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?
This is it in totality: Trigger Reason SIGSEGV: Segmentation Fault: (signal 11) Source File Name Trigger Line No. Stack Trace
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.
reporter, pls retry with the latest flash release and check if this works for u now, thx
With version 184.108.40.206 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.
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...
I'm afraid it probably wont be fixed for this release. I'm running out of time and its a bunch of work.