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One step forward and two steps back. I brick my EEEPC

11/27/08

  03:04:42 am by wdawe, Categories: EEEPC

Yesterday I foolishly tried to install a linux video chat client on my EEPC. After running apt-get and watching the EEEPC install a whole mess of .deb's I ran the program and it didn't work. I had an inkling of the trouble ahead when I opened a console window instead of the familiar black window I instead was presented with a white window. I rebooted and the system went into an endless reboot loop. Following the helpful info at the EEEPC wiki I managed to get all my data off using an external USB drive and the EEEPC rescue mode before I restored the EEEPC to it's factory settings. After reinstalling xchat and Firefox 3 I ran into a major wrinkle when trying to get Flash 10 working again. Flash 10 requires glibc 2.4 or greater and the EEEPC ships with glibc 2.3. I can't remember for the life of me how I got it to work in the past. The general consensus on the web is that updating to glibc 2.4 will break most of the applications on the EEEPC. (updated Dec. 21) I have come to the conclusion that I must have been running the release candidate that didn't have the glibc 2.4 dependancy requirement. See Flash 10 for the EEEPC, flash camera support without flashcam for two workarounds for the Flash 10 on the EEEPC problem.

I now feel guilty for telling people that Flash 10 will run on their EEEPC when I can't get it going myself. Back to the trenches I go to try to resolve this knotty problem. As soon as I figure out what I did before I'll let you know. Unfortunately resetting the EEEPC has wiped out any of the things that I didn't back up so the trail is now quite cold.

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3 comments

Comment from: Dave [Visitor]

Toy could try this link http://svolli.org/software/eeepc/ for a solution to the Flash 10 problem.

03/06/09 @ 00:08
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