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General Help & Advice / Upgrading Opera
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:58:28 am »
I am using opera-stable_45.0.2552.888_amd64.deb on a Debian Jessie system to
access my emails from a Microsoft Exchange OWA Light system.

However I am having problems with this version of Opera and
am thinking of upgrading it to the latest version for Linux
(version 62).

Please does anyone know whether Jessie would support this
version. If not, which would be the latest version of Opera
that Jessie supports.

I realise that Jessie is an old stable version of Debian, but
I am not able to upgrade it at the moment.

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General Help & Advice / Installing Chrome
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:10:46 pm »
I am having problems with Chromium (version 57.0.2987.98 amd64) on
a Jessie desktop system.

Drop down menus on certain websites are not working at all (the menus don't drop down). I understand that Chromium on Jessie is no longer supported.

Rather than going through the whole process of updating from Jessie to Stretch in order to get the latest stable Chromium version (62.0.3202.89),
I was thinking of the possibility of installing the latest version of Chrome on Jessie. I have seen several websites that refer to this process :-

https://askubuntu.com/questions/885973/ ... t-on-16-04

https://www.tecmint.com/install-google- ... linux-mint

My intention would be as follows :-

(1) Click on the following link and download the Google Chrome Browser from Google's website, as appropriate to a Debian 64 bit system :-

https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser ... index.html

I note that Google's repository will be also be added to my system so that
Chrome can automatically be kept up to date.

(2) Perform an update :-

sudo apt-get update

(3) Install Chrome as follows :-

sudo apt-get install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb


(4) Run Chrome :-

$ google-chrome-stable


Would this work okay, with no problems at all ?

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General Discussion / Bug in Chromium
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:22:17 pm »
Can anyone please help with the following problem ?
Is there a work around ?

No response when clicking to get a drop down menu on various websites.

System : Jessie
Chromium : 57.0.2987.98 amd64

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Jobs Offered / Loss of Sound - Help needed
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:52:37 am »
I would be very grateful if someone could help to solve the following
problem with support by telephone. If anyone is willing and able to
supply such support, could they please let me know their availability
and how much they would charge per hour.  Thanks very much.

(a) The sound on a desktop PC running Debian Jessie has stopped working - no
sound from any websites (e.g. BBC or YouTube) and trying to play a
standard sound file I have saved which is used to test the sound with
vlc gives:

Audio output failed:
The audio device "default" could not be used:
Device or resource busy.

and in the terminal window it says:

VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[00000000013f0608] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server
connection failure: Connection refused
[0000000001318118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface.
Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00000000013f0608] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device
"default": Device or resource busy
[00000000013f0608] core audio output error: module not functional
[00007fc2a8c02b08] core decoder error: failed to create audio output

(b) The sound was then suddenly regained.

(c) The sound has now been suddenly lost again.

(d) Loose wiring is not suspected.

(e) The only file in /etc/pulse is client.conf

(f) Running the pulseaudio command :-

% pulseaudio -k

gives

pulseaudio: Command not found.


(g) files in .pulse are:

259df95a2b75426bb6ef25f372b08be2-runtime@
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-card-database.tdb
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-default-sink
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-default-source
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-device-volumes.tdb
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-runtime@
3e0b1f6422592f67f9f012034c3323d0-stream-volumes.tdb

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General Help & Advice / Loss of Sound
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:45:13 pm »
Can anyone please help with the following problem ?

The sound on a desktop PC running Debian Jessie has stopped working - no
sound from any websites (e.g. BBC or YouTube) and trying to play a
standard sound file I have saved which is used to test the sound with
vlc gives:

Audio output failed:
The audio device "default" could not be used:
Device or resource busy.

and in the terminal window it says:

VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[00000000013f0608] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server
connection failure: Connection refused
[0000000001318118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface.
Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00000000013f0608] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device
"default": Device or resource busy
[00000000013f0608] core audio output error: module not functional
[00007fc2a8c02b08] core decoder error: failed to create audio output

The sound was then suddenly regained.

The sound has now been suddenly lost again.

Loose wiring is not suspected.

The only file in /etc/pulse is client.conf

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General Help & Advice / Loss of Sound
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:00:14 am »
The sound on a desktop PC running Debian Jessie has stopped working - no
sound from any websites (e.g. BBC or YouTube) and trying to play a standard sound file I have saved which is
used to test the sound with vlc gives:

Audio output failed:
The audio device "default" could not be used:
Device or resource busy.

and in the terminal window it says:

VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
[00000000013f0608] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused
[0000000001318118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00000000013f0608] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device "default": Device or resource busy
[00000000013f0608] core audio output error: module not functional
[00007fc2a8c02b08] core decoder error: failed to create audio output

Regards,

Mike


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General Help & Advice / Whirring Noise
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:18:25 pm »
I have a problem concerning a rather loud whirring noise which
happened about a week ago and lasted for about 30 mins. The
noise then re-occurred a day or so later. There has been no occurrence
since then. It is obviously a hardware problem. Any thoughts, please,
on what might be causing it ?

The system is Debian Jessie running on a desktop. I mention this
in case the system needs resetting if any hardware has to be
replaced.


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General Help & Advice / Freelance Linux Specialist
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:40:14 am »

 Does anyone please know of a Freelance Linux (preferably Debian) specialist, who is
competent with both hardware and software issues and who lives within reasonable
travelling distance of Oxford (for on site support) ?

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