Move to edgy

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sat Nov 4 17:25:47 UTC 2006

Dion LeBlanc wrote:
>   It hasn't been good for me and it is making me reconsider my distro.
> Flash in firefox or konqueror does not work for me and several sites either 
> crash firefox or the flash just does not work in konqueror. Then there is the 
> completely anal .hidden file in the root directory that stops you browsing 
> anything apart from media and your own home directory. If you install and app 
> from a tar.gz for instance you can't create and icon on the desktop by 
> browsing for the executable, what genius in the developement team came up 
> with that stupid idea. Up until now kubuntu has been a good straight foreward 
> distro but this sort of customisation is not good for kubuntu or for linux in 
> general. Note I have been using linux  for 6 years or more and for the last 4 
> have not had windows on this computer at all, so I am definitely no newbie. I 
> know I can delete the .hidden file but having to do this to make the distro 
> work properly is a large jump backwards for that distro.
> David who unless he can figure out how to fix flash will be going back to 
> debian or Fedora

Got it working  :-)  Thanks to a post on the kubuntu forums.
You need to edit your xorg.conf file:
kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then add at the very bottom of the file:

Section "Extensions"
     Option "Composite" "0"


You need to hit 'Return' after to create a new line.
Save the file and restart X.
Flash will now work as it should!





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