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

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Jan 8 09:08:30 CST 2008


Kase Saylor wrote:
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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.
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>> Todd
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> Yes, this method fixed the problem. I did have to comment out some lines 
> in a apt file because of a md5sum error, but other than that I've had no 
> lock ups with flash. What's the difference between the non-free Nvidia 
> driver via apt and the driver straight from the Nvidia site? BTW, I also 
> loaded up PCLinuxOS last night and I was very impressed with it, too. I 
> guess I'll probably just end up going with the first distribution that 
> uses KDE4 ;-)
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> -Kase
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I think that KDE4 will be implemented in April for Kubuntu.

Todd


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