64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?
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Tue Apr 22 09:04:35 MDT 2008
Nathan Blackham wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 15:35 -0600, Bryan Sant wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 03:20:28PM -0600, Bryan Sant wrote:
>>> > and because Adobe has provided a decent Linux version of Flash player,
>> Sheesh. I'm detecting that I'm in the minority of persons having an
>> acceptable experience with Flash. I don't have anything to complain
>> about beyond flash ads being annoying. What is it about Flash on FF +
>> Linux that is any different than say Flash on IE6 + XP?
>> I'm running Flash Player 9 32-bit on Ubunty 7.10. Works great 99.9%
>> of the time.
> There is the key right there. 32-bit. Many of those who have
> annoyances with flash run 64bit. For me for example. Flash will dies
> either on some pages, i.e. the new dilbert.com, or after a certain
> amount of time, so if I leave my browser up for a while trying to
> maintain some information that I have up and then try to go to a flash
> site. suddenly flash is dead. and it doesn't just affect new pages.
> It affects anything that was flash that was previously open.
I run it 32 bit at home and at work, and it still drives me nuts. I
have z-order problems that render lots of flash-heavy sites unusable.
Menus above flash tend to pop under the flash below them and I can't
select them. If that's the only navigation they provide, I'm dead. I
was just at Toyota.com last night and could barely use it. Grr.
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