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Speeding up Flash in Linux GTK-2.x+ Mozilla/Firefox

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Many users may find that Flash animation in GTK-2.x+ build of Mozilla / Firefox to be very slow, here is what you can do to work around it:

 

1. Speeding up Flash animation for GTK-2.x+ build (and 2.x+ build only) of Mozilla or Firefox:

 

-> From Mozilla bug #219625

Just export this environment before starting Mozilla / Firefox:

 

[font:arial]export FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0[/font]

 

You can add this line to the execute script such as "firefox.sh", so it will be exported by default.

 

2. BTW, a new Linux Flash plugin update is released, 6.0 r81:

 

# LinuxFlash: flash-plugin-6.0.81 Update

# Macromedia Linux FlashPlayer download

 

Flash plugin 6.0r81 no longer depends on the old (gcc 2.96) version of libstdc++.

 

3. Also, it looks like FlashPlayer 7 for Linux Beta is coming:

 

http://www.markme.com/mesh/archives/004504.cfm

 

Note: This is re-posted from PCLinuxOnline.

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Folks, FlashPlayer for Linux 7.0 r25 is released today!

 

-> Macromedia Flash Player Download Center Linux

 

With the new version of Flash plugin, this trick is NO longer required. Enjoy.

 

PS: To install Flash plugin for multiple browsers, you can simply do by creating symlinks at the {browser path}/plugins directory, for example, here's how I installed FlashPlayer 7 for Linux on Mozilla-1.6 and Firefox:

 

1. Extract the file install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

 

$ tar -zxvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

 

2. Create a directory, and copy the plugin files into it:

Let's do it as root so we can allow system-wide access of the plugin:

 

$ su

# mkdir /usr/local/flash-plugin

# cp libflashplayer.so flashplayer.xpt /usr/local/flash-plugin

 

3. Enable the plugin for the browsers you desire:

 

# cd {path of browser}/plugins

 

# rm libflashplayer.so flashplayer.xpt

(Enter this only if there's any prior version existed)

 

# ln -s /usr/local/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so

# ln -s /usr/local/flash-plugin/flashplayer.xpt

 

Finished! smile

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