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FS#8966 - flashplugin 9.0.115 crashes

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Simone Lazzaris (ziopera) - Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 08:42 GMT
Last edited by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Monday, 24 November 2008, 22:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Damir Perisa (damir.perisa)
Architecture i686
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 16
Private No

Details

Description:
I'm experiencing problems with flashplugin 9.0.115.0-1: I'm using it with konqueror (via nspluginviewer, I suppose) and:
1) flash videos doesn't shows (gray boxes instead)
2) konqueror reports that nspluginviewers has crashed (signal 11) periodically, without closing the page.

Downgrading to 9.0.48.0 solves the problem


Steps to reproduce:
1) Install flashplugin 9.0.115.0 (via pacman -Syu)
2) Open konqueror
3) Go to a random site using flash
4) Kaboom
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Closed by  Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Monday, 24 November 2008, 22:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  10.0 is now in the repos
Comment by Urs Wolfer (uwolfer) - Thursday, 20 December 2007, 19:34 GMT
This has been fixed in KDE SVN.

Read here:
http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3162

Fixes in KDE Subversion: rev. 750896 and 750897.
Comment by Vinay S Shastry (shastry) - Sunday, 23 December 2007, 15:29 GMT
this too http://www.debianhelp.org/node/12473 might be of help.
Comment by Vinay S Shastry (shastry) - Sunday, 23 December 2007, 18:35 GMT
Actually, i tried patches from https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=348088 and they work fine.
(But there seems to be problems when konqueror is configured to load plugins on demand. That doesn't work.)
Comment by Michal Witkowski (Neuro) - Monday, 24 December 2007, 13:23 GMT
Could someone please post a link to the old flashplugin package? I'd like to revert but I can't find it anywhere.
Comment by Cesar Alcalde (noalwin) - Monday, 24 December 2007, 14:50 GMT Comment by LB06 (LB06) - Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 14:14 GMT
I can confirm this behavior. Opera also seems to be affected.
Comment by Kevin Peters (65boney) - Thursday, 27 December 2007, 12:06 GMT
Can confirm this also, downgrading fixes problem
Comment by Łukasz Fidosz (Luk4sz) - Thursday, 27 December 2007, 15:22 GMT
There are also a problem in opera-there are a grey square in place when flash animations should be.
Comment by Łukasz Fidosz (Luk4sz) - Thursday, 27 December 2007, 15:24 GMT
Sorry for dubble I don't noticed that the sobebody reported it in opera.
Comment by Alberto Gonzalez (Luis) - Monday, 31 December 2007, 14:28 GMT
The old version has an important security problem, so downgrading is not recommended. A workaround until it is fixed is to use Kmplayer for flash (in Konqueror, not sure how to do it for Opera if possible at all):

1 - Install Kmplayer
2 - Open ~/.kde/share/config/kmplayerrc and add this to the end of the file:

[application/x-shockwave-flash]
player=npp
plugin=/opt/mozilla/lib/plugins/libflashplayer.so

3 - Open Konqueror and click "Settings > Configure Konqueror...". In the new window navigate to "File Associations" in the left-hand panel and select "application/x-shockwave-flash". Click the "Embedding" tab and click "Add..". Select "Embedded MPlayer for KDE" from the new window.

That should do the trick.

Thanks to http://mikearthur.co.uk/?p=171 for the fix :)
Comment by Łukasz Fidosz (Luk4sz) - Saturday, 19 January 2008, 00:28 GMT
The same in version from testing(9.0.115.0-2), but the reason is that there are completly no flash elements in konqueror.
Comment by Łukasz Fidosz (Luk4sz) - Saturday, 19 January 2008, 22:58 GMT
With flash 9.0.115.0-2 from testing and opera 9.50-0.13 I have a random freezes and white square in place when the flash animation should be, after few seconds everything goes ok.
Comment by Mikko (mikoro) - Sunday, 03 February 2008, 14:35 GMT
Can't watch almost any flash video without firefox or opera freezing :(
Comment by Vladimir Korsun (amigo) - Sunday, 03 February 2008, 20:49 GMT
Hi people! Some distros have patched kde. Why arch do not patch this bug? Tpowa, why? It's so imposible?
Comment by Alberto Gonzalez (Luis) - Wednesday, 06 February 2008, 15:33 GMT
>>Some distros have patched kde. Why arch do not patch this bug? Tpowa, why? It's so imposible?

KDEmod has patched it and Konqueror works with Flash now, so I guess the official KDE will be patched too as soon as they have time.
Comment by Łukasz Fidosz (Luk4sz) - Monday, 10 March 2008, 19:04 GMT
I still have that error:
here is backreace:
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[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xb6951a20 (LWP 10047)]
[New Thread 0xb401eb90 (LWP 10052)]
[New Thread 0xb490bb90 (LWP 10051)]
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[KCrash handler]
#6 0xb6b4e3b0 in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#7 0xb6d53146 in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib/libc.so.6
#8 0xb6086b08 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#9 0xb4914024 in ?? ()
#10 0xb65dce20 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#11 0xbfa10f18 in ?? ()
#12 0xb65dce20 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#13 0xb661d3e0 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#14 0x00000060 in ?? ()
#15 0xbfa10f48 in ?? ()
#16 0xb60dd592 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Backtrace stopped: previous frame identical to this frame (corrupt stack?)
Comment by Alberto Gonzalez (Luis) - Monday, 10 March 2008, 19:28 GMT
I can confirm that it doesn't work here either. It's strange, because upstream they have closed it as fixed. Maybe something needs to be changed in the configuration for it to work?
Comment by Vladimir Korsun (amigo) - Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 18:33 GMT
Flashplugin work fine for me after installation from adobe.com into /usr/lib/firefox (firefox already installed). Now I can see youtube. Any idea?
Comment by Alberto Gonzalez (Luis) - Monday, 28 April 2008, 15:14 GMT
Ok, I found the problem. I was using my KDE style for GTK apps and flash didn't work in Konqueror. Now I've set Clearlooks as the GTK style and flash works in Konqueror. So it seems that since flash uses GTK it needs to have a native GTK theme and not the KDE style applied to GTK apps. This can be set in KDE Control Center.

As a side note, this problem also affects OpenOffice.org, in case someone is experiencing strange problems there and doesn't know the cause.
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Saturday, 17 May 2008, 17:07 GMT
Is what Luis says true? In such a case let the developers know about it. They most likely have tested it that way and marked it as fixed
Comment by Vladimir Korsun (amigo) - Saturday, 17 May 2008, 17:58 GMT
it works at most sites
Comment by Heiko Baums (cyberpatrol) - Sunday, 18 May 2008, 04:27 GMT
A bug report was already filed to upstream and a patch for gtk-qt-engine, which shall fix this bug (I haven't tested it, yet) was also attached. This was 4 months ago, but it still isn't fixed by upstream.

See: http://gtk-qt.ecs.soton.ac.uk/trac/ticket/51

Maybe this patch could be applied to the downstream package, until it is fixed by upstream?
Comment by Heiko Baums (cyberpatrol) - Sunday, 18 May 2008, 07:01 GMT
This is the patch, which fixes this bug, and the modified PKGBUILD, which applies this patch.

I haven't tested it with the gtk-qt-engine package from extra, because I recently switched to kdemod, but the corresponding patch and modified PKGBUILD for the kdemod-gtk-qt-engine package works.

Maybe this patch could be applied, until this bug is fixed by upstream.
Comment by Gavin Bisesi (Daenyth) - Wednesday, 04 June 2008, 18:21 GMT
Still an issue with 9.0.124.0-1?
Comment by Alberto Gonzalez (Luis) - Wednesday, 04 June 2008, 19:30 GMT
>Still an issue with 9.0.124.0-1?

Well, the original bug was fixed. Now the problem is with gtk-qt-engine, not with Konqueror. Maybe this bug should be reasigned? cyberpatrol posted the fix above and it should be easy enough to rebuild the package and close this once and for all.

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