How to get flash games running faster?

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How to get flash games running faster?

Postby rgephart on Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:56 am

I am trying to get extended life out of an older computer. It is a 1.2GHz P3 with 512mb of Ram. It is home built, so it has a couple drives, sound card, etc.

This is the computer that I want people to be able to use to surf the internet. Firefox has been the default web browser for some time in this house, so I am not expecting any problems with that.

So I tried out a handful of live cd's and decided to install LM 6 :D

Everything is running well except that it seems that websites that use flash are a bit slow. The websites that my children use the most are www.clubpenguin.com and www.webkinz.com

The sites load fine, it is just the lag/pause that they get between clicks that makes navigation difficult and the games hard to play.

I looked and I don't see the adobe plugin installed in Firefox. Shockwave is there, but the Adobe Flash player is not. I did see some generic plugins that may be the flash player, but I'm not sure.

I went to adobe.com and wasn't sure what version of the linux flash player to download and once I downloaded, I had a feeling that I would have issues installing.

I checked mintInstall and didn't see a flash player either.

I will continue to dink around with stuff this afternoon, but would appreciate some ideas on how to get the flash games to run at speed.

Thanks,

Rob
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Re: How to get flash games running faster?

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:37 am

The latest flash is installed by default in Felicia (I think so - at least there is no newer in the repositories)
Flash is generally a bit unstable (for both Windows and Linux) and I know of no settings you could change
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Re: How to get flash games running faster?

Postby rgephart on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:06 am

I found this info and it seems to have solved my issues :D

Re: Flash Player - Crashes when playing a video in Firefox
by jpe30 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:56 am

If you are using Felicia I was having the same problem also. What I did was...

Go to: Menu > Package Manager

Then search for flash, you should see a package called flashplugin-nonfree
Right-Click it and select Mark for Removal
Then right click the adobe-flashplugin directly above the nonfree one, and select mark for installation.

Up top hit apply and you're done!"
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Re: How to get flash games running faster?

Postby AK Dave on Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:24 pm

This is what I'd suggest. You nailed it already. Downgrade to flash-9, which is done by following the instructions given above.

I have zip all problems with my Dell netbook running Ubuntu 8.04 and Flash-9. I have loads of Flash problems with my Minty laptop with Flash-10.
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Re: How to get flash games running faster?

Postby alexand3r on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:23 am

I have a similar problem, though the solution given causes many flash elements to stop working all together, like on Youtube for example...
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