Topic Title: E-350 APU: How to accelerate flash in linux?
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Created On: 07/18/2014 04:26 AM
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 07/18/2014 04:26 AM
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I have an E-350 APU with integrated Radeon HD6310. My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. (But I can change it to whatever distro you guys recommend.)

H.264 video runs buttery smooth. 1080p MKV's are no problem at all.

My problem is flash video, e.g. Youtube. I had bought the APU because it was supposed to accelerate flash. But, no matter what drivers and what OS I use, the flash is being decoded by software. As a result, 1080p Youtube consumes 100% of CPU resources and still runs pathetically poorly!

Thus far, my only option seems to be Win7. But I don't want to abandon Linux just yet.

Can someone recommend the correct drivers and Linux distro?


 07/20/2014 03:24 PM
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You can't. The linux version of flash is hardcoded to never ever use hardware acceleration in any circumstances because of stability issues they had back when it was abandoned.

No distro, driver or video card will change that. It's the same on all, including Intel and nvidia.


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