[Bug 192888] Re: firefox crashes on flash contents when using libflashsupport
hwertz at avalon.net
Wed Jul 9 03:22:56 UTC 2008
So I've generally just dealt with this, since firefox now at least has the option to reload it's tabs. My gentoo boxes do not crash with flash though -- now with flash10 or previously with flash9 (even when using libflashsupport, to get me audio over the network.) I never thought much of it, I mean, they're totally different distros.. I didn't think I'd track down the root difference.
But, today I looked -- gentoo uses a different libflashsupport! It gets it from https://svn.revolutionlinux.com/MILLE/XTERM/trunk/libflashsupport/Tarballs/libflashsupport-1.2.tar.bz2
I built it, installed it on my ubuntu system. No sound. It checks
for pulse then esd by looking in /tmp/.pulse-[USER], /var/lib/run/pulse,
and /tmp/.esd. So I put "export FLASH_FORCE_PULSEAUDIO=1" into my
.bashrc. Sound, and virtually no crashes! I've managed to crash once,
but I have bwin.de AND lepoint.fr up, no crashes, even if I play the
vid on bwin.de. (As they say way up there --^ bwin or lepoint alone
crash almost 100% of the time).
Someone ought to take a look at this copy of libflashsupport, and
either adapt it to ubuntu, or find what bug(s) it fixes compared to the
0pointer code. I suppose per the code from 05-16-2008, it might not be
a 100% fix but it seems quite a bit more stable to me.
Or, alternately, get flash10 into hardy... then of course
libflashsupport can be ditched.
firefox crashes on flash contents when using libflashsupport
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