How to install flash on MX-16?



  • Never installed flash on this distro and the two downloads from Adobe, well, i can't figure it out. Sorry!


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  • Last resort... the script:

    sh latest-pepper-flash.sh
    sh: 0: Can't open latest-pepper-flash.sh
    


  • MX-16 appears not to be an Ubuntu derivative:

    $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` partner" 
    

    sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found


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    @danielson I edited your code. Why?
    Please prepend and append code with a line of 3 backticks!
    Or indent all by 4 spaces. See http://commonmark.org/help/tutorial/07-code.html


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    @danielson
    Ah I see. It seems you're new in APT scheme. And probably new in Linux for overall.
    No problem.

    Maybe the easiest to use that script instead


    1st:
    add-apt-repository is Ubuntu command line usually not available outside non Ubuntu derivative.
    Something like,
    deb http://archive.canonnical.com/ubuntu/ [ubuntu_distro] partner.
    suppose to be go to APT sources.list if we want to add it.


    2nd:
    I suggest you take this step.
    That latest-pepper-flash.sh from @ruario github.
    You suppose to be copy it to a new text file
    or save it directly
    https://gist.githubusercontent.com/ruario/215c365facfe8d3c5071/raw/ddf0c4e3e2a0a8ba8614c95011d4950c9617cfae/latest-pepper-flash.sh
    to somewhere.
    chmod 755 latest-pepper-flash.sh first. Then run the script as root, sudo latest-pepper-flash.sh.
    Linux/MX-16 use sudo right?

    It will download Flash PPAPI package and unpack it for you.


    3rd:
    I couldn't advice these steps as it seem you're new in APT scheme.
    These probably rather advance.

    Because Linux/MX-16 was based on Debian, why not enable debian-mulitmedia?
    Adobe Flash PPAPI available there.
    You only need to put
    deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ stable non-free main
    in to apt sources.list.
    Do apt-get update then do apt-get install flashplayer-chromium
    Disable deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ stable non-free main after you're done.

    You should consult your distro people like in MX-16 forum for more information.



  • Think sudo works but can't get anything going.
    Have saved the script to a folder in the download section.
    What now?
    Adding Ubuntu repo doesn't work.

    MX-16 forum member suggested doing this:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html
    While it doesn't work for me, it apparently worked for him! ha!

    Anyway, do have Flash up and going now for Firefox (temporary solution).
    Easiest way out for now.


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    @danielson

    Have saved the script to a folder in the download section.
    What now?

    What do you mean?
    Do you even run it? sudo latest-pepper-flash.sh


    You said in first post that you never install Flash. Where that Firefox Flash NPAPI plugin coming from?
    Linux/MX-16 bundled with it?

    Don't expect Vivaldi will ever bundled with PPAPI Flash plugin. Especially in Linux.

    The super easiest way, is to install Google Chrome. It bundled with Flash PPAPI plugin and Vivaldi will automatically use it. I don't know if you want to do that.



  • I'm new to MX-16.
    They have an MX toolbox in which you can install Flash and Flash-Pepper.
    That i eventually did.
    Firefox picked up on it but not Vivaldi.
    Had latest dev version of Vivaldi so i un-installed it along with the various Flash. Re-installed, still nothing.

    Now, picking up from your tip about installing Chrome and it worked!
    Go figure!


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    @danielson said in How to install flash on MX-16?:

    Now, picking up from your tip about installing Chrome and it worked!
    Go figure!

    Yes, like I said. Google Chrome bundled with PPAPI plugin. Vivaldi just pick it up.
    Firefox use the older type of plugin NPAPI.
    The two plugins are different each other.

    The rough steps like using scripts or link to Ubuntu repository are for anyone that don't want to install Google Chrome.

    I'm new to MX-16.

    It's okay.
    As long you open you're open your mind & like to learn. The door always open.



  • @danielson said in How to install flash on MX-16?:

    They have an MX toolbox in which you can install Flash and Flash-Pepper.
    That i eventually did.

    I thought the Pepper-Flash was only used because Adobe had ceased supporting PPAPI flash on Linux for a time.
    But now that they are supporting Linux again, it is better to use the actual Adobe PPAPI plug-in and Pepper-Flash is unnecessary.



  • The guys at MX-16 are going to fix their setup so that Vivaldi and Opera will be able to install pepper-flash right off the bat via their special tool.



  • According to DistroWatch MX-16 is based on Debian. Knowing this, I would recommend following the instructions for installing flash on Debian.



  • I just installed mx16 to have a look and test.
    The easiest method until the devs fix flash is to use an Ubuntu deb.

    Firstly use mx-tool to uninstall adobe flash and pepperflash.
    Go to http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/?C=M;O=D and download the first
    adobe-flashplugin deb for your architecture. (amd64=64bit _____ i386=32bit)

    Gdebi is intalled by default in mx16 so all you need do is navigate to the downloaded deb in your file browser and click on it to install. (Same procedure to uninstall)

    Check flash @ https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html and in vivaldi with vivaldi://flash

    PS: (tip) If you didn't use Btrfs when installing mx16, uninstall btrfs-tools to speed up your boot time.



  • @CantankRus -good points!

    Wonder how much faster MX-16 can boot up since it already is almost as fast a blink of an eye on SSD?

    Have you tried Btrfs?
    If so, how would you partition it on dual boot with Win 10?

    Didn't want to change subject.



  • @danielson
    I don't know much about btrfs... I just use ext4 because it's what I'm used to.
    I noticed my boot was hanging while it was "scanning for btrfs filesystems" which I hadn't seen on other linux installs.
    I installed mx16 on an ssd using ext4, so why it was scanning for btrfs I didn't know.

    Anyway I googled mx16 and btrfs and found the solution was to uninstall btrfs-tools which is included by default in mx16.
    My boot wasn't particularly slow but this stopped the btrfs scan and knocked about 6-8 secs off the boot time.
    I would imagine partitioning wouldn't be any different than ext4 but haven't really looked into it.



  • @CantankRus -thanks for the feedback!

    Will stick with ext4 as i too am more familiar with it.
    6-8 seconds is worth investigating for sure! :)
    That need for speed!


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    @CantankRus
    BTRFS & ZFS originally targeted for always on system aren't they? Like corporate server. For personal desktop/laptop system where we likely to reboot or turn off the system, ext2, 3 or 4 are sufficient.



  • @CantankRus - Flashpepper install via MX-16 tools works!
    They sure are fast at updating! :)

    Haven't noticed a significant boost at disabling (removing) Btrfs scanning at boot though.



  • For the record, i decided to install MX-16 on Btrfs and things seem to be doing good so far. Haven't noticed much change in boot speed or anything else.

    Again, Flash-pepper install went flawlessly via MX-16 tool. ;)


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