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Old 04-13-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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My flash is slow

We just got Fedora Core v1.1 in...Febuary which was a nice change from XP...but when we installed (just my dad, really) flash it was slow and the problem is continuous and my dad says when the new kernel comes out and when we DL it the problem will be there an easier alternative?

Sorry, I'm so much of a

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Old 04-13-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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Not really much of an alternative. The truth is that the flash plugin for Linux is currently crappy...hopefully this will be fixed with v7.
You could try the standalone player, which has better playback, but it doesn't work with embedded flash movies.
Old 05-07-2004, 03:43 AM   #3
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I noticed that the same plugin behaves differently in mozilla and firefox:

File name:
Shockwave Flash 6.0 r79

It is slow in mozilla, but fast in firefox! However, another machine has firefox built by linux packager (, and a newer plugin version (r81), but it is slow. "Fast" firefox was downloaded from mozilla website. Both are versions 0.8.
Old 05-07-2004, 06:00 AM   #4
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Try setting this environment variable:


put it in /etc/profile or ~/.bash_profile

by the way it doesn't have much to do with the kernel

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Old 05-07-2004, 06:30 AM   #5
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That is great! It works for me.

Thank you!
Old 05-07-2004, 08:45 AM   #6
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It works for me, too.

Fedora Core 2 Test 3

Thanks a lot!


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