You Tube not working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  1. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I downloaded and installed flash, firefox 3.5.2 shows flash plugin installed and enabled, yet, when i go to YouTube it says that either my java script is turned off or I dont have flash working ... Any ideas?

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  3. przyk squishy Valued Senior Member

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    At the moment there's no 64-bit version of Flash for Linux. If you're using a 64-bit machine, try installing the i386 version of Firefox.
     
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  5. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    This is frustrating to say the least; I am glad that I have two other Mac and Windows boxes. Lot of Linux junkies will tell you that "Oh, UI and other media stuff is for lamers", well then I am a lamer I'd say.

    Linux will not get far reaching impact on the market unless, they:
    1.) Fix their naive GUI (KDE and GNOME both are simply incompetent).
    2.) Fix their stability issues and make linux less feature frenzy and more of "it works without issues thing".

    I mean while lot of people might find time to marvel at an OS, I don't; I have been there done that; I am a programmer, why would I waste time going through x+1 number of steps if the same task can be accomplished in 1 step on either Mac OS X or Windows 7 or Vista.

    Frustrating to say the least.
    Rick
     
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  7. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Well you have to remember that Open Source means that programmers volunteer their time for the most part and this usually means when the programmer desires a certain functionality will they actually get round to apply themselves to a given problem.

    If you want to see the functionality put forwards you could either volunteer your own time and take it upon yourself to fix the problem, or you could try donating to a project with the explicit reasoning that a problem is addressed for the donation. (perhaps a 50% upfront with 50% on completion of addressing the problem).

    Otherwise you'll be like a majority of us, sitting by the wayside hoping that they do this or that which is in our favour.
     
  8. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, I do agree with most of what you have said; I can understand what the perception is, because I am committer and developer on at least 5 of the current most popular java / web /orm frameworks out there, and also am leading a framework project myself.

    However having said that, What I do not like is, the fact that Linux community is so damm fragmented, the big problem is that even though we have X11 and POSIX like standards, in my opinion there is no common GUI and application Virtual machine like standard, that allows consistent desktop experience and certain level of expected behavior; For example, if I am running Linux (any flavor, any kernel version), I should know what can be expected set of minimum features available that as an end-user I should be able to see and use; (this would be a very dynamic specification off course, but still); then they should do something about their damm GUI; it is so backwards that I cannot fathom using it any time sooner.

    OK, Another BIG problem with Linux is their stupid adherence to C; because in Linus Torvalds and several other folks opinion is that C++ compiler is funky and can do optimizations without their knowledge ... this is downright stupid, no wonder Linux source code is not componentized (most other OSes I have heard have been following OO paradigm pretty much, by abstracting out their stuff, so that future is easy ... sure there exists abstractions in linux source, but its just not enough IMHO).

    You are right Stryder, which is why I have started reading up on basics of device drivers, brushing up C and Assembly and lookup linux kernel libs available, X11 basics, to see if I can contribute and do something about it.

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    I have to dig deeper though, I don't know what kinda standards are available for GUI at the moment, what libraries have been written etc. (During my undergrad CS years, I did do a fair amount of assembly and c, wrote device driver for USB, but never got into GUI thing myself)

    Frankly speaking I HATE the way Linux GUI works right now; I am planning to setup a test system to allow me to do some stuff.

    Thanks!
    Rick
     
  9. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    Oh and wait, this is ENTERPRISE LINUX, I paid 170 bucks and got the support for this thing, I have not gotten any kinda response from those guys!

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    ... I have un-installed it for now, I have a weak system, that I'll setup linux on ... what can I say, I did try using it.
     
  10. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    on the cost.

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    if you can aid in development any any area.(Just remember to document it correctly if not for future development by others, but for your own portfolio.)

    I would have a tinker in the area, however currently I've got some other things tieing me up in the way of network maintenance and debugging. So tonight I've got to spend swatting up on how to get a Windows network Login for Sage's ACT access sped up. (Seems the login ritual is a slow process)
     
  11. Chipz Banned Banned

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    I'm posting here to piggyback an old thread.

    I've been using the Youtube HTML5 beta for a while now. I've found it to be the best Linux alternative...Full Screen, Better Sound Quality, no ads.

    Enabled here...
    http://www.youtube.com/html5
     
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