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Author Topic: [solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox  (Read 15370 times)

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[solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« on: October 14, 2008, 12:58:07 pm »

Now, I really dislike Flash for lots of reasons, but we all know lots of sites don't work without it. Unfortunately, my firefox crashes about every time I close a tab, which makes it unusable.

However,  Firefox works fine without flash, and flash seems to work fine in opera. But Firefox and flash keep biting each other, even after upgrading to the latest Firefox and flash version.  Am I the only one with this problem?  Anyone know of a solution that doesn't involve only turning on flash when I open a site that needs it, or switching browsers? Thanks!

ps. this is on VL SOHO 5.9.1 , with flash 9.0 r124 and Firefox 3.0.3
« Last Edit: October 15, 2008, 09:15:28 am by The Headacher »
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Re: Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 01:10:36 pm »

I'm still experiencing some occasional crashes, although less with the latest versions.
But it seems that some people (like you) get it a whole lot more.... Don't know why that could be.

Give flash 10 beta a try:
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

I used it for a while and seemed to be working fine.
I've now reverted to 9.0.124 only because I didn't get full screen with the beta.

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Re: Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 09:14:52 am »

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Give flash 10 beta a try:
Thanks, that seems to have worked for me! I didn't even know there was a newer flash version. Yesterday when I downloaded the latest, "stable"  Flash, it was still 9.0 r124, but now it seems to be 10.0 r12.
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Re: [solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 01:14:18 pm »

Very cool! I didn't realise it was stable either.

I'm trying to download it, but can't, because when I click "download" firefox crashes (due to the flash animation in adobe's site)  ;D
Third try, now....

(I guess this would be a nice package to have in the repo.
I could try it, but am not sure, if it's better to have an upgrade of the plugins package).

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Re: [solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 02:03:29 pm »

Yea, same problem as with the beta... clicking fullscreen on youtube makes my firefox crash.
Oh, well.... the neverending saga continues.  :-\
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Re: [solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 09:20:06 pm »

Seems that the systematic fullscreen crashes I'm experiencing might be related to the nvidia card
(at least other people that have reported this at the adobe forums all have nvidia cards).

Disabling "hardware acceleration" in flash solves the problem.
I can at least pretend that everything is fine.  :)
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Re: [solved] Flash keeps crashing Firefox
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 06:20:19 pm »



I'm trying to download it, but can't, because when I click "download" firefox crashes (due to the flash animation in adobe's site)  ;D
Third try, now....


The only time I ever saw a problem like this was with Windows when using the Microsoft generic video driver. LOL.

I never had a problem like the above with the generic X driver.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 06:22:54 pm by RJARRRPCGP »
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