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Old 04-26-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Flash Player 9 Keeps Crashing Firefox 2.0.0.3 [Slackware 11.0]


I have just recently installed Slackware 11.I removed Mozilla 1.5 and installed Firefox 2.0.0.3.I then installed Flash Player 9.After installing Flash Player 9.Firefox started crashing.So I removed Flash Player 9.And installed Flash Player 7.Which works fine but has no Sound.Which is Ok.But Flash Player 7 outdated.Also I'm using Kernel 2.4.33.3 I'm kinda new to Linux so I don't have The knowledge as of yet to understand how to fix this Problem.I would really like to resolve this Problem.Any Help would be Greatly Appreciated.Thank You in Advance.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 04:54 PM   #2
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Where did you get FP9 ? From the official site or elsewhere ?
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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I downloaded it from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash after running ./flashplayer-installer and opening Firefox 2.0.0.3 It may goto a couple websites before it starts crashing.Then sometimes it opens and crashes as soon as it opens.When I remove it.Its runs fine other than it saying missing plugin.Home page is set to yahoo.com.When i set home page to blank it will open fine.Until I go to a website that has Flash Media in it.Then it crashes again
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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It doesn't crash for me. What FF extensions do you have installed ?
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
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I have DOM Inspector 1.8.1.3,Edit Cookies 0.2.2.1 and Talkback 2.0.0.3 that's all that I have installed.I will Try installing it again as root and see what happens.That's How I've installed so far.Thank You for Helping Me H_TeXMeX_H.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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Well, here's how I installed it locally:

1) untar the tarball somewhere
2) copy 'flashplayer.xpt' into '~/.mozilla/components' and also make it executable by 'chmod u+w,a+x flashplayer.xpt' (that also makes it writable by you)
3) copy 'libflashplayer.so' into '~/.mozilla/plugins'
4) restart FF

I asked about extensions, because some of them are unstable and may interfere with the plugin. I know DOM Inspector 1.8.1.3 and Talkback 2.0.0.3 don't interfere, because they come pre-installed, I have them installed, and it works fine. Dunno about Edit Cookies 0.2.2.1.

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Old 04-26-2007, 09:29 PM   #7
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A workaround

What I do is keep one window with Yahoo open constantly and surf with a second window. Haven't had a crash since I tried this.

Apparently the problem lies when FF tries to go from a page with Flash to one without it. My guess is that when/if Flash quits it takes FF with it. I don't have this problem with Opera or Konqueror.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
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Thanks H_TeXMeX_H and KeithE I got it working now.Did something like that H_TeXMeX_H.Sometimes it helps to look around and see if you delete all links.Which I didn't.I still had firefox 1.5.I removed it and reinstalled Flash Player 9 under root.And also removed left over files in Mozilla.Then installed Flash Player to /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3.It seems to be working fine now.Sometimes all it takes is a point in the right direction.And this was the point /mozilla/plugins.Without you pointing to that.I would have never found the problem.It also fixed the sound problem too.Thank You Very Much.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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flashplayer 9 help

I've tried to locate the .mozilla directory you mentioned above Tex but I can't locate them. Unless I'm reading incorrectly and you're saying to create that directory in the process which may be what your saying. I've untar'd the flash player and extract both the libflashplayer.so and .xpt files. You helped me get ff back running correctly in other thread. I don't have any previous packages of ff . I removed them w/ pkgtool. I'd like to get ff working w/ flash. There seems to be a lot of sites that us it especially music sites that I frequent. Sry to keep picking your brain but you seem to be in the threads I'm searching in. Thanks for you help and any one else who does.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 08:57 PM   #10
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When you run firefox for the first time it will create the '/home/YOUR_NAME/.mozilla' directory. Then that's where you put it in. I think it's better to let FF create the directory, just in case it thinks it has already done so, and then messes up.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 09:02 PM   #11
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Sry Tex... I ment the components and plugins directory w/in the .mozilla directory... I don't have those 2. Should I create them?? is the question I was refering to above. sry, thinking faster that I was typing. Thanks for the quick reply.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #12
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Yes, you should create them. And, don't be scared to experiment with your system. I do all the time. And I break it all the time. But, with time I break it less and less, and understand more and more
 
Old 05-04-2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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Thanks Tex.. I'll try that now and see how it goes.

I'll wait till I learn how to backup my system first b4 the experimental thing. The one and only time I did experiment I crashed my whole system and had to start all over again. At least now I have 10.2 instead of 9.0 . Now I still have to get gnome back. I'm not big on KDE, reminds me to much of winbloz, but I do like some of KDE's apps.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 10:45 PM   #14
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Hey Tex... that didn't work. Caused ff to crash. I did exactly as you wrote. I extracted both .xpt and .so files to desktop. mkdir components and plugins; cp flashplayer.xpt to ~/,mozilla/components ; chmod u+w,a+x flashplayer.xpt in the components dir; ls -l showed it as executable. Then cp libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins. I closed ff and the restarted it... then crash.??? What did I do wrong. I removed those 2 files so ff is working fine now.
I'll catch up with ya 2morrow..gotta work in the am. Thanks for your help.

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Old 05-06-2007, 11:25 AM   #15
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Did you get FF from the official site ? What version is it, also.

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