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Re: [opensuse] Fwd: mozilla flashplayer plugin broken
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 09:39:47 +0200
  • Message-id: <e29967880809010039l2adca769t8551890102b1ddd9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Eh.. The flashplayer plugin for mozilla/firefox shouldn't have anything
to do with the kde version, I suppose. And It's strange no one has commented
of this problem before..

KDE4 is not something I would unleash on a new user. I use it
everyday (and prefer it over 3.5), but I am willing and able to work
around the daily changes and problems. A new user should be using
KDE3.5 or Gnome, NOT KDE4. The problems you are having with Flash
could very well be related to KDE4... there are things (that are
seemingly unrelated to KDE4) that break and break badly from one daily
build of KDE4 to the next... and there are things that are fixed. It
is a Window Manager that is still very much in a state of flux. It
will not be "ready" for a while.

Flashplayer plugin for suse 11.0, 64-bit does not work!!
(am I missing something here.. isn't that "i586" meaning it is 32-bit?).

Yes i586 means 32 bit.

Question... you are installing 64bit openSUSE? Why not run 32bit?
There are "less" issues with running a full 32bit install of openSUSE
on a 64bit machine, and the performance gain is minimal to zero for
the average user... such as your mother and her laptop.

60-years old mom's laptop with the latest suse 11.0 / kde4 is a mess.
- The mixture of kde3 programs with the kde4 system
(just an example: most programs pop-up kde3 kmail even you have
configured everything for kde4)
- the plugins (mplayer plugin, etc.) not able to handle .asx, etc.
multimedia formats. Right now even flash does not work!
- etc.

Poor woman, have to reinstall her m$-windows. :(

Simply things.. start over a clean install of KDE3.5 with a 32bit
kernel. Then you will have no more problems related to running a
mixed 32/64 bit environment (happens with 64 bit, especially when you
start adding multimedia support)... and KDE 3.5 works and works well -
especially for new users.

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