JP Vossen on 16 Dec 2009 18:17:39 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Problem with streaming of youtube videos on linux pc

> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:30:13 -0800 (PST)
> From: Marc Zucchelli <>
> The windows partition has 64 bit windows installed.
> In regards to the live cd. I'm on it! What is interesting and may very well be related to my youtube problem is, I can't seem to download a cd image.  I am downloading the OpenSUSE KDE Live CD in Firefox, and it just says "Starting", but is going no where. In Konquerer the download made it to 12K and stopped. I tried wget from the command line, and that looked like it was working for a while...until it stopped at 76M. In order to make sure there isn't an issue with the download link itself I got from suse, I tried Ubunto, with the exact same behavior.

Wait, I'm confused.  You originally said dual-boot Windows and OpenSuse 
11.2 64-bit, and I suggested an Ubuntu LiveCD.  So...  You're on what 
now?  Please be more specific about the config.  OK, I think I saw it 
later: dual-boot Windows + SUSE, with an optional Ubuntu CD?  What 
version of Ubuntu?

If you are running on a Live CD, you know that everything is in RAM and 
nothing touches the hard drive, right?  So maybe your Youtube and 
downloads are failing due to lack of space?  How much RAM and CPU do you 

(Open a terminal and type 'df' to get disk info, 'free' to get memory 
and 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' for CPU.  Compare both the Suse and Ubuntu stats 
and see if anything pops out at you.)

But none of that should affect an installed instance...  :-/

> By the way, I am running very new hardware on a FIOS internet connection. This should be lightning fast. But seems to be choking constantly?

There is what Lee said about the default hardware.  It's also possible, 
if not likely, that you need to tweak your network settings.  Wired or 
wireless?  What FiOS hardware?

Good luck,
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