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mickeyboa 04-20-2006 08:14 PM

Why does Flash-plugin lockup Firefox
Why does flashplugin lockup Firefox while browsing?


brianthegreat 04-21-2006 02:18 PM

I have not been using Fedora in quite sometime but the flash plugin should not lockup firefox by any means. Maybe uninstall and reinstall the plugin. Maybe you should upgrade firefox.

Sounds like you have one of those weird little problems that may take a little bit of tinkering to figure out.

Sledge 04-22-2006 12:46 AM

Because you are doomed to suffer.

I've had that problem for a very long time through multiple versions of firefox and flash. The best solution I've had is to use the flashblock extension to cut down the number of times it happens. :(

jlo_sandog 04-22-2006 02:34 AM

no problems here. whats under the hood on your setup (that's indi talk for processor, firefox version)...

Sledge 04-23-2006 12:15 AM

1.4GHz Tualatin Celeron
384 MB RAM
ATI Radeon rv100 based graphics card
Au-8830 vortex 2 based sound card

Crito 04-23-2006 08:53 PM

I've seen some of those interactive flash banner ads consume 70%+ of my 3.06GHz CPU. So you may not actually be locked up; it's probably just hogging 100% of your older CPU. Granted, most websites using flash don't cause a problem, but when TVTime with greedy deinterlacer only uses 20% and a DVD movie only about 5%, I really can't imagine how craptacular macromedia's code must be to waste 70%. :o My solution: don't install flash or if it's already installed disable it. When they straighten out the spaghetti code that somehow passes as a usable product, I'll give it another try. ;)

Sledge 04-24-2006 03:25 PM

Firefox actually seg faults and dies so it's a little worse then just lag. :(

blahpony 04-24-2006 04:40 PM

Do you have Composite enabled in X? I've seen that kill Firefox when flash hits it.

Sledge 04-25-2006 10:19 PM

Nope, composite is not activated.

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