[SATLUG] flash on 64-bit linux, sound under virtualbox

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Oct 21 22:29:07 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
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> Tweeks wrote:
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>> On Wednesday 21 October 2009 09:04:36 am David Kowis wrote:
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>>> Tweeks wrote:
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>>>> On Tuesday 20 October 2009 12:15:58 pm David Kowis wrote:
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>>>>> The advantages of doing the ndiswrapper thing are nice tho,
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>>>> Evil.. nasty.. vile....
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>>>> ;)
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>>>> Tweeks
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>>> Or "Not having firefox completely die when flash craps out on you"
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>>> I don't think of that as so evil, nasty, or vile :P
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>> Then you've already sold your soul.... ;)
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>> I find no real advantage to running a web browser in 64 bit.  It's not like is 
>> needs to access > 4GiB of RAM.  Plus NOTHING works right in 64bit mode.
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>> But I'm not going to run something in NDIS no more than I would run my default 
>> web browser under WINE.  It's just.. WRONG...
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> I have to disagree there. Just about everything works great in 64-bit
> mode for me. Both in the fedora 11 that I've been toying with and my
> Source Mage installs. Everything has been working great.
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> My xen box is 64-bit and runs all sorts of virtualization stuff, no
> problems there either.
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> Maybe you're doing something wrong? :P
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> David Kowis
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I concur, well at least since the release of Ubuntu 9.04, I have been 
running my Mythbox with 64 bit fr the last 6 months with on major 
problems; every thing just works.  That said prior to Ubuntu 9.04 my 64 
bit (Ubuntu, Fedora, and Suse) installs were very unstable, especially 
with flash.

Todd


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