Did anyone refile bug for Flash Player shows green/purple in compressed window?

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Thu Aug 8 01:01:26 UTC 2013

On 08/07/2013 05:04 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> For what it's worth, I have just found that the workaround detailed in 
> Comment #1 in the bug report 
> (http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1178982) does 
> work.  On my system there was no existing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, so I 
> created it and added the specified lines as the sole content of the file.
> The colors and the proper window size were restored.  This Dell has an 
> Intel 845G chipset, so this workaround may fix this problem on any 
> motherboard with the same chipset (or even other Intel chipsets that 
> use the same Intel driver).
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Verging strictly off-topic, but remaining with the question of getting 
> Flash to work decently well:
> On this former XP machine with a Celeron 2.4 GHz and 1 GB RAM, YouTube 
> videos in the default window size and playing at 360p seemed to 
> perform normally.  Likewise, video from Hulu can be set to a lower 
> quality to help assure continuous play.  But video from Vimeo can only 
> be set to HD-Off (if HD is available).  And with video from the 
> broadcast network sites CBS.com, NBC.com and ABC.com, you can only 
> change screen size.  So it seems that videos from Vimeo, CBS, NBC and 
> ABC offer very little accommodation for lower-spec setups.  And 
> relatedly, I find that video that plays OK on a Windows PC with a dual 
> core Intel E2200 @ 2.20 GHz -- even with just 1.3 Mbps download on my 
> DSL service -- plays badly on the 2.4 GHz Celeron using the same 
> Internet connection.  So in this case processing power is more 
> important than Internet connection speed.
> 2.4 GHz is the minimum required spec for Flash (the last I knew), but 
> perhaps that merely means that you'll be able to play *something* 
> (like YouTube or Hulu videos at a lower-quality setting), not that 
> you'll be able to play everything.
> Does anyone know if there is a way to lower the quality settings for 
> sites like Vimeo, CBS, NBC and ABC, even if there is no 
> quality-setting tool in the player interface?  (Or does anyone differ 
> with the assessment I offer above?)

Thank you very much for your reply.

There's a lot of really good information in it.


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