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    Hardware requirements for full screen flash videos


    im using a hd5450 with a amd x2 3800+ processor on ubuntu 12.04.2.
    system load goes almost up to 2 while only watching a video, nothing much else going on.

    in the catalyst control center it says; 2d driver version: 8.96.4

    is this maybe the free not so performant driver? a module called fglrx is loaded.
    or is this system just to outdated for flash playback?

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    a module called fglrx is loaded
    That is amd proprietary and is not

    is this maybe the free not so performant driver
    I don't run Ubuntu 12 but I do run the radeon free driver on this box and you tube plays excellent on a single core Pentium 4 processor

    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.8.3-antix.1-486-smp i686 (32 bit) 
               Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.2 Distro: antiX-M11-base- Jayaben Desai 25 April 2011
    Machine:   System: GATEWAY product: W3507 version: 500
               Mobo: Intel model: D102GGC2 version: AAD70214-201
               Bios: Intel version: GC11020M.15A.2010.2006.0817.0956 date: 08/17/2006
    CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron D CPU (-UP-) clocked at 3199.893 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] 
               X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: radeon Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too 
               Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter driver: rtl8187 
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (-)
    Info:      Processes: 89 Uptime: 3:30 Memory: 225.5/879.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.8.45
    RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]
    X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: radeon

    Like I said. I don't run Ubuntu 12 (look up at what I run). So I can't swear if this will work.

    You can thank AMD for older amd legacy chips not working well with newer linux kernels via fglrx legacy drivers.
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    I see, so i will try the free driver.
    ive also read that adobe canceld the linux flash support some time ago besides security updates.

    so i got the worst case

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    Adobe's dropping Linux flash support was a temporary thing. You should be able to get current flash plugins from their web site. I update my Red Hat system on a regular basis. My current version on my home system is

    FWIW, I just looked and Adobe has just released a new update,
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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