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Old 07-03-2009, 03:25 AM   #1
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Browser crash-seems flash player related-Facebook Scrabble


Browsers seem to work fine, can access Facebook and similar. But I find that there are a number of additional applications that don't work as they do under Windows. In particular Scrabble..the program loads then the browser disappears. Both Firefox and Konqueror.
This seems quite common, is it possibly Flash Player related...do I need to add some coding to the Flash Player...can I indeed do that.
Most threads on this sort of problem seem to rabbit aroudn but don't ever get resolved.
 
Old 07-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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They don't get resolved because there's very little anyone can do about it. As long as people are dependent on a closed-source binary plug-in, there's going to be trouble trying to effectively fix any problems that occur.

Flash in Firefox has had a long history of instability. My browser still crashes or hangs occasionally because of it, even when I don't have a flash application open at the time.

For that matter, I also get problems with sites that have a lot of scripting and other garbage clogging up the pages. How I long for nice, simple html pages again.
 
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Hi, welcome to lq!

If this is indeed a flash-problem the only people who
would be able to resolve it are Adobe's folk (which may
be the reason that all you get on forums is rabbiting
around - it's an SEP field [somebody elses problem]).


Cheers,
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that's as well be surely you must be able to do something about it
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #5
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Well, certainly it's often possible to isolate a problem caused by another program and work around it in your own code.

But to do that you need to find out exactly what the problem is first. And the people writing the software don't have time to search out every single little bug, especially if they occur randomly or only with certain combinations of software and/or hardware.

About the only bugs that can be easily worked-around are ones that are consistently replicable so that useful debugging data can be collected. Well, unless the programmer is very patient and willing to wait around for problems to occur.

And of course even when you find a problem, not everything is easily fixable. Sometimes the necessary fix conflicts with your own desired programming needs, and may only be fixable by doing something to your code that you don't want done, such as rewriting a whole section of functions, or implementing a routine that would slow down your whole program or break something else.

So if you have some page with a flash applet that consistently causes crashes, then by all means file a bug report with the firefox or konqueror projects and let them know about it (you can also let Adobe know, maybe they can take a look too). Be sure to tell them your exact hardware platform, distribution, desktop environment, kernel version, and program version, as well as the location of the site with the offending flash object, so that they can also replicate the bug. If you're lucky then maybe someone will be able to do something about it.
 
  


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