[kwlug-disc] Lucid is disappointing .. was Android everywhere ...

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Sep 16 13:52:46 EDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:55, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists
> account) <aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:
> > On Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:49:22 am Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> >> The only audio problem I see is when Flash gets pegged, and prevent
> >> other applications (e.g. Amarok) from using sound. When this happens
> >> I see npviewer.bin taking 100% of one core, and kill it. This being a
> >> 64-bit install, only Flash's process get killed, not the entire Firefox
> >> browser.
> >
> > Maybe that's the issue. I have seen Flash hang quite a bit and yes, it
> pegs
> > the CPU. 64-bit install here as well, although I use Chrome.  Killing
> > npviewer.bin is a daily occurance. :-)
> I've not had a problem with flash. I'm using chromium 6.0.472.59 from
> the chromium-beta ppa, also 64-bit.

I too use chromium from a ppa. It is 7.x though.

The Flash problems are common between Firefox and Chromium, and
not a surprise here, because npviewer.bin runs in its own process.

I do use flashblock[1] though, so I probably only load a fraction of
> flash that I come across on a daily basis. I have no issues with flash
> hogging sound since stuff accessing alsa or oss directly still gets
> routed through pulse.
> 1.
> https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gofhjkjmkpinhpoiabjplobcaignabnl

I use NoScript, which blocks flash by default, but I white list a few sites.

A new 64-bit Flash was released today, for Linux too.

But I don't want to introduce new variables in my setup. If it does not run
in its own process, it will crash the whole browser. Not feeling adventurous
enough to try it.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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