Kernel Upgrade in 11.3/ KDE4.5: Fullscreen Flash hang in X , how TO?


Seems that my kernel was the problem then I update it manually but I want a update in Kernel, but keep in boot my current kernel and add the update kernel on boot, how to?

The X, mouse and other freeze but audio still running along with crtl+alt+f2:

Jay Ashworth 2010-09-05 04:03:09 UTC

“2) Flashplayer in fullscreen freezes X; the audio from the video keeps playing
continuously, not in a loop, but the video freezes, and (in some cases) the
user can switch to a text console–possibly only once–and kill X without
having to reboot. This latter description is pretty clearly the actual bug
here on 620157, and if you read all 4 descriptions, you can see that the other
three are not this particular failing.”

Thanks in Advanced!

I think we need further clarification in what you are wanting to do. According to the Bug report 620157, the Flashplayer issue was fixed at kernel and It appears that the openSUSE-OSS has kernel that you can update to, which fixes this problem. Why would you want to maintain an older kernel load in your Grub menu.lst than provides?

Thank You,

Maintaining a second entry of a working kernel in your boot config is not a bad habit when experimenting with kernel versions. But …

What is the video card? Driver installed ?

Sorry, I already have the kernel installed, I want the kernel to be installed alongside with the older one version.

How do I upgrade to it from repository, to it automatically install new versions of the kernel and maintain an?

Intel Mobile 4/GM45

Sorry, I found out a great solution, I used the 1 click-install stated on Resultados da pesquisa

and once installed, it added to boot an OpenSuse the new kernel but keep the older kernel on boot!!

So I can Choose use the version of SUSE/ kernel or the version SUSE/ kernel kernel on boot!!

Thanks for help me!! rotfl!

alexdbars, happy to hear you found the solution you were looking for.

Thank You,

I too experience a problem going full screen with any video including watching movies on any media player. Surfing I found the mentioning of a new kernel but I am awaiting something more official as far as an upgrade/update. Intel also offers a generic linux kernel but I am reluctant to try it. I have yet to find info reporting success with the installation of this new kernel as a fix. Sad to say but I have a dual boot setup and Windows 7 does not have this issue even though the video is not of the highest quality.

Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Core™ i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Speed: 3,201.00 MHz
Cores: 2
Memory Information
Total memory (RAM): 3.4 GiB
Free memory: 1.5 GiB (+ 1.4 GiB Caches)
Free swap: 2.0 GiB
OS Information
OS: Linux x86_64
System: openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)
KDE: 4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) “release 3”
Display Info
Vendor: Intel Corporation
Model: Clarkdale Integrated Graphics Controller

jpvrla, the following information is not for the faint of heart and consider that you could just need to reload if anything goes wrong. However, it is said that if you upgrade your kernel to 2.6.38-rc2 and install the latest Xorg and other related video files, it does work properly with your Intel video chipset. You would need to add the following repositories, upgrade your kernel version and then your Xorg version.

Index of /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_11.3

Index of /repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_Factory

So, if you have never done this before, it might be best to wait for openSUSE 11.4, but even then, the kernel version will be at 2.6.37 and not 38. If I had only one system and did not want to chance needing to reload, then forget it. Else, if you feel lucky and don’t mind a reload if required, then go for it.

Thank You,

Thanks for the info. I may try it a later date but it would be nice to have someone claim success before I make any effort. THANKS!!!

Help is how we certainly deal with life’s uncertainty.

Update: After a re-install of 11.3 (for other reasons) full screen video became available. Unfortunately the reason for this limited success cannot be directly related to any one thing.
Possibly it was the install of the latest stable flashplayer for Linux. The quality is acceptable but not nearly as good as windows 7 on the same PC (second dual boot option).
Following is an response from adobe about how confusing getting their latest and greatest download of FP for a 64bit system only listed 32bit options. It may be helpful to some but be forewarned you may have to read it 10 times.

Hi, I know it’s confusing and I’ll try to clarify some.
The Square version of Flash Player is the only one for the 64bit system. Here:
Adobe Labs - Adobe Flash Player “Square”
The 32bit Flash Player 10.2 has been in beta for the 32bit system and was/is the new latest FP update which is now out.
That version is for certain platforms and you can go to this Adobe site which will show the version numbers for the various platforms:
Adobe - Flash Player
The latest released version of Flash Player before was A 64bit system can Install this and use it with the 32bit browser as they have always done.
No change there except Flash Player has brought the 10.2 beta version out(updated) if you will.

The Square is still in beta for those with 64bit systems and want to participate in the beta process or want to try it.
The latest update to Flash Player is now instead of
This site Adobe - Flash Player has a Download link to Install the FP by choosing other operating systems & browsers.
However you will still need to Uninstall your current FP version first.
If anyone has the Square 64bit version and wants to go back to the released version I think there is a special Uninstaller on the Square site.