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Flash 11 / ION Stage not working

Jul 14, 2011 2:26 PM

Hi together,


I have installed the Flash Player 11 (64-Bit) Beta on a ION based linux machine. I also installed the newest NVIDIA driver. VDPAU works in MythTV without problems.

Still, flash does not work properly, if i go to the tech-demo on the adobe page ( it says Stage Video running: false and I cannot activate it. Any idea what could go wrong in my case?




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    Jul 22, 2011 1:36 PM   in reply to marduk667

    It could be the drivers you are running.  Try updating your drivers and if that does not work feel free to file a bug at

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    Jul 24, 2011 6:57 PM   in reply to marduk667

    Hi marduk667,


    This is not a bug. We disabled GPU acceleration with StageVideo and Stage3D on Linux because of drivers issues on the Linux platform.


    Until the situation improves on Linux (drivers consistency and bugs), there is not much we can do.


    We will keep trying to bring the best experience on Linux, but we had to take this decision for now.



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    Jul 25, 2011 4:19 PM   in reply to marduk667

    Hi Dennis,


    Agreed, this should be stated in the release notes and will be fixed.


    I know it sounds frustrating, but the situation is really bad with Linux drivers today, not only on 3D but also for video.


    You see those VDPAU strings cause you can still force the use of GPU on Linux if you want, but this will be disabled in the final release.


    Recently, Mozilla shared the same concerns regarding HW acceleration on Linux. Even on MacOS and Windows we have to blacklist old drivers otherwise we just cannot guarantee a safe and smooth experience. Remember we need to run nicely on all browsers on many OS's, not only one platform with a specific browser.



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    Sep 22, 2011 10:27 AM   in reply to marduk667

    Same question from me.


    However, Michael Larabel from somehow managed to do it: &num=1


    Maybe we should ask him?

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