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    Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    Hey, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 bit edition on several computers, and ALL are experiencing the same, annoying problem: When using Flash Player, and if I go to the Flash Player settings in the web browser window, the Flash box will become unresponsive to my actions. This makes it so I cannot exit out of the settings and I can't change any settings, which gets very frustrating. This also means that I cannot use my webcam or microphone in my web browser, so then I have to resort to using Windows... again. I tried using Firefox, Google Chrome, and Chromium. All experience the same problem.

    This needs to be fixed! Has anyone found a workaround or fix?
    Bring Chrome to the Software Center. Now.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1186564

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    Since today's updates I get no sound on flash and faces are blue.
    Last edited by JRV; May 5th, 2012 at 07:24 PM. Reason: syntax
    Moderation in all things; including moderation.

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    I get told flash needs upgrading even though I'm up to date and nothing flash works at all.


    Flash must die and the sooner the later!

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    same thing here i guess we just have to deal with it.
    on the bright side flash finally plays smoothly like in windows even HD,except in fullscreen
    Last edited by soryu; May 5th, 2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    05-05-12
    OS: 10.04 64bit
    Flash version: 11.2.202.233
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 using VDPAU w/driver 195.36.24

    "Adobe-flash plugin" installed via Synaptic.

    Problems: "Smurfs" & stuttering audio

    Solution to "Smurfs":
    (from http://askubuntu.com/a/131040 with credit to Daniel Mario Vega on Launchpad)
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin
    	sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g' libflashplayer.so
    This got rid of the Smurfs, but audio problem continues

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    The "flash" problem with ubuntu is discussed in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1953796

    There are some workarounds you can try ( indicated in the thread) as downgrading flash.

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    Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    I am still getting the same problem. I submitted a bug report here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/arora/+bug/995699
    Bring Chrome to the Software Center. Now.
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1186564

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    Lightbulb Re: Flash Player settings freezes in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by ub-newbie View Post
    05-05-12
    OS: 10.04 64bit
    Flash version: 11.2.202.233
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 using VDPAU w/driver 195.36.24

    "Adobe-flash plugin" installed via Synaptic.

    Problems: "Smurfs" & stuttering audio

    Solution to "Smurfs":
    (from http://askubuntu.com/a/131040 with credit to Daniel Mario Vega on Launchpad)
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin
    	sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g' libflashplayer.so
    This got rid of the Smurfs, but audio problem continues
    I was also experiencing "smurfs" in youtube - having NVidia 8500 GPU I was not able to turn on HW acceleration to get rid of this as this caused frequent crashes with other sites, namely and especially with Yle Areena ( http://yle.fi/areena )
    And as the Settings panel is frozen with my 12.04 Ubuntu's flash player (cannot untick the HW acceleration from there either) I stumbled onto this thread. The askubuntu linked article did not work anymore so cannot know what was discussed there

    For 12.04 the installation directory seems to have changed.
    What I did was as follows:
    First checking where this file is:
    Code:
    $ locate libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
    So the libflashplayer is now there, lets go there as well:
    Code:
    $ cd /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer
    Making a back up never hurts - so backing up the file before changing it
    Code:
    $ sudo cp libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so.bak
    $ sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g' libflashplayer.so
    Now - this did it for me. YMMV. If it does not work you should be able to revert the changes by returning to the backup file (if you made one) or uninstalling / installing the flash.

    Code:
    $ sudo cp libflashplayer.so.bak libflashplayer.so
    Thanks to UB - newbie on this - hopefully now I can enjoy all web video content without griefs of the flash player.

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