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Old 06-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Firefox 2.0.0.4 crashes on Slackware 10.0


I usually run in console mode so please forgive me if this is a rather "simple" issue to resolve.

I've installed firefox 2.0.0.4 on slackware 10.0

There are only 2 plugins
1) Flash (from adobe) 9.0r31
2) Java (from sun) 1.6.0_01-b06

Since this is my wifes computer I decided to let her do her thing once I got Gnome setup and 10 min later she calls me in to tell me Firefox keeps closing (crashing)

sample sites:
http://games.yahoo.com/games/front
http://nick.com
http://www.ugoplayer.com/games/cityracers.html

Every time it crashes the following error is produced:

/usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh: line 424: 9731 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Any help would on this would be great.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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Try either downgrading to Flash 7.0 or upgrading to Slackware 11.0 or higher.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 05:22 PM   #3
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Try either downgrading to Flash 7.0 or upgrading to Slackware 11.0 or higher.
Hi H_TexMex_H,

Thanks for the reply.

I've been looking for an older version not having much luck so far though heh.

As far as upgrading, that will be happening, but not for a few months.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Looks like you're not the only one with this problem:
Try if anything from here will help:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.o...8d6a179d01e175
Or many other great links witch I don't have time to examine now
http://www.google.si/search?hl=sl&q=...=Iskanje&meta=
 
Old 06-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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Flash player 7 is here:
http://freshmeat.net/redir/flashplug...7_linux.tar.gz

Note, that it may just work with Flash Player 9, if you install it manually exactly as follows, first close firefox and remove all traces of previous install, then:

1. Get the '.tar.gz' from here
2. Extract it, and open up a terminal at that location, 'ls' should say:
Code:
Readme.txt  flashplayer-installer  flashplayer.xpt  libflashplayer.so
3. Run the following commands:
Code:
rm -f Readme.txt flashplayer-installer
chmod a+rwx,go-w *
cp flashplayer.xpt ~/.mozilla/components
cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
4. Start firefox and go to some flash sites and see if it crashes.

EDIT: Also note that this is a local install, I guess you could also install it system-wide to '/usr/lib/mozilla' or '/usr/lib/firefox' instead of '~/.mozilla' (you may have to 'mkdir /usr/lib/mozilla/components').

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 06-26-2007 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

I've tried placing the flash9 files within the mozilla plugin and
components directories which didn't help.

I also tried using the suggested beta update which also failed (still crashing)

The only thing that does seem to fix the problem is downgrading to
flash 7 though there is at times an odd funkness that comes with using it on
some sites.

About the only thing I can think of is looking for version 8 (if it
exists) and see how high I can go before the issue comes back.

I really hate the though of having to upgrade slackware just because of
a funky plugin
 
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version 8 is Window$ only (and Mac ?)
 
  


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