Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Questions about codecs, DVD playback, web plugins...
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:52 pm

Ok, this is puzzling.

In Mint 6, I can't seem to watch a CNN video and go to google maps streetview at the same time. If I do, one or both will stop working. The same thing happens with any combination of video site and google maps. And 2 video sites at the same time won't work really either. If I do one at a time, it's usually ok.

However, when booting the Ubuntu 8.10 cd, I can do both at the same time with no lag or problems whatsoever. I love Mint and prefer it over Ubuntu, but might have to go back unless I can resolve this.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:26 pm

Is this flash?
Nah - Google maps is .... yes what is it?
CNN can be flash
I have a feeling most video problems of this kind has to do with flash - or Compiz
Try to turn off Compiz - it is turned off on both the Mint and Ubuntu live CDs
You turn it off by setting Visual Effects to none under Appearance (in the Control Center)
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:41 pm

Hi Husse,

I forgot to mention that I have compiz off, and it does the same thing. Can't view 2 sites at the same time. I tested it again with the Ubuntu cd and I could view multiple flash sites/videos with no problem at all.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:24 am

Unfortunately this does not ring a bell (or perhaps fortunately :))
I have to think about it and come back to you
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Boo on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:11 am

it worked fine on my 2 machines with base installs and no updates.
i did notice that as i zoomed the google map the video got choppy for a bit, more so on my laptop with wireless than my desktop.
it works with street view too.

I am doing this in tabs not seperate firefoxes.

Boo
Image
Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!
User avatar
Boo
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2364
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:48 am

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby exploder on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:25 am

Flash is choppy for me until I turn off these two settings in Firefox.

Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected attack site
Tell me if the site I'm visiting is a suspected forgery

This tweak has always fixed things up for me and I have never had any problems by changing these settings. Something else worth looking into might be to enable the backports repo and make sure you have the latest version of Flash installed. We can get this sorted out.

Edit: Make sure you have the latest version of libflashsupport installed too. I know I got something from the backports but I can't remember which packages I grabbed, it should be obvious if you enable the backports repo.
exploder
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:50 am
Location: HartfordCity, Indiana USA

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:52 pm

Thanks for the replies. :shock: I turned off the firefox settings, but things are the same, even worse. Opening up streetview will shut off the cnn video. I'm using the latest flash as far as I know.

Also this site will bring my browser to it's knees. http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/ ... ogId=10001
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby exploder on Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:36 pm

Do you have the NVidea drivers installed? I just checked the site you provided and had no problems. Your computers specs are much higher than the one I just checked the site with. There has to be something we are overlooking...
exploder
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:50 am
Location: HartfordCity, Indiana USA

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby newW2 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:44 am

It's late I am tired and should asleep. However, I think you may want to look at this post by clem:

http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 73#p107705
User avatar
newW2
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1081
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:24 am
Location: USA

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby garda on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:44 pm

morty007 wrote:I'm using the latest flash as far as I know.

Just to make sure, there are three different flash packages: flashplugin-nonfree, flashplayer-nonfree and adobe-flashplugin, with the first two being the default in every Mint installation and are generally the culprits for most issues with loading Flash-enabled sites. So try replacing them with the last one, if you haven't already:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplayer-nonfree

Then install adobe-flashplugin (I bet this is the one that exploder refers to). Don't forget to refresh apt package information (apt-get update) to make sure you get the latest version available.
User avatar
garda
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 744
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:55 am
Location: /root

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby rmcvey on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:14 am

garda wrote:
morty007 wrote:I'm using the latest flash as far as I know.

Just to make sure, there are three different flash packages: flashplugin-nonfree, flashplayer-nonfree and adobe-flashplugin, with the first two being the default in every Mint installation and are generally the culprits for most issues with loading Flash-enabled sites. So try replacing them with the last one, if you haven't already:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplayer-nonfree

Then install adobe-flashplugin (I bet this is the one that exploder refers to). Don't forget to refresh apt package information (apt-get update) to make sure you get the latest version available.



I wish I would have fount this sooner, I've been dealing with this same problem for like 4 days now, and finally today I uninstalled flashplugin-nonfree, and installed the flash 10 from adobe's site and it fixed my problem. i had been searching and searching for a fix for this problem, but never could find it, until after I had already had it fixed. I was going through anime withdraws, not being able to watch crunchyroll. lol

So if anyone else has this problem, do morty's fix, it worked for me.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bruce "Ash" Campbell
"Good, Bad, I'm the guy with the gun"
User avatar
rmcvey
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: London, KY

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:23 pm

If it was here or somewhere else I looked for the right solution, but could not remember or find it :roll:
However in Mint you can just do
Code: Select all
apt purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplayer-nonfree

We have tweaked apt so apt is the same as sudo apt-get
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:48 pm

I tried that Husse, and it did not help. I'm in Ubuntu 8.10 now, and for whatever reason the multimedia and google maps, CNN video and so on works alot better. I know it's weird. I love Mint but after a couple months of these problems it became a deal breaker. I still love Mint, and look forward to Mint 7. I appreciate all the help.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:37 am

I don't understand it....
Check which version of flash you have right now and post it
That's the only thing I can think of
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:11 am

10,0,15,3
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:19 am

Well that's the latest version
I have to think about this - I can't make sense of it
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby shane on Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:16 am

I wouldn't be surprised if nspluginwrapper is causing this... i was having problems with flash crashing till i removed it. Purge all flash packages and nspluginwrapper then reinstall flashplugin-nonfree.
User avatar
shane
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1300
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:15 pm

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby rmcvey on Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:25 pm

what I did was go into Synaptic, and do a complete removal of anything to do with flash installed on the system, and then went and did a new install of Adobe flash.
And everything works perfectly now.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bruce "Ash" Campbell
"Good, Bad, I'm the guy with the gun"
User avatar
rmcvey
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: London, KY

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby Husse on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:26 am

The two previous posts shows that flash is a beast
Obviously purge flash and reinstall one of the nonfree variants
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Can't view certain sites in Mint 6, but can in Ubuntu 8.10

Postby morty007 on Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm

I did that Husse as well. The playback is just much better in Ubuntu, I'm stumped too but it is. I appreciate all the help.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
morty007
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests