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

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 15:37:22 CST 2008


It's a problem with Flash. I have had the same problem on 3 different
machines with 3 different video cards brands. ATI/Nvidia/Intel

On Jan 7, 2008 3:22 PM, Todd W. Bucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
>
> Kase Saylor wrote:
> > Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> >
> >> 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
> >>>
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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
> >>
> >>
> >
> > 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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