A few periods of glitchiness and being slow on playing flash games

Asked by Nathan DePuy


Today, I decided I would use Ubuntu instead of Windows XP.

Everything looks so wonderful! However, I have a few problems.

When I boot up, Ubuntu is a little glitchy until I get to the welcome screen.

For some reason, everything on the welcome screen is very slow until I log in (the mouse lags a lot).

After that, everything is, for the most part, very fast.

My mom was complaining that one of her online games which uses Adobe Flash Player was a little slow/glitchy and wanted to know how to fix it.

How can I resolve these problems?

Thank you so much!

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Lunga Mthembu (zerefs-deactivatedaccount) said :

Ubuntu version?
adobe-flashplugin version?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Can you copy the below command in one:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

Press CTRL+ALT+T and paste in the command, hit ENTER and copy the output to paste here as an update.


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Nathan DePuy (nathdep) said :

Thank you so much for the response! I just wanted to let you know that when I start up the system, the screens that appear before the welcome screen look like pixelated junk. My mom is still really complaining about the flash player.

I really love the looks of Unity and I really want to keep it. I was on the IRC channel last night and I gave them the specs of my computer and they said that was plenty for Unity to run fast. Here is the results from the command:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux DEPUY-Inspiron-530s 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii adobe-flash-properties-gtk GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11
ii adobe-flashplugin Adobe Flash Player plugin version 11

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Lunga Mthembu (zerefs-deactivatedaccount) said :

What GPU are you using?

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Nathan DePuy (nathdep) said :

It is gallium 0.4 on amd rv620.

Just to let you know, I reinstalled the drivers for AMD and it seems to have solved the problem. The pixelated screen went away and everything runs much smoother.

Thank you everyone for your help!