Closed Bug 317655 Opened 16 years ago Closed 12 years ago
flash plugin does not render text
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 firefox installs the flashplugin no problems occur. in some instances when viewing a page with flash on it the text on a button, a title or some other object is not displayed. i have experienced this issue on at least google.com/analytics and flickr.com i also have this issue on version 1.0.7. extra system info: i am running debian sarge, kernel version 2.6.14 (apt repo), firefox 1.0.7 (apt repo) and 1.5 (mozilla.org), flash plugin installed by firefox. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.login to account on site 2.look at where text should be 3. Actual Results: no text is rendered Expected Results: text should be seen please contact me if you need more info.
-> Core :: Plug-ins
Component: Plugin Finder Service → Plug-ins
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: plugin.finder → plugins
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
I'm seeing this too with the trunk nightlies on a Fedora Core Test 2 system. The menus at the top of www.macromedia.com can be navigated but there is no text displayed. The width of the menu items is collapsed too so this doesn't just seem to be a rendering problem but a layout problem in the flash plugin.
I have attempted this test. It does not work. But, I have verified that I have the flashplayer.xpt installed, it is in both '/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins' and in '.mozilla/plugins' in my home directory. I suppose this narrowed the problem down to the 'flashplayer.xpt' file? Thanks for the help.
I ran safe-mode and no errors displyed on the jsconsole when going to the test url.
The test doesn't work for me either.
Please get this confirmed at least before nominating for security fix branches. Trunk patches would be good, too.
What exactly constitutes a confirmation? There are several people who see this problem, isn't that enough? Also I wasn't nominating this for a security fix branch but for an important bugfix branch since this bug makes some pages unusable. Take a look at the attached screenshot from cnn.com . Since most of the text is not rendered this functionality has become unusable in Firefox and other pages show the same problem. I think this should at least be looked into sooner rather than later.
If it would help I can post a few of the screenshots of what I have experienced as well.
Muhahaha! I've found the culprit :D Flash plugin searches for fonts in wrong directories: [y4kk0@X ~]$ strings /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep usr focusrect /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs-xtt/config find /usr/share/fonts/ -name fonts.dir find /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts -name fonts.dir [y4kk0@X ~]$ Fedora Core 5 provides X.Org X11R7 - first modular release. X.Org X11 developers switched from Imake to GNU Autotools, so files are now installed in normal location: rpm --eval % configure /usr/X11R6 directory is now DEAD. /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config should be changed to /etc/X11/fs/config and /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts to /usr/share/X11/fonts. As a workaround you may want to run these commands as root: [root@X ~]# mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 [root@X ~]# cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 [root@X X11]# ln -s ../../../../etc/X11/fs [root@X X11]# ln -s ../../../share/X11/fonts [root@X X11]# ll razem 8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 mar 26 23:00 fonts -> ../../../share/X11/fonts lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 mar 26 23:00 fs -> ../../../../etc/X11/fs [root@X X11]# BTW Flash plugin is really badly compiled/written. It has text relocations: [y4kk0@X ~]$ readelf -d /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep TEXTREL 0x00000016 (TEXTREL) 0x0 [y4kk0@X ~]$ If you want to use it with SELinux, you must type: chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins/libflashplayer.so You may find more information about textrels here: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/33992 http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/34037 http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/pic-guide.xml http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/pic-internals.xml http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/pic-fix-guide.xml http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html http://people.redhat.com/drepper/dsohowto.pdf
Do you still see this problem with current version of browser AND flash player? Please comment in the bug with your version and status. * http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ shows your currently installed version. * latest test version http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html * current mass release for linux 9,0,48,0 http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
(In reply to comment #14) > Muhahaha! I've found the culprit :D > > Flash plugin searches for fonts in wrong directories: > [y4kk0@X ~]$ strings /usr/local/seamonkey/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep usr Joe, is your problem the same?
=> incomplete comments welcome
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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