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Adobe version

Has anyone tested version 48? I had had some trouble with it. 31 was more stable. --Walter 16:15, 14 September 2007 (EDT)

Yes, I've only tested this last version on a B4: very little video frames per second and the audio skipped a lot, when i tested youtube and google video.--HoboPrimate 21:36, 14 September 2007 (EDT)
Could you document what you typed in the command line to get the rpm of version 31? When I tried it, it looked like 31 was no longer available? Thanks --Tomhannen 18:22, 11 December 2007 (EST)
31 may be available in the bundle of older versions for which I provided a link on the Adobe Flash page. I've had a copy kicking around that I've been using. --Walter 18:49, 11 December 2007 (EST)
31 does not seem to be in that bundle from Adobe. Not sure where to get an "official" copy from. --Walter 18:52, 11 December 2007 (EST)


The inclusion of the {{OLPC}} tag is not intended as a lockdown; rather is it intended to assure our gentle readers that this page is vetted by OLPC. --Walter 18:49, 11 December 2007 (EST)

Apologies, I realised after I wrote it, and attempted to revert.... Clearly it is vetted carefully! -- 20:13, 11 December 2007 (EST)

Java installation

There does seem to be an eager community wanting to get java and java apps onto the OLPC.

As a linux/olpc newbie, I'd appreciate a bit more detail in the Java install instructions. Heck, a self-executing script would be swell.

In any case, a couple of clarifications might be that First you copy the bin file from Sun's site to a PC or something and THEN you copy it over to your OLPC device. I spent a while wondering whether I was supposed to create some sort of .xo bundle. OR maybe I am, and that's still why it is not showing up as a plugin and why when I type "About:" into my browser I get an error message talking about a .jar.

Second, I'd think it would be mighty nice if we have an explanation of where to install or upload our own java programs to run on the OLPC. If I figure it out on my own, I'll post it, but I betcha someone already knows all this and can explain it in terms so simple even a Java/Windoze hacker can understand.

some steps forward on Java

It seems like it is Java plugin for the Browse activity that is broken.

I have successfully installed Java and used it to run the Processing and Arduino IDEs.

Also, the full installation of Firefox running under XFCE runs Java applets without any problems (except slow speed...)

I have written this up here:

More MP3 Options

From the devel mailing list:

In response to a question on more options for playing MP3 files on the OLPC today:

Joachim Peterson wrote:

Yes , as Sameer said, both Mplayer, and VLC work on the XO with little effort. Both programs can play a whole host of media files including mp3's. However, both programs are video centric, so the user interface when playing music leaves much to be desired as far as playlist, seeking, random play, and other standard audio player features.

The program to use to play mp3's and audio in general on the XO is 'XMMS' I've tested this on my Joyride/development build XO, it should work on all XO's in general, but stranger things have gone wrong.

  • as root:(say Y to all prompts, sometime you need to run the rpm -ivh

more than once, it may complain about keys, don't worry about these warnings.)

  • Install extra non-free repositories
  • Install xmms, and the xmms-mp3 plugin
# rpm -ivh
# yum install xmms xmms-mp3

Now, after all that is done, open a new terminal, and type xmms It's tiny! Make it bigger by pressing ctrl-d If you want to play music right away, you can start by appending a music file to the xmms command xmms anAwesomeSong.mp3 The 'PL' button on the right of the xmms window lets you access the playlist window adding(or -) files, directories etc...

Please let me know if you get this working on a stable build XO! -- ??? , March 2008

This information is on the XMMS page now and the commands are slightly different for 8.2.0. But is no longer the repository, took over?! -- skierpage 10:18, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Current information for 10.1.3 has been placed on GStreamer#MP3 --Quozl 03:31, 8 February 2011 (UTC)