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Sumguy 05-15-2014 12:58 PM

UPDATE:

Well guys, I've got Slackware successfully dual-booted with Crunchbang on both the desktop and the laptop, now, with Slack running the generic kernel- using LILO on the laptop and GRUB2 on the desktop.

FINALLY (just last night) figgered[sic]-out how to get LILO to boot Crunchbang- see: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post5171172 for details.

And....also figured-out why Slack wasn't booting from GRUB with the generic kernel! (Deleted Slacks initrd.gz file and ran the mkinitrd_command_generator again to make a new one...and for some reason, it worked!)

So everything is up and running, and I'm finally ready to continue my Slack adventures!!!!

Now to try and install packages.... This shouild be fun!
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Sumguy 05-24-2014 03:02 AM

Dudes! I didn't install Flash yet....but just for grits & shins, I went to Youtube....and the videos play! I was under the impression that Slackware didn't come with flash pre-installed? Wha' happin?

Buumi 05-24-2014 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Sumguy (Post 5176220)
Dudes! I didn't install Flash yet....but just for grits & shins, I went to Youtube....and the videos play! I was under the impression that Slackware didn't come with flash pre-installed? Wha' happin?

It doesn't come with flash. You can get it from slackbuilds.org or AlienBob if you need it. Youtube has some videos working with html5 support, so it doesn't need flash for everything but I think it still can't show nearly all the videos without flash, unfortunately.

moisespedro 05-24-2014 03:58 AM

Most videos still need flash and under html5 I can't get a resolution higher than 360p.

schmatzler 05-24-2014 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5176229)
Most videos still need flash and under html5 I can't get a resolution higher than 360p.

That's because Slackwares Firefox hasn't been built with H264 support. You can see the supported codecs here:

https://www.youtube.com/html5

A solution would be to recompile Firefox with MSE and H264 support.

moisespedro 05-24-2014 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by schmatzler (Post 5176237)
That's because Slackwares Firefox hasn't been built with H264 support. You can see the supported codecs here:

https://www.youtube.com/html5

A solution would be to recompile Firefox with MSE and H264 support.

I wasn't aware of that, I thought Mozilla didn't include H264 on Firefox. So, by doing that, I would be able to get rid of flash completely?

schmatzler 05-24-2014 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by moisespedro (Post 5176363)
So, by doing that, I would be able to get rid of flash completely?

Yes, this should work on most of the major video websites, at least. The only thing you need is gst-plugins-good for H264 and gst-plugins-bad for the MSE extensions (I guess).

After that, you can pass --enable-gstreamer to the arguments in the SlackBuild and theoretically all required codecs should be supported.

I haven't build that yet myself because I wanted to use it with Firefox 28 but that did only support Gstreamer 0.10.x - now with Firefox 29 I can finally build it against gstreamer 1.x. I will try it asap :)

Edit "--enable-wmf" seems to be only available on Windows, I got an error about missing windows.h. Makes sense, I will rebuilt only with the gstreamer option enabled and that should fit.

Re-Edit: gstreamer 1.0 support seems to be only available in Firefox 30. I will stop here and wait for that version to come out. But you can still test it, you just have to install the gstreamer-plugins for the 0.10.x series.

schmatzler 05-25-2014 10:03 AM

I just gave Firefox 30 beta7 a shot and now I'm absolutely sure what is needed:

For all Firefox versions you need gst-plugins-good.

If you have Firefox <30 and gstreamer 0.10.x you need: gst-ffmpeg for H264 videos (and of course, ffmpeg)
If you have Firefox >=30 and gstreamer 1.x you need: gst-libav but you can also use gstreamer 0.10.x if you built that.

For Firefox <30 you have to pass --enable-gstreamer, for Firefox >=30 --enable-gstreamer=1.0 if you use the newer version. (At the moment the Firefox 30 Beta version doesn't run with GST 1.x, I've tried it)

After that, you can test it here: http://html5test.com/

Now that's what I call a little mess. But it's the right step for banning Flash from your system.

Building Firefox isn't that funny either, the build took almost all 4GB of my RAM.

Edit: Note, that you have to build gst-plugins-ugly for using mp3 streams, for example on soundcloud without Flash :)


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