flashThe latest flash plugin versions and have many problems with Nvidia cards. In a previous article I have shown you How to fix the Blue tint on videos with Flash and Nvidia. Another problem is the leaking overlay. This causes flash to "leak" into other pages or solid black backgrounds. This bug is caused due to incorrect colour key being used by flash plugin. Here is how to fix it.


Open ~/.bash_profile or ~/.xinitrc with a text edit and paste the following line


Log out and back in and the problem should be solved.

If you are using Archlinux you can find in AUR libvdpau-git-flashpatch. Compile it and install it and both the blue tint problem and the leaking overlay will be solved.

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I'm running slackware 13.37 with an:
product: NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro]
capabilities: pm agp agp-2.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5

I don't have a problem with blue tint OR the overlay leakage. No, my particular problem is audio and video being about 2 secs out of sync, like a bad Chinese movie overdub. This occurs on Youtube videos and disappears when I go back to a vers 10 flash. Have you run across this issue and perhaps a solution?
notbob , May 13, 2012
You may be my savior smilies/smiley.gif
I will test this as soon as I can
devloop , May 14, 2012
nb it's the first time I hear of this issue. I haven't seen it with the official nvidia driver but I also haven't used the nouveau driver.

devloop leave a comment if everything works ok after the fix. smilies/smiley.gif
axel , May 14, 2012
That's ok
It looks like I doesn't have the problem anymore smilies/smiley.gif
I had to add the line to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
For information I'm using openSUSE 12.1 and I always use the official NVIDIA .run driver.

Before I had strange problems, for example I could see the flash animations running in Opera through my non-transparent Konsole window.
devloop , May 16, 2012
It's good to hear that you don't have problems any more with flash devloop!

I just hope nvidia will release a stable version of libvdpau solving this issue and the blue tint issue as well so that no workaround is needed.
axel , May 19, 2012

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