I’m brand new to linux and, coming from Windows, I sometimes find it quite daunting. I managed to install openSUSE and after much trial and error I discovered how to install some software, and my video driver with YaST.
My problem is that when I try to play Flash games in Firefox or Chrome they flicker sporadically and Flash videos play like a slide-show. Occasionally my system hangs for approximately 5–10 minutes in full screen mode. I have no idea what’s wrong. Is it Flash or the nVidia driver?
I’ve searched the web for possible solutions and the closest I came was this forum post. At the end of the thread, the poster writes:
I revert to [nVidia] 280.13 and now it is working well, I will wait to new fixes.
Unfortunately, I don't know how to install an older version of the driver (or if it will fix my problem if I do).
Please bare in mind that I’ve only been using openSUSE for about a week.
Processor (CPU): Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz Speed: 2,399.96 MHz
Total memory (RAM): 969.9 MiB Free memory: 85.4 MiB (+ 321.4 MiB Caches) Free swap: 637.2 MiB
OS: Linux 3.1.0-1.2-default i686 System: openSUSE 12.1 (i586) KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
Vendor: nVidia Corporation Model: GeForce 6200 (0x0221) 2D driver: nvidia 3D driver: NVIDIA 290.10
This problem occurs primarily with Facebook games and certain video websites. Youtube, Dailymotion, and Hulu perform well, but less known sites such as wimp.com or funnyordie.com perform poorly. I don’t expect high definition video to perform very well since I only have 1GB of RAM, but most of these sites stream low quality video.
I should add that I didn’t experience any problems under Ubunutu 11.10 so I’m wondering if this is related to openSUSE or possibly KDE.