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

Kase Saylor h_oudini at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 7 15:44:01 CST 2008


Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> Kase Saylor wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> -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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I will certainly give a try when I get home.

-Kase


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