking some libraries, therefore you won't get any errors regarding missing dependencies I don't think because it isn't building, just installing a .deb file.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...google-chrome/
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:19 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by damgar View Post
Gconf is part of gnome. If this is a slackware box you need Gconf and seamonkey solibs. The quote is from the slackbuilds page for google-chrome. If you are using sbopkg you might have missed that.
I know it's not what you meant but, just because it sounds like a limitation in sbopkg, I'll say that people can read the README by doing

Code:
sbopkg -s APP
or by browsing to or searching for the package via the dialog interface and reading its README and other files from there, so there's no sbopkg-intrinsic reason to miss it.

There's also the -R flag to see the READMEs before building and so on.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 10:12 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slakmagik View Post
I know it's not what you meant but, just because it sounds like a limitation in sbopkg, I'll say that people can read the README by doing

Code:
sbopkg -s APP
or by browsing to or searching for the package via the dialog interface and reading its README and other files from there, so there's no sbopkg-intrinsic reason to miss it.

There's also the -R flag to see the READMEs before building and so on.
Yean, not what I meant. It's just not one of the first things you see like it is on the SBo page. sbopkg is awesome.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 07:30 AM   #14
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Let me first of all apologize for my oversight. The dependencies were clearly mentioned on the slackbuild site.

I am not sure whether these dependencies can work post chrome installation or do I need to uninstall chrome and start afresh.?

I found GConf on the slackbuild site but not seamonkey-solibs. And I am not sure if they should be installed in any sequence.?

I did find seamonkey-solibs on slackware.com

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...3-x86_64-1.txz

I am guessing I can install it using

installpkg
 
Old 04-30-2010, 07:50 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by siawash View Post
I did find seamonkey-solibs on slackware.com

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...3-x86_64-1.txz

I am guessing I can install it using installpkg
First: that is not seamonkey-solibs from the "l/" section but the full seamonkey from the "xap/" section. FOr your purposes the seamonkey-solibs would be sufficient but installing the full seamonkey instead is OK.

Second: that URL is for 64-bit Slackware-current. Only install this version if indeed you are running slackware-current and not 13.0.

Eric
 
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