[SATLUG] Nvidia + Flash + Firefox + (K)Ubuntu = Freeze
leon36 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 09:39:26 CST 2008
Kase Saylor wrote:
>>>> check this site out. It worked for me.
>>> 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.
>> 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.
> 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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Well ubuntu is typically a 6 month old snapshot of debian unstable
So therefore the driver will be old too. And debian rarely updates the
nvidia drivers anyway. Right now in ubuntu gutsy the nvidia-glx-new
is about 4 months old. Nvidia-glx and nvida-glx-legacy
are both over 6 months old.
Flash is not that hard to install either,there is just one file in the
tar file. You can download the tar file from:
And copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/, I think. If
not try the other firefox directories:
That cksum error with the flash installer deb has been messing with all
the ubuntu versions since December. I don't know why they haven't fixed
it yet. But that won't make it lock up, just not install.
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