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

twistedpickles twistedpickles at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 17:49:17 CST 2008

It happens with both drivers but it's a little more tolerable using the nv driver because the firefox doesn't f!@%up the instant flash content is loaded.


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-----Original Message-----
From: "Kase Saylor" <h_oudini at hotmail.com>
To: satlug at satlug.org
Sent: 1/7/08 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Nvidia + Flash + Firefox + (K)Ubuntu = Freeze

Don Crowder 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
> 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.
The question is are you using am Nvidia card? If so, are you using 
Nvidia's non-free driver or are you using the 'nv' driver that is 
"shipped" with Linux? I saw the same problems with Fedora. I'll probably 
take a look at PCLinuxOS 'cause I just love playing around with 
different distributions.


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