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Great work. With all of the Flash support requests, this really should be a sticky, maybe even in General Help, also.
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Hello, I am having trouble with flash plugin as well. I run Lubuntu on an desktop with these configurations:
Intel Pentium 4E, 2800 MHz (5.25 x 533), 1014 MB (DDR SDRAM), Graphic adapter Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (96 MB), motherboard P4i65G.
Both on Chromium and Firefox, I have increasingly more and more trouble watching videos, even in low quality and also most of webpages I visit load slowly and freeze a lot, images take a long time to load, this gets worse at each new release of flash. It is not exclusively on linux, on windows XP I can no longer watch online streamings as well as I could before, I thought it was due to my desktop old configurations but apparently flash is a big responsible as well.
However, on XP I can still visit most websites without any major trouble and only videos are running slowly. On Lubuntu, not only videos, but also webpages in general take a lot of time to load, it's really annoying that scrolling a page, editing a doc in google docs or loading a new tab takes forever... I can't work with more than 3/4 opened tabs.
Disabling hardware acceleration on youtube helped a little, although it still freezes a bit and some videos keep making chromium crash, even in normal mode (not fullscreen) and sometimes even before the video starts. On Firefox the crashes don't happen. I installed flashvideoreplacer on my firefox but for some odd reason, in the menu, only the preferences and quality options are working, the copy url or download won't do any action, this seems some sort of bug, If I don't disable the add-on, instead of the video there is just a black square. I also tried to select external method and chose GNOME player, but nothing happens. I already removed and reinstalled the add-on again. So far I've been using flashgot add-on to download the video from youtube and watch it on GNOME (good thing I have a decent internet connection). I'm not really comfortable with security issues involved with downgrading flash, so other options would be welcome.
I would be already satisfied with playing the videos on GNOME or VLC without having to download.
About the slow and freezing web browsing, accordingly with the rest of the posts here, I guess all we can do is to wait for the Chrome solution...
It's frustrating because this is pretty much the only thing that keeps me from leaving XP on this machine, overall Lubuntu performance is much lighter and faster than XP in here and besides Microsoft is pratically dumping XP and forcing upgrade, while Lubuntu allows me to still make use of it for some time more.
Last edited by oslub; April 29th, 2012 at 03:37 PM.
Anyway, your issues are not exactly related to the issues of this thread, since most affected users are those who own nvidia cards. I suggest you check these tutorials and threads:
For flash troubleshooting and optimization: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1517564
For Flash-Aid support: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1491268
For FlashVideoReplacer support: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1487327
Managed to get flash player going by down grading flash as suggested above, after trying everything else, although will not work on some sites or some youtube videos, maybe my video card is not liked by the new flash version? it was just a black empty box!
have attached a fire fox report as suggested above if its any help, cheers
Last edited by malcolmcdixon; May 1st, 2012 at 11:50 AM.
Can Wine help us?
Firefox for Wine works well. The latest flash plugin installer doesn't run under wine. We do not need the flash plugin installer. We only need the flash plugin. Can we somehow extract the plugin, without using Windows?
Does the Windows flash plugin work with Windows Firefox under wine?
Tested with Firefox 32 bit. And Flash Plugin 32 bit. Those offline installers are working.
Fullscreen doesn't work. No complete solution.
Last edited by jamesmika; May 4th, 2012 at 05:17 PM.
Does this problem affect the Google Chrome built in flash? I though flash was dropped on Linux, and would only be released through chrome "pepper"? http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2...-on-linux.html
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Thank you so much! This Flash problem has been driving me nuts! After following your instructions for downgrading using flash-aid, my Firefox is displaying flash again.
I'm getting the Smurf effect in BOTH Firefox & Chrome :s
Not consistently though. For instance, The Expendables 2 trailer was the Smurf Edition, yet the Dark Knight Rises trailer was Smurf free.
Last edited by Throne777; May 7th, 2012 at 09:22 PM.
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