A friend of mine asked if I had a spare PC. Now, I had this PC, an old AMD Athlon, sitting in my storage. The PC had a Debian installation, installed for an event a few years ago, so, it didn’t contain any personal information. Anyways, I decided to re-install the machine. I decided to install Xubuntu. A “n00b-friendly” distro but with a sensible Desktop Environment.

While under Debian the machine worked fine, under Ubuntu, the first issue were graphical glitches and artefacts. The second problem is tha Flash refused to work. Firefox reported the plugin was installed, but it didn’t work. Chromium even refused to start up when the pepper version of the flash plugin was installed. *sigh*

So, I am installing Debian again. It’s a newer then the version that was previously installed, of course, but since Debian worked before, I guess it should work again.
Well…. nope… Under Debian I am having simular issues. Well… Ubuntu and Debian are related. Perhaps I should try something else. I mean… personally I would install ArchLinux, but since I will not be the user for that installation, it should be something n00b-friendly. However…. I might try my Arch installation from another machine, just as a reference. Just to rule our a hardware issue….

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