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Old 10-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Adobe Flash problems on old computer


I have Debian-LXDE 7.2(Wheezy) installed on an old, old computer. I have to use this for a couple of weeks until my new computer gets here. My other computer bit the dust a few days ago with no warning. So...

I have an Nvidia Geforce 6200 with Nvidia legacy drivers, 1GB of RAM, 2.08GHz Amd Athlon 2800+ (32bit.)

The problem I am having is with Adobe Flash. I have installed it though aptitude and that didn't work. So I manually installed it with these directions,

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Installation instructions
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Installing using the plugin tar.gz:
o Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy the files to the appropriate location.
o Save the plugin tar.gz locally and note the location the file was saved to.
o Launch terminal and change directories to the location the file was saved to.
o Unpack the tar.gz file. Once unpacked you will see the following:
+ libflashplayer.so
+ /usr
o Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
o Copy libflashplayer.so to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:
+ cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation> (Which was /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins)
o Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:
+ sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
It is not working. I get a white or black space were the video is suppose to be. I have tried both Iceweasel and the latest Firefox. I looked at the plugin list and it does show Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 there. This is not Debian specific either. I tried Fedora 19 with this computer with the same results. I am guessing because I am using legacy drivers that it has something to do with that? Of course I did have this same problem with Nouveau. How can I fix this? Download an older flash? If so where?

I tried Gnash. The only website that recognizes Gnash is Youtube and The video quality is very poor. I have to use a plugin to download the video so I can watch it on VLC.

I would really appreciate any help anyone can offer. Like I said I have to wait a couple of weeks for my new computer and this crap one is all I have to use right now.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Flash 11 needs a CPU with SSE2 instruction set, which your Athlon XP lacks. Your only chance is to use Flash 10 instead, or you use plugins like Gnash, Lightspark or Mozilla's Shumway, which sadly have limited functionality.
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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Flash 11 needs a CPU with SSE2 instruction set, which your Athlon XP lacks. Your only chance is to use Flash 10 instead, or you use plugins like Gnash, Lightspark or Mozilla's Shumway, which sadly have limited functionality.
That explains it. I will see if I can get 10 installed. Hopefully it will work with a few more video sites at least. Thank you.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Ok I have the old flash player plugin installed and working. I think I will keep it disabled and only use it when I really need to, since it is outdated and I am more than sure there will be security issues. I will see what I can do with Gnash later, but I might just need to be really careful with this temp set up if Gnash doesn't work well or at all. I might just download the videos I want to watch as quickly as I can, disable the old flash plugin and just watch them in VLC. I really hate having to do this way, but there is little choice at this time.

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