User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20080208 Mandriva/184.108.40.206-1mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20080208 Mandriva/22.214.171.124-1mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/126.96.36.199 Adobe Flash makes Firefox crash every now and then on Linux. The crashes occur when the Flash animation initializes (no crashes once the animation has started). A same page sometimes work, sometimes crashes. The crash is observed only on Linux (I have also Windows on the same computer, with the same version of Firefox and of Flash, and no crashes). I attach a typical crash report. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Which version of the Flash plugin are you using? (see about:plugins)
I'm using Flash 9.0.124 (which is the latest version). Someone had suggested me to try 9.0.43, an older release, to see if that solves the problem. However, 9.0.43 exhibits the same problem. Now, I'm back at 9.0.124.
The problem seems solved in Adobe Flash 10 Prerelease version, available at: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html Furthermore, I believe the issue in Flash 9 versions is audio-related. Sometimes, when Flash initialized and just before the crash, I was hearing strange noises in the speakers. From what I gathered on the Internet, the problem occurs on Linux systems with PulseAudio. Apparently, Flash 9 offered only experimental PulseAudio support. Anyhow, no problems so far with Adobe Flash 10 Prerelease and Firefox, so I mark this bug as "FIXED".