Adobe Flash makes Firefox crash every now and then on Linux

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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Core
Plug-ins
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critical
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tit Couille, Unassigned)

Tracking

({crash})

1.8 Branch
x86
Linux
crash
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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(1 attachment)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080208 Mandriva/2.0.0.13-1mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/2.0.0.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080208 Mandriva/2.0.0.13-1mdv2008.1 (2008.1) Firefox/2.0.0.13

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

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(Reporter)

Comment 1

10 years ago
Created attachment 321731 [details]
Crash report

Comment 2

10 years ago
Which version of the Flash plugin are you using? (see about:plugins)
Severity: normal → critical
Component: General → Plug-ins
Keywords: crash
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → plugins
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
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Comment 3

10 years ago
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.
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Comment 4

10 years ago
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".
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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