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    Default Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    This is quite a big problem, I can load a page with Flash Player (insert whatever here), but there's not sound from firefox, and then when I try to leave that page (Back button, different link, etc) firefox freezes, forcing me to terminate it.

    Any idea? I have OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE. Any more information needed, just ask.

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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    On 03/31/2011 05:36 PM, ccarrow14 wrote:
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    > Any idea? I have OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE. Any more information needed, just
    > ask.


    please show us the output of entering the following into a terminal

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    and copy/paste the output back to this thread using the instructions
    here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

    and tell us the version of Flash you have installed, please..

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    Lightbulb Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    Does Google Chrome or "Konkeror" (kde native browser?) does the same problem?

    Do you have the latest Firefox version?

    Are you using adobe flash propietary plugin or the opensourse alternatives?

    You can try to run firefox from a terminal window, so when firefox freezes you will see some error that guides you better to a solution...
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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    From a terminal window run

    Code:
    pkill -9 npviewer
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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    I recall that yesterday's updates to my 11.4 KDE included an update of Flash Player to 10.2.135.1-0.4.1

    Until that update I'd had no problems using Chrome and Flash, but now I've just gone to a page that contains a small Flash element. When the page closes the element remains on screen and shows on top of any portion of any window that does not contain either a graphic or a background color.

    Perhaps the OP has just received the same update (?)

    I've only just discovered this problem and will post again if I find any information of value when I've had time to check it out more thoroughly.
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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    Additional data:

    Problem is very similar with Firefox, however I didn't experience the freeze-up described by the OP

    Only way I can recover is init 3 then init 5

    Code:
    pkill -9 npviewer
    does not appear to do anything

    Feels like a buggy update to me
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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    Further info:

    I just rolled back my flash-player to 10.2.152.26-2.1 and my browsers are behaving fine again.
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    Default Re: Firefox freezes everytime I leave a page with flash on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by caprus View Post
    Additional data:

    Problem is very similar with Firefox, however I didn't experience the freeze-up described by the OP

    Only way I can recover is init 3 then init 5

    Code:
    pkill -9 npviewer
    does not appear to do anything

    Feels like a buggy update to me
    Yes, I have system freezes in 11.2 and sometimes I have to reboot as well. Just today trying to play an mp3 in VLC froze the system (11.2)?
    But I also have a Firefox freeze problem in 11.2 and if I can get to a terminal session pkill -9 npviewer allows me to continue with Firefox.
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    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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