[SATLUG] Nvidia + Flash + Firefox + (K)Ubuntu = Freeze

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 14:03:04 CST 2008


Kase Saylor wrote:
> I recently installed Kubuntu 7.10 on a machine at home and I've been 
> pretty happy with it. Everything seems to pretty much work "right out of 
> the box" and I can see why (K)Ubuntu is so popular. However, I'm having 
> a pretty major problem with Firefox and Flash. Whenever I try watching a 
> video on YouTube the whole computer locks up. I have to turn the 
> computer off physically. From some tests it seems to have something to 
> do with the non-free Nvidia driver and the non-free Flash plugin. If I 
> use the nv driver I don't have any lock ups. Has anyone else experienced 
> this? If so, has anyone found a solution (besides not using the non-free 
> Nvidia driver)?
> 
> TIA,
> 
> Kase


Kase, just for grins, try the PCLinuxOS Live CD, you may decide you'd 
like to try it installed.  My wife and I much prefer it to Kubuntu and 
youtube videos aren't a problem.



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