flash problems with Fedora 11 23-bit

Hugh Caley hughc at aldon.com
Tue Jul 28 19:30:52 UTC 2009

So, solved about half my problems with Flash by adding an old CMedia 
audio card

> Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)

  and not using the built-in SiS audio controller:

> Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 
> Sound Controller (rev a0)

Completely fixes my stuttering audio problem and now I can play videos 
using the flash plugin, at least for a while.

Now, usually, an embedded youtube video will play just after I restart 
the browser.  The main problem is that, after a while, firefox will peg 
my cpu even if no video is playing, and sometimes the videos will play 
only (and poorly) while I'm wiggling the mouse on top of them.

I am using the proprietary driver for my nvidia 6200 card.

Any ideas of other things to try?  I currently have "Desktop Effects" 
(Compiz) turned on, but turning it off makes little difference.  I'm 
using Firefox 3.5, but 3.0 seems about the same in terms of Flash problems.


Hugh Caley, Linux Administrator
Aldon Computer Group
6001 Shellmound St. Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 285-8542 | hughc at aldon.com

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