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Old 09-27-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Why do I encounter Flash plugin error so often?


I use Firefox & Chrome on Arch. Flash plugin crashes so often that it makes Web-surfing uncomfortable. There is "sad face" of puzzle piece on YouTube videos. Do you guys have the same problem? I mean I can watch videos but it crashes from time to time.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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Do you leave firefox open in the background for long periods of time? I used to have BBC iPlayer running the radio for me constantly, which was in flash, and that'd crash every 1-2 days. This was before the "crash handler" for flash existed, but it still happened afterwards.

I ended up using a seperate radio application (radio tray)

Try running firefox or chrome in a terminal, rather than directly from your wm. This way you'll see any errors the browser encounters, and maybe it'll give you more infomation about why its crashing.
 
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OK, I'll try this.
And no, I don't run Firefox in background. I usually close it when I don't need it.
 
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that sounds a bit like the standard every day "bug" well it is a "sort of bug"
because of ALL the very very very bad flash code used on web sites
and yes some of this is caused by them needing to make the bad code run on IE6,IE7,IE8

but the current version of Firefox runs flash in a separate process to keep that bad flash code from crashing firefox ( and cascading to Gnome ) and taking the OS with it .

but on Arch i have NO PROBLEMS and have not had any problems with flash
but i also do have "add block" and "no-script" installed and set up / configured

now OpenSUSE 11.3 64 bit it dose crash and take part of Gnome with it

what EXACT flash plugin did you install ?
did you fallow the instructions on the wiki ?
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...e_Flash_Player
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Flash

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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Flash crashes for me once in a blue moon, but it has been consistent in its inconsistency since I started using Linux.

I think Flash crashes for a few reasons:

a) Flash is crap
b) Flash is crap
c) Flash doesn't offer much Linux support because Flash is crap

You may want to install GNU Lightspark. I hear it handles youtube video's pretty well these days, not sure where to download it however.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 05:14 AM   #6
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Flash crashes for me once in a blue moon, but it has been consistent in its inconsistency since I started using Linux.

I think Flash crashes for a few reasons:

a) Flash is crap
b) Flash is crap
c) Flash doesn't offer much Linux support because Flash is crap

You may want to install GNU Lightspark. I hear it handles youtube video's pretty well these days, not sure where to download it however.
I lol'ed
 
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I just download the youtube videos and watch them offline (I usually save them anyway). If you want, there's a userscript that can embed the mp4 or flv into FF using mplayer or other players:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/50771

I have not tried it yet, but will likely install it on another computer later today.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 08:22 AM   #8
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what EXACT flash plugin did you install ?
Code:
$ pacman -Q flashplugin 
flashplugin 10.1.85.3-1
Thanks for links, I think I installed it correctly.
 
  


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