Fix flickering flash videos on AMD GPUs in Chrome/Chromium

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Tz2001
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Fix flickering flash videos on AMD GPUs in Chrome/Chromium

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This is an incredibly specific tutorial and very simple, but it took me a long time to fix and doesn't seem to be documented anywhere.

Moderators: Feel free to delete this as it's not really a "tutorial" but this information is hard to find despite being and incredibly simple fix.

There are workarounds such as disabling hardware acceleration in Chrome, although this causes its own issues (and breaks most CSS 3D transformations entirely)

Anyway, the fix is incredibly simple:

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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
I'm not quite sure what this does specifically, as it doesn't appear to update the flash version, but after it's installed, restart Chrome and YouTube videos work without flickering!
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