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Old 12-08-2014, 03:48 AM   #1
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Facebook Flash game sluggish no matter what distro I use, a work around for this?

Good morning,

I've been having this persistent problem no matter what distribution I've tried and I don't have the knowledge to figure out why it happens no matter what. There's this flash game that is very sluggish, it's a real time/player vs. player Facebook application and the sluggishness is costing my Mother wins and she would likely happily switch to any distribution I put on her desktop and axe Windows XP (yeah, I know) if only the game wasn't unbearable the way it is. That's all she does, browse Facebook and play that single game after work.

I've tried Fedora, Debian, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint and Ubuntu. I know little to nothing about Linux operating systems except how to follow directions and Google when I'm having a problem. To give you an idea a few weeks ago I very proudly taught myself how to navigate through my Xubuntu directory via the terminal, haha

Is it driver related perhaps? I thought at first it might be Chrome/Chromium related because I install those so she can actually play the game, because the game requires the most up to date version and Chrome was the only answer I could think of but I can play the game just fine on my laptop with Chrome so that wouldn't be it? Which is making me think maybe this is driver related?

I wish I could tell you the make and model of the PC but all I can say is it's a Gateway that's maybe from 2008 or 09 at best and the serial number sticker is worn off so I can't look it up, however I got the specs posted below. Not happy about it but I've got her using Windows 10 Technical Preview until I can figure out what to do next because I wanted to see her off of XP that badly. I'm thinking the answer is buying her a new machine when my income tax return comes in February, haha

AMD Sempron LE-1200
Sparta 65nm Technology

4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 351MHz (5-5-5-18)

Gateway MCP61SM2MA (Socket AM2 )

HP w1907 (1440x900@60Hz)
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 (Foxconn)

372GB Hitachi HDT725040VLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA)

I know it's a petty problem but I appreciate you taking a few moments to read this and help me troubleshoot,

Old 12-08-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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Adobe has dropped support for Flash in GNU/Linux.

You can use the pepperflashplugin-nonfree (maintained by Google themselves) in Chromium or just use Chrome (it's already included)...

Apart from that, hopefully your Mother's game will transition to HTML5 before Windows 10 is released (?August 2015) and you have to start paying for it.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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I think mid April if I remember reading correctly, I'll just buy a new machine by then. I'm a bit disappointed this one won't suit her though, I was thinking it was a long wait for HTML5 to take over? I guess I tried everything its just up to waiting now


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