Feisty with Flash crashing all three browsers on several sites
RParr at TemporalArts.COM
Thu Mar 22 19:01:28 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
> problems/missing apps.
> 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!
Just an update (actually a plea for enlightenment)...
I updated my Ubuntu/Kubuntu Feisty 386 installation this morning with
all available updates and I am still having the same problem.
Is this just me?
If it is, would someone please put me out of my misery and point out
what I might have wrong here?
R.Parr, RHCE, Temporal Arts
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