I just got a new machine this week so I'm no longer forced to use a older flash version because of the SSE2 issue.Silent Observer wrote:It's not that I don't want to use Chrome with Pepper Flash -- but Chrome/Pepper wouldn't install in Mepis 11 last time I tried (a couple months ago), due to a dependency that couldn't be fulfilled, and though it runs fine in antiX and anitX is great on my Core2Quad, Chrome for Linux won't run Java (apparently it does just fine with Java on Windows). I'll have to look at Pipelight; if I could run both current Flash and current Java from my preferred browser (SeaMonkey), without having to boot out of Mepis to antiX, I'd be a pretty happy guy on Internet game nights.Stevo wrote:A workaround would be to use the Windows Flash plugin, either in the Windows Firefox with Wine, or in a Linux browser with Pipelight, if you don't want to use Chrome or Chromium with the latest Pepperflash.
Edit: Ummm... I don't see Pipelight in the Mepis repos. Where might I find it in .deb form, or will I have to install it as a tarball?
In a MX14 live session as a test I've installed Chromium, SeaMonkey & Firefox for browsers, and PepperFlash & Oracle java, and there's also the Adobe 11.2.202.xxx flash that MX14 comes with.
In Chromium both the older Adobe 188.8.131.529 flash and PepperFlash work okay on Youtube. I only enabled one or the other at a time. I did need to add a extension (YouTubeCenter.crx) to stop Chromium and/or Youtube from automatically using HTML5 instead of Flash.
In Firefox & SeaMonkey the older Adobe 184.108.40.2069 flash worked on Youtube.
For java I installed java-package and used it to create a .deb package (oracle-java7-jre) from the jre-7u55-linux-i586.tar.gz tarball that I downloaded. Installed the resulting .deb with gdebi. After installing I ran the `sudo update-java-alternatives --set jre-7-oracle-i586` command to set oracle java7 as the preferred java. (I prefer this method versus using the update-sun-jre package from the http://www.duinsoft.nl repo)
Java works in all three browsers, or at least it does on the tester page (http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp) where you click on the "Verify Java version" button.
Here's a screenshot of the java test result while running in Chromium