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vulcanman09

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ontario, canada
well i installed ubuntu 8.10 without issues on my laptop
and went and did all of the updates which then brought it up to 9.04

but now my flash player and gnash player stopped working

tried several instances of sudo commands and still nothing

am i missing something here:shrug:

please do not ask me to upgrade to 9.10,
that update just borks my dsl internet connection

or should i try out mint version 8

( graphics chipset is intel 4500hd )
 

jmdixon85

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I've had no problems when I tried it. Now using Mint8 as it comes with codecs and some other useful progrmas as standard. I also prefer the overall look of Mint compared to Ubuntu. I have also read that mint offers better driver support for hardware as standard.
 

SeanBest

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I prefer Mint 8 over Ubuntu any day. But if changing distribution isn't what you hope to do, what Sydney posted should work, you can also just use Synaptic and uninstall and reinstall flash through that.
 
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vulcanman09

vulcanman09

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ontario, canada
i ended up switching to mint 6

funny though,, mint 6 works a-lot better on my laptop than ubuntu 9.04 did
( now if only i can figure out how to stop mint from check marking work offline mode
that would be great )
 
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vulcanman09

vulcanman09

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i ended finding that old o.s while i was looking for something else
tried to get update manager to work ( it wont )
but on the brighter side ,, mint 6 works like a dream ( better than ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04 )ever did,, no issues regarding having to reset the screen resolution every time i boot up the laptop ,, which is great by the way