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Old 02-19-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question Fedora21, a too old computer for Gnome 3 and/or too old user ...


My computer has:
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Memory 4,7
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2 64-bit
Display driver Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS69
This Fedora21 was on LINUX FORMATs dvd LXF194D/02/15 and I have very difficult to use it. First: When I start my computer then after a while the sign in panel appears. But it's nearly impossible to read, no clear letters, the graphic is a mess ... I can ques that I must write my useride and password and after that the Gnome 3 desctop appears.

My PC-computers are old (as I also, over 80). I know Gnome 3 is too much for them although for ex. KDE works althou slowly, Fxce well. How to change to KDE or Fxce

When one uses his computer for netsurfing soon he finds that Flash plugin for explorers is terrible needed. With this Fedora the Firefox asked me to download Adobe Flah-player and I kindly followed the order and found a rpm-file from Adobes pages. But I did not succeed in downloading and installing.
Tell me how I can get the necessary Adobe Flash pleyer to this Fedora21 installation, please! I can use the terminal command as "apt-get install", "yum ..." so any clear list of code will do.

Yes, I know the world were much better if the codewriters used HTML5, but we must live in were we live. For me Thank's God only some years arer left
 
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Check the fedora respins site. There are fedora spins with LXDE and XFCE that might be exactly what you need.
http://spins.fedoraproject.org/

I like LXDE over XFCE, but both are lean and fast compared with KDE, which is generally a bit faster and leaner than gnome. They also have spins with mate, but I do not use mate and cannot comment on that.

I would also consider revisor, an installable system for generating your own custom spin on fedora in a few clicks. Alas, it requires a working fedora system to start and may require resources you lack.
 
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sudo yum install @lxde-desktop
sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install flash-plugin

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Old 02-20-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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sudo yum install @lxde-desktop
sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install flash-plugin
Although I've never tried it, he could use Fedora Utilis to install Flash, I've had trouble with Flash on Linux, so any way to make it any easier is welcome in my book.

I can confirm that MATE works like a charm. Nice, light, and familiar. If you can put up with having 2 nearly identical applications for everything, go ahead and install MATE.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install flash-plugin
Thank you, this worked well! But what will happen in the time when Adobe Flash must be uppdated, may it happen smoothly or not?
 
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the first command sets up adobes repository. the second command installs the largest flash update.
 
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