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Old 12-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
altairz
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firefox bug (npviewer.bin has crashed).. please help


Hello

When I use firefox, I often get a message from Bug-buddy, that the program "npviewer.bin" has crashed.
Have anyone had the same problem, or know how I can fix this?

The message comes when I click on links on a website or when I log inn on a site (f.eks mandriva forum)
It might also have happened when I search or go to a website, but I don't remember if it has happened.

It doesn't happens allways, but sometimes.
 
Old 12-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/141613

This is a problem with the Adobe flash plugin for firefox which has proved difficult to pin down.

It will go away if you remove the plugin - but then the only video that will play will be theora embedded by the <video /> tag.

I have never had it, but then I usually block flash content on websites ... they are usually ads. The occasional flash I do watch does not trigger this so you may want to try noscript etc to control how much flash you see.

Some people have found it occurs after restarting firefox. Severity varies a lot.

Many people find that it goes away if they install nspluginwrapper. I cannot advise best practise for you to do this because I don't know your distro. Please edit your profile to include this information. Thanx.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/141613

This is a problem with the Adobe flash plugin for firefox which has proved difficult to pin down.

It will go away if you remove the plugin - but then the only video that will play will be theora embedded by the <video /> tag.

I have never had it, but then I usually block flash content on websites ... they are usually ads. The occasional flash I do watch does not trigger this so you may want to try noscript etc to control how much flash you see.

Some people have found it occurs after restarting firefox. Severity varies a lot.

Many people find that it goes away if they install nspluginwrapper. I cannot advise best practise for you to do this because I don't know your distro. Please edit your profile to include this information. Thanx.
I use Mandriva 2010.0 (i586). Can I try to install nspluginwrapper on that distro?
 
Old 12-08-2009, 05:04 AM   #4
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http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/en/pr...inwrapper/help - look for "Distribution specific notes" ... but you want to see if there is a mandriva build in your repos.
 
  


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