Fullscreen flash videos freezing in Ubuntu 10.10

What’s up guys? I know its been a while since I posted anything… My baby boy Jake Daniel is here now though and he’s lush!!!

So a few weeks ago I decided to install Ubuntu on my laptop and virtualise Windows 7 in virtualbox. All went well except for one little bug that is highly annoying… Flash videos freeze or hang when they are opened in fullscreen mode.

After lots of googling and a few broken fixes, I have found this to be the most effective way of fixing this problem.

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
sudo echo "OverrideGPUValidation = 1" >> /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

Apparently this is down to flash trying to use hardware acceloration and failing miserably, like flash tends to do anyway.

Well there you have it, hopefully this will help some of you out.