So my new Dell Studio XPS 8000 (i7-860, 8 GB ram, nVidia GeForce GT220 i GB video) is up and running Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit. Except I have issues with flash content in Firefox. I have installed the flash plugin non-free but the issues persist.
Examples include the inability to play embedded video and lack of response of flash content. If you look at the site below (local TV station web site) and click on the image for a particular day of the week, the weather forecast should scroll to that day. It does not.
I have created a VMWare virtual machine running Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit and run it on the same hardware as a guest. Firefox works fine including playing embedded video and the weather forecast page works fine.
If I remove the restricted nVidia driver - the screen gets messed up and I loose my second monitor. However, Firefox works correctly with flash content.
Any suggestions as to where I go from here?