On 13.1 KDE and I cannot get UStream to play properly all the time. Most times it will stall if I change tabs to another one and leaving its page. Strangest thing because when I first had installed the opsys I don’t rememer having this probem so I’m guessing it’s a configuration problem but don’t begin to know where to start looking for the resolution. NVidia 6200 is the adapter with the stable distro drivers from the repositories. Being this is in a Firefox browser I am at a loss to remember whether or not it’s the Flash Player plugin at which I’m on a backlevel version because 11.0 is apparently problematic and won’t run correctly. This has been going on for weeks now and what is odd is that I see stalls similarly in my typing. May be a browser thing. Just don’t know.
If you use a pre 11.0 version of Flash that might well be the reason for the video issue. I have never visited this site previously and don’t know what to expect, however, the video streams I freely could enter work without any issues. I am currently viewing three streams simultaneously from this site: http://www.ustream.tv/ now.
I’m not sure if I interpreted your post correctly, though, but there you are.
By the way, I used Opera doing the above but wouldn’t expect Firefox’s behaviour to be much different.
Thanks for the return post. Sorry if I expressed myself in an unclear manner.
Are you using the newest version of Flash Player 11.0 ? I’d been advised that it will not support 13.1 and results in problematic behavior. I’m not sure if it’s a browser issue either but will consider trying another one, possibly the default browser just for an experiment. I’m glad you’re not having any issues with your setup but being a noob with 13.1, I may have tweaked something that I shouldn’t have. Time will tell.
I haven’t heard any advise against Flash 11.2, 11.2 is the latest version not 11.0, but flash support for Linux is being phased out by Adobe and as such flash videos may become troublesome on Linux in the near future.
However there are some alternative, the easiest might be to use Chrome/Chromium which has its own flash player.
At present though, Flash 11.2 on openSUSE 13.1 still works quite fine for me with most browsers (Opera, Firefox), Konqueror does have some issues from time to time though.
11.2 did NOT work for me just now. I tried it with my system and it completely failed to load the video on UStream. Dropped back to 10.3 and am still having the spits and starts issue. I’ll keep an eye on this thread to see if others chime in with some advice. I can postpone for now on UStream because I have a windows laptop right next to me so that’s comforting but I would like to chase this one down. Thanks again for your suggestions!
I just tried the new Chromium and it is behaving exactly the same way. Something tells me it’s not the browsers or Flash plugin but something else with the system. Arrgh, that scares me. Guess I’m looking in another direction now.
That’s right, no SSE2 capabilities. Your memory is better than mine my friend. But I’ve got another problem now. After first installing Chromium and having it function properly for me, upon installing the pepper-flash plugin I’m no longer able to have the browser appear on my desktop. The bouncing cursor icon just bounces and then finally quits with no browser. I tried running it from terminal and received the following error:
[0113/032746:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(233)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly
I’m at a standstill right now until I get this resolved. I’m fearing something is misconfigured in my system because of the keyboard stalls, dropout of characters, etc. I did install a wireless keyboard which may be acting up, too, but it’s all just a little too much for me to get a grip on as it is. And, don’t ask me about my T61p laptop which is showing either a misconfiguration of Windows 7 or a GPU hardware instability. Uhm, uhm, uhm. These computers are draining the life out of me right now. But I’m trying to keep thinking positive.
Well, pepperflash contains Flashplayer 11.7, so it might need SSE2 as well and crashes otherwise.
So uninstall that again.
I think you’re stuck with Flashplayer 10…
Maybe you have a graphics driver problem?
What does this give:
glxinfo | grep direct
I’m at a standstill right now until I get this resolved. I’m fearing something is misconfigured in my system because of the keyboard stalls, dropout of characters, etc. I did install a wireless keyboard which may be acting up, too, but it’s all just a little too much for me to get a grip on as it is.
You should open a different thread about this.
But have you tried a different keyboard?
Since it’s a wireless keyboard maybe just the batteries are weak?
Some more ideas:
Do you have hardware acceleration turned on in Flash? (right-click on a flash video and choose settings)
Since it could of course also be network related, let’s check that:
Open a video and press on Pause. Let it load for a while, then press Play again. Does it stall then as well, or does it play fluently as long as data is buffered?
As you mentioned dropped key presses, maybe its just that your system is overloaded? Is the hard drive working when that happens?
Maybe you’re out of RAM and the system starts to swap heavily?
How much RAM do you have?
Press Alt+ESC or run “top” in Konsole to check the system acivity.
Hardware acceleration does not seem to be an option for me in the Settings.
Also, the playback seems to play well either buffered or not, it’s just that at times the playback will stutter and start which seems to coincide with the keyboard character dropout. Now, to make matters more interesting, I’m having video artifacts appear on my desktop when I close the browser or a folder. I had reinstalled the video driver on hopes that it may make a difference but it seems to have corrupted something else in the configuration. Whoa! I’m getting a bit flustered but thank heavens for a second machine from which to work.
I cannot readily see the hard drive light but can hear it hitting when being accessed and my gut instinct is that NO, it isn’t a hard drive system overload circumstance. I have 2GB RAM which is all the motherboard will hold. Am going to try the Alt+ESC shortcut to see what that brings. Hadn’t run top before from Konsole. New to me but I’m hanging in there with you. Thanks.
OK, it’s possible that flashplayer 10.3 didn’t have that option yet. It’s been a while since I used 10.3…
Also, the playback seems to play well either buffered or not, it’s just that at times the playback will stutter and start which seems to coincide with the keyboard character dropout.
Ah, ok. I thought it was happening all the time.
So apparently your whole system freezes shortly on those occasions.
Does this also happen when you don’t play a flash video?
Are there messages in the output of “dmesg” after such freezes? Or in /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
Now, to make matters more interesting, I’m having video artifacts appear on my desktop when I close the browser or a folder. I had reinstalled the video driver on hopes that it may make a difference but it seems to have corrupted something else in the configuration.
Well, how did you reinstall the driver?
Which packages do you have installed now?
rpm -qa | grep nvidia
And which kernel are you running?
I cannot readily see the hard drive light but can hear it hitting when being accessed and my gut instinct is that NO, it isn’t a hard drive system overload circumstance. I have 2GB RAM which is all the motherboard will hold.
Well, 2GB should be way enough for normal desktop usage. It depends on what/how many programs you run of course.
Well, I have since reinstalled with a New Installation chosen during the process. I will get back to the issue but wanted to update this with a realization that there is still a stall situation but it now seems to be recovering leading me to believe that Ustream may be the problem, not this system. Will be back later on this.