Flash Player in Suse 11.3/x32 hangs or freezes in Full Screen mode

Sometimes I wonder why I ever bothered to upgrade from Suse 11.0 to 11.3. I had a near perfect system, and now I have all these bugs. Really ridiculous. This same exact thing happened in suse 11.0, then a fix was released for flash player. I have the latest flash player installed from YAST. I have a Dell Vostro 1500.

This is what happens. I switch to full screen mode on any site, then a couple mins into the video, the video freezes, while the audio keeps going. When the video freezes, all video downloading stops. When the cached video reaches the end, I have no more audio, and a frozen video. IF I am lucky, I can get out of it by hitting CTRL - ALT - BACKSPACE, but that takes me back to the login page.

Thanks. I know others have this problem.

It sounds like this bug. Am I right?

Yes, and the work around they mention…FAILED.

All I did was right click on a youtube video and unchecked the hardware acceleration box! That seems to have solved the freezing issue in full screen. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Problem still exists, but now only hangs 75% of the time. The has to be a workaround for this bug.

What video chipset and driver is in use?

Just checked the youtube videos,as doug has rightly pointed out ,this is just retarded
Luckily for me,i don’t usually use full screen mode while watching videos online :slight_smile:

Trying everything possible to get the flash player to work in full screen mode flawlessly. I have an Intel mobile GM965 video card on my Dell Vostro 1500. I also installed all proper drivers for my chipset. I have since switched to desktop effects, with opengl, and now when I go to full screen flash videos(Like Youtube), it immediately snaps right back to the smaller video display. It only shows the full screen display for a split second. I have noticed that this bug has been around for a long time. What are they waiting for to fit it? In order for me to watch a full screen flash video w/o the video freezing, I have to download it first then watch it with VLC. Can I use VLC instead of Adobe flash player?? If so how? Is there anyone here that can get my regular flash player working in full screen mode the way it should be? I have no problem making a Paypal contribution. Thanks

I have the mobile intel GM45 Express chipset in my Lenovo with the intel driver. Full screen flash video freezes the picture most of the time on 11.3, with message to press esc which switches back to windowed mode. Switching to full screen is one action that triggers this known bug. Its not limited to Youtube. I get it with BBC iPlayer. Last time I visited the bug report, a fix was expected to be heading its way through to the 11.3 update process.

OK. Let me see if I got this right. You have an intel video card, and your system freezes with flash videos. I wouldn’t be surprised if it freezes at other times as well. So, check /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf and add Driver “intel” right under Identifier. Next, make sure you have this driver xorg-x11-driver-video and make sure it has xf86-video-intel-2.12.0 in it.

Now some caveats. You may, in addition to the above also need to upgrade your kernel and upgrade Xorg, and I don’t mean via updates. You can find your repositories for the kernel and Xorg here Index of /repositories Xorg is under X11.

Thanks for the reply. I already edited that file with “intellegacy”, instead of “radeon”. Yes I already have that driver “xorg-x11-driver-video” installed from YAST. It is version 7.5-15.2. In YAST the file list for “xorg-x11-driver-video” does not list that xf86 as being part of that package, but my computer has it as shown below.

doug@linux-rvej:~> locate xf86


Just used that repo you listed to install the latest xorg packages. I updated all of them. Still the exact same problem. I did not update the kernel.

When I had suse 11.0 on the same laptop, I had the PAE kernel installed. Now I have the “kernel-desktop” version 2.6.34-12.3, and “preload-kmp-desktop” version 1.1_k2.6.34.0_12-18.2. Should I keep them both? or change to the standard or pae version?

My computer would not show flash movies in full screen mode.
I also tried the trick of turning off hardware acceleration in the flash settings (right click in a flash video) and presto-changeo the full screen feature worked. This was on a Lenovo T60 running SLED 11 SP1.