Feisty with Flash crashing all three browsers on several sites
RParr at TemporalArts.COM
Tue Mar 13 18:13:23 UTC 2007
I have been running Debian Etch AMD64 with a chroot for 386/browser
apps. It works but I have gotten tired of plugin/java/AMD64
Over the last week I installed Ubunutu (and kdedesktop) Feisty Herd 5
for 386 and AMD64 in other partitions on this same machine.
For the most part things run great BUT I am experiencing a very, very
annoying problem with the browsers.
On the 386 install, with all updates available through 3/12/07, all
three browsers installed (namely Firefox, Konqueror, and Seamonkey)
crash when visiting a lot of different sites including such common sites
as slashdot.org and accuweather.com.
It appears it is crashing because of Flash. The Firefox bug reporting
if Flash plugin not installed.
I have the flash-nonfree installed. I have experienced the same results
with all other plugins (java, vlc, ...) removed.
I do not experience this problem accessing these sites with the AMD64
version of feisty but there is no flash plugin installed and those sites
either ask if I want to download plugin or ignore the flash content.
I do not exprience this problem accessing these sites with Debian using
either the AMD64 version (with swfplayer) or the Debian chroot 386
browser using the non-free plugin.
Anyone else having these problems?
If it is just me, any ideas?
This is truly annoying. I was willing to switch to a 386 based distro
on my dual Operton to avoid all those AMD64 related problems with
browser, flash, etc. only to be having more problems running them under
straight 386. ARGHH!
R.Parr, RHCE, Temporal Arts
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