Adobe Flash Player and Firefox 4

Hi all,

I’ve been noticing that Adobe Flash Player crashes very regularly on YouTube in Firefox 4. It literally crashes on pretty much every video and comes up with the message “Adobe Flash Player has crashed, click here to send an error report”, when you send an error report it gives you the option to reload the page, when you reload the page it usually works but the same crash cycle repeats when clicking on another video.

I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it doesn’t seem to have done anything, it just seems to be a problem with Firefox 4 as I also have Google Chrome installed and flash player doesn’t seem to have any problems.


  • I’ve installed Flash player through the openSUSE Non Free Repo: Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss
  • openSUSE Version 11.4 32 Bit
  • Firefox Version 4.0 (Installed through the openSUSE official repo’s)

Hope you can help!



I know you have a 32 bit system, but other people are having trouble with flash with their 64 bit system.
Firefox on openSUSE 11.4 plays film clips badly
One option might be to try to downgrade to Firefox 3.6.16-3.2 in Yast.

That might not be necessary. The updates that openSUSE downloaded today included an update to the package flash-player and I assume flash-plugins and other dependencies. Since then YouTube video’s seem to be much better now. (At least from what I’ve tested so far anyway). Well it doesn’t crash on every video now.

Hopefully this is the fix I’ve been waiting for, along with a load of other people!

well you maybe can try view a webm video . you can visit and join an html5 test. and the youtube video is changed to a webm video. flash on linux is worst

The default openSUSE 11.4/FF4 install contains faulty Flash support.

You <must> run updates and acquire specifically the Firefox4 Flash update to address a multitude of Flash issues, I haven’t seen any problems since.


Oh don’t worry, I run updates on a daily basis via the “zypper up” command on konsole.

Like I said since the update yesterday Flash is a lot better. No crashes thus far.