User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030428 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030428 After installing the plugin for flashplayer the browser quits on entry to above sites. O.K. on www.bbc.co.uk (but I guess flash not used there). Deleted flash components from /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3.1/plugins and the problem was cleared but now we can't use flash! Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install flash plugin. 2. Browse to sites www.ecs.uk.com or www.ecsusa.com 3. Browser quits on entering site 4. Delete flash components from /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3.1/plugins 5. Now browser works again even on above sites. Actual Results: Mozilla quits without any comment. Expected Results: Did not expect browser to quit. It should work My version of Mandrake9.1 is fully updated.
try 1.5a or a trunk build (or at least 1.4). 1.3(.1) is too old to report bugs. ==> plugins
Assignee: general → peterlubczynski-bugs
Component: Browser-General → Plug-ins
QA Contact: general → bmartin
*** Bug 215376 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have done more testing on the problem of flash plugin. I now find that the latest netscape (7.1) also quits on the websites defined. I have now managed to install the java pluin x-java-vm only to find that on the website news.bbc.co.uk that this causes the browser to quit (1.4 and 1.5a). Having struggled to install the java and finding the problem similar to the problem already reported, I realize that the problem may be deeper within the Mandrake 9.1 which is fully updated from the Mandrake errata mirror. Again I have confirmed by removing the java symbolic link. Now I am wondering if I could have something wrong in my installation, perhaps there is a wrongly set priviledge somewhere. I will follow up any suggestion offered. Further comment the windows version of Mozilla is working fine on the win98se platform with flash player.
It seems Mandrake has some problems as we get pretty high amount of problem reports regarding Mandrake (9.0 and 9.1) with Java and Flash installed on our forums. Browser either crashes on it's own or crashes whole X server when accessing webpages with Java/Flash content, problems specific for Mandrake only.
Desmond, can you please post what security level do you have in your Mandrake installation and retest newest Mozilla nightly/release? Our users mostly report problems with highest security level (probably some permission problem then).
Have downloaded and installed latest nightly mozilla on 12 August and confirmed problem still exists with flashplayer (not yet checked with the java). Please advise how I can retrieve a log on my machine for this problem.
Summary: After installing the flashplayer plugin browser quits as soFlash Plugin causes browser to quit on above sites. → Browser quits immediately if flash or java are used, (if installed)
Further comment, when the browser quits because of plugin, the url is not remembered in the recent list.
what version of flash are you using? 6.0v79 is the latest
The version of flash used is 6.0r79 (4 March 2003). ---www.ecs.uk.com and www.ecsusa.com use flash ---news.bbc.co.uk uses java If the required plugin is installed then immediate quit on entry to the site, otherwise message to ask about downloading required plugin. As the plugin can be disabled in mozilla we can continue to work, but I do not know how to disable flash in netscape 7.1 which also quits in the same way. I acknowledge that this may be a problem specific to mandrake so, I await anxiously, a patch, or other solution. Problem is totally repeatable on my machine.
I run on redhat9.0 ,mozilla1.4,flashplayer6.0,java1.4.2 found the same problem mozilla1.2.1 with flashplayer6.0 play flash ok mozilla1.4 with flashplayer4.0 is ok
I am running Mandrake 8 on a laptop and on a desktop with an updated kernel (2.4.20ac2). The desktop has no problems with flash (6.0.79) but the laptop's Netscape 7.1 quits abruptly whenever I load a flash page. I have tried reinstalling the libstdc++ recommended by the Mozilla plugin team, and reinstalling ttfonts, freetext, urw-fonts, etc. Would you expect the crashing if I have a problem with these libs or fonts, or do I need to be looking for another difference between my laptop's Mandrake install and the desktop's installation?
I resolved my flash crashing under Mandrake, by an entry changing the X config file (for me, /etc/X11/XF86Config-4). In the first screen section, Mandrake had set the depth to 15: DefaultColorDepth 15 I changed it to DefaultColorDepth 16 and Flash now works for me. I removed all plugins, including Java, a long time ago when trying to troubleshoot my flash problems, so I am not sure if I had a problem with Java, or if Java would work now. I hope this helps someone else... Greg
> In the first screen section, Mandrake had set the depth to 15: that's bug 200829
Thanks Andrew... I've searched on Flash Crash lots of times, and never noticed bug 200829 until today. I never thought the problem had to do with the X configuration. The Macromedia Linux-flash readme file says "Flash Player should work with any X server configuration. However, optimal performance is achieved at the following color depths and color mask settings:". Then they list a depth 15 underneath: Depth: 15 Bits Per Pixel: 16 Visual: TrueColor Red Mask: 0x00007C00 Green Mask: 0x000003E0 Blue Mask: 0x0000001F Mandrake doesn't give you a UI with "bits per pixel", and the XFree86 version it installed doesn't show any option like "bits per pixel" in the man page, so I didn't bother to mess with this, until I got desperate last night. And even then I tried things like Option "NoAccel" first. I wonder how many of the 37 or so bugzilla reported flash crashes might be because of a depth of 15, or, more probably, an non-byte-bounded bits per pixel size?
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Linux: I did work on this a long time ago. the problem was solved using the latest Flash 7 which works down to 8 bits colour depth. On java it is important to remember to uninstall the old one first. Then check operation BEFORE adding the java link. If the link is in twice the browser will crash. Best use latest version of browser and plug-ins. Also for real player uninstall old one first. The plug-ins java, flash and realplayer work reliably for me on many machines.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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I have checked the sites www.ecs.uk.com and www.ecsusa.com and they work perfectly with my setup. Yes I do have recent versions of all modules. Both Firefox and Mozilla do work fine on those sites. For your information www.macromedia.com uses Flash but not Java. You should use this site to positively identify your problem Flash, Java or both. You must update Flash to Flash 7 as a first. System: Mandriva 10.1 Official, fully updated. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050416 Plugins: Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.552 built with gcc 3.2.0 on May 13 2005 File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_05 File name: nppdf.so File name: libflashplayer.so Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25 I too had problems with the ECS websites originally, (I use their M/Bs) and my problem was colour depth when Flash required minimum 16 bits and my on-board video would not support it. Flash 7 resolved this problem in that it supports colour depth down to 8 bits. I also had problems with Java. I would install that and found that I had failed to properly uninstall previous version. It is very important to properly uninstall previous version of Java. Now, you must update to Flash 7 as a first. Please use Flash 7 and then report, also please advise the colour depth of your video. I predict, next April, many will be throwing out their Computers saying "I never want to see a computer again in my life". It is up to us to publicise the use of Linux as a reliable system for all to use. My main activity, at present, is repairing computers and dual booting and encouraging users away from that system which is open BY DESIGN, for good historical reasons, for viruses etc. Kind Regards.
Component: Plug-ins → Flash (Adobe)
Product: Core → Plugins
QA Contact: bmartin → adobe-flash
Target Milestone: --- → 2004
Version: Trunk → 6.x
Version and milestone values are being reset to defaults as part of product refactoring.
Target Milestone: 2004 → ---
Version: 6.x → unspecified
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