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Old 12-22-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Cool npviewer.bin problem finally solved


Hallelujah.

the npviewer.bin problem has finally been solved by the new adobe flash player 64 bit ALPHA, released a few weeks ago.

Now it doesn't even register in the processes, just a Firefox process using less than half the resources,

FINALLY YEAH
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Hi, I wonder if you could qualify that statement with some specs?

Like processor, gpu and driver version. Desktop (kde, gnome?)and version.

Also the web-browser and version you use.

Thanks, Regards Glenn
 
Old 01-08-2010, 06:31 AM   #3
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I'd like to learn these details as well. My recent experience with Fedora 11 and 12 indicate that the npviewer.bin problem is anything but solved. I'm using the latest 64-bit flashplayer-plugin from Adobe (libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz) in my 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 desktop box and flash content (eg. youtube) either isn't shown or can sometimes be shown in a separate window. Other sites may freeze or will raise CPU load to 100 %.
In addition, today's logwatch shows kernel errors such as this:

WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
nForce2_smbus 0000:00:01.1: Error probing SMB1. ...: 1 Time(s)
npviewer.bin[2200] trap invalid opcode ip:7f5599efa8b2 sp:7fff0e0b0d30 error
:0 ...: 1 Time(s)

There are more lines like that in daily logwatch report. Has someone succeeded in making 64-bit flashplayer-plugin work reliably in Fedora 11 or 12? Earlier Fedora versions using 32-bit plugin with nswrapper worked all right even if flash content has always been quite a CPU hog.

BR, anttyj
 
Old 01-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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the download site is
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...r10_64bit.html

and here is the install instructions from this adobe site
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/f...tes_64bit.html

1. Download the plugin to begin installation. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. Quit your browser.
4. Remove all existing Adobe Flash Player installations from the system.
5. Unpackage the file. A directory with contains libflashplayer.so will be created.
6. Copy libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins. Create the 'plugins' folder if it does not exist yet. (may vary for different distros)
7. Launch your browser. To verify installation in Firefox choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

I hope that helps, life is much better with that problem out of the way

and here is a longer more detailed and thourough method I detailed on another site ...

"Stopping any Firefox that might be running"
sudo killall -9 firefox
(or just simply stop all your browsers, after copying these steps to a notepad like Tomboy or text file)

"Removing any other flash plugin previously installed:"
sudo rm -f /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -f /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
(these are typical locations where flash players are hiding, rm means remove)

"Installing Flash Player 10"
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...6_64.so.tar.gz
(or go to the adobe website and look for the 64bit alpha version for its' linux flashplayer and download it)

tar zxvf libflashplayer-10.0.42.34.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
(this extracts the .so file from its compressed .tar.gz form)

sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
(this simply moves or {cp} copies the file to the directories listed as root)

# now doing some cleaning up:
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf libflashplayer-10.0.22.87.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
(this removes [rm] the downloaded taar.gz and extracted files)

Pheww all done
 
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:56 AM   #5
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Well done, thank you.
 
Old 08-02-2010, 04:53 AM   #6
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Adobe labs is closed so I cannot update it...

I am facing the same sort of problem.
As soon as I start any flash video / audio the sound goes really loud and sometimes it goes: mute, 200%, mute, 200%

That drives me nuts...

Any idea!?

Thanks in advance
Gael
 
Old 08-02-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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Hi, have you been able to try with a download tool, like wget...
Code:
sudo wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
unpack it someplace safe...cd to the dir you want it in, then execute...
Code:
sudo tar xvf /home/glenn/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
Then copy it to the places where firefox and others may find it.

use sudo or su to root.
example...
Code:
sudo cp /home/glenn/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
you need root priv's to do this, outside of /home/<user>

(libflashplayer.so)

/home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/root/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so

If you run a 32bit (x86) system you can skip the /usr/lib64/... locations.

Hope this helps, Glenn
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:11 AM   #8
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First, sorry for not responding sooner. Second, thanks to markackerman8 and GlennsPref for detailed information on making the 64-bit flash plugin work. It looks like on some flavours of Linux and on some hardware it is possible to get the 64-bit plugin working.
I'm now using Fedora 13, and after several futile attempts to use the 64-bit plugin I gave up and followed the instructions at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash installing the 32-bit plugin with nspluginwrapper to make it work in my 64-bit system. Now pages with flash content work fine and npviewer.bin errors have disappeared from logwatch reports.
By the way, the fedoraproject.org link above warns against using the 64-bit alpha plugin and says:
"Adobe has discontinued the 64-bit linux alpha/beta program without patching exploits known to be in the wild. Use of any existing 64-bit versions should be considered dangerous."
Please take notice, however, that this warning may apply to Fedora versions only. I have no idea how vulnerable other versions of Linux may or might not be.
 
  


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