Hello. I think most reading this probably know about the latest flash versions no longer work well with full accelerated rendering and decoding using vdpau on nvidia hardware. I know in the past for a while it was actually working beautifully here. I was just wondering if anyone knows of the last version where it was working well? And then points if you actually know where to pick up that version that would be even better. I would like to revert to it.
Long story short:
I have an older computer where without the full acceleration every instance of flash uses 50-100% of the cpu. It’s just a single user desktop system so I’m completely unconcerned about any local privilege escalation vulnerabilities. When using the new flash versions even if I enable as much acceleration as possible I have a problem where the system is unstable in addition to having problems with resources. Thus the need to revert, if possible. Thank you for any suggestions.
> firstname.lastname@example.org;2474563 Wrote:
>> On 07/15/2012 05:36 PM, davidmfl wrote:
>> > I’m completely unconcerned about any local privilege
>> > escalation vulnerabilities.
>> 32 or 64 bit?
> Sorry. 32 bit.
> 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98 [GeForce
> 8400 GS] (rev a1)
> I recall for a time it worked pretty well. It messed up only about
> once a week and I could watch 1080p flash video with about 33% cpu
> usage on my P4.
Where did you get the flash player. I use a NV GS8400 with flash-player:
The 22.214.171.124-9.1 works fairly well for me, however it only does accelerated decoding, not accelerated rendering. There are known security issues with this version. I have read that the 10.3.183.20 version (available here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html) works well and does not have the security issue. It is only available in 32-bit and as I am running 64-bit I have not been able to try it.
I have also read that some flash problems can be fixed by adding
Thanks everyone. Sorry for the late reply. I was very short on time and didn’t get a chance to get on much. I’m going to experiment with
and possibly the 10.3.183.20 version.
Another thing I have found which helps some in the meantime is to use something like flashblock for Firefox to stop the flash ads from consuming cpu. Before those ads were contributing to the issues I was seeing.
On 2012-07-26 23:26, davidmfl wrote:
> Another thing I have found which helps some in the meantime is to use
> something like flashblock for Firefox to stop the flash ads from
> consuming cpu. Before those ads were contributing to the issues I was
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)