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

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Jan 7 15:22:31 CST 2008


Kase Saylor wrote:
> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
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>> Kase Saylor wrote:
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>>> 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
>>>
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>> check this site out.  It worked for me.
>> http://vntutor.blogspot.com/2007/12/why-ubuntu-gutsy-cant-play-flash-in.html
>> Todd
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> Thanks for the link, but I actually haven't had any problems installing 
> the non-free Flash plugin. My problem is that there seems to be some 
> problems between the Nvidia driver and the Flash plugin.
>
> -Kase
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you might want to try it nevertheless as it seems that there is a
problem with the ubuntu version of the nonfree flash plugin that is not
immediately apparent when installing the plugin.  this is especially
true if you used synaptic to install.  On my system the problem
manifested itself almost exactly as you described and following the
link  fixed the problem.

Todd


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