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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 06:00:03 pm »
Before we go any further .. can we find out a bit about your hardware:
what is the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i model
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2013, 06:12:38 pm »
tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for tanya:
  *-display:0             
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:45 memory:d0000000-d03fffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff ioport:e140(size=8)
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d0400000-d04fffff
tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i model
model      : 23
model name   : Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4200  @ 2.00GHz
model      : 23
model name   : Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4200  @ 2.00GHz
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 06:36:41 pm »
Ok, that should be plenty powerfrull enough for flash ..

First (in Firefox) go to Tools>Add-Ons>Plugins and disable ALL plugins called "Shockwave Flash" (there may be more than one)

When they're all disabled ..

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.2.202.280-i386.tar.gz
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer-11.2.202.280-i386.tar.gz

Now close ALL open web browser instances .. and reopen firefox  <--- THIS IS IMPORTANT

Now test flash.
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 06:43:51 pm »
No Flash now.

"Sorry, we don't have this video in a format that will play in your browser. You may want to install the Adobe Flash Player to view it."

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2013, 06:54:59 pm »
What's the output from:
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uname -a
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ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2013, 07:11:44 pm »
Hmm .. dunno what happened there, that one didn't work on my system either, must have been corrupt.

OK, run these commands in sequence:
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rm ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
then
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.2.202.280-32bit.tar.gz
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer-11.2.202.280-32bit.tar.gz

Now close ALL web browsers .. reopen Firefox .. test Flash.
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2013, 07:38:52 pm »
Still no Flashplayer.

With regards to the follwing,
What's the output from:
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uname -a
and
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ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins

tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~ $ uname -a
Linux VGN-NS30E-S 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
tanya@VGN-NS30E-S ~ $ ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins
ls: cannot access /home/tanya/.mozilla/plugins: No such file or directory
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2013, 08:10:43 pm »
It may be best to copy the commands form this webpage, and paste them one at a time into the terminal .. something went wrong, as the plugins directory never got created.

OK .. lets try again (but with FULL paths), run:
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mkdir -p /home/tanya/.mozilla/plugins

Now run:
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ls /home/tanya/.mozilla
If "plugins" is in the output .. carry on, otherwise let me know.

Now run:
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cd /home/tanya/.mozilla/plugins
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.2.202.280-32bit.tar.gz
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer-11.2.202.280-32bit.tar.gz

Now close ALL web browsers .. reopen .. test flash.
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 08:17:34 pm »
Flashplayer is back but still jerky!

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 08:46:43 pm »
How do you fancy installing Google Chrome .. which has its own built in flashplayer ?
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 08:48:51 pm »
I'll give it a go

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2013, 08:56:21 pm »
OK, go to this page:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

Click "Download Chrome"

Select the 32bit  .deb

Click "Accept and Install"

Save the google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb file to your PC.

Then just double-click it to install.
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2013, 09:05:07 pm »
I downloaded Chrome and you wont believe this Mark but, its still not working properly!

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2013, 09:09:52 pm »
Are you testing this on a webpage with a TON of running flash content ?
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2013, 09:33:51 pm »
BBC news website?

I also tried a youtube video.

 


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