First of all I would like to apologize, if there is already a thread concerning this problem, though I couldn’t find it with the search.
Second, is that I’m very new to Linux. So, if anybody can help please, do it in a step-by-step way, for I am/was using Windows most of the time in my life. Although before using Netrunner I checked LinuxMint on a Virtual Machine, and I quite liked it, but I had some problems with it. Since then I tried some other Linux distros, but I didn’t enjoy them as much as Netrunner.
Third, let’s see the problem:
Anytime I want to check Youtube or other sites that using flash in my browsers (Opera, Firefox) the flash plug-in crashes. I googled the problem, but I could only find some old Manjaro Linux forums where the users solved this problem by downgrading their video driver.
Now the question is: is there any simpler way to solve this issue in Netrunner? Or if there isn’t, can anyone help with a step-by-step guide how to do that?
I installed and updated successfully the new Netrunner 14 on my Desktop computer. This computer has the following specs:
Motherboard: Abit NF-7S
CPU: AMD Sempron
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600
RAM: 1,5 GB
On a new install the open source drivers would be default, to be sure you’ll need to open up Software & Updates, then on the last tab (labeled Additional Drivers) is where you can verify and mange what drivers are loaded at boot time.
Finally I found that tab. That Software & Updates tab, for it didn’t show up anywhere, was in Synaptic -> Settings -> Repositories.
It says that “There are no proprietary drivers in use.”, and the round checkbox checked next to “Using X.org X server”. I surmise I should change to something else. Well, I changed it to a tested Nvidia binary driver (ver 304.117). It still “working on it”. Is that normal? Or I shouldn’t have chosen that?
I don’t think it’s doing anything for there’s no Disk or CPU activity. Trying another driver…
Well it seems it doesn’t have any effect since I chose the driver and applied it, but still nothing happening. It says that “applying changes”, but that bar doesn’t move at all, and in Krunner no CPU usage shown for the synaptic or for Software and Updates…
As you’ve suggested the problem was that I had to download the packages is first. Now I’m using tne Nvidia driver, but the Flash still crashes. What is more my Desktop effects ceased to be. Not showing the cube when I cycle through my virtual desktops, and even the 3 dimensional cube effect, that I set to the top left of the screen, doesn’t show up either. Oh, and while it installed the Nvidia driver it uninstalled the WINE that I installed earlier; I don’t know why.
No it is not the graphicscard. This one is pretty new.
I guess the problem might be the sempron processor. The official flashplayer by adobe needs an SSE2 capable CPU.
You can check if your CPU has SSE2 by executing
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep flags
This will give you a list of supported standards. If you don’t find sse2 here that might explain while flashplayer crashes immediately (basically it can’t be started)
The last release from adobe that supported these older processors is flashplayer 10. But I will not provide a direct link to it as it is security wise outdated and I would not recommend using it.