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Old 01-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
c.thompson
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Flash In Linux


Ok, So I have been using *nux for about 5 years as a desktop OS. And the frustration has always been relatively the same. the gripe as I am sure we all know is Flash Support... I'm currently running a 32 bit opensuse 11.2 flavour... on an Acer TravelMate with an i5 processor and 4gb of ram... so a quick enough machine one would think. I can do almost anything on this machine including running an apache server all the way down to a mysql server without much impact to performance.

What kills this machine... flash, not 10 open windows of streaming content... just one simple flash window; and it doesn't matter what its opened in, I have tried Firefox, Konqueror, and Chrome to no avail. I have read forums advising how to "untie" flash from the cpu and seen 0 performance improvement.

Now I am no expert in the topic of pointing fingers but I'm smart enough to know when something is broken.... The adverse effects of running flash on my system, well for starters my processor(s) spike to 100% usage, and the more concerning thing in my mind is that the cpu temperature actually gets to about 82 before the poor thing just turns itself off.

Now the only thing I am aware of, is that it is in fact flash causing this issue, and I have tried to troubleshoot this myself; to no avail. If I honestly fealt I could get help from elsewhere I would(which is why I ask you fine folks for any suggestions). But who else... I could call Acer and they would have me return the laptop due to the overheating issues, but most certainly would not assist in diagnosing or fixing the actual problem. I could contact Adobe, but good luck, they know its broken... and aren't doing much about it; thus tying most people back to some form of M$... really they should be getting a kickback from them for this fine form of blindness. And furthermore, if I did manage to talk to a real person, I can guarentee they would advise me it was a problem with my build or my distro...

so moving forward, here's what I know:

From top when I'm running flash, not using it, just letting it lie. I see:
2638 cthompso 20 0 357m 159m 23m R 34 6.9 12:17.35 plugin-containe

a strace of the running flash process shows me:
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0
getrlimit(RLIMIT_STACK, {rlim_cur=8192*1024, rlim_max=RLIM_INFINITY}) = 0


Which from the best I can tell is related to ulimits(don't know if its the hard or soft limits) but none the less:

cthompson@linux-l9nc:~> ulimit
unlimited

the number of actual processes running for this are:
cthompson@linux-l9nc:~> pstree -p 2638
plugin-containe(2638)─┬─kcmshell4(2977)
├─{plugin-containe}(2639)
├─{plugin-containe}(2643)
├─{plugin-containe}(2644)
├─{plugin-containe}(2645)
├─{plugin-containe}(2646)
├─{plugin-containe}(2654)
├─{plugin-containe}(2655)
├─{plugin-containe}(2656)
├─{plugin-containe}(2660)
├─{plugin-containe}(2661)
├─{plugin-containe}(2683)
└─{plugin-containe}(3440)


the below might be overkill but better over then under:
the files being accessed right now by the process:

cthompson@linux-l9nc:~> lsof -p 2638
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
plugin-co 2638 cthompson cwd DIR 8,3 4096 1835031 /home/cthompson/Documents
plugin-co 2638 cthompson rtd DIR 8,1 4096 2 /
plugin-co 2638 cthompson txt REG 8,1 34504 268013 /usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 720012 661391 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/DejaVuSans.ttf
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1533424 138066 /usr/lib/libvorbisenc.so.2.0.8
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 331212 138121 /usr/lib/libFLAC.so.8.2.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 465688 141132 /usr/lib/libsndfile.so.1.0.25
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 672300 661421 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 421728 142358 /usr/lib/libpulsecommon-1.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 173832 141258 /usr/lib/libvorbis.so.0.4.5
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 323116 142389 /usr/lib/libpulse.so.0.13.5
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 1835025 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 95812 141631 /usr/lib/libspeex.so.1.5.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 890376 678141 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/FreeSans.ttf
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 950287 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 26120 142416 /usr/lib/libogg.so.0.7.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 35296 919253 /lib/libwrap.so.0.7.6
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 22208 142570 /usr/lib/libXtst.so.6.1.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,3 11760 1840845 /home/cthompson/.fontconfig/8844aeb86b61b55cf64cf18c7af6d740-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 27720 1181064 /var/cache/fontconfig/77e41c5059666d75f92e318d4be8c21e-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 137256 1181049 /var/cache/fontconfig/8d4af663993b81a124ee82e610bb31f9-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 30444 138127 /usr/lib/libjson.so.0.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 68590 403240 /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/n019003l.pfb
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 22280 271008 /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 5680 267146 /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-cedilla.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 108819 403218 /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021004l.pfb
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 1015824 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 26204 142147 /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/libpixbufloader-xpm.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 138908 661424 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 136536 661412 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/LiberationSans-Bold.ttf
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 198960 269067 /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libclearlooks.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 786442 /SYSVcbc384f8
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 113206 403199 /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/n021003l.pfb
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 262304 1181061 /var/cache/fontconfig/17090aa38d5c6f09fb8c5c354938f1d7-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 917518 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 884749 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 132200 1181642 /var/cache/fontconfig/7ef2298fde41cc6eeb7af42e48b7d293-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 18584 1181063 /var/cache/fontconfig/d62e99ef547d1d24cdb1bd22ec1a2976-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 263008 1181052 /var/cache/fontconfig/df311e82a1a24c41a75c2c930223552e-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 349932 922532 /lib/libfreebl3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 169924 140960 /usr/lib/libnssdbm3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 755152 142289 /usr/lib/libsqlite3.so.0.8.6
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 272992 141281 /usr/lib/libsoftokn3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 13824 922536 /lib/libkeyutils.so.1.4
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 34612 141200 /usr/lib/libkrb5support.so.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 13892 919249 /lib/libcom_err.so.2.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 165732 133656 /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 835948 140963 /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3.3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 104844 141077 /usr/lib/libsasl2.so.2.0.23
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 161824 137599 /usr/lib/libssh2.so.1.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1685304 919426 /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 351456 918957 /lib/libssl.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 245956 141135 /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2.2
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 303116 141509 /usr/lib/libldap-2.4.so.2.7.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 59280 133692 /usr/lib/liblber-2.4.so.2.7.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 202428 142215 /usr/lib/libidn.so.11.6.5
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 63256 140747 /usr/lib/libcares.so.2.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 396236 142346 /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4.2.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 17047244 142649 /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 15438 141979 /usr/lib/gconv/UTF-16.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 256356 267725 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_CTYPE
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 54 267692 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NUMERIC
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 2454 407044 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TIME
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1243766 279750 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_COLLATE
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 286 407043 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MONETARY
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 57 407046 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 34 394133 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_PAPER
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 77 393249 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NAME
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 155 396098 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_ADDRESS
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 59 393676 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TELEPHONE
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 23 407048 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MEASUREMENT
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 26242 141978 /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules.cache
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 373 407042 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_IDENTIFICATION
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 4881744 268004 /usr/lib/firefox/omni.jar
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 18144 922537 /lib/libuuid.so.1.3.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9716 141400 /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 101284 133633 /usr/lib/libmodman.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 5460 141670 /usr/lib/libX11-xcb.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 13756 141504 /usr/lib/libxcb-aux.so.0.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 96796 141363 /usr/lib/libICE.so.6.3.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 30224 142337 /usr/lib/libSM.so.6.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9652 140856 /usr/lib/libXdamage.so.1.1.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9644 138211 /usr/lib/libXcomposite.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 38636 141672 /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 30228 140944 /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2.2.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 58996 142409 /usr/lib/libXi.so.6.1.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9764 141395 /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 90307 927706 /lib/libresolv-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 116772 922548 /lib/libselinux.so.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 21932 133702 /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 247308 919316 /lib/libpcre.so.0.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 26176 142386 /usr/lib/libffi.so.4.0.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 173936 141271 /usr/lib/libpng14.so.14.8.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 616228 142162 /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0.24.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 13832 141251 /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0.3000.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 124716 142244 /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1.1.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 165376 919424 /lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 195131 927699 /lib/libm-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 946780 142256 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.16
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 129416 142235 /usr/lib/libproxy.so.1.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 38696 141303 /usr/lib/libstartup-notification-1.so.0.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 380316 138195 /usr/lib/libXt.so.6.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 129124 133705 /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.2400.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 720996 142183 /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.7
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1340404 142090 /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0.3000.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 129172 133609 /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0.20209.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 4613024 141398 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.7
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1022580 142560 /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.3000.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 38715 927707 /lib/librt-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 18068 138086 /usr/lib/libgthread-2.0.so.0.3000.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 321652 141490 /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0.3000.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 784700 138076 /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2.11000.2
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 302076 141120 /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0.2904.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 47180 138138 /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0.2904.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 182892 141117 /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0.2904.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 72468 140996 /usr/lib/libXext.so.6.4.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1289224 142174 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6.3.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 297224 919288 /lib/libdbus-1.so.3.6.4
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9696 141009 /usr/lib/libnsssharedhelper.so.0.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 17324 927698 /lib/libdl-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 241752 141019 /usr/lib/libnspr4.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 17992 141485 /usr/lib/libplc4.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 13864 137380 /usr/lib/libplds4.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 932012 139129 /usr/lib/libasound.so.2.0.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 91632 919289 /lib/libz.so.1.2.5
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 517388 267976 /usr/lib/firefox/libmozsqlite3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 211776 140945 /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1.4.4
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 555248 142313 /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.7.2
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 38668 133687 /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1.3.0
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 124848 142643 /usr/lib/libnssutil3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1316764 142642 /usr/lib/libnss3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 175100 142644 /usr/lib/libsmime3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 248996 142645 /usr/lib/libssl3.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 1682149 919271 /lib/libc-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 116348 919269 /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 125061 922501 /lib/libpthread-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 10020 138143 /usr/lib/pango/1.6.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 2176 1179820 /var/cache/fontconfig/6ba42ae0000f58711b5caaf10d690066-i586.cache-3
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 851980 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 819211 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson DEL REG 0,4 753673 /SYSV00000000
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 27095768 267998 /usr/lib/firefox/libxul.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 9668 267975 /usr/lib/firefox/libmozalloc.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson mem REG 8,1 148141 926505 /lib/ld-2.14.1.so
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 0r FIFO 0,8 0t0 14503 pipe
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 1w REG 8,3 43392 1835024 /home/cthompson/.xsession-errors
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 2w REG 8,3 43392 1835024 /home/cthompson/.xsession-errors
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 3u unix 0xf36d3280 0t0 31911 socket
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 4u unix 0xf2142940 0t0 31912 socket
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 5u 0000 0,9 0 2619 anon_inode
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 6w FIFO 0,8 0t0 32820 pipe
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 7u FIFO 0,8 0t0 32820 pipe
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 8u 0000 0,9 0 2619 anon_inode
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 9u unix 0xf06cfb80 0t0 31097 socket
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 10r unix 0xf05bc040 0t0 31098 socket
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 11w FIFO 0,8 0t0 31099 pipe
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 12r FIFO 0,8 0t0 31099 pipe
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 13w unix 0xf69f6040 0t0 32822 socket
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 14r REG 8,3 147456 2490774 /home/cthompson/.mozilla/firefox/gjvza81z.default/cert8.db
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 15w REG 8,3 16384 2490775 /home/cthompson/.mozilla/firefox/gjvza81z.default/key3.db
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 16r IPv4 31993 0t0 TCP 192.168.0.4:45786->74.114.14.20:9339 (ESTABLISHED)
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 17u IPv4 32032 0t0 TCP 192.168.0.4:56443->184.75.160.202:ddi-tcp-3 (ESTABLISHED)
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 18u IPv4 31226 0t0 TCP 192.168.0.4:60145->74.114.14.185:9339 (ESTABLISHED)
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 24w REG 8,3 65536 2625702 /home/cthompson/.adobe/Flash_Player/cert8.db (deleted)
plugin-co 2638 cthompson 25u REG 8,3 16384 2625703 /home/cthompson/.adobe/Flash_Player/key3.db (deleted)



so anyone with more smarts then me would you kindly let me know if anything can be done about this........ quite frustrated.

TIA
 
Old 01-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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I have an AMD Zacate netbook that can play HD flash, so I know you should be able to.

Does your system use switchable graphics? What is the output of "lshw -C video"

Is your system using sandy bridge graphics? If so, you should get better performance by upgrading to a newer kernel and xorg. Sandy bridge has been problematic. Especially on older kernels. Any reason why you haven't went for OpenSuse 12.1?
 
Old 01-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Flash is closed-source, so the ball is in Adobe's court to improve it.

Personally I get the best results by downloading the video and watching it from my hard drive with VLC; the difference in framerate and CPU usage is noticeable vs watching it in my browser with Flash.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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Flash is closed-source, so the ball is in Adobe's court to improve it.

Personally I get the best results by downloading the video and watching it from my hard drive with VLC; the difference in framerate and CPU usage is noticeable vs watching it in my browser with Flash.
+1 for that. If it is just for Youtube you can also use minitube, I was perfectly able to play Youtube videos with a 600MHz Celeron CPU with 256 MB RAM.

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... on an Acer TravelMate with an i5 processor and 4gb of ram...
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The adverse effects of running flash on my system, well for starters my processor(s) spike to 100% usage,
Just for a comparison, I could watch any Flash video on my laptop with Athlon QL-66 (dual-core 2.2GHz) and only come above 50% when it is HD content.

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and the more concerning thing in my mind is that the cpu temperature actually gets to about 82 before the poor thing just turns itself off.
Even when running at 100% for a longer time your CPU shouldn't become so hot. There is definitely something wrong with the cooling system in that machine, I would return it after trying to clean the cooling system up.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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you are aware that opensuse 11.2 is past it's end of life
it went eol in May 2011

11.3 hit EOL in 4 days ago
11.4 in about 9 months

install a current and SUPPORTED version
12.1 is the current

c.thompson you might want to look through the novell opensuse forum
http://forums.opensuse.org/
you DO need to register on the site
useful links
http://doc.opensuse.org/
http://en.opensuse.org/Main_Page
http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Support
 
Old 01-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thank-You all for your kind responses I appreciate the feedback.

* Dual video system with an intel card and an nvidia 330m
* I do concur that the ball really is in adobe's court being closed source.
* Admittedly I am playing flash games, a lot different then playing flash embeded video's from youtube, but def good advise for downloading them and watching via vlc; I cannot get the codecs to work, but thats an issue for another time
* I am running 12.2 My apologies on the typo or confusion.
* I am starting to lean toward a problem with this computer specifically as well based on the heat and such. though I did make note of the kernels lack of stepping down for the i5's "Turbo" function, which is as suspected perpetually on.

I do find that Ubuntu handles the load better, but the heat is still an issue.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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What is the output of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file? Just wondering. If your laptop is not using the Nvidia graphics, or is not switching to it properly, that would definitely cause a performance issue.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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I have the same problem in 2 machines with nvidia, Ubuntu 10.4 and flash 11.2. One has an i7 and the other an atom

Other people with the same problem:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...rm/EAAOTna663s

It looks like the problem is worst when cursor is over the flash
 
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Which Flash player are you using? Adobe's? Macromedia's? a free one?
 
Old 01-22-2013, 02:11 AM   #10
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Adobe flash 11.2 for ubuntu

thanks
 
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Give a try to package flashplayer-mozilla . It is the Macromedia one. Also, if you installed the Adobe Flash from Adobe's site, give a try to packaged version flashplugin-nonfree .

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Adobe and macromedia deliver the same Flashplayer, Macromedia is a part of Adobe since 2005.
 
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Hey Guys i think that with the uses of Microsoft windows, it's often been easy to add adobe flash player by setting up it quickly when you go to a site with adobe display enjoying on it. In Linux the set up of adobe flash player has been difficult until more recent distributions. adobe flash player is now simple to set up and utilization.Thanks a lot!!
 
  


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