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Old 10-16-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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mozilla flash player constantly crashes mozilla


I dont know who messed up the flash player on our server (we are 3 users using sunrays)
I cant figure how to fix it, and downloaded the flash.so and cp it into
/opt/csw/mozilla/firefox/lib/plugins
/opt/sfw/lib/firefox/plugins
/home/username/.mozilla/plugins

and still whenever I enter a page with flash content, it crashes my firefox.

Any ideas on how to fix this??
THX in advance
 
Old 10-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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What version of Firefox are you running? Have you tried running Firefox with strace?

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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RAY:
I am using Firefox/2.0.0.2
How do I run it with strace?
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:10 AM   #4
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RAY:
I am using Firefox/2.0.0.2
How do I run it with strace?
strace mozilla-firefox (or whatever the binary is)

man strace

Watch the output from the shell as Firefox crashes. It should tell you what you need to know.

Regards,
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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strace mozilla-firefox (or whatever the binary is)

man strace

Watch the output from the shell as Firefox crashes. It should tell you what you need to know.

Regards,
Ray: thanks

I tried to run "strace firefox" as my regular user: this came up
Code:
bash-3.00$ strace firefox
ERROR: unable to open /dev/log
I went en vi the log, and it was empty.

Then I went to su:
Code:
# strace firefox
ERROR: tracer already exists
...help¿?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:36 PM   #6
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Try to run strace with

strace -o firefox.log firefox

After it crashes, open up the log file and look towards the bottom of the file for the errors

tail -200 firefox.log |less


Regards
 
Old 10-22-2007, 03:56 AM   #7
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Under System V Unix, strace is a command unrelated to the Gnu strace found on most Linux distros.

Use truss instead:
Code:
truss -f firefox
Another point: you have more than one firefox installed (sfw and csw), which one are you launching ?
 
Old 10-22-2007, 08:23 AM   #8
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Under System V Unix, strace is a command unrelated to the Gnu strace found on most Linux distros.

Use truss instead:
Code:
truss -f firefox
Another point: you have more than one firefox installed (sfw and csw), which one are you launching ?
I am running /opt/sfw/lib/firefox/firefox
and I outputted the truss into a file.
http://rapidshare.com/files/64354358/firefox.log.html
 
  


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