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Old 04-20-2006, 07:14 PM   #1
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Why does Flash-plugin lockup Firefox


FC5-1386.
Why does flashplugin lockup Firefox while browsing?

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Old 04-21-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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I have not been using Fedora in quite sometime but the flash plugin should not lockup firefox by any means. Maybe uninstall and reinstall the plugin. Maybe you should upgrade firefox.

Sounds like you have one of those weird little problems that may take a little bit of tinkering to figure out.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
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Because you are doomed to suffer.


I've had that problem for a very long time through multiple versions of firefox and flash. The best solution I've had is to use the flashblock extension to cut down the number of times it happens.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 01:34 AM   #4
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no problems here. whats under the hood on your setup (that's indi talk for processor, firefox version)...
 
Old 04-22-2006, 11:15 PM   #5
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FC5
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:53 PM   #6
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I've seen some of those interactive flash banner ads consume 70%+ of my 3.06GHz CPU. So you may not actually be locked up; it's probably just hogging 100% of your older CPU. Granted, most websites using flash don't cause a problem, but when TVTime with greedy deinterlacer only uses 20% and a DVD movie only about 5%, I really can't imagine how craptacular macromedia's code must be to waste 70%. My solution: don't install flash or if it's already installed disable it. When they straighten out the spaghetti code that somehow passes as a usable product, I'll give it another try.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:25 PM   #7
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Firefox actually seg faults and dies so it's a little worse then just lag.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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Do you have Composite enabled in X? I've seen that kill Firefox when flash hits it.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 09:19 PM   #9
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Nope, composite is not activated.
 
  


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