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Old 11-04-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Flash issue


Today, (after Firefox automagically updated itself), I couldn't get into my Yahoo mail. Browser would just close.

Updated my Firefox now to 2, d/l'd and installed latest Java and Flash. W/Flash, same issue. Without Flash, sites open and stay open.

Any ideas on how to get flash working again? I d/l'd the installer from Macromedia/Adobe, and installed as root, all the usual stuff. It acts like when there used to be a individual user install...

Ideas?
 
Old 11-04-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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If firefox is started from a terminal window you can see the error when it crashes.

There're 2 plugin folders, one in the global firefox folder(depends which distribution you're using), and one in $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/plugins
Maybe remove flash from both and try again.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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Did that, plus every variation. If any flash is installed, the browsers crashed. No error messages if run from term, nothing.

Finally, I just decided to redo my entire system. It's working fine now....
 
Old 11-05-2006, 04:07 AM   #4
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could you have a permission issue? did you try the flash9 over at linuxpackages?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 04:14 AM   #5
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I use Flash 9 with Firefox 2.0, no problems here (Yahoo mail works, in particular).
 
Old 11-05-2006, 06:50 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cwwilson721
Did that, plus every variation. If any flash is installed, the browsers crashed. No error messages if run from term, nothing.

Finally, I just decided to redo my entire system. It's working fine now....
Did you have your DefaultDepth at 16 in /etc/X11/xorg.conf? I read about the same issue (with Ubuntu), changing the depth to 24 solved it.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:13 PM   #7
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Changing DefaultDepth to 24 worked perfectly here. I was having the exact same problem here... Now I don't. Thanks adriv!
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:43 PM   #8
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I'm pleased that it worked for you!
 
Old 11-06-2006, 01:28 PM   #9
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I always use 24bit depth.

But as I said, there was too much in the way of possibilities, plus other things going on .

So I redid a fresh 11 install, reconpiled my kernel, and Flash works.

Plus, no other issues...lol
 
  


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