Monday, February 8, 2010

flash followup

Apparently fixing flash on Karmic Ubuntu is easier and harder than I thought. I messed with various profile setting for a long while and still couldn't get GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS to stick in all cases. It looks like gnome makes a habit of launching things outside of the context of the parent process.

I have everything working correctly now, but it took wrapping the firefox and prism executable with a one liner to set the environment variable

[~]$ cat /usr/bin/firefox
GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1 exec firefox-bin $@

That was enough to get it working again. Hopefully this saves someone some time.

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