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    Default Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    SPEED TEST my ISP wanted me to run and couldn't...
    http://internethelp.centurylink.com/...ds-5-test.html

    How do I get flash working so I can? I remember when I was installing this OS,
    I opted for ALL Non-OSS files and upgrades.

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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    There will be an update to flash coming soon (via Packman repo) but if you can't wait, you can get the updated flash-plugin from

    https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    Select the RPM package for download, then install it using zypper
    Code:
    zypper in /path/to/download/flash-plugin-11.2.202.632-release.x86_64.rpm
    Once FF is started again, all should be good.

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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    An alternative is to install chromium, chromium-desktop-kde and chromium-pepper-flash. I prefer to use a separate browser rather than allowing software and sites that might be dubious access to the browser that I trust with sensitive transmissions.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    An alternative is to install chromium, chromium-desktop-kde and chromium-pepper-flash. I prefer to use a separate browser rather than allowing software and sites that might be dubious access to the browser that I trust with sensitive transmissions.
    I have installed Chromium and Netflix won't even load. Weird...


    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    There will be an update to flash coming soon (via Packman repo) but if you can't wait, you can get the updated flash-plugin from

    https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    Select the RPM package for download, then install it using zypper
    Code:
    zypper in /path/to/download/flash-plugin-11.2.202.632-release.x86_64.rpm
    Once FF is started again, all should be good.
    Thanks... I'll give it a shot!

    Edit: I entered the code after download and this is what I got:

    # zypper in /path/to/download/flash-plugin-11.2.202.632-release.x86_64.rpm
    Specified local path does not exist or is not accessible.
    Problem retrieving the specified RPM file:
    Malformed URI:

    Please check whether the file is accessible.
    Problem with the RPM file specified as '/path/to/download/flash-plugin-11.2.202.632-release.x86_64.rpm', skipping.
    No valid arguments specified.

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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    I figured out how to install the flash file.

    I removed: /path/to/download/ from the code

    and entered cd Downloads (which is the name of the download folder on Open Suse) and then entered the code and it worked.
    Then restarted FF and Flash is still not working.

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    I rebooted and now speedtest.net works.

    But I also tried Crackle.com and cannot play any movies. It says Please Upgrade to the Latest Flash.
    Is this possible... to watch Crackle?? I mean I used to watch it when I was using Mint.


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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    Quote Originally Posted by PinStripe View Post
    I have installed Chromium and Netflix won't even load. Weird...
    I have no idea about Netflix, and I think that it might be different in the USA to Europe, but chromium plus pepper definitely works for the Centurylink speed test (and for Filmon.com, and several European television channels).
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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    Quote Originally Posted by PinStripe View Post
    I figured out how to install the flash file.

    I removed: /path/to/download/ from the code

    and entered cd Downloads (which is the name of the download folder on Open Suse) and then entered the code and it worked.
    Then restarted FF and Flash is still not working.
    Yes, you need to know that path to your file! The /path/to/download/ is just representative of your actual file location

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    Default Re: Can't Run A Typical Internet Speed Test... (Flash missing?)

    FYI -
    A non-flash HTML5 only speed test I've used often...

    http://speedof.me/

    But, be aware that <any> and <all> of these speed tests run through a browser's limitations are plenty.
    In general,
    - I don't believe the actual numbers of <any> of these speed tests because they are subject to so many things running very high up in the highest application layers... subject to how the browser's internal architecture, the browser as a whole, the application environment in your machine, the OS, and plenty more. In the "good old days" of 16-bit real mode computing, this was discussed aplenty, and everyone knew the difference between running something in real mode vs managed mode (ie Typically today's 32-bit or 64-bit environments). In other words, I common hear someone ask "I'm paying for a 20Mbyte line. Why am I only seeing 15MByte performance?" -- Which would be an absolute poor way to use these browser based testing.

    - Although I don't put any trust at all in the absolute numbers of these tests, I do feel they are extremely useful as <relative> numbers, ie comparing numbers generated the same way under different circumstances (eg different machines, different networks, different ISPs, etc). Compare this better analytical question instead of the above "I'm seeing 15Mbyte performance from this part of the network but I'm getting 7 Mbyte performance from this other machine in another part of the network. There shouldn't be that much of a difference." Or, "I just ran this test and got 7Mbyte performance when I ran the same test from the same machine 30 minutes ago and got double the performance. What changed?"

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