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Old 03-29-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
joe_huddleston
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Opera freezing when trying to play a Flash plugin


Hello,

I've searched through the forums and have found others having similar problems, but nothing exactly like mine, and no solutions that work for me.

I'm using Slackware 9.1 and Opera as my browser. I just installed the Macromedia Flash plugin, but whenever I try to view a page with a Flash animation Opera freezes. I have to xkill the browser to get it to close. The plugin shows up in Opera's plugin list, so I know it's finding it.

This used to work. Same computer, same release of Slackware, same browser, not one problem. However, I recently wiped the system and reinstalled from scratch (I wanted to build as much as possible from sources, instead of using compiled packages). Now, the Flash plugin doesn't work.

One strange thing I noticed is that before it seemed like the Flash installer seemed to recognize that I had Opera installed. This time, however, the installer just asked me for my browser's lib directory.

I noticed from the Readme.txt file in the Flash installer that it needs ttfonts and urw-fonts. I found a urw-fonts package and installed that in /usr/local/share/fonts, but I'm not sure what to do after that to make it available to X and/or Xfs. I couldn't find a ttfonts package, but I do have a TTF directory in the X11 fonts directory. That FontPath was originally commented out in XF86Config, so I uncommented it, but that did not help. I doesn't seem like missing fonts would cause this kind of problem, anyways.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Joe
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I assume Flash is working fine on other browsers of the same machine? Just wanting to know if it is an Opera type problem (btw, excellent Opera specific help under myopera.com) or a Flash problem
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:35 PM   #3
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I assume Flash is working fine on other browsers of the same machine? Just wanting to know if it is an Opera type problem (btw, excellent Opera specific help under myopera.com) or a Flash problem
Opera is the only browser on my machine. I downloaded the stand-alone Flash player, but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Joe
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Really, before going any further, test on a different browser, firefox or konqueror, something like that, just to be sure it is Opera and not flash. My first flash install was fairly shacky, too.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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Really, before going any further, test on a different browser, firefox or konqueror, something like that, just to be sure it is Opera and not flash. My first flash install was fairly shacky, too.
I'll try that. It would be odd, though, for it to be just Opera. When it worked before, I was using the same binary packages for both Opera and the Flash plugin that I'm using now.

Joe
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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My assumption is, too, that there is something going on with that Flash plugin of yours, not Opera. Sure you got the latest release? Sometimes these version numbers go into the three digits below 0, so it is easy to get them mixed up.

Anyway, keep us posted on progress.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 04:12 PM   #7
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This is an Opera issue...It happens the same to me, i cannot see any flash animation on the net with Opera, but i can with Mozilla/Netscape/Konqueror/Galeon/Firefox....
I think is something related to Openmotiff and Lessmotiff, some kind of mismach versions.
In any case, go to the forum of www.myopera.com, there's plenty of threads on this topic.

Hope it helps
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:07 AM   #8
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This is an Opera issue...It happens the same to me, i cannot see any flash animation on the net with Opera, but i can with Mozilla/Netscape/Konqueror/Galeon/Firefox....
I think is something related to Openmotiff and Lessmotiff, some kind of mismach versions.
In any case, go to the forum of www.myopera.com, there's plenty of threads on this topic.

Hope it helps
Thanks. I have neither Lesstif nor OpenMotif installed. When I get home tonight I'll install one of them and see if that works.

Thanks,

Joe
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:14 PM   #9
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woot! I installed Lesstif and the Flash plugin now works.

On a side note, I had to chmod o+r /dev/dsp0 to get sound working.

Joe
 
Old 03-31-2004, 12:34 PM   #10
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Glad to hear that. Which version of Opera are you using btw? Am using 7.50P3 myself, and it really has a lot of very nice improvements (especially if you like M2).
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:01 PM   #11
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I'm using 7.23. I don't show a newer version available for download from their site. Where did you get a 7.5?

Joe
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:17 PM   #12
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Your are so damned lucky. Here's the solution:
Use the flash plugin from Netscape browser software that comes from Slackware cd not from Macromedia sites one. I remember I have similar problem in Fedora. I installed Opera 7.x then I installed Macromedia flash plugin from Macromedia sites, then Opera was freeze everytime it encounters sites with flash.

I changed my distro. I almost installed everything from Slackware 9.1 cd. I am not happy with Mozilla. So I installed Opera. Then it automatically recognize flash plugin from Netscape browser software in my Slackware box. It works.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:39 AM   #13
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Go to the beta forums on myopera.com, first or second thread shows the most recent beta for Linux. I found beta testing Opera to be a lot of fun, there is always a lot of stuff going on in this forum, though: it _is_ a beta, so don't complain if it doesn't work.

(Well, complain, but in a reasonable fasion).

Lots o' fun!

Napper
 
  


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