[Bug 247369] [NEW] several web sites now kill flash plugin every single time in firefox

Robert Persson halfbeinghalfthing at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 19:28:35 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

Although there have been many reports concerning adobe flash plugin
before, I'm making a new one because (a) the problem seems to have
become much more severe and (b) it seems to be much worse when using
firefox than when using opera.

This problem concerns firefox 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 on Hardy
amd64 using nspluginwrapper around flashplugin-

When I load certain sites with flash objects, the flash plugin crashes
every single time and will not handle further flash objects until
firefox has been restarted.

How to duplicate:

Open any youtube video in a tab. Check that it is working. Pause it if you like.
Open a page such as http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/#/fo3/high/programme/home.inc.php in another tab.
You will see a grey box where the flash animation is supposed to be.
Go back to the tab with the youtube video. You will see a grey box where the video used to be.
Restart firefox. Try again. See the same thing happen.

Problem can also be duplicated at http://www.tns-opinion.com/home/

I was not able to duplicate the problem in Opera, even though the adobe
flash plugin has a history of being unstable in opera as well as in
firefox. In other words we seem to have a firefox-specific problem.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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