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Old 01-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Flashplayer is broken after update


Flashplayer hung after
Tue Jan 8 22:42:01 CST 2008 updates of slackware-current
It crashes both konqueror and firefox.
The flashplayer is the latest - 12/3/2007.
Just by opening a site with flashes like say skype.com nspluginviewer takes 100% of the cpu.
Please say if you need more details.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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I could not get a packaged flash plugin to work on current at all, nor with 12 when running dropline gnome. If I download the tarball from Adobe and use their installer however, it works in both cases. (even with current after updating).
 
Old 01-09-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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I could not get a packaged flash plugin to work on current at all, nor with 12 when running dropline gnome. If I download the tarball from Adobe and use their installer however, it works in both cases. (even with current after updating).
I used the adobe installer.Never used the package.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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Can anyone please tell me is any of the packages upgraded:

ap/nano-2.0.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nano-2.0.7.
d/mercurial-0.9.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mercurial-0.9.5.
d/ruby-1.8.6_p111-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded ruby-1.8.6 to patchlevel 111.
l/atk-1.20.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to atk-1.20.0.
l/glib2-2.14.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to glib-2.14.5.
l/gtk+2-2.12.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gtk+-2.12.4.
l/libxml2-2.6.30-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libxml2-2.6.30.
l/libxslt-1.1.22-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libxslt-1.1.22.
l/pango-1.19.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pango-1.19.2.
l/pycairo-1.4.12-i486-1.tgz: Added pycairo-1.4.12.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers.
l/pygobject-2.14.1-i486-1.tgz: Added pygobject-2.14.1.
Thanks to Erik Hanson and SBo (slackbuilds.org).
l/pygtk-2.12.1-i486-1.tgz: Added pygtk-2.12.1.
Thanks to Erik Hanson, Andrew Brouwers, and SBo.
l/pyrex-0.9.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Added Pyrex-0.9.6.4.
Thanks to David Somero.
x/dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.22-noarch-1.tgz: **NOTE PACKAGE NAME CHANGE**
Upgraded to version 2.22.
x/liberation-fonts-ttf-0.2-noarch-3.tgz: Added liberation-fonts-ttf-0.2-3.
x/xf86-video-ati-6.7.197-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-ati-6.7.197.
x/xf86-video-radeonhd-1.1.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-radeonhd-1.1.0.
xap/seamonkey-1.1.7-i486-2.tgz: Use the system cairo to avoid a compile error.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers for helping to figure this out.
Patched a Makefile.in to avoid another compile error with the new GTK+.
Thanks to the BLFS contributors for posting the solution to this.

can be the problem?I tried reverting to older versions of flashplayer, tried nv driver instead of nvidia all in vain...
 
Old 01-09-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
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Hi there, im not sure if maybe this is the same issue i had... but hey, im going to post my situation!

I had a similar problem a coupple of months/weeks ago (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...itical-591126/).

I was compiling my own Gnome 2.20.2 in my Slackware Machine, so i had to upgrade some libraries in order to build it (Glib, gtk, pango). Since i upgraded GTK+ libraries, my browser (opera) freezed and took 100% of CPU when surfing (for example) Youtube. I had to wait about 20 to 30 seconds for the browser to be responsive again, and the Flash areas were drawn like a grey colored rectangule. Same problem with konqueror! However i didnt had that problem with firefox! Firefox did displayed all flash animations.

After much "googling", i found out what the problem was! Indeed it was Glib/GTK+2 related, there were also reports of OpenOffice "crashing" with GTK+2, but i never experienced that kind of situation :P

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=463773
Quote:
Since glib 2.13.x and 2.14.0, any gtk compiled against this version of glib
locks up openoffice.org or flash when used from a KDE environment.

If you scroll down a few answers you can find a workaround-patch
Quote:
workaround the issue

We use this patch in the Ubuntu GTK package, that makes the non-free flash work
again

The Patch? http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment...96&action=view

I recompiled GTK+ 2.12.x with that patch and Flash is working flawlessly on my machine

I also had a thread in the Opera Forum, which also has the Solution to my problem.
http://my.opera.com/community/forums....dml?id=215515

I hope this could help you....

Last edited by Pratt; 01-09-2008 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
Hi there, im not sure if maybe this is the same issue i had... but hey, im going to post my situation!

I had a similar problem a coupple of months/weeks ago (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...itical-591126/).

I was compiling my own Gnome 2.20.2 in my Slackware Machine, so i had to upgrade some libraries in order to build it (Glib, gtk, pango). Since i upgraded GTK+ libraries, my browser (opera) freezed and took 100% of CPU when surfing (for example) Youtube. I had to wait about 20 to 30 seconds for the browser to be responsive again, and the Flash areas were drawn like a grey colored rectangule. Same problem with konqueror! However i didnt had that problem with firefox! Firefox did displayed all flash animations.

After much "googling", i found out what the problem was! Indeed it was Glib/GTK+2 related, there were also reports of OpenOffice "crashing" with GTK+2, but i never experienced that kind of situation :P

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=463773




If you scroll down a few answers you can find a workaround-patch



The Patch? http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment...96&action=view

I recompiled GTK+ 2.12.x with that patch and Flash is working flawlessly on my machine

I also had a thread in the Opera Forum, which also has the Solution to my problem.
http://my.opera.com/community/forums....dml?id=215515

I hope this could help you....
It's definatly the GTK+2.I changed it to gtk+2-2.10.13 from slack 12.0 and nspluginviewer started crashing instead of taking 100% CPU. Ill try finding another version or compiling it.Thanks a lot!!!
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lycanthrope View Post
I could not get a packaged flash plugin to work on current at all, nor with 12 when running dropline gnome. If I download the tarball from Adobe and use their installer however, it works in both cases. (even with current after updating).
That might have a bit to do with how many times we've said don't install Dropline on Slackware-current. Applied against Slackware's stable release of 12.0 with all it's patches, Dropline's build of Firefox runs both the current (9.0.115) and the previous release (9.0.48) of the flashplayer plugin without problems.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:07 AM   #8
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I used the adobe installer.Never used the package.
Enh... No big deal there. Their installer script is just a bunch of bash code that eventually just copies the libflashplayer.so into it's best guess of where the plugins directory is. ...and that's really all there is do it. One can easily do this manually.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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That might have a bit to do with how many times we've said don't install Dropline on Slackware-current. Applied against Slackware's stable release of 12.0 with all it's patches, Dropline's build of Firefox runs both the current (9.0.115) and the previous release (9.0.48) of the flashplayer plugin without problems.
Just for clarity, I never said that I tried to install Dropline on current. After looking at the sentence structure I see how it could be taken that way.

When I said that the flash plugin package wouldn't work AT ALL on current NOR on Slack 12 WITH Dropline installed, these were two different scenarios where it didn't work for me. Current with out Dropline, Slack 12 with Dropline. 9.0.115 (I didn't try .48) did not work on my Slack 12 install after installing Dropline, but did before - it's a minor / non issue really since Adobe's installer worked fine.

Anyhell, glad the OP figured out a solution.

Last edited by Lycanthrope; 01-10-2008 at 07:59 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #10
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No luck finding a working GTK+2 package. I tried the package from slack 12.0 and the dropline.As i said before the package from 12.0 is crashing nspluginviewer and the one from dropline is working exactly as the one from current.Can anyone at least confirm this issue?
Its very annoying.Today i restarted in windows just to watch a youtube video.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:39 PM   #11
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The problem with Adobe Flash is..... Adobe Flash. It uses gtk functions whereas Opera and Konqueror use qt. That's why it usually works well with Firefox but will always have problems with Opera and Konqueror.
 
Old 01-12-2008, 10:41 AM   #12
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Hello guys,
I still have that annoying problem.Nothing i do seems to fix it.With the gtk+2-2.10.14-i686-1.tgz from develia.org flashplayer crashes and the backtrace is:
(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1244477712 (LWP 6779)]
[New Thread -1325012080 (LWP 6813)]
[New Thread -1316623472 (LWP 6812)]
[New Thread -1308234864 (LWP 6786)]
[New Thread -1299846256 (LWP 6785)]
[New Thread -1290667120 (LWP 6784)]
[New Thread -1282278512 (LWP 6783)]
[KCrash handler]
#5 0xb6ab7c57 in XtRemoveTimeOut () from /usr/lib/libXt.so.6
#6 0xb5118fe1 in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#7 0xb510e448 in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#8 0xb5107181 in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#9 0xb510ba47 in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#10 0x080df838 in ?? ()
#11 0xbf8cf1a8 in ?? ()
#12 0xbf8cf178 in ?? ()
#13 0xb6b912b1 in operator delete () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#14 0x0805822f in NSPluginInstance::destroy ()
#15 0x0805834f in NSPluginInstance::~NSPluginInstance ()
#16 0xb73c2118 in QGList::remove () from /usr/lib/qt-3.3.8/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#17 0x0805549c in NSPluginClass::timer ()
#18 0x08055531 in NSPluginInstance::shutdown ()
#19 0x0805f5a7 in NSPluginInstanceIface:rocess ()
#20 0xb761d95d in DCOPClient::receive () from /usr/lib/libDCOP.so.4
#21 0xb7621854 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libDCOP.so.4
#22 0x080c6870 in ?? ()
#23 0xbf8cf514 in ?? ()
#24 0xbf8cf50c in ?? ()
#25 0xbf8cf504 in ?? ()
#26 0xbf8cf4fc in ?? ()
#27 0xbf8cf4f4 in ?? ()
#28 0xbf8cf4ec in ?? ()
#29 0xbf8cf4ac in ?? ()
#30 0xbf8cf51c in ?? ()
#31 0xbf8cf514 in ?? ()
#32 0xbf8cf50c in ?? ()
#33 0xbf8cf504 in ?? ()
#34 0xbf8cf4fc in ?? ()
#35 0xbf8cf4f4 in ?? ()
#36 0xbf8cf4ec in ?? ()
#37 0xbf8cf4e4 in ?? ()
#38 0xbf8cf4c4 in ?? ()
#39 0x080616e0 in vtable for QMemArray<char> ()
#40 0x08106a64 in ?? ()
#41 0xb754b1b4 in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt-3.3.8/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#42 0x01106a58 in ?? ()
#43 0x00000537 in ?? ()
#44 0x00000002 in ?? ()
#45 0x080c3a80 in ?? ()
#46 0x080caa90 in ?? ()
#47 0x080c6870 in ?? ()
#48 0x01000125 in ?? ()
#49 0xb691579c in ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
#50 0x00000050 in ?? ()
#51 0x00000000 in ?? ()

I am so frustrated.Please help!
 
  


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