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hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« on: March 31, 2012, 03:11:14 am »
Recent install of LMCE-1004-201203211118.iso  and then an update today.   Then created MD, however trying to launch Hulu Player results in this in dmesg:

[ 1024.248009] huludesktop[9590]: segfault at 4d0 ip 005f6a0a sp bfcdad30 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[5e2000+119000]
[ 1029.454668] huludesktop[9838]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00fd4a0a sp bfa37c90 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[fc0000+119000]
[ 1034.618813] huludesktop[10149]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00d3ba0a sp bfc11e10 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[d27000+119000]
[ 1038.960698] huludesktop[10345]: segfault at 4d0 ip 00687a0a sp bf8ead20 error 4 in libX11.so.6.3.0[673000+119000]

This is all that is reporting in the xx_Hulu_Player.log:
01      03/30/12 19:48:09.588           LIRCD_Thread: Listening for Hulu Desktop <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:12.493           LIRCD_Thread: Accepted Socket Connection: 8 <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:13.920           LIRCD_Thread: Closing Socket connection: 8 <0xb637ab70>
01      03/30/12 19:48:13.920           LIRCD_Thread: Listening for Hulu Desktop <0xb637ab70>

and this is the only item in pluto.log:
1       03/30/12 19:47:23       67 (spawning-device)    Found ./Hulu_Player

NOTE:  all logs are from the MD (there is no information for Hulu in the same logs on the core).

Anyone else having same issue or have any suggestions?

Dennis
« Last Edit: June 03, 2012, 11:11:58 pm by ardirtbiker »

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 07:11:38 am »
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


apt-get install flashplugin-installer? Maybe?
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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:21:53 pm »
hmmmm...   

checked that!!!!    ;D

even re-installed and even tried flashplugin-nonfree...

Still no go  >:(

Update again last night... no affect!

bummer!!!!


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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 02:42:36 am »
I'm not getting the Hulu player either...

Haven't really dived into that yet though... Web based features are a secondary concern for me at the moment.

I did notice the thing on the boards about it not working,... the flash-player being over-written... But I will also note that the downloaded Huludesktop app (from Hulu Labs) is not working in a straight Kubuntu 10.04 install either. There is apparently something wrong with the most recent update to the flash player versus the Huludesktop app. I saw something about people having success by retrograding their flashplayer install back down a few versions.

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 06:16:19 am »
hmm.. I'll try that... I know it WAS working on my linux desktop (11.04 kubuntu), but i just tried it and it complains about flashplugin. it was working not long ago.

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[Resolved- however not ideally] Re: hulu player non-functional on MD
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 09:48:17 pm »
I had time to install prior versions of flashplugin-installer AND firefox (latest firefox requires newer flash)

What I downloaded is 10.0.45.2ubuntu1 of flashplugin installer from here: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/lucid/multiverse/updates/flashplugin-installer

and 9.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 of firefox from here: http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/mozilla_team_firefox_stable/lucid/main/base/firefox

Hulu is working now (however the newer firefox and flashplugin were to improve video playback)

I tried re-installing just the latest flashplugin, but hulu quit working again.  It is strange because on my linux desktop (Kubuntu 12) I am running the latest firefox and flashplugin and hulu works fine there.   


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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 01:33:48 am »
I can confirm this behavior.


The last ever flash player (they have discontinued support for linux) breaks hulu.

Thanks adobe.

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 03:36:43 am »
also verified this on hulu forums.  look under the topic 'huludesktop linux fail' at this site: http://www.hulu.com/discussions/19

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 03:38:39 pm »
Methinks we need a replacement package of the old flash in the repositories,... or a LINK to an old one... if hosting the old working adobe one is not "kosher."
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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 02:13:34 am »
Assuming they leave a link available, the package flashplayer-installer just sets up a weird wget like download from adobe. Should be kosher to hold. The problem would only occur if they dumped the availability.

What needs to happen, is hulu needs to update their desktop... but the feeling seems to be that they gave too much freedom in hulu desktop, esp to linux. I dunno if that is going to happen.
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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 08:40:14 pm »
Does anyone know what the changes in the flash plugin entailed? I seem to recall something about not permitting someone to copy the temp files in order to save the video stream permanently. If that was the change, it's a safe bet that it'll be hard to find the old, working version of flash,... if not right now,... then soon.
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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 03:45:54 am »
The thing that is itching at me is that on my day-to-day PC (Running Kubuntu Precise, 12.04) I was unable to get huludesktop to work with the normal flashplugin-installer. I did however find a Firefox utility (Flash-Aid) that downloaded flash from another location: wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc//install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz11.2.202.235/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz and it installed flash to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

and huludesktop was working.

I tried running flash-aid on my MD, however it didnt seem to fix the issue either.  

And I did read somewhere that in /etc/adobe/mms.cfg, there is a entry for the newer flashplugin "EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1"  that is default, and should be changed to =0... however that didnt make any difference either.

Im using the older flashplugin-installer mentioned in prior post, as well as an earlier firefox to get huludesktop to work for now.  

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« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 04:06:37 am by ardirtbiker »

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 04:31:32 am »
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc//install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz11.2.202.235/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

That looks 64 bit to me... and a weird address I cannot resolve.

* this resolves:
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.235/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz

However:
flashplugin-installer:
  Installed: 11.2.202.235ubuntu0.10.04.1

I do not expect a lick of difference from that. I will poke around.

* try this instead
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.1.102.63/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 05:02:50 am by l3mce »
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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 05:29:52 am »
oops.. sorry.. messed up on the pasting of the address.   the 64 bit one is because my 'desktop' computer is 64 bit Kubuntu.  
There is an i386 version that would be run on my MD, however the 'flash-aid'' script wants to un-install flashplugin-installer (which would break many things)... ive been trying to run the script manually step by step excluding the removal of flashplugin-installer, and linking /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplayer to the new libflashplugin.so located in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.  

here is the script generated by 'flash-aid' that would be run on my 32bit MD:
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#!/bin/bash
echo "***************************************************************************
*****************PLEASE WAIT...DON'T CLOSE THIS TERMINAL!******************
***************************************************************************
***************************************************************************"
sudo -k
echo '***************************************************************************
*************************Starting removal commands*************************
***************************************************************************
***************************************************************************'
sudo apt-get --yes purge flashplugin.*installer
sudo apt-get --yes purge flashplugin-downloader
echo '***************************************************************************
*************************Starting update commands**************************
***************************************************************************
***************************************************************************'
echo '***************************************************************************
*************************Starting install commands*************************
***************************************************************************
***************************************************************************'
cd "/root/.mozilla/firefox/p2ejri39.default/extensions/flashaid@lovinglinux.megabyet.net/chrome/content/tmp" && rm -f *flash* && wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.233/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
NEWHASH32=$(md5sum *flash* | sed 's/ .*//g')
if [ "${NEWHASH32}" == '1ad1d399e95e452b6f85fe20003f3846' ];then
tar xvf *flash* libflashplayer.so && sudo chown root:root libflashplayer.so && sudo chmod 0644 libflashplayer.so && sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ && sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so && rm -f *flash*
else
echo 'Flash 32bit installation aborted, due to md5 checksum mismatch!'
rm -f *flash*
fi
echo '***************************************************************************
*************************Starting tweaking commands************************
***************************************************************************
***************************************************************************'
TWEAK=$(cat /etc/adobe/mms.cfg | grep 'OverrideGPUValidation')
if test -z "${TWEAK}";then
echo 'OverrideGPUValidation=true' | sudo tee -a /etc/adobe/mms.cfg
fi
cat /etc/adobe/mms.cfg | sed '/EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1/d' | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg
NPVIEWER=/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
if test -f "${NPVIEWER}";then
cat /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer | sed '/export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1/d' | sudo tee /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
fi
echo -n "************************************************************************
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.1.102.63/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz***
******FINISHED! You can close this terminal and restart Firefox now.*******
************************************************************code***************
***************************************************************************" && read


The file i would need for my MD would be
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.1.102.63/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz

and I am working on applying it now to see what it resolves

Dennis
« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 05:39:37 am by ardirtbiker »

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Re: hulu player non-functional on MD [workaround]
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 03:29:43 pm »
Thanks for that :)

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