Friday, November 13, 2009

Improve Flash Player 10 Performance

I found this hack via, the Adobe Linux blog.

This guide will force the flash player to bypass its GPU validity checks, improving performance.

In a terminal type:
sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
echo "OverrideGPUValidation=true" > /tmp/mms.cfg
sudo mv /tmp/mms.cfg /etc/adobe/

Don't expect the hack to be a magical speed boost option but it does help with tearing and choppiness. Hopefully Adobe will one day fix flash in Linux instead of giving us workarounds.

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seltaeb7 said...

Do you mean

echo "OverrideGPUValidation=true" > /tmp/mms.cfg

or am I missing something?

redDEAD said...


You are absolutely right. Thanks buddy.I'm blaming it on the broken collar bone and not my carelessness. It's the pain I swear.

Anonymous said...

You can use:
sudo sh -c 'echo "OverrideGPUValidation=true" > /etc/adobe/mms.cfg'

Phil said...

Get well soon and keep up the great work - thanks a lot!!

Anonymous said...

How do you know if it actually worked? I typed in everything you said to and nothing happened. Is that how it is supposed to be? Thanks for the help.

redDEAD said...

You know if the tutorial worked if you find the mms.cfg file in the /etc/adobe folder you created.