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Fixing Fullscreen flash in Ubuntu 10.04

If you’re one of the many people who experience issues when watching Flash videos in fullscreen then the following tip by dodo3773 may help you out.

“What I did was right click on any flash video, go down to settings, and uncheck the box that says enable hardware acceleration. “ dodo3773 shares, continuing with the steps that fixed the problem

“Then open a terminal and type

  • sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
  • sudo su
  • sudo echo \"OverrideGPUValidation = 1\" >> /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

I added the sudo su as the second command because I was getting a permission denied error. After that I re-enabled hardware acceleration, closed Firefox, then opened it back up.

dod3773 ends on a positive stating “I have not experienced that problem again.”

You can also view this tip as a video on dodo373′s YouTube Channel @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeO8YytqEKE

Thanks to dodo3773