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george parker wrote:
I recently bought an Asus motherboard M4A785TD-V, put it together with other bits and installed PCLinuxOS. All OK except no sound. A swift Google found that the sound chips (Intel) were problematic. After a couple of days trying this and that from the support groups I actually thought to look at the support CD that came with the mobo. And there were nice shiny linux drivers for the audio. Full instructions which were easy to follow to install them in the kernel and up popped the sound.The BBC continually updates their content to the next latest and greatest version of Flash - just to make sure us Linux people get a lot of trouble. I assume that's the reason - the content is still basically video, and often pointless: 'Car explodes in massive colourful fireball' Watch. So You watch and see a man standing down the street from a pile of wreckage talking about it. 2 Megs of download where 1k of text would have done!Well done Asus.On the other hand my other computer running Mepis (Debian) has been complaining for the last month that I haven't got the correct version of flash to run the BBC Iplayer and various other video content. I don't know what changed to cause it.
When I downloaded flash to cure problem it wouldn't load on an AMD64 system and there is no 64 bit version for linux on the flash site. I eventually found a Mepis brew version of flash in Synaptic that got everything working again.I'll have a look for that next time I want to see somebody talking about something interesting they haven't got video of.
Bad boy BBC - if they went OGG (and no reason not too now) then thered be no problems.Bad boy Flash.
BTW has anyone had problems running the ITV version of Iplayer? I get sound but no picture.Try get-iplayer then you can watch it in whatever player you like and not have to worry about whether its you or not - almost always BBC/ITV forgetting to put the sound on.
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