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

Iberê Fernandes ibere.fernandes at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 13:13:18 UTC 2013


2013/8/8 Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com>

> 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
> >
> +1
> 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
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstalledSystemFakePAE
>
> 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.
>
> -o-
>
> I found also this link about UXA for Intel graphics
>
>
> http://task3.cc/135/intel-graphic-cards-linux-xorg-and-uxa-performance-boost/
>
> -o-
>
> @ Phill:
>
> Where could this workaround be added into the Lubuntu Wiki?
>
> Best regards
> Nio
>
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As per comment #21 bug affected one of my old laptops too:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1178982/comments/21

+1 for adding this workaround into the Lubuntu Wiki.
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