Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#11 Postby patzy » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:33 am

pranata wrote:@patzy: may I know which version of flash pulgin you are using right now?


The installer tells me it's 11.2.202.235.

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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#12 Postby iridesce » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:41 pm

patzy wrote:
pranata wrote:@patzy: may I know which version of flash pulgin you are using right now?


The installer tells me it's 11.2.202.235.


I just ran @patzy's command and mine updated with 11.2.202.235.
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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#13 Postby pranata » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:22 am

Ah so unfortunate for me. I've updated the flash version with the same version number as you patzy, but the problem still exist. It occurs in several websites, for example youtube, but dailymotion doesn't show the problem.

Never mind, thank you all for your suggestion, I appreciate that. I like mepis, I think this distribution is very stable and aren't buggy so I like it the way it is.

Have a nice day :).

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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#14 Postby pranata » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:41 am

Okay, last night I execute 'update-flashplugin-nonfree --install' as root and it updates my flash version to 11.2.202.236. With Nvidia driver 295.53 the problem has disappear.

So I will flag this thread as solved. Thank you all for your help. ;)

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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#15 Postby Nix Hard » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:53 am

Me here too, and problem gone. I had been keeping flash non-free up too date [only for security reasons], but had given up on the display corruption problem. Now it works again. [Flash-nonfree 11.2.202.236]

I would recommend this flash update to everyone running 32bit. [only tested on 32bit MS11 @ this end]

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Re: Flash Plugin Overlap Other Windows

#16 Postby JimC » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:12 pm

FWIW, I've seen flash problems frequently in the past where flash adverts video, etc., would overlap part of the web pages I was viewing, where all I needed to do to solve it was change the User Agent to XP running IE versus Linux running Firefox.

IOW, it appears that the way the sites are looking at the User Agent string can impact the way the pages are displayed. I just use Prefbar for that purpose, since it gives me a drop down list of User Agents I can choose from.

You can also customize the UA strings. But, it's not obvious how to do that part (you have to use the customize menus and click on the User Agent listing in the available menu options and a screen will come up that lets you add more UAs). Using the Firefox customize features, you can drag and drop the Prefbar toolbar someplace else, too. Again, that kind of thing is not very obvious. But, I've got my Firefox setup so that the Prefbar options are to the right of the main toolbar choices (File, Edit, etc.).

You can find other add-ons that let you change the User Agent string returned to web sites, too. You might be surprised at some of the problems you can "fix", just by telling sites you're using a different operating system instead of Linux.

So, I wouldn't rule out that the way sites and flash based players are looking at the User Agent string to be the cause of these types of issues (as I've seen multiple cases where just changing the UA to something else solved overlap problems with flash video on web sites).


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