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  Reply # 741293 7-Jan-2013 21:13 Send private message

That does seem like an old board.. Did you tick the third party box during the install?

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  Reply # 741355 8-Jan-2013 02:12 Send private message

It doesn't matter anyway since he's using Chrome as it has flash built in. Adobe is no longer supporting flash under Linux and Google have been given the rights to keep it up to date in their browser. Mozilla now do it in Firefox too apparently but it's their own version of it.

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  Reply # 741357 8-Jan-2013 03:14 Send private message

tmadden: Mozilla now do it in Firefox too apparently but it's their own version of it.


can you elaborate on that. It's the first I have heard of this as Mozilla have been consistently adamant that they will not support the pepper plugin required for newer version of flash to work in linux.



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  Reply # 741394 8-Jan-2013 08:56 Send private message

gzt: That does seem like an old board.. Did you tick the third party box during the install?


Yes I did tick the box. Pretty sure its the PC now, tried to install XP on to it to see if that would get it to work, couldn't get it installed kept locking up and stalling

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  Reply # 741419 8-Jan-2013 09:42 Send private message

Ok, I was going to suggest a reinstall of ubuntu without the mx but if the machine has issues that might be a waste of time.



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  Reply # 741435 8-Jan-2013 09:58 Send private message

gzt: Ok, I was going to suggest a reinstall of ubuntu without the mx but if the machine has issues that might be a waste of time.


I did a reinstall without the card a few days ago and that made no difference. The machine has been getting steadily more temperamental so it has done its days I suspect.

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  Reply # 741493 8-Jan-2013 11:13 Send private message

It's not an old VIA motherboard is it? I used to have one of those and I had no end of trouble installing both XP and any form of Linux. In fact the only way around it was Fedora 13 worked or I had to turn off L2 cache to install XP, which as you could imagine, took forever.

I'll look up the Mozilla thing, I read about it somewhere.

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  Reply # 741520 8-Jan-2013 11:45 Send private message

farcus:
tmadden: Mozilla now do it in Firefox too apparently but it's their own version of it.


can you elaborate on that. It's the first I have heard of this as Mozilla have been consistently adamant that they will not support the pepper plugin required for newer version of flash to work in linux.
Yep I think you're right, I'll take that back. I must have misinterpreted something I read. Seems they're going to keep using Flash as long as it's being given updates. I wonder what gnash is like these days..



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  Reply # 741576 8-Jan-2013 13:02 Send private message

tmadden: It's not an old VIA motherboard is it? I used to have one of those and I had no end of trouble installing both XP and any form of Linux. In fact the only way around it was Fedora 13 worked or I had to turn off L2 cache to install XP, which as you could imagine, took forever.

I'll look up the Mozilla thing, I read about it somewhere.



Its an Asus A7V8X-LA from what I can see on the board




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  Reply # 742216 9-Jan-2013 13:00 Send private message

Got a replacement PC- DELL Dimension 3100, Ubuntu installed and working fine. Playing flash video using on board graphics well.

Thanks for all the advice guys. Cheers Cloudy



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  Reply # 742261 9-Jan-2013 13:50 Send private message

Ok, another slight problem. Am trying to play a dvd - Resident Evil, movie player is telling me its encrypted and VLC won't do anything at all. What do I need now?

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  Reply # 742274 9-Jan-2013 14:11 Send private message

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LOL. All good. worked it out and loaded what I needed.(before I saw your comment too, Yay me!)

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  Reply # 742413 9-Jan-2013 18:01 Send private message

Medibuntu is a repository of restricted software. Add their repository and then install libdvdcss2

Oh, never mind.



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  Reply # 742442 9-Jan-2013 18:41 Send private message

tmadden: Medibuntu is a repository of restricted software. Add their repository and then install libdvdcss2

Oh, never mind.


Thanks for that anyway. Yeah that’s what I've installed, seems to work a treat. Also pretty amazed, its connected to my windows home net work and allowing me to access the three other PC's without me having to do anything. Very happy so far now.

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