[CentOS] interview request for ppl who have Shockwave/.Firefox working

Mon Apr 4 14:18:45 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:39:04 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> One other factor might be video hardware acceleration.  Of those who
> have Shockwave working, are you also running VHA??

On my laptop I have a 'VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
Mobility M6 LY' (according to lspci) and I use the stock CentOS driver: 

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "radeon"

On my 64-bit desktop I have a 'VGA compatible controller: nVidia
Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200] (rev a2)' and also use the stock CentOS

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "vesa"

And yes, the 64-bit flash 'preview' plugin and yes, it plays flash
videos just fine there.  [*I* have no use for nVidia's drive -- I don't
do 3D modeling or video games, etc.]

> On 04/03/2011 06:41 PM ken wrote:
> > For a long time now I've wanted to be able to watch videos.  I've done
> > the "try this!" and "try that!" method and it hasn't worked well.  So
> > I'm wondering if anyone running CentOS 5.5 has Shockwave on Firefox working.
> > 
> > Currently it works for me with short videos-- up to two or three minutes
> > long.  However, when Shockwave is enabled, CPU usage jumps to 99%,
> > sometimes even 100%!  If I disable it CPU usage goes down to 1 - 5%.
> > (For those who speak load avg, I've seen highs of 6 and 8... as opposed
> > to the no Shockwave-now of 0.14 to 0.45.)
> > 
> > So with the CPU already buried just by having Shockwave is enabled, if a
> > video lasts longer than four minutes, gaps in the video's continuity
> > begin to appear, and by ten minutes in the video is locked up altogether.
> > 
> > What's everyone else's experience with this?  Does anyone have a setup
> > where they can view a 1.5-hour video normally... and maybe even work in
> > their editor alongside it at the same time?  If so, would you be open to
> > explaining what hardware and software etc. you've got so that this works
> > so well?
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
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