adobe flash full screen choppy and crashes

Asked by tyson on 2011-04-19

hello, i am running a dell dimension 3000. my problem is abobe flash, it crashes if i open more than one video and when in full screen it is So.... choppy, even when i am running it @ 288p, the integrated graphics card handles compiz fusion just fine, so i don't understand. I turn all desktop effects off and flash is still choppy! it is driving me insane! please somebody help me.

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2011-04-21
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2011-04-22

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep flash; dpkg -l | grep gnash; dpkg -l | grep swf

Thanks

tyson (4x4yoda) said : #2

here is the output

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Linux lost-desktop 2.6.32-30-generic #59-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 21:30:21 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux
ii adobe-flashplugin 10.2.159.1-0lucid1 Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10

i hope i did that right?

looks fine. Run this and you should be ok.

sudo apt-get --purge remove adobe-flashplugin; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Close all browsers and restart them to load the plugin into RAM.

A cheap fix for this issue may be that adobe is not very happy with the hardware acceleration - it might not be properly supported. Therefore, after you have tried the above fix, and it still does not work, you could try this:

Open a youtube video in firefox and right-click ON the video. Select 'settings' and uncheck the box that says 'Enable hardware acceleration'. Flash has hardware acceleration enabled by default.

I am proposing this solution because on my laptop, which has an nvidia GeForce 8400, mplayer does not work very well with vdpau, and hardware acceleration just causes issues. I have to use it with 'xv' - which is software assisted. My flash works well with the hardware-enabled acceleration, but your flash might have a similar issue.

tyson (4x4yoda) said : #5

So I tried both of your methods and adobe flash is still choppy sluggish in full screen. maybe it's time to build a new pc. does flash really need that much ram, cpu, graphics card muscle to run affectively? maybe i need a different video card driver? the dell desktop sucks, cause i can't upgrade my video card because it is integrated.

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display

It will take a while to run but let it play. Sadly Adobe flash chew system resources a LOT but with some tweaking it can be made a little better. There are apps like minitube which do not need flash and you can watch youtube vids without too much issue.

I also suggest you run:

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe; echo OverrideGPUValidation=true | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

This can help make flash nicer.

tyson (4x4yoda) said : #7

 description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff(prefetchable) memory:feb80000-febfffff ioport:ed98(size=8)

the graphics card is no to great so i am guessing that is my problem.

These chips are REALLY touchy with timings and cause crashes:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes

Will help.

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