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Re: A New fedora user question



On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 22:24 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 19:46 +1100, VAFA KHALIGHI wrote:
> > 1- I installed the adobe flash player, but when I explore some intenet
> > pages which require flash player, it says missing flash player. Any
> > one knows how can I resolve this problem?

I too have had issues with Adobe Flash player.  I have visited web sites
that say that I am missing this.  I've gone to the the Adobe web site
and have followed their instructions but still find that the yum or rpm
process has not properly updated FireFox.  Per the Adobe web site, if I
check the plug ins, I should see that Adobe Flash is include after
following the install instructions.  Fedora 9 believes that it has
installed it.

> 
> That could just be badly authored sites, but you'd need to give us some
> examples.  A common reason that sites reckon you don't have something
> that you do have is that they do a stupid test via something *else*,
> then make wrong assumptions based on those results (e.g. use JavaScript
> to check something, or try to set a cookie, or look at the version of
> the browser that you're using and compare it with their short list).
> 
> An example of a Flash-using site that work relatively painless for me,
> without having to install anything other than the Adobe Flash player
> (via their repo), and the libflashsupport RPM:  http://youtube.com/
> 
> > 2- can anybody please tell me how to download and install latest nvida
> > driver for my computer?
> 
> Up until a day or so ago, I would have said add the Livna repo to your
> computer, and yum install akmod-nvidia (rebuilds itself after any new
> kernel installations), *OR* kmod-nvidia (requires updating with an
> updated kmod-nvidia RPM after any new kernel installations).  But Livna
> has just merged into RPM fusion, and I'm not sure of the procedure for
> starting from scratch, now.
> 
> I see no harm in installing the Livna repo RPM for Fedora 9, then doing
> yum update once or twice to let it sort itself out.  Then yum install
> the nvidia RPM that you want.  See:  <http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/>.
> I'm sure it'd be a bit less messy to start off with the RPM Fusion repo,
> but I can't advise about doing something that I've not done, myself.
> 
> The kmod-nvidia also had two variations, for 96xx series and legacy
> graphics cards.  See:  http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/LivnaSwitcher
> 
> -- 
> [tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
> 2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686
> 
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
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> 
> 
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