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    Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    The most recent versions of Flash, 11.2.202.228, is causing a lot of problems to nVidia users, like the SMURF effect. This thread intends to provide the possible solutions the easiest way possible.


    Possible Solutions

    1 - Disable hardware acceleration in Flash

    You can do that by visiting a video on YouTube, right-clicking on it, selecting the Settings option then Display tab. Just untick the option Enable hardware acceleration



    If the settings dialog doesn't respond to mouse clicks, then close it, enter the fullscreen video mode and try again.

    If that doesn't help, you can try to add a special line to /etc/adobe/mms.cfg. To that, open a terminal and open the file in an editor with gksudo:

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/adobe/mms.cfg
    Add the following line:

    Code:
    EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0
    Save it. Restart the browser and check if it works. If it doesn't work, you can try to use EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1 instead, but that will probably cause flash instability.


    2 - Downgrade Flash

    There are several reports that Flash 11.1.102.63 works.

    IMPORTANT

    Although this is a viable solution, you need to be aware that it will probably be a security risk. If you opt to use this method, make sure to at least block flash from running on untrusted sites.

    You can block flash on Firefox using NoScript extension.

    If you are using Chrome, type chrome://settings/content in the address bar and tick "Click to Play" in the plugin section.

    If you are using Opera, then click Settings >> Preferences", select the Advanced tab, click Content in the sidebar, then tick the option "Enable plugins only on demand".
    To downgrade flash, first download version 11.1.102.63. Adobe offer a package for download that is hugem because include builds for Windows, Mac and Linux. So I have uploaded the files to my server to make it easier:

    32bit https://github.com/downloads/webgapp...ux.i386.tar.gz

    md5sum edc3326dd25adee13a8109834d8c05ce
    64bit https://github.com/downloads/webgapp....x86_64.tar.gz

    md5sum 144b9ab0fec08d589b5369b1417d8332
    After downloading the file, extract it using the file manager, copy the file libflashplayer.so and paste into ~/.mozilla/plugins/. To see that directory under your home, you need to show hidden files. You can do that in Nautilus by hitting CTRL+H.

    Restart Firefox and test it.

    If you are using Chrome 32bit, then you will have to disable the plugin that comes with Chrome. To do that, type chrome://plugins/ in the address bar, then click the Details link in the top-right corner, then disable the Shockwave plugin located in the /opt/google/chrome folder.


    IMPORTANT

    If you use this method, keep in mind that the plugin located under ~/.mozilla/plugins/ will supersed the other pluguins, so even if you get an update from Ubuntu, Firefox will continue to use the old version until you remove the plugin from that location.

    This method will work for the user applying it. If you need to downgrade flash to all users, then the easiest way is to use Flash-Aid. After installing it, open Flash-Aid Advanced mode, select "Custom" in the installation option, paste the link to the flash 11.1.102.63 in the field. Click the Script tab, then Execute. Flash-Aid will remove all installed flash versions and install the one from the tar.gz file in the proper location.




    TROUBLLESHOOTING

    If you are using Chrome type chrome://plugins/ in the address bar, then click the Details link in the top-rigfht corner, then check Shockwave plugin location and if there is more than one plugin detected.

    If you are suing Firefox, type about:config in the address bar, then type plugin.expose_full_path in the filter, double-click the resulting preference to make it true.





    Then type about:plugins in the address bar and verify that the plugin is detected and is in the proper location:



    If you are still experiencing problems, please attach the firefox-report.txt file generated in your desktop after running the commands below:

    Code:
    echo 'Ubuntu Architecture' > ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    uname -a >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Ubuntu Version' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    cat /etc/lsb-release >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Firefox Packages' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    dpkg --get-selections | grep 'firefox*' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Firefox binaries' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    which firefox >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /usr/bin/firefox >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /usr/local/bin/firefox >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /opt/firefox/firefox >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Firefox divertion' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Sources' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Flash packages' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    dpkg --get-selections | grep 'flash*' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Plugin locations' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    locate libflashplayer.so  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    locate flashplugin-alternative.so  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'Flash symlinks' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    file /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so  >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo 'pluginreg.dat' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    echo '' >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    cat ~/.mozilla/firefox/**/pluginreg.dat >> ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    firefox ~/Desktop/firefox-report.txt
    Last edited by lovinglinux; April 14th, 2012 at 10:35 PM.

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    Question Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    But my question is... why does flash crash when using chrome only on certain videos on youtube? Its driving me nuts

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicReality View Post
    But my question is... why does flash crash when using chrome only on certain videos on youtube? Its driving me nuts
    if you are using a nvidia gpu with hardware decode on it tends to crash when the quality changes
    some videos are in 480p and when you switch to full screen they will switch to 720p not all videos have 720p or 1080p
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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    I have AMD. I dont understand why it does this. It happens on firefox as well so thats why I thought that it was my comp

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicReality View Post
    I have AMD. I dont understand why it does this. It happens on firefox as well so thats why I thought that it was my comp
    Since the main problem with the current version of flash is hardware acceleration, it might be affecting AMD as well, but not causing the SMURF effect.

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    I am just jumping in here for a very simple reason:

    to thank lovinglinux for all his work, both in developing FlashAid and also

    his continued assistance to those experiencing difficulties in light of the

    recent Flash problems.

    Thank You.

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    +1 LL's good work

    LL --

    I noticed yesterday that flash content on my primary news website would not work without the latest version (which I installed with FlashAid, thank you.) It is possible that some content may not work with the downgrade if the website admins are zealous.

    In general, have you put any thought into what happens in a post-Linux-Flash-support world that might be of interest? You've put a lot of work into this for the last few years.

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    So. Here's the big question. Why hasn't Adobe released a fix?
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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    So. Here's the big question. Why hasn't Adobe released a fix?


    This

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...49&postcount=2

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    Re: Flash 11.2.202.228 solutions

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    So. Here's the big question. Why hasn't Adobe released a fix?
    Because Adobe is no longer supporting Flash on Linux. They gave this task to Google, which will release a new kind o plugin, using Chrome Pepper API. Neither Mozilla or Opera will adopt Pepper.

    Quote Originally Posted by winh8r View Post
    I am just jumping in here for a very simple reason:

    to thank lovinglinux for all his work, both in developing FlashAid and also

    his continued assistance to those experiencing difficulties in light of the

    recent Flash problems.

    Thank You.
    You are welcome and thanks a lot for your comments.

    The SMURF effect is driving me crazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    +1 LL's good work
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    I noticed yesterday that flash content on my primary news website would not work without the latest version (which I installed with FlashAid, thank you.) It is possible that some content may not work with the downgrade if the website admins are zealous.
    Yes, it's possible, but I don't the extent of differences between both versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    In general, have you put any thought into what happens in a post-Linux-Flash-support world that might be of interest? You've put a lot of work into this for the last few years.

    I am scratching my head. Flash-Aid has lost on the most used feature, which is the Beta installation and I really don't want to use Chrome for Flash videos. I have already tried to do some dirty hacks, without success.

    There is a totem vega plugin that is coincidentally appearing in some support threads. It allows flash to be played by totem, but without controls. I haven't tested it yet, but I remember helping someone with flash troubles because of it.

    There is a thread at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1954094

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