Hi guys I installed Peppermint 5 to my wifes PC and it’s running well the only issue is streaming video from youtube is slow and choppy (that’s the best way I can describe it), I’m not sure if this is a deficiency with the PC itself or a network issue but there’s no buffering and the PC is quite fast otherwise
Here’s some info that might help
34.0.1847.116 (Built on Ubuntu 14.04, running on Peppermint 5 aura)
Flash plugin 188.8.131.52 /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so
at@Linux2 ~ $ lshw -c display
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: VGA compatible controller
product: RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
resources: irq:40 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:febf0000-febfffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:febc0000-febdffff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
Thanks for that, unfortunately it didn’t have the desired effect in this case, I can’t help feeling I’m not getting hardware acceleration because when i run a video the cpu is maxed out, but I don’t know how to find out if I am getting hardware acceleration or not
Yep, it’s enough for me to never buy an AMD product again - I can’t use propriatory drivers for my 4850 in my desktop, it’s still a great card, much better than some of rubbish they sell now. Yet they can’t just keep the driver in line with the kernel and Xorg? Nvidia & Intel manage it!
I’m pretty sure that’s true - I remember seeing a post about it at the weekend, and instructions on installing pepperflash with Chromium. I’ll try to find it at lunch time
Firstly, in Peppermint 5 Ice now works with EITHER Chromium or Chrome
Chromium in Peppermint (by default) is the latest aura version and already uses pepperflash.
If you download and install Chrome from Google, you’ll get the aura version and pepperflash
If Firefox is much better at flash video I can only assume it’s because it DOESN’T use pepperflash, instead it uses the NPAPI Adobe flashplayer
To use Chromium or Chrome with ANY NPAPI plugins requires you go back to a pre-aura version, as Google have now dropped support for NPAPI plugins (so no Java in Chrome/Chromium either now … though you can spend days trying to get java to work because at no point does Chrome/Chromium tell you it’s NPAPI so won’t work, it just silently fails)
Once you’re running a non-aura version it should be a simple matter to go to:
Hit the +Details button
then you should see 2 shockwave flash versions (both enabled), just disable the one that mentions “pepperflash” and restart Chrome/Chromium … it should now use the Adobe flashplayer (the same one Firefox is using).