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Old 12-13-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Firefox crashes on flash content


I've finally got round to installing some plugins for firefox on suse but as soon as I hit any web page with any flash in it whatsoever then firefox just closes instantly.
I've tried using the flash plugin from yast, I've tried removing it and using the "install plugins" dialogue in firefox and I've even tried copying the flash plugins from fedora and ubuntu but I get the same result.
All other plugins work fine.
I've also tried disabling then uninstalling all themes, extensions and other plugins one by one and I've tried creating a new profile with just the flash plugin and no themes, extensions or other plugins and it's still the same.
I'm using firefox 1.5rc3 but I've also tried switching to ff 1.0.7 from yast and from the firefox website. Still no luck.
I'm having some problems with ubuntu at the moment so I've switched to suse as my stable os but the missus visits a lot of sites with flash content so removing the flash plugin altogether isn't good enough.
With the exception of this firefox/flash problem, absolutlely everything is working perfectly in suse at the moment so it would be a shame if I can't solve this problem.

And before anyone suggests it, I don't want to use opera, konqueror or any other browser, I want to use firefox and I want flash to work please.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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Install the package flash-player-7.0.25.0-1.2 or newer
After that create links in the Firefox plugins directory:
cd <plugins directory>
ln -s /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
ln -s /usr/lib/browser-plugins/flashplayer.xpt

restart Firefox.

This works with version 1.0.7 and 1.5

You can also manage the visibility of the Flash messages during browsing, with the Firefox extension named Flashblock
with it you may choose to see or not a Flash animation.

Last edited by berbae; 12-14-2005 at 01:37 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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I've already tried that way but I gave it another go and still it instantly crashes.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Before the Firefox crash, type in the URL address bar:
Code:
about:plugins
and tell what you see for the Flash plugin
 
Old 12-14-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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You could also try using the GNU Debugger. It may give you more insight on what is internally going on with firefox when it's crashing. Try 'man gdb'.

btw, you could try running firefox in safe mode to make sure you really have no interaction between the themes/extension. /path/to/firefox --safe-mode is easier and might make it less frustrating than having to uninstall your extensions manually.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:33 PM   #6
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I tried running in safe mode and it still crashed. I've also already tried using gdb but it wouldn't run firefox, something about the executable not being recognised. I've now tried removing firefox 1.0.7, 1.5rc3 and flashplayer. I deleted my .mozilla folder and anything left over in /opt/MozillaFirefox, moved the browser plugins directory to another location then re-installed firefox from (1.0.7) and flashplayer from yast. I let firefox create a new profile, tried macromedia's test flash player page and another 5 sites I know have flash content and as usual it crashed on every single one instantly. Is there something I'm supposed to edit or anything else I'm meant to do with firefox or flashplayer to get it running on suse? I'm assuming flash works ok for other people so there must be something I've missed or some library or something I'm missing.

[EDIT] I just noticed firefox in suse is 1.06, not 1.07. Is that as high as it goes in suse or do I have a repo missing or something? Either way, I want to use 1.5rc3 anyway, I'm only installing from yast to figure out the flash problem.

Last edited by fannymites; 12-14-2005 at 11:38 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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OK. I finally got this fixed. I remembered when I first started using linux I had some issues with flash crashing firefox on debian and it was something to do with having shadows enabled.
I never actually use shadows/transparency in suse, but I do still have it enabled in xorg.conf in case I fancied messing around with it.
So I commented out the composite section
Code:
Section "Extensions"
  Option  "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
and now flash is working fine again in firefox.
Does anyone else have flash crash firefox with composite enabled?
It isn't really any major loss since, like I said, I never use shadows/transparency in suse.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:12 PM   #8
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It's a well known bug, there is a work around by setting some RGB values in xorg.conf but it's not really worth the effort. Composite is all show thus far so if you want Flash just don't use it.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 12:58 PM   #9
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Thanks, I thought I had searched the entire internet in vain. I don't know how you figured that out (I tried using vesa etc-no luck; was looking in the wrong section) but good going.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:15 PM   #10
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There is actually another way to fix the firefox flash problem and still be able to use shadows/transparency.

edit /usr/bin/firefox
Code:
sudo kwrite /usr/bin/firefox
Then look for this part -
Code:
#uncomment for debugging
#set -x
moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/firefox-1.5
MRE_HOME=/usr/local/lib/mre/mre-1.5
(This is based on firefox 1.5 from the mozilla site so it may look slightly different depending on what version you are using).
Nex, add export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
So the section looks like this -
Code:
#uncomment for debugging
#set -x
export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/firefox-1.5
MRE_HOME=/usr/local/lib/mre/mre-1.5
Obviously this will have to be redone after any updates to firefox but if you like shadows and still want flash to work it's not really much hassle.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 02:48 AM   #11
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Talking sound driver fix for flash crash

I am relativly new to linux, have only been using it for roughly two months but I think I may have found a solution to flash crashing firefox. It worked on my system anyhow.

After reading many sites, forums and umpteen google searches I found that none of the solutions worked. Including disabling shadow/transparency.

So, I tried using Konqueror and notices that flash had no sound (but it was playing fine). I went into the control center and in the 'sound & multimedia' under Sound sytem and the hardware tab I changed the 'select audio device' option and changed it from 'Auto Detect' to the OSS open sound system.

Firefox/flash has not crashed once since I changes these settings.

Hope this helps others.

Note: I am using a Knoppix 4.0 installation (not the live CD) which I believe is a debian distro

Last edited by slush1000; 02-25-2006 at 02:51 AM.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 09:55 PM   #12
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I realize I'm resurrecting an ancient thread but... I need help

I'm pretty sure that I have narrowed my FF crash problem down to an issue with flash. I have searched google, I have scoured LQ and other forums -- all I can find is stuff that is at least a year old. I am pulling my hair out over this...

I have updated to the latest version of FF (2.0.0.5). I have updated my flash plug-in. I have updated my java plug-in. I have updated my real player plug-in. I have un-installed and re-installed FF. I have deleted my .mozilla file. I have changed the sound setup. I have made sure that certain lines were commented out in /usr/bin/firefox. And a few other things I can't recall now.

It seems likely that there's some compatibility conflict with the flash plug-in and the version of FF that I'm using, but I have no clue what goes with what.

This is what my about: plugins page looks like (formatting a little off):
Code:
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libswfdecmozilla.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 (Swfdec 0.5.0)

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Adobe Flash movie 	.swf 	Yes
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf 	Yes
application/futuresplash 	FutureSplash Player 	spl 	Yes
Shockwave Flash

    File name: libgnashplugin.so
    Shockwave Flash 8.0 - Gnash 0.7.1-cvs-20070525, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright  2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License , with an additional special exception allowing linking with Mozilla, or any variant of Mozilla (such as Firefox), so long as the linking is through its standard plug-in interface. For more information about Gnash, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash.

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf 	Yes
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_12-b04

    File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so
    Java(TM) Plug-in 1.5.0_12

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-java-vm 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_12 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 	Java 		Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.5.0_12 	Java 		Yes
DivX Browser Plug-In

    File name: mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
video/divx 	DivX Media Format 	divx 	Yes
video/vnd.divx 	DivX Media Format 	divx 	Yes
Google VLC multimedia plugin 1.0

    File name: mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-google-vlc-plugin 	Google Video 		Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7

    File name: mplayerplug-in-qt.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
video/quicktime 	Quicktime 	mov 	Yes
video/x-quicktime 	Quicktime 	mov 	Yes
image/x-quicktime 	Quicktime 	mov 	Yes
video/quicktime 	Quicktime 	mp4 	Yes
video/quicktime 	Quicktime - Session Description Protocol 	sdp 	Yes
application/x-quicktimeplayer 	Quicktime 	mov 	Yes
application/smil 	SMIL 	smil 	Yes
RealPlayer 9

    File name: mplayerplug-in-rm.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio 	RealAudio 	ram,rm 	Yes
application/vnd.rn-realmedia 	RealMedia 	rm 	Yes
application/vnd.rn-realaudio 	RealAudio 	ra,ram 	Yes
video/vnd.rn-realvideo 	RealVideo 	rv 	Yes
audio/x-realaudio 	RealAudio 	ra 	Yes
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin 	RealAudio 	rpm 	Yes
application/smil 	SMIL 	smil 	Yes
Windows Media Player Plugin

    File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/asx 	Media Files 	* 	Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin 	Media Files 	* 	Yes
video/x-msvideo 	AVI 	avi,* 	Yes
video/msvideo 	AVI 	avi,* 	Yes
application/x-mplayer2 	Media Files 	* 	Yes
application/x-ms-wmv 	Microsoft WMV video 	wmv,* 	Yes
video/x-ms-asf 	Media Files 	asf,asx,* 	Yes
video/x-ms-wm 	Media Files 	wm,* 	Yes
video/x-ms-wmv 	Microsoft WMV video 	wmv,* 	Yes
audio/x-ms-wmv 	Windows Media 	wmv,* 	Yes
video/x-ms-wmp 	Windows Media 	wmp,* 	Yes
video/x-ms-wvx 	Windows Media 	wvx,* 	Yes
audio/x-ms-wax 	Windows Media 	wax,* 	Yes
audio/x-ms-wma 	Windows Media 	wma,* 	Yes
application/x-drm-v2 	Windows Media 	asx,* 	Yes
audio/wav 	Microsoft wave file 	wav,* 	Yes
audio/x-wav 	Microsoft wave file 	wav,* 	Yes
mplayerplug-in 3.40

    File name: mplayerplug-in.so
    mplayerplug-in 3.40

    Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
    JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
video/mpeg 	MPEG 	mpg,mpeg 	Yes
audio/mpeg 	MPEG 	mpg,mpeg 	Yes
video/x-mpeg 	MPEG 	mpg,mpeg 	Yes
video/x-mpeg2 	MPEG2 	mpv2,mp2ve 	Yes
audio/mpeg 	MPEG 	mpg,mpeg 	Yes
audio/x-mpeg 	MPEG 	mpg,mpeg 	Yes
audio/mpeg2 	MPEG audio 	mp2 	Yes
audio/x-mpeg2 	MPEG audio 	mp2 	Yes
video/mp4 	MPEG 4 Video 	mp4 	Yes
video/3gpp 	MPEG 4 Video 	mp4,3gp 	Yes
application/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Media 	ogg 	Yes
audio/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg 	Yes
audio/x-ogg 	Ogg Vorbis Audio 	ogg 	Yes
application/ogg 	Ogg Vorbis / Ogg Theora 	ogg 	Yes
audio/flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac 	Yes
audio/x-flac 	FLAC Audio 	flac 	Yes
video/fli 	FLI animation 	fli,flc 	Yes
video/x-fli 	FLI animation 	fli,flc 	Yes
video/x-flv 	Flash Video 	flv 	Yes
video/vnd.vivo 	VivoActive 	viv,vivo 	Yes
application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3 	Nullsoft Streaming Video 	nsv 	Yes
audio/x-mod 	Soundtracker 	mod 	Yes
audio/basic 	Basic Audio File 	au,snd 	Yes
audio/x-basic 	Basic Audio File 	au,snd 	Yes
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

    File name: nphelix.so
    Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.622 built with gcc 3.3.3 on Jul 18 2006

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin 	RealPlayer Plugin Metafile 	rpm 	Yes
KDE Parts Plugin

    File name: libdragonegg.so
    A plugin which embedds KParts into a HTML page

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-dvi 	DVI 	dvi 	Yes
video/avi 	AVI 	avi 	Yes
application/pdf 	Portable Document Format 	pdf 	Yes
Can ANYONE provide some insight? This is not a mission-critical thing for me (not a developer), but it is quite the annoyance to be surfing around and POOF!... no FF. Or every time I logout of my email... BAM! The wife is even more annoyed than me, and because computers is allegedly my thing, it's making me look bad. I can't have that.

PLEASE HELP!!!

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