Crash when Settings option chosen from beta Flash plugin context menu

VERIFIED FIXED

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Core
Plug-ins
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critical
VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: Stephen Moehle, Assigned: rubydoo123)

Tracking

({crash})

Trunk
x86
Linux
crash
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Description

15 years ago
When the Settings option is chosen from the context menu of the new beta of
version 6 of the Macromedia Flash plugin, Mozilla crashes immediately.  Of
course, this is probably a bug in the plugin.

Talkbacks:
TB12830421Z, TB12830321G

Tested with Mozilla trunk 2002-10-19-04 on Linux.
stephend, could you get a stack?
Keywords: stackwanted
Whiteboard: TB12830421Z, TB12830321G
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
This is it in totality:

Trigger Reason  SIGSEGV: Segmentation Fault: (signal 11)
Source File Name
Trigger Line No.
Stack Trace 
Keywords: stackwanted → crash
Whiteboard: TB12830421Z, TB12830321G

Comment 3

15 years ago
The settings dialog uses device fonts which in turn requires that you have 
outline fonts installed on your system.  In particular on Red Hat the player 
wants ttfonts and or urw-fonts, while on Debian, gsfonts and gsfonts-x11.  The 
error handling in the player will be improved so it wont crash in the next 
release if you dont have outline fonts but you will still need outline fonts to 
see text in the settings dialog.  If you have outline fonts installed and still 
have the problem further followup will be necessary. 

Comment 4

15 years ago
reporter, pls retry with the latest flash release and check if this works for u
now, thx
(Reporter)

Comment 5

15 years ago
With version 6.0.60.56 from 10/23, there is no crash and the settings dialog
comes up.  However, the text in the dialog is missing.  Should I file another
bug about this, or just accept comment #3 that I am SOL?  Resolving FIXED, in
any case.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

15 years ago
You need to have outline fonts installed and the player needs to find them.  
Do you have ttfonts, urw-fonts or gsfonts installed.  Do you have a font config 
file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config or /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs-xtt/config.  If 
so do they have a path pointing to the outline fonts in them, usually in a 
subdirectory in /usr/share/fonts.  If you dont have a font config file do you 
have FontPath's in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 that point to the outline fonts. 
 
Note the player doesn't currently recognize a font server socket as a font 
path.  It needs a file path. 
Ed, is that slated for fixing in the final release?  Having a font server socket
as the only file path is a very common setup...

Comment 8

15 years ago
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 9

15 years ago
I'm afraid it probably wont be fixed for this release.  I'm running out of time 
and its a bunch of work. 
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