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Fix blue tints in Flash / Youtube (rekonq)

Last update on Dec. 21, 2013.

Fix blue tints in Flash / Youtube (rekonq)

Are you experiencing colour issues in Youtube or Flash videos in rekonq? Is everything too blue?

This guide will help you to fix that. It's a known bug between the nvidia driver and the current flash plugin. But there is a good workaround. 

Instructions:

  • Open rekonq browser.
  • Go to youtube website and start playing any video.
  • Right-click anywhere in the video canvas (on the video itself).
  • Select "Settings..." from the list that pops up.
  • Untick "Enable hardware acceleration" and close the popup window. See screen capture below

Now the colours should be looking correct.

Adobe Flash change settings - screen capture

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Steam client package added

Last update on Sept. 15, 2013.

The Steam client by Valve software is now in the Kwheezy repository.

The Steam for Linux client gives you access to games in the Steam Store.

To install, open Apper and apply updates. Then type "steam" in the search field. The package is called "steam-debian".

The steam-debian package is courtesy of Keith Henderson AKA GhostSquad57. It was he and possibly the work of others that ported the steam client from Ubuntu to Debian Wheezy.

I've tested it with Nvidia proprietary drivers that come with Kwheezy (the Debain Wheezy version) and it seems to work great so far. Even on ...

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