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How to use my webcam?
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dirtykarma1

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 19:30    Post_subject:  How to use my webcam?  

Hello i am new to Linux. i have Precise Puppy 5.7.1 & have been enjoying it verry much as i find it pretty easy to navigate simple tasks.
ok the question, i have been using my webcam on many chat sites, however on the one i like to work the most i cannot get my webcam to broadcast. there is a box telling me that i am using an old version of adobe & need to upgrade? why only the one site? can someone please help me, as that is my only income due to disability? if i am too vague on info please let me know. thank you, karma:)
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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 20:59    Post_subject:  

Try installing Google-Chrome, it uses a newer version of flash, flash version 11.2 don't work on some sites so I've found.

Look here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91689&search_id=135591149 if you have a problem I'm sure some of the guy's and gal's will help

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 22:11    Post_subject:  

Hi...

Welcome to the forum Smile

Adobe has stopped supporting standalone versions of Flash Player for Linux since 11.2, except for security and bug fixes. The only way to get a newer release of Flash Player is to install a recent copy of Google Chrome, which includes the "Pepper" version of Flash.

Please see here. Wink

There are open source versions of flash, Gnash and Lightspark but I don't think they work as well as Adobe's.

Regards...

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