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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMonkey1966 View Post
    How do i Instal that ubuntu-restricted-extras??
    It should be in the software centre. I don't have a 12.04 or 12.10 install yet, but it was in there on 11.10. You may have to go to the package sources and tick the box for "universe" and "multiverse" before it will show up.
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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    It should be in the software centre. I don't have a 12.04 or 12.10 install yet, but it was in there on 11.10. You may have to go to the package sources and tick the box for "universe" and "multiverse" before it will show up.
    Thanks Mick, i installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but nothing has changed.

    Still no full screen...

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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    I found this on a page while looking everywhere to find the solution to the full screen problem.

    Web browsers, including the default Firefox browser in Ubuntu, often have problems calling the proper library to view Flash in fullscreen mode. To fix this problem, load the library before loading the browser. In your Preferences menu, select "Internet." Choose your browser and select "Preferences." In the Command field, you will see the command that Ubuntu uses to launch your browser. Before that command, add "env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libGL.so.1." Close the Preferences menu and try Flash in fullscreen mode again.
    Is that worth trying in 12.04...if so how do i do it ?

    (though, there is so much written in the various forums about full screen not working, i dont think there is an answer at the moment )

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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Just for interest i went through a few other flash games on Facebook.

    The one i play with my sister Farmville 2 is th eonly one i can find that will not play in full screen in Ubuntu. All others seems to be fine.

    I am wondering if it is because the game is sort of 3D though as i say it is fine in Windows XP.

    Maybe this is something to do with not using Unity......

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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    If you have just now installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, then I don't think you have even had Flash installed; and may not even be using it now:

    I think Ubuntu may come with "Gnash" (or nothing at all) which aims to provide some of the functionality that the (proper) Flash plugin would give you. You will NOT, however, get the same experience as with the real Flash player. I don't think this is a driver issue or anything remotely that complicated. I think you just need to use the Flash plugin and not the unofficial, semi-complete work-a-like. In Firefox, click Tools -> Add-ons, then click Plugins on the left of the Add-ons Manager tab. You should see "Shockwave Flash" listed and version 11.2 or so (as of this writing). Make sure it isn't disabled. Re-install ubuntu-restricted-extras if you have to; either through the Software Centre or via a command in a terminal:

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    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    A "package" is simply the installation file(s) for an application. When you download a Windows program, and it is called "setup.exe" or setup.msi" that is the equivalent to a package in Ubuntu for the most part. A terrific advantage Ubuntu has over Windows is that there are thousands of packages available from one source: The Ubuntu Software Centre. In Windows you have to go to different sites and get different "setup.exe" or other installation media and install them all manually and separately. In Ubuntu you simply choose applications you want from the Software Centre and click "Install".
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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Hi uc50_ic4more

    This is my conclusion after another day of trying to sort this.

    Flash is installed as when i right click in any Flash game, it shows me about Adobe Flash player etc.... APART from this one game that WONT go full screen. I can not even right click in the game. Interesting that this is written under the game.

    You are playing FarmVille 2 without graphics acceleration. Some of the graphics are not as sharp as they could be and the game may run slower. Want better graphics? Make sure you have the latest version of flash Having trouble seeing FarmVille 2?
    Please update your flash player by clicking HERE.
    Powered by Flare3D Engine. Copyright © 2012

    The line that draws my attention is the bottom one ( Powered by Flare3D Engine. Copyright © 2012) mentioning the 3D Engine. This is the only game that mentions it.

    I tried as you suggested anyway:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    But as i say, it is already there.

    So i think conclusion in that it is a 3D problem i think.

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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMonkey1966 View Post
    So i think conclusion in that it is a 3D problem i think.
    Yes, and it seems as though I may have spoken too soon and with too much assurance.

    I have some intermediate experience in Flash (although none in Flash games) and know nothing of this (seemingly) third-party 3D engine. It is difficult to say what this 3D engine wants to see in terms of 3D capabilities from your drivers and hardware; and somewhat strange that you Intel graphics do not meet these standards, especially since Windows seems to work well with it. I wonder if the culprit is the Linux version of the Flash player, and/or it's relationship to this 3D engine, and/ or their relationship to Ubuntu's graphics stack.

    Either way, sadly, it seems like you might be suffering one of the handful of drawbacks to using an OS with a ~1% user base: Developers and manufacturers often regard us as an afterthought at best. I can only suggest that you investigate this in whatever forums or support that the makers of this 3D engine offer; and report back here if you uncover anything of substance.
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    Re: No option for full screen in Ubuntu

    Yes, i think i will mention it on the Zynga Forums as they are the ones who make all the Flash games for Facebook.

    This is there first upgrade into the world of 3D Flash games, so i doubt they have even thought about it.

    I will close the thread and just have to play that one game when in Windows XP

    Many thanks for your help.

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