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#1 2005-05-18 21:33:18

DeusExLinux
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Registered: 2005-03-18
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Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

for some reason everytime I visit a page that uses macromedia's flash plugin, my internet browser (whatever it may be) crashes..  I remember doing a brief pacman -Sy a few weeks ago, and since then I get crash after crash in firefox.  I don't want to reinstall everything (as I know there must be a better way), but need a way to fix this.  I hate having to use a live-cd to pay my bills.

I use firefox 1.0.2 (i think, i just changed back to the version on the install disc .. .7 ... ) and it's still doing it.  I've tried Konqueror and Epiphany, and they all do it.  It probably has something to do with Flash, I think.  Is there a way to install it through pacman (I've used the install file), and perhaps theres some conflict from pacman's installed package and the one I initally used to install (the install file from macromedia).

Thanks for your help.


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#2 2005-05-18 21:40:40

phrakture
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Re: Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

Ok... first off... upgrade firefox... I'm running 1.0.4

Secondly, install flash via pacman (pacman -S flashplugin)

Third, are you using Composite? if you are, check the wiki... you need some "Skip ARGB Visuals" setting to make flash work with composite.

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#3 2005-05-18 22:12:05

Stinky
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From: The Colony, TX
Registered: 2004-05-28
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Re: Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

If none of that works...Set this environment variable.

export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1

That affects only the flash plugin so it won't break anything else.

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#4 2005-05-20 22:32:25

DeusExLinux
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Re: Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

thanks, but neither worked.

Unfortunately, it isn't always lucrative for my to update constantally, as I am on dialup (so if version 1.02 of firefox works, why should I update to 1.04...)

I got it working, but just did it my own way..  I ran a
[code]pacman -R flashplugin[/quote]
then did a
[code]locate flash[/code]
and purged the flash plugin from my user and various other directories.

I know it was risky, but it worked for me.


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#5 2005-05-20 23:07:10

Cam
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From: Brisbane, Aus
Registered: 2004-12-21
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Re: Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

So it's solved, now you just don't have Flash at all? I had the same problem, my solution was to install AdBlock for Firefox and I have a flilter

*swf*

lol

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#6 2005-05-21 00:06:05

DeusExLinux
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Re: Problems with Flash crashing my Browsers (solved)

oh, yeah.. I forgot to mention I just reinstalled it, and it works fine now..  hmm..  curious.

I forgot adblock existed.. I'll have to getthat again..  thanks for reminding me.


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