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Author:  darnkarma [ Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

First: I have Peppermint installed on two machines - An Eee netbook and a Medion desktop and it works great on both! The folks on this forum have been a great resource for problem solving. So far I've been able to work out all of my problems with the search function. Thank you. I've been meaning to tell you all that for the longest.

This time I'm having a specific set of problems with an old Dell and I can't work out how to solve them. The problems are similar to the problems in this thread.

I followed these steps:
mac wrote:
Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Code:
sudo apt install flashplugin-installer

Code:
sudo apt install pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pavucontrol

Code:
inxi -F
Please include the output from that command when you post back.


Updated, flash was already installed, and I installed PulseAudio. Everything seems fine, but I'm still not getting any sound and flash videos (no matter what site I try to use) are distorted and pink. I installed Firefox and got the same result. Not sure if it's the hardware or I'm just missing something. I'm stumped. Sorry this is so long - I wanted to make sure you knew what I already did and not waste your time.


Code:
System:    Host: clines-dell Kernel: 3.8.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine:   System: Dell product: Dimension 2400
           Mobo: Dell model: 0C2425 version: A01 Bios: Dell version: A05 date: 12/02/2003
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (sse sse2) clocked at 2524.836 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 845G x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.3 Mesa 9.1.7
Audio:     Card: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 driver: snd_emu10k1 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.8.0-23-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:0d:56:19:94:c1
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (2.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1200BB size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 2.5G (3%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.01GB (1%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

First thing to try
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

then
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

then close ALL web browser instances, and reopen one .. now test flash on say youtube.

Any change ?

Are yousaying audio doesn't work at all, or just in flash ?

Author:  darnkarma [ Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

PCNetSpec wrote:
First thing to try
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

then
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

then close ALL web browser instances, and reopen one .. now test flash on say youtube.

Any change ?

Are you saying audio doesn't work at all, or just in flash ?


Done and the sound problem seems to be solved! :D

The flash videos are still pink, fragmented and sort of squished off to one side of the player.

I can watch lower quality videos from a USB on VLC player - The video card is pretty awful.

Edit: Ignore this --->I did some more looking last night and found this thread, but I am having problems saving the file to the /etc/x11/ folder.<---I just read about creating the xorg.conf in terminal and I'll wait for your response.

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

Wannna try the previous version of flashplayer ?

I take it you're using Chromium as your web browser ?

Author:  darnkarma [ Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

Sure! I can use either Chromium or Firefox - Doesn't matter.

Author:  PCNetSpec [ Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

OK, uninstall flashplugin-installer:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer

create the necessary directory for the flashplayer plugin:
Code:
mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins

change directory to that directory:
Code:
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins

download the 32bit 11.1 flashplayer archive from my dropbox:
Code:
wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz

unpack the archive:
Code:
tar xvf flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz

now close ALL web browser instances and re-open Chromium

Now test flash on say youtube

Author:  darnkarma [ Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Old Dell with flash audio and video issues

Hi! I' haven't forgotten this - The computer hasn't been hooked up for the last few days and I've been working on Windows computers. I'll be back at it this week!

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