Running Ubuntu 12.04 with NVidia video and you’re either crashing or have blue ‘smurfs’ on YouTube? SOLVED

There is a bug in the NVidia drivers that can cause Xwindows (Xorg) to crash and people on YouTube to be shown with blue skin. There is an easy fix for this:

Create or update your /etc/adobe/mms.cfg file as root to fix the crashing issue:

EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0
OverrideGPUValidation=true

Next we need to fix Adobe Flash by:

cd $( dirname $( locate libflashplayer.so ) )
sudo cp libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so.bak
sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g' libflashplayer.so

That’s it!

Update: This is no longer an issue with Ubuntu 12.10

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2 Replies to “Running Ubuntu 12.04 with NVidia video and you’re either crashing or have blue ‘smurfs’ on YouTube? SOLVED”

  1. Thanks for the great advice.
    One correction – something messed up with the quotes,
    Last line should have single quotes ”
    sudo perl -pi.bak -e ‘s/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g’ libflashplayer.so

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