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

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Mon Jan 7 14:06:34 CST 2008

On Mon, 07 Jan 2008 14:03:04 -0600, Don Crowder <donguitar at gmail.com>
> 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.

My brother has moved from Kubuntu to PCLinuxOS and loves it after having a
bunch of problems with Kubuntu. I am planning on trying it soon myself as I
want to find a decent KDE distro to play with. I've been a Gnome guy for
several years and want to give KDE a new shot.

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