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Old 05-11-2015, 03:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy so my kids got their hands on our laptop...

My lovely 2and 3 year old got onto our laptop and crashed the thing my boyfriend was able to do a reset on it however the flash player on it is now playing in fast forward he has just uninstalling and reinstalling flash as well as changing a number of setting so on and so forth ... Any suggestions?
Old 05-11-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

More information is needed such as:
Make & model of laptop.
Linux distribution.
Web browser.
What specifically is wrong with the laptop after the “reset”?

When this is fixed, I suggest that you put a decent password on the laptop which is unknown to the kids.
Old 05-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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A full re-install might be faster than troubleshooting. At a minimum fsck the filesystem, which may have already happened if you rebooted.

If they're anything like my cat, they likely triggered some hotkey that changed some configuration settings. Deleting the configuration file and restarting the browser can help reset things to defaults. Otherwise Cntrl + key or Alt + key combos can trigger things. Likely the cursor keys being the other key for things like fast forward.


Two of the know configuration locations for flash player. So using rm or mv on those and restarting the browser might restore sane defaults without a full re-install. Or start mashing keys to trigger the undo for whatever they triggered. It depends on how much time you want to spend on it. And more information is likely needed for more specific help.
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Its turns out when he did the reset the updates were removed from the computer he was able to get it fixed thank you for your reply.. I know this was created for a specific operating system I was just hoping someone who knew more about computers then myself would have an idea thanks again
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Hi Kristina...

Glad your boyfriend was able to get it fixed.

If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED."



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