Live news channel streams hang while watching on Ubuntu

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Nov 28 20:49:56 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 22:46 +0530, Tapas Mishra wrote:
> On watching these links
> I observe on killing npviewer.bin the resource consumption on my
> system goes down to a noticeable extent.
> The flash keeps hanging a lot while watching the above links and I
> have to time and again restart or refresh the pages and that is
> followed via 30 seconds add.
> Which is quite annoying.
> My OS Lucid 64 bit
> Firefox 3.6.12
> Chrome 7.0.517.44
> Initially I thought it to be an issue with Firefox but then same was
> verified when I
> watched on Chrome(watch the live news for 20 minutes it will hang).
> So this can not be an issue with browser.
> I do not use M$ so I can not verify this for OS thing.
> The flash on my system is 10,1,102,64
> When the system hangs then it is difficult to get even the command
> prompt to use
> sudo pkill npviewer.bin
> So is there a remedy for the same?

I just did a quick google search on npviewer.bin and there's a zillion
hits on the topic of it locking up, and remedies, way back to 2008.  Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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