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

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Fri Aug 9 21:19:17 UTC 2013

On 8/9/2013 9:04 AM, NikTh wrote:
> Ok, I will answer here of how I understand the whole situation. I hope 
> this helps someone.
> First, the bug status now is marked as Invalid and for that, do not 
> bother your selfs with this bug anymore. Invalid means invalid. 
> Permanent closed as developers figured out that this report is not 
> correct. (for any reason)
> Adobe, as mentioned earlier, has dropped the support of flash player 
> in Linux. Only security updates will be available from now on and the 
> current version of flash player in Linux is 11.2 (already outdated as 
> the current adobe's flash player version is 11.7)
> Intel drivers now have the SNA acceleration enabled by default. So if 
> someone face problems with this acceleration method, he/she can 
> disable it as mentioned earlier from X's configuration file. But the 
> xorg.conf is not completely accurate for X configuration nowadays. 
> Also is not exist by default. Better would be to add the configuration 
> in xorg.conf.d/ folder (also non existed). The procedure is simple
> Two commands in terminal:
> 1) sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
> 2) echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier  "Intel 
> Graphics"\n\tDriver      "intel"\n\tOption      "AccelMethod" 
> "uxa"\nEndSection' | sudo tee /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
> The echo command is one command (appears as two lines)
> Another workaround that might helps is the minitube application. No 
> browser needed and no flash player to watch youtube videos.
> Last but not least, the Chrome browser has the newest flash player 
> (11.7) integrated, so anyone with this problem could test Google 
> Chrome and see if the problem exist there (then probably is Intel's 
> acceleration method issue) or if does not exist then could be a flash 
> player problem.
> Thanks.

I have two lines of attack on this problem: 1) Trying to file a good bug 
report concerning the Flash behavior, and 2) Trying to get the 
workaround fully working.  Using UXA acceleration solved the Flash 
problem but left me with a garbled login screen.

So I took the suggestion above to test with Chrome and its integrated 
current version of Flash.  I booted the Raring Live CD so I could 
preserve my hard drive installation as-is, installed Chrome from 
Google's web site, and played a YouTube video.  It worked! Chrome was 
running Flash 11.8 as I recall.

That would seem to be an important step forward in pinning down what's 
happening, but I don't see that it leads to a firm conclusion.

I wanted to stop testing briefly and get this much out to the group, 
also to solicit some advice on other things I'm thinking about or trying.

Another suggestion was to see what happens with Saucy alpha 2 on this 
hardware.  I created a LiveUSB on a 1 GB drive with 100 MB for 
persistence, but the FlashPlugin-Installer is not installed by default 
and I couldn't get it installed via Synaptic or Lubuntu Software Center, 
both failing with no-space-available-on-the-drive sorts of errors.  I 
also tried to get Flash 11.2 directly from Adobe, but it required that I 
Choose an Application to handle the APT installation, and I couldn't 
find anything that would work (though maybe it was really just running 
into the same no-space-available sort of error).

So perhaps I should create another LiveUSB on a 4 GB drive with yet more 
room for persistence, or maybe I burn a Live CD.

Another angle: It was reported that another workaround for the Flash 
behavior was to use an older kernel.  I have nothing installed older 
than 3.8.  So I'm wondering if I can temporarily install some older 
kernels and how to do it -- also wondering if that's a good idea.

Another thing that seems reasonable to try is to boot the Quantal Live 
CD on this hardware and see what happens.  I believe that runs the 3.5 
kernel.  If I can get Flash 11.2 on there I might learn a little something.

I also want to try uxa acceleration on both Quantal and Saucy and see 
what happens.


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