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Hello, I'm quite new to linux and loving learning about it. My problem is that when i try to watch a youtube video flash crashes. this never used to happen ...
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    Hello,
    I'm quite new to linux and loving learning about it. My problem is that when i try to watch a youtube video flash crashes. this never used to happen and i've read around and can't find a solution
    I'm using firefox and Ubuntu. it sometimes does not crash in epiphany browser
    I'm sure its really simple so Apologies for asking - usually i find a way around such a thing
    Thanks in advance
    Tim

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    Need more information:

    1. Versions of Ubuntu and Firefox.
    2. Is the OS 32-bit, or 64-bit?
    3. Is Firefox 32-bit, or 64-bit (if Ubuntu is 64-bit).
    4. The flash plugin you are using (name and version).
    5. System video hardware used.
    6. Video driver used.

    I have been playing flash videos on a number of different versions of Linux, Firefox, Chrome (32 and 64-bit versions) for over 3 years without any major problems once I got the correct plugins and mix of software/drivers, etc.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Ubuntu 10.10, Firefox 3.6.15
    32 bit

    shockwave flash 10.2 r52 (is that what you mean?)

    sorry dont know how to find out the next 2
    Thankyou so much
    Tim

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    You might want to update the flash plugin - current version is somewhere around 10.3.162 or higher. Also, you might want to make sure you have the "official" Adobe plugin. Anyway, if the OS is 32-bit, then Firefox has to be also. On a 64-bit operating system you can still run 32-bit Firefox, which does better with flash videos than the 64-bit version does, even on a 64-bit OS.

    To find what the video hardware is, go to a command line and execute the command: sudo lspci
    Then post the output back here.
    For the video driver, run the command: sudo lsmod
    And again post the output back here.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    how do i know if im on 32 or 64-bit?
    tried updating but couldn't dont know what i did wrong how should i go about it?
    Lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
    00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Security Device
    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80)
    00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A SATA 2-Port Controller (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to ISA Bridge
    00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7c)
    00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
    00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] (rev 01)
    04:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) (rev 10)
    05:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)

    ismod:
    Module Size Used by
    snd_seq_dummy 1350 0
    aes_i586 7280 2
    aes_generic 26875 1 aes_i586
    binfmt_misc 6599 1
    parport_pc 26058 0
    ppdev 5556 0
    snd_hda_codec_conexant 30003 1
    joydev 8767 0
    snd_hda_intel 22235 2
    snd_hda_codec 87552 2 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 5040 1 snd_hda_codec
    arc4 1165 2
    snd_pcm 71475 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 4588 0
    snd_rawmidi 17783 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6047 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47174 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ath5k 130083 0
    mac80211 231959 1 ath5k
    snd_timer 19067 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5744 4 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd 49038 13 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec ,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,s nd_seq_device
    ath 8153 1 ath5k
    cfg80211 144694 3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
    soundcore 880 1 snd
    via_agp 5322 1
    video 18712 0
    snd_page_alloc 7120 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    output 1883 1 video
    psmouse 59033 0
    led_class 2633 1 ath5k
    serio_raw 4022 0
    i2c_viapro 5777 0
    shpchp 29886 0
    agpgart 32011 1 via_agp
    lp 7342 0
    parport 31492 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usbhid 36882 0
    hid 67742 1 usbhid
    via_rhine 19038 0
    mii 4425 1 via_rhine
    sata_via 7344 2
    pata_via 7332 0

    Thanks again
    T

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    To find out if you are running in 32-bit or 64-bit operating system, go to the command line and execute the command: uname -m
    If is says x86_64 then you are running 64-bit mode. If is says something like i386 or i686, then you are running in 32-bit mode.

    Ok. You are running a VIA chip set for video. There is a generic video driver running, and a via_agp driver running which I think is the via video driver. However, from my investigations, the via_agp driver is a character driver, not a video driver. I find that the via video driver is named viafb. Anyway, go to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager. In the quick search box enter "via video driver". You should see several listings, including one called "xserver-xorg-video-openchrome" - see if it is installed (the box will be dark). If not installed, click on it to install the driver. After that is done (if it installs) you will need to log out and back in.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    One final thing. You might want to try the google chrome browser. I have had good luck with that dealing with flash video.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    it is 32-bit
    xserver-xorg-video-openchrome is installed
    chrome didn't help
    T

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    I think is what gumby meant.

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    thanks but i already tried chrome browser but it did not help

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