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

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 06:58:48 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-08 03:01, Aere Greenway wrote:
> 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?)
> John:
> Thank you very much for your reply. 
> There's a lot of really good information in it. 
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere
Thank you very much for describing and discussing this workaround :-)

I was able to get good graphics with Saucy alpha 2 in my old IBM
Thinkcentre desktop computer, that has suffered from bad graphics since
Raring. I used your workaround, John, and it worked without issues with
the log in screen.

My Thinkcentre has the following graphics

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics
Controller (rev 02)

I'll attach two text files for clarity, one with the tips explicitly
stated, and one with the output of lspci on my Thinkcentre.

I used the installed system for USB according to the following link


I don't notice the bad graphics with my wall-paper (for Saucy alpha2),
but switch to the default one, and you see it! After adding uxa
acceleration, the default wallpaper is rendered as it should, without
the sharp boundaries, 'jagged' as described by Aere concerning the
Raring wallpaper.


I found also this link about UXA for Intel graphics



@ Phill:

Where could this workaround be added into the Lubuntu Wiki?

Best regards
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John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com> wrote:

There was this helpful bug report on file at http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1178982.

It described behavior on Dell PC's with integrated Intel graphics, in which Adobe Flash Player would display only with shades of purple and green in a horizontally compressed window (or at least that's how I would describe what I see on a Dell Dimension 2400).

The work-around (Comment #1) was to change the Xorg acceleration method to UXA. 

User reported a work-around:


Edit (or create) /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows: (ugh, can't format, should be a tab before each line except the first and the last).

Section "Device"
	Identifier "Intel Graphics"
	Driver "intel"
	Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"

Restart X (reboot, restart your display manager, whatever). Colors are back to the way they used to be and flash works.


I forgot to include, however, that the bug workaround messes up the login screen (LightDM).  You can make out an entry box that one assumes is for the password entry, but everything else is largely unidentifiable.

So as a workaround it leaves a lot to be desired, unless we can also figure out how to fix the login screen.


Nio Wiklund wrote:

This method works for me to restore good graphics in an old IBM Thinkcentre with Lubuntu Saucy alpha-2 and the following Intel graphics.

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

There is no issue with the login screen.
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

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