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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Make Flash run regular-speed on GTK2 Mozilla Reply with quote

I caught this great tidbit after googling around yesterday. If you run this command before Mozilla/Firefox/Epiphany, you'll get Flash running at full-speed, rather than the slow crap that I had gotten used to. I can't believe I didn't find this earlier!

I stuck this near the beginning of my /usr/bin/firefox script:
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# Tweak for Flash, found on linuxcompatible.org
export FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
Of course, you don't need that first line, it's a comment I added so I would know what the heck it was in a week.

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, I didn't search this time, but I've never heard of it on the forums.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2004 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a way to test this to see how much performace is really gained? (other than the obvious of looking at it)
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about adding the line to /etc/env.d/10mozilla :

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FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0


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does it make a difference ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing with us. I have added this line to /usr/bin/epiphany and /usr/bin/mozilla files. I really see the difference in speed. It works.
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export FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grzewho wrote:
how about adding the line to /etc/env.d/10mozilla :

Code:
FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0


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does it make a difference ?


That's what I've done (actually I called it 99ISetThis or something equally dumb), it does work.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks - worked like a charm :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for all you firefoxusers:
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 echo FLASH_GTK_LIBRARY=libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 >> etc/env.d/10MozillaFirefox


wonderful. now flash runs nearly as fast as it used to on windows. i *think* i noticed that the cpu-usage went up, but id rather use more cpu and have the damn things displayed correctly than as it was before.
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Just... wow. That makes an incredible difference.
We have GOT to get the word out on this...
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecatmur wrote:
Wow. Just... wow. That makes an incredible difference.
We have GOT to get the word out on this...


yea. athough... i mentioned it in a couple channels... the interest wasnt exactly staggering.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol... i allways tought that it had to do with Flash' own player... well anyways, thanks a lot dude :)

i hope they'll tweak this in the ebuilds too (don't want to re"patch" my /usr/bin/mozilla each time i upgrade it) :P
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try to make a new ebuild or distfile for firefox. Unfortunately I think that the problem with this is that the library name will change over time, and might not remain as "libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0" forever. Does anybody have an idea about this?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assgier wrote:
lol... i allways tought that it had to do with Flash' own player... well anyways, thanks a lot dude :)

i hope they'll tweak this in the ebuilds too (don't want to re"patch" my /usr/bin/mozilla each time i upgrade it) :P
Better to put it in /etc/env.d/10mozilla, then it won't get overwritten.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecatmur wrote:
Assgier wrote:
lol... i allways tought that it had to do with Flash' own player... well anyways, thanks a lot dude :)

i hope they'll tweak this in the ebuilds too (don't want to re"patch" my /usr/bin/mozilla each time i upgrade it) :P
Better to put it in /etc/env.d/10mozilla, then it won't get overwritten.


Or in /etc/profile
...or in ~/.profile
...or in the 101 other places that it'll get fired. ;)
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etnoy wrote:
I will try to make a new ebuild or distfile for firefox. Unfortunately I think that the problem with this is that the library name will change over time, and might not remain as "libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0" forever. Does anybody have an idea about this?


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slougi@Gondolin slougi =) $ ls -l `locate libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0`
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      25 May  8 11:49 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.400.1
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 2879068 May  8 11:48 /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.400.1


It is already a symlink. Generally such library names do not change on *nix, they are symlinked to upward compatible libs.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes... indeed, libgtk-x11-2.0.so also links to the same lib and will be valid for longer through the progression of gtk versions.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works on Gentoo 2004.1, kernel 2.6.5, Mozilla 1.6, GTK 2.4.0 too! It indeed improves the performance a great deal!

Now the only question is: What is the preferred way to set this variable? I assume it should be in the ebuilds for mozilla and firefox, correct? Should I file a bug report?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say not; it should be an env.d setting in the netscape-flash ebuild, perhaps controlled by the gtk2 USE flag. But by all means file a bug.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As FlashPlayer for Linux 7.0 r25 is released today, with the new plugin this speedup trick is no longer needed:

You can get it here:
http://macromedia.mplug.org/
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this fixes everything, then surfing the web in Linux is again a little better. Can't wait for it to reach portage.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

flash7 does not seem to fix the problem for me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!!! Thats *so* much better! :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=158200&highlight=flash+gtk
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