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Old 08-04-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Flash Player leaves distorted image residue on desktop


On my Lenovo 3000 Laptop, GeForce 9300M GS 64bit driver from NVIDIA is installed and everthing works fine except this:

When I open a Flash Player on any browser, say I watch a video on YouTube in Firefox and when I close the FF, the window where the Flash Player was, is left as a distorted image residue on the desktop.

Printscreen could not copy that image to clipboard so I've photographed it here:

That problem happens only when I visit Flash Player pages. What to do to get rid of it?

Old 08-05-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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I don't know if you using 64 bit version of flashplayer, but it is still in beta stage - it may not work correctly. If you are not aware yet, you can use stable 32 bit version with nspluginwrapper. Check also that you have newest video card drivers.

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Old 08-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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what OS is on this 64 bit laptop ?
and what version of firefox 3,or 4,or 5 ? and is FF 32 bit or 64 bit ?
--- for the 64 bit FF only --
the 64 bit "Shockwave Flash 11.0 d1"
: /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/
has been working just fine ( a few minor odd things) but better than the 32 bit with the wrapper

you do need to remove the wrapper by hand to use the 64 bit
google it

i run Seamonkey 2.2-64bit build

if you are running the 32 bit ff then use the 32 bit flash
Old 08-06-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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Thank you for the comments,
I've forgotten to mention; the OS is 64bit Ubuntu 10.10.

When I

#file /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.16/firefox-bin

I saw, firefox was 64bits. And when I

#file /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/* (note:I write this from memory, may not be correct)

I saw the flash player being currently used was 32bits.

It must have been about the inconsistency between 64bits firefox and 32bits flash.

I have removed the current Flash Player using Synaptic Package Manager and installed Flash 11 64bits using the directions here

After I restarted Firefox, it seems Flash is working perfectly now, that is no image residue on the desktop or so.

Thank you for the guidance.


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