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Old 01-13-2004, 04:14 AM   #1
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mozilla flashplayer freeze redhat 9


I installed the flashplayer plugin in mozilla on redhat 9. Now anytime I go to a web page which needs the plugin, mozilla freezes (and almost freezes the whole system). I have to bring up a terminal window and kill the mozilla process but this takes a long time as it seems mozilla/flashplayer is taking over almost all the systems capacity.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:39 AM   #2
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Run mozilla from a shell and see if you get any output when it freezes.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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Me2!

Excuse me,maybe I cannot help ya.But I might say that I experience the same as you.

The flash player has been installed.However,when the browser plays movie,it's rather slow.But my computer is not very slow.Pentium III 733 256MB SD RAM.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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Crashed_Again: I ran mozilla from a shell. There was no output after going to a flash site. However immediately after executing, before surfing anywhere, I got the message (QFA)Talkback error: Can't initialize. Does that mean anything?

Swift&Smart: I am not talking about "slow", I am talking about nothing happening at all, no movie. And the entire system grinds to a halt. I move the mouse cursor to bring up the kde panel and it takes a long long long time to come up.

thanks for the responses! what next?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
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I thought is was supposed to work like that. There are issues with the unsuppored Flash plugin described here. My system monitor is always running just so I can end Mozilla after it stalls. I also get choppy audio with flash (another known problem related to which audio driver is being used). In theory you could use CrossOver and then use the Windows flash plugin.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:24 AM   #6
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I was using the official flash plugin. The installation instructions there only mention redhat 6 and 7, I think, so maybe I should not be surprised that redhat 9 gives problems ... on the other hand other people seem to have it working so there must be something unusual about my system, though it is pretty standard...
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:38 AM   #7
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depends. my guess it's a hardware resource issue. you by chance playing music at the same time when going to a flash site with a flash movie that has sound? happens to me in kde on my laptop. a couple of ways to get around this in kde. actually one way that's not really a full workaround.

instead of using the command /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla in the shell, use:

artsdsp /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla

this will mix audio from mozilla in with other audio that may be going on. now this isn't a full workaround since this doesn't seem to work when using a desktop shortcut. in kde, the only thing i knew that worked with this issue was using konq, since it had native piping through artsdsp. if this doesn't apply to you, ignore and my apologies.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:21 AM   #8
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depends. my guess it's a hardware resource issue. you by chance playing music at the same time when going to a flash site with a flash movie that has sound?
No, I wasn't playing sound at the same time, nor was there sound in the movie either. Frustrating...
 
Old 01-21-2004, 11:25 PM   #9
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I found the cause at last! It was kde ...

Flashplayer freezes mozilla in redhat 9 with kde, but not with redhat 9 with gnome.

Question: does this help to find a way to fix it?
 
  


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