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Adobe flash player uses 100% CPU in Atom netbook (Solved)
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nicko02338

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Mar 2014, 23:21    Post subject:  Adobe flash player uses 100% CPU in Atom netbook (Solved)
Subject description: Is there an alternative or a solution?
 

Hi everybody! I hope I am using the correct forum place to post my problem. Anyway I'm a beginner user, then it could be correct. Smile

I started to use puppy linux almost 6 months ago and I'm very very happy with this OS. I use it on a notebook with Intel I7 microprocessor with 4 GB ram and it goes excellent. The problem appear when I put this OS on a netbook with an Atom 1.6GHz microprocessor with 2 GB ram and I tried to use chromium or firefox on youtube.
The puppy linux runs very well without problem, but the flash player uses almost 100% of cpu!!! Evil or Very Mad I hate that plugin!.

Do you know some solution what I can do or any alternative software?. I am really exciting to use this OS on older machines, but it is a problem if I cannot enter to some site because the flash player doesn`t work, don`t you think?

I`m sure you will help in anyway.

Thank you!.

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cthisbear

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Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed 12 Mar 2014, 03:43    Post subject:  

Tell us your Puppy version.

I have an older Acer netbook...31/2 years old

>> eMachines eM350-21G16i

1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 (1 cores)
Memory: 1 GB DDR2

I run the latest Lucid...no problems
Dpup Wheezy and Slacko...older versions

Look at my post here for links.

http://208.109.22.214/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91468&sid=833eeed351e3882ae41325dc7f7387dc

I also use the latest Flash.

However some Puppies would be too new for this Acer.

Chris.
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Mar 2014, 04:18    Post subject: Re: Adobe flash plaery 100% cpu
Subject description: Any solution to use on older machines.
 

nicko02338 wrote:
Do you know some solution what I can do or any alternative software?


Hi...

One option would be to try another version of flash player. Here is a thread that provides different versions.

Another alternative would be to try Gnash as a replacement to flash player. You can also check the Puppy Package Manager to see if there is a copy there. Another one is called Lightspark but I'm not sure if either of these two are as good as Adobe's. Wink

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Mar 2014, 08:41    Post subject:  

Actually one very good move I find is to use flashblock...a browser addon.

Basically makes flash content a click to enable job unless you specify otherwise.

I often find its not the main flash item bogging down the page but half a dozen other unrelated junk items.

If I disable flashblock on our pentium 3 machines I find many sites unbrowsable ...one bad example is where I get train timetable info...crazy isn't it.

Otherwise javascript and crazy css are the other sources of slowdown which can be tricky to deal with. (noscript and adblock)

mike
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tommy

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Mar 2014, 11:02    Post subject:  

I'm happy with a program called 'gtk youtube viewer'
Here the forum page:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76835

This program lets you SEARCH, VIEW and DOWNLOAD video streams without using browsers. No flash required! I tried it and it works very well.
Bye!
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r4dic4l

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 22:43    Post subject:    

mikeb wrote:
Actually one very good move I find is to use flashblock..
mike

Awesome. I despise flash intrusion(s). Makes browsing with low-bandwidth and/or older hardware a B**** and I want to slam S***.
Another bone.
GRrrrrrr
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as77

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Mar 2014, 01:40    Post subject:  

The alternatives above work ok with Internet television? Which for me and several others is almost as important as email
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nicko02338

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr 2014, 12:27    Post subject:    

Thank you very much to all. I did all you said and in any moment the flash is running good, with normal limitations from graphic driver of course. But I am very happy with I get.

Cool
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr 2014, 13:30    Post subject:  

Thanks for the feedback...anything in particular help?

mike
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nicko02338

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 17:52    Post subject:  

Well, first at all I made a clean uninstall of flash files. I back to flash 10.3 version and it worked very well. But considering advises about vulnerability from somebody from here, I tried again upgrading flash to the last version 13.x.x.x.
that is the reason I am saying I don't know which step provoque a better behaviour of flash plugin.
Thanks for all. I am really enjoying Puppy Linux! I think it is very important to have this support from all of you.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 19:03    Post subject:  

No problem...don't think you can go beyond version 12 on linux anyway.

I have flash from version 7 upwards... not had any security breaches yet...the older versions are simpler and that's not such a bad thing either in security terms.

Mike
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nicko02338

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 19:41    Post subject:  

How can I test any security bug on older versions of flash? I mean, I am kind of newbie in linux systems, is there any way I can feel confortable using an older version of flash? I really don't want to depend from any plugin, neither flash what is getting more heavy on each new version.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 19:57    Post subject:  

Good question...no one answers that for me either.

All this hypothetical weakness stuff gets a bit tedious and no one backs it up with actual occurrences.

I reverted back to 10.0.15 as videos stream to /tmp and never had a sniff of a breach in the 4-5 years of using it

mike
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