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Old 06-09-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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Updated to XFree86 4.4 now Flash crashes Firefox & Mozilla


Hi People,

I have upgraded my Mandrake Official 10 XFree86 to 4.4.

Now when I open a webpage in Firefox or Mozilla that contains Flash the browser dissapears. When I launch the browser from a consol I get no error message.

I am using version 7 of the Flash plugin (about:plugins).
Please help.

Thanks
Sygin

Last edited by sygin; 06-09-2004 at 07:59 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Updated to XFree86 4.4 now Flash crashes Firefox & Mozilla

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Originally posted by sygin
Hi People,

I have upgraded my Mandrake Official 10 XFree86 to 4.4.

Now when I open a webpage in Firefox or Mozilla that contains Flash the browser dissapears. When I launch the browser from a consol I get no error message.

I am using version 7 of the Flash plugin (aboutlugins).
Please help.

Thanks
Sygin
I had the same problem when running firefox with flash 6 and xfree 4.3 at 15 bits per pixel. Maybe you are using 15 bpp depth ?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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"I had the same problem when running firefox with flash 6 and xfree 4.3 at 15 bits per pixel. Maybe you are using 15 bpp depth ?"

No I am using 24 bpp.

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Sygin
 
Old 06-11-2004, 02:17 AM   #4
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Update

I have found that if I open a Flash .swf file in Firefox it runs perfectly. It only crashes the browser when I open an html file that contains a Flash file. Realy confusing.

I do get an error from the consol:
7971 Segmentation fault

Thanks
Sygin

Last edited by sygin; 06-15-2004 at 12:39 AM.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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I'm having the same exact problem. It took me a while to figure out it was flash that was crashing my browser.

The only difference is, I'm on x.org, not xfree, so it must be a firefox bug and not from xserver.

[EDIT] Now that I think about it, maybe it's a graphics driver conflict with firefox? I haven't really tried flash with my other browsers, though.

[EDIT] Ehm, just get Adblock Plus (I read about this in some other forum, but I unfortunately forgot which). Solved it for me.

Last edited by BleachedShut; 02-14-2006 at 12:10 PM.
 
  


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