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Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby jcarpenter on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:47 am

Running LM KDE. The flash plugin in Firefox is crashing in seconds or minutes when a vid is started. I installed flash-aid and have tried the beta and stable flash but it just keeps crashing. Any ideas of a fix?
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Re: Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby karlchen on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Hello, jcarpenter.

The answer to your question depends on the answer to the following 2 questions:
+ which Firefox version exactly are you using?
+ which Flash player plugin version exactly are you using?

Background:
Firefox 13.0 seems to have a bug which may cause Flash to crash. This is why Mozilla has released Firefox 13.0.1 recently.
Adobe has updated Flash for Linux to 11.2.202.236. The previous version was 11.2.202.235.

Note:
Personally I have only experienced Flash crashes on Windows 7 since Flash has been updated to 11.3.300.257 (latest version for Windows). These Flash crashes occur no matter whether Firefox 13.0 or 13.0.1 is used.
Though Linux Mint definitely is not Windows 7, the most recent versions of Firefox and Flash do not seem to co-operate too well.

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Re: Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby jcarpenter on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:13 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, jcarpenter.

The answer to your question depends on the answer to the following 2 questions:
+ which Firefox version exactly are you using?
+ which Flash player plugin version exactly are you using?

Background:
Firefox 13.0 seems to have a bug which may cause Flash to crash. This is why Mozilla has released Firefox 13.0.1 recently.
Adobe has updated Flash for Linux to 11.2.202.236. The previous version was 11.2.202.235.

Note:
Personally I have only experienced Flash crashes on Windows 7 since Flash has been updated to 11.3.300.257 (latest version for Windows). These Flash crashes occur no matter whether Firefox 13.0 or 13.0.1 is used.
Though Linux Mint definitely is not Windows 7, the most recent versions of Firefox and Flash do not seem to co-operate too well.

Kind regards,
Karl




Thank you Karl.

I did not see your response and in my frustration installed Mint 13. That took care of the problem. Thanks very much for your efforts.

I think this highlights the need to build a Linux native solution to those universal viruses we call "windows" and "flash". Personally, I'd be willing to pay a hundred + for a Linux distro that just-worked out of the box.
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Re: Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby noobs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:01 am

Hey OP.

It crashes because of bad hardware acceleration.
Go to a YouTube video, right click, Settings, and disable it.
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Re: Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby dexone on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:06 am

same problem here, crashes in flash games like on facebook, i updated my flash using plugins in firefox,
but nothing happens. its lagging, i dont know what is the problem.
dual boot with windows 7 64bit, in windows no problem at all it is smooth

how do i fix it?
thanks..


or else must delete this OS and try
fedora, ubuntu etc...

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Re: Flash massively unstable -- crashes

Postby noobs on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:14 am

dexone wrote:same problem here, crashes in flash games like on facebook, i updated my flash using plugins in firefox,
but nothing happens. its lagging, i dont know what is the problem.
dual boot with windows 7 64bit, in windows no problem at all it is smooth

how do i fix it?
thanks..


or else must delete this OS and try
fedora, ubuntu etc...

Asus PG541M-LE
Intel Core2Duo E7500
EVGA GT430 1GB DD3
3 GB Kingston DDR2
1 TB Seagate Barracuda
1 160GB Seagate Barracuda


read my post.
It's not the OS/Browser.
Just poorly coded FlashPlayer for Linux.
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