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Old 10-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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Well, no, export VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY=1, doesn't not turn off hardware acceleration.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 04:14 AM   #17
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Well, no, export VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY=1, doesn't not turn off hardware acceleration.
NVIDIA's VdpPresentationQueue supports two methods for displaying surfaces; overlay and blit. The overlay method will be used wherever possible, with the blit method acting as a more general fallback.

The following conditions or system configurations will prevent usage of the overlay path:
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The environment variable VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY is set to a string representation of a non-zero integer.


http://de.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ausupport.html
 
Old 10-19-2012, 08:09 AM   #18
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Well, that may be, but I only know what I see and the nvidia utility says hardware acceleration is enabled.
BTW, the patch(es) don't always work. Right in the middle of watching a youTube video last night, the skins colors suddenly became "alien blue," red became blue, blue became red, etc.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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Well, that may be, but I only know what I see and the nvidia utility says hardware acceleration is enabled.
BTW, the patch(es) don't always work. Right in the middle of watching a youTube video last night, the skins colors suddenly became "alien blue," red became blue, blue became red, etc.
It has nothing to do with the Nvidia setting for hardware accelerated video playback. To get rid of the blue skin bug, you need to disable hardware acceleration in the flash player. Right-click on the player window and uncheck "use hardware acceleration".

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
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From what I've read, flashplayer doesnt really support linux as much anymore. Its actually the reason I stopped using firefox, because I could no longer get videos to play reliably and consistently using the flashplayer for slackware 14. Google includes it with chrome, I know its not a perfect solution, but switching to chromium has solved the issue for me and several of my friends.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #21
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From what I've read, flashplayer doesnt really support linux as much anymore. Its actually the reason I stopped using firefox, because I could no longer get videos to play reliably and consistently using the flashplayer for slackware 14. Google includes it with chrome, I know its not a perfect solution, but switching to chromium has solved the issue for me and several of my friends.
Which I'm sure is exactly what Google had in mind when they reached their little agreement with Adobe. There is a reason the Justice Department is taking a long look at Google's business practices.

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #22
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It has nothing to do with the Nvidia setting for hardware accelerated video playback. To get rid of the blue skin bug, you need to disable hardware acceleration in the flash player. Right-click on the player window and uncheck "use hardware acceleration"....

Thanks.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #23
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I just installed flash-player-plugin (11.2.202.238) from the SlackBuilds repository.

Everything seems to have gone ok, but when I launch Firefox and type aboutlugin, Flash Player is not mentioned and I cannot get sites that use this plug-in to work properly.
I'm not sure if the problem reported by the OP has actually been solved.

I encountered a similar issue during a recent installation of Slackware 14.0 on an "old" computer. I found the solution in this thread in which it's said:

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Version 11 of the Flash plug-in for web browsers has been compiled to use the sse2 feature in the CPU
Downloading the latest version 10 of Flash Plugin (10.3.183.23 - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...23_archive.zip) and manually installing libflashplayer.so in directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ (as root) solved the issue for me (indeed my old computer does not have sse2 feature).
 
Old 10-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #24
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Just in case, check for any missing dependencies:

Code:
ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Look for any entries like "libnss3.so => not found"
 
Old 10-21-2012, 08:38 AM   #25
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304.51 includes the workaround, assuming you use nVidia's bundled libvdpau (libvdpau.so.304.51). If you use standalone libvdpau then you need to get the latest (0.5), which I haven't tested.
Does this mean that if one is using the Nvidia blob from their site, not SlackBuilds', then one doesn't need to install SB's libvdpau (which is currently at 0.4.1)? Does that go for vdpau-video, too? Under what circumstances should/shouldn't we install them?

Incidentally, I don't have the blue skin issue with the 304.60 driver, with and without hardware acceleration.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #26
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Does this mean that if one is using the Nvidia blob from their site, not SlackBuilds', then one doesn't need to install SB's libvdpau (which is currently at 0.4.1)? Does that go for vdpau-video, too? Under what circumstances should/shouldn't we install them?

Incidentally, I don't have the blue skin issue with the 304.60 driver, with and without hardware acceleration.
You wouldn't need SBo's libvdpau but you would still need vdpau-video if you want acceleration in VLC or anything else that doesn't use libvdpau directly (this does NOT include mplayer or Adobe Flash). For the record, I am now getting Flash crashes with hardware acceleration enabled and have turned it off, making my previous posts moot.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #27
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From what I've read, flashplayer doesnt really support linux as much anymore. Its actually the reason I stopped using firefox, because I could no longer get videos to play reliably and consistently using the flashplayer for slackware 14. Google includes it with chrome, I know its not a perfect solution, but switching to chromium has solved the issue for me and several of my friends.
Chromium doesn't come with the built-in flashplayer, only Chrome does. Chromium only has the open-source parts, and therefore normally uses the same adobe plugin as Firefox.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #28
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Well fwiw, it does work better in chromium for me than firefox. I haven't tried chrome at all on this machine, and don't really plan to.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #29
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I finally solved this problem!

Through trial and error, I have discovered that the most recent Adobe Flash Player version that works on my desktop is v. 11.1.102.63 (released Mar. 5, 2012). Anything more recent than that version does not work!

Could it be that newer flash player versions require more recent hardware to run? (My desktop is 12 years old!) I do not know. Perhaps somebody on this forum knows more details.

I am aware that using an old version of flash player is dangerous. But I am not going to avoid certain sites that require flash player. I will be as careful as possible! :-)

PS 1: I installed libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
PS 2: Older versions of Adobe Flash Player can be downloaded from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html

Also, take a look at this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...us-4175420481/
 
  


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