Flash player video performance under Linux/Ubuntu

I've been annoyed at the slow performance of flash player video in Linux ever since I switched from using an old gentoo setup to a new Ubuntu distribution. Even with a 4-core phenom II, videos gets choppy if I fullscreen the hulu video player to 1280x1024. I've been googling around for answers, and found a number of suggestions, but here's the one that finally worked. Add this to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "DRI"
        Mode 0666
EndSection

Yay! Now I can fullscreen hulu on my 1920x1080 widescreen with no issues.

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