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Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by hotweiss » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:48 pm

I upgraded Flash to the latest version: 10.0.0 d525. To get it working I had to uninstall the old Flash 9 & 10 using the Synaptic package manger, as 10.0.0.218 was still loading even though I installed 10.0.0.d525. The only problem is that Firefox now crashes randomly on pages with Flash. This happened to with 10.0.0.218, but was later somehow fixed. Does anyone have an idea about how I can go about fixing this problem?

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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by Husse » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:38 pm

10.0.0.d525 is beta I think
For me 10.0.0.b525 works well
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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by hotweiss » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:52 am

Just want to add that d525 is working perfectly in the XFCE version of Mint. I can now play videos full screen!

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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by merlwiz79 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:52 am

Each one is a step don't combine any of the steps together,

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apt remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree libflashsupport
apt install nspluginwrapper
apt install libflashsupport
apt install flashplugin-nonfree
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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by hotweiss » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:31 am

Thanks. I had no idea about the other packages.

Gary W

Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by Gary W » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:13 am

apt remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree libflashsupport
apt install nspluginwrapper
apt install libflashsupport
apt install flashplugin-nonfree
That seemed like a nice idea! I'm having terrible trouble with FF crashing constantly:
The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadIDChoice (invalid resource ID chosen for this connection)'.
(Details: serial 109720901 error_code 14 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
I know problems like this are usually extensions, but I've stripped them out, with no difference (except to the usability of the Web without NoScript and AdBlock :-/), so I'm looking at plugins now...

root@lace:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
konqueror-nsplugins ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following NEW packages will be installed:
flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 18.8kB of archives.
After this operation, 168kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
flashplugin-nonfree
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com elyssa/upstream flashplugin-nonfree 10.0.b218-0ubuntu3 [18.8kB]
Fetched 18.8kB in 5s (3296B/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
(Reading database ... 105639 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_10.0.b218-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (10.0.b218-0ubuntu3) ...
Downloading...
--22:12:25-- http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs ... 508.tar.gz
=> `./flashplayer10_install_linux_051508.tar.gz'
Resolving download.macromedia.com... 122.252.43.191
Connecting to download.macromedia.com|122.252.43.191|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
22:12:26 ERROR 404: Not Found.

download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed.

root@lace:/var/cache/apt/archives#

This might be a good test :-) If I must look at Flash, I'll open it in Seamonkey. I'd appreciate some other suggestions, otherwise, very soon now I'll be dumping either FF3 or Elyssa :-(

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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by Husse » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:49 pm

The download.macromedia.com server is not configured right it seems so you get a 404 for anything from that server
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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by merlwiz79 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:58 pm

They have a new version out so the removed the old one.
Here is the RC of flash 10:
http://www.4shared.com/file/61795842/92 ... lltar.html
Also It's not Firefox that is causing the crash it's adobe.
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Re: Adobe Flash Crashing Firefox After 10.0.0.d525 upgrade

Post by Gary W » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:45 am

The download.macromedia.com server is not configured right it seems so you get a 404 for anything from that server
So what should I be doing about that? Does anyone else think this is annoyingly, and purposelessly, complicated?
They have a new version out so the removed the old one.
Great. So Mint's flashplugin-nonfree package, amongst others, is broken now.
Here is the RC of flash 10:
http://www.4shared.com/file/61795842/92 ... lltar.html
Forgive me if I think a RC is hardly a new version. And forgive me for wanting the whole thing to be handled by the package manager (aptitude or synaptic, I'm easy); isn't that part of the appeal of Mint?
Also It's not Firefox that is causing the crash it's adobe.
I'm interested to hear how you know that... but it may be true, Firefox has only crashed once since I removed Flash in accordance with the advice in this thread. All the more reason then to not install the RC :) A pox on these closed formats and secret binaries!

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