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Old 05-03-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
NewDisciple
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Flash 9 & Firefox


I have been fighting the problem with flash 9 crashing firefox on flash sites such as YouTube for quite a while now with no success. I have Ubuntu Fiesty installed with flash 9 installed with apt.
I have deleted the two entries in my plug-in file so that the non-free plug-ins would be used, I have checked my aboutlug-in file and there is nothing out of place there. I have also added, "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to my firefoxrc file as well as my /usr/bin/firefox file. I have checked for extension compatibility, tried everything I could in the Ubuntu forums, MozillaZine forums plus numerous other places that Google led me to. Also my xorg is set at 24 bit.
Additionally, I have looked at other distro forums and the problem with Flash 9 and FireFox 2+ is prevalent for those users as well and not distro specific. I also ran FireFox from the terminal but did not get an error msg when it crashed.
I am not by any means a computer expert and just can not find anything else to try. If someone has a different trick up their sleeve, please, please, pass it along?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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welcome to the club, since flash-9 for Linux has come along i can not get either Firefox or Seamonkey to run it without crashing, although i have had limited success with Opera...
 
Old 05-03-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by NewDisciple
I have been fighting the problem with flash 9 crashing firefox on flash sites such as YouTube for quite a while now with no success. I have Ubuntu Fiesty installed with flash 9 installed with apt.
I have deleted the two entries in my plug-in file so that the non-free plug-ins would be used, I have checked my aboutlug-in file and there is nothing out of place there. I have also added, "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to my firefoxrc file as well as my /usr/bin/firefox file. I have checked for extension compatibility, tried everything I could in the Ubuntu forums, MozillaZine forums plus numerous other places that Google led me to. Also my xorg is set at 24 bit.
Additionally, I have looked at other distro forums and the problem with Flash 9 and FireFox 2+ is prevalent for those users as well and not distro specific. I also ran FireFox from the terminal but did not get an error msg when it crashed.
I am not by any means a computer expert and just can not find anything else to try. If someone has a different trick up their sleeve, please, please, pass it along?
Hmm, I haven't had any crash or lock-up problems with Flash 9 and Firefox 2.0.0.3 or Firefox 1.5.x - and I never had to use any tricks in either Fiesty or Dapper. In Fiesty are you using the i386 kernel? Also what hardware are you running? Just wondering if the problems might be hardware or kernel specific....
 
Old 05-03-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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I'm using 686-smp. Dell E1705 with GE Force 7800

Last edited by NewDisciple; 05-03-2007 at 07:35 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 01:53 AM   #5
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I'm using 686-smp. Dell E1705 with GE Force 7800
What is the exact version of Flash 9 are you using? My "aboutlugins" window shows "Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31", and it has been working pretty well with Firefox 1.5.0 on both Fedora Core 6 and CentOS 4.4. I know that previous (beta) versions had tons of problems.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 02:05 AM   #6
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the solution for ff crashing is to edit ur /etc/firefox/firefoxrc
first install :
Code:
apt-get install alsa-oss
then edit using :
Code:
~$ sudo gedit /etc/firefox/firefoxrc
edit to look as below:
Code:
FIREFOX_DSP="aoss"
hope it fixes.also the audio issue too.enable esd sound server from menu System>preferences>sound>Sounds>Enable software mixing(esd) tick it! close and restart alsa or restart ubuntu.
 
  


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