Flash player problem with Chrome/Chromium

Hi,
I had this problem on almost every linux distribution which i had(Ubuntu,Slack,openSUSE). The problem with Chrome is in it’s pepper flash. It just crashes every time. When I disable it, it says i don’t have flash, even if I have installed global flash player plugin. With chromium, and last version of flash player, almost the same thing. When I install older version of flash (10.something), i get rid of that problem. So my question is, is it possible for Chrome/Chromium to work with latest build of flash player and how?

First thing is of course which version of openSUSE you use.

This to avoid that people try to find a solution for you that works for another version then you have.

My version of openSUSE is 12.2.

> I had this problem on almost every linux distribution which i
> had(Ubuntu,Slack,openSUSE). The problem with Chrome is in it’s pepper
> flash.

flash IS buggy, Adobe never got it right…and, has stopped trying
for Linux…that said, you can try a few things:

  1. turn off desktop effects–sometimes then flash runs better

  2. right click on the flash applet and select to disable “Hardware
    Acceleration”

  3. depending on your graphics setup you may be able to install a
    different driver and get some relief

> It just crashes every time. When I disable it, it says i don’t
> have flash, even if I have installed global flash player plugin.

Chrome includes a flash player as part of its install package which
is completely independent of whatever other flash you may have also
installed as a “global flash player plugin”…

Chrome can only use its installed flash–which is why when you
disable it, it says you do not have flash.

Opera, Firefox, Chromium and all other browsers have access only to
the flash you installed as a “global flash player plugin” which is
not the flash inside Chrome’s…

for example: today if i go to
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/
i learn the flash being used as:

Chrome v 24.0.1312.70-181759 runs built in flash 11.6.602.167
Firefox v 19.0.2 runs flash 11.2.202.275
Opera v 2.14 runs flash 11.2.202.275

> With
> chromium, and last version of flash player, almost the same thing. When
> I install older version of flash (10.something), i get rid of that
> problem. So my question is, is it possible for Chrome/Chromium to work
> with latest build of flash player and how?

Chromium will use the latest flash you have installed, but if it
works or not might be impacted by those three things i mentioned…

Chrome will always use whatever flash is bundled with it…and, the
latest Chrome you can run will include the most up-to-date flash you
can run…again, how well it runs will depend on those three things
AND how well Adobe has built flash (which is usually not so good). :frowning:


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http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

IME this could very well not be a flash issue, but a video card problem. Did you, in Flash, already uncheck the “Use hardware acceleration” option?
What is your videocard + did you install any proprietary drivers for it.

BTW. Don’t use older Flash players, most fixes in newer packages are in the security area, so you’re making a system more vulnerable if you use these.

Furthermore I’d like to see a bit more re. the hardware this is taking place on.

Hi,
My PC is 10 years old. Motherboard MSI-K7N2 Delta, Processor AMD Sempron 2400+, GPU MSI Radeon RX9550.
I saw that advice with lower version of Flash on some forum before, when I had Ubuntu 10.04, and the same problems. I have dual boot of Win XP and openSUSE, and I had never tried to disable hardware acceleration, because Flash crashes imediately after loading the page on which is flash object.