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GEEKS PARADISE

Post#1 by meisthfox » 03 Nov 2015, 04:35

Hey All ! A couple of years ago I installed my first copy of Porteus to a flash drive, fooled with it, asked some questions on this forum, & had some relative success getting it to work as I liked. I felt it was pretty cool to have an OS on a flash drive & I still do. My problem is : I get additional apps., some from the USM, others from their own webpage ; I have porteus convert them into xzm modules, drop them into my modules folder on the flash drive, & they just
don't work ! Now I could post all this in this forum, & I know there would be u nice guys to help me out, but frankly, I just don't have the patience anymore. I follow the basic instructions, but I'm not into spending the time allotted to me here on earth configuring, tweaking & repairing linux software ! I'm pretty good w/ computers, but I'm no programmer, & have other aspirations besides fooling w/ all of this. For instance, how hard could it be updating adobe flash in Firefox ? I've seen many posts w/ tentative possible solutions, but nothing solid ...... So do I hate Porteus ? No..... But I'm frustrated & feel I just have to accept it as is ........ Thanx

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 03 Nov 2015, 06:21

meisthfox wrote:For instance, how hard could it be updating adobe flash in Firefox ?
Gee, I normally use USM to download the current module from alien and activate it. There was a point several months ago where his database was down for some reason and then I had to use a different method but other than that it's a pretty simple update using USM.
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Post#3 by tome » 03 Nov 2015, 07:14

See mkflash on viewtopic.php?f=75&t=4875 or viewtopic.php?f=76&t=2022&start=15#p35528 if you use changes cheatcode.

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Post#4 by meisthfox » 03 Nov 2015, 08:07

Ed_P - I downloaded flash player from USM thru salix & converted to xzm, then placed that file in modules folder on my usb stick containing porteus OS - Rebooted, opened Firefox - went to youtube to play video - displayed message : "plugin is vulnerable & should be updated". What to do now ?

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Post#5 by donald » 03 Nov 2015, 10:53

Youtube, that's it why the human race exists.
If you need "flash" only for this, you can disable it completely.
youtube works fine with HTML5.

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Post#6 by meisthfox » 03 Nov 2015, 14:47

Nope ... not just youtube .... I need flash to work whenever I encounter a page w/ flash video.

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 03 Nov 2015, 15:35

meisthfox wrote:What to do now ?
If you have the 11,2,202,540 flashplayer module you are current. You can check what you have active via this link:

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

BTW With my x86-64 machine I don't see salix as an option for flashplayer.
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Post#8 by Bogomips » 03 Nov 2015, 19:32

NERDS PARADISE (would have been offensive) NOT YOUR RUN OF THE MILL USER'S PARADISE (could live with). After all Porteus quoted on Ecocomputing's web page as haven for Ubuntu refugees. :roll:
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Post#9 by meisthfox » 03 Nov 2015, 22:03

How 'bout that .... It actually worked ! Thanx Ed_P.

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