Problem w/ new Displaylink/Thunderbolt port and Flash?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jkirker, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. jkirker macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    Well, it's happened several times to me now where I'll have a Flash slideshow, Flash video or other Flash object running on an external monitor plugged into the mini-display port and the screen starts to shimmy which ultimately results in the cpu temp rising, fans going crazy and then a system lock.

    A couple times it has recovered if I pulled the display link cable and it moved the Flash object to another screen but 5 out of 7 of the last freezes it's simply put me into a position where I had to hard-restart.

    Kinda feeling like my old MS Windows days... ;(

    Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm trying to determine if I'm the only one and have a defective system, or, if this is a system issue.

    Let me know if you too have the new MBP i7 2.3 and are experiencing anything similar.


    PS. Sys config: i7 2.3 / external monitor is a Dell 2001FP running at 1600x1200 - have not tested other resolutions to see if that has an impact.
  2. jkirker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    I just got off the phone with Apple support and they confirmed that there is an issue with the current Flash drivers.

    If you have this problem, you can do a workaround in Safari only by running Safari in 32-bit mode. Unfortunately there are no workarounds for Firefox or Chrome.

    To run Safari in 32-bit mode, simply locate the app in the applications folder in Finder, right or ctrl-click on it, select "Get Info" and check "Open in 32-bit mode".

  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Thats strange, Flash worked for me on an ACD.
  4. jkirker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010

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