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Old 05-01-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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shockwave on Firefox


Hi folks,

I'm trying to play Q*Bert online, on this webpage http://www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/qbert.htm

Works fine on the windows box, but on linux, i get the error,

"This page contains information of a type (application/x-director) that can only be viewed with the appropriate Plug-In.

Click OK to download the Plug-in."

I've installed Shockwave.

games like this:

http://www.arcadepod.com/games/play.php?id=bubble2

work. (though incredibly slow)

any thoughts?

thanks!

Murray
 
Old 05-01-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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Macromedia stuff is proprietary and non-free (and therefore: worthless).

They have a flash plugin implementation for linux (Is it slow? They made it, nobody can fix it), but no shockwave plugin. The second link uses flash, the first one shockwave.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:00 PM   #3
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There is no shokwave plugin. Only a flash player one.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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To try and speed up flash in firefox, try adding this to your firefox startup script:

export FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
 
Old 05-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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oh ok. sorry for the confusion guys, thanks for the clarification. I added that line of code to firefox, we'll see if that speeds things up a bit.

Thanks!

Murray
 
Old 05-02-2004, 03:46 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kovacs
To try and speed up flash in firefox, try adding this to your firefox startup script:

export FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
I've been looking for a fix for this. Thank you Kovacs!!!

Heh, and I *just* went back to Opera as well. Guess I'll change over again. Long live Firefox!
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:43 PM   #7
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Sign the pettion for shokwave: http://www.petitiononline.com/linuxswp/
 
Old 05-03-2004, 04:59 PM   #8
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done.
 
  


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