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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Flash 11 + Firefox 13 = badness

From: Marvin L Jones <trinity@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:38:07 -0600 (MDT)
On Fri, 8 Jun 2012, Marvin L Jones wrote:
>On Fri, 8 Jun 2012, Peter Laws wrote:
>> On 06/08/12 10:18, Marvin L Jones wrote:
>>> On Fri, 8 Jun 2012, Peter Laws wrote:
>>>> As in, the browser freezes as soon as it sees Flash content.
>>> Ahhh!!!!  So that's it!  I had eliminated IPv6 and several other things,
>>> but still the window becomes unresponsive.
>>> I do have the flashblock plugin installed.  I never checked to see it it
>>> was still 'active'.  I'll have to see if _that_ is the problem -- versus
>>> flash itself.
>> Nope.  Just removed flashblock entirely, same issue.  :-(
>More on 'symptoms' here:
>The first time I bring up firefox (after a boot), it comes up as
>'quickly' as it ever has.  When opening a flash-y URL and the firefox
>window becomes unresponsive,
>I can:
>	1.  Go off to another desktop and do something else for awhile.
>		When I return I _can_ scroll the window and operate all
>		the 'controls'.  But, reloading, or clicking off to
>		another (flash-y) URL will lock up the window again.
>	2.  Repeatedly click on the window CLOSE [X] button until I get
>		the "Not Responding" pop-up and terminate it that way.
>		The _next_ attempt to bring up firefox takes
>Running it from the CLI gives the error:
>/usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container: symbol lookup error:
>         /usr/lib/firefox/ undefined symbol: PR_GetVersion
>when clicking to a flash-y URL.
>There's nothing in /var/log/messages

The problem remains.
The recent update to the flash plugin has made no difference.

No one except Peter Laws and myself seem to have this problem.  ??
I've seen no reports here, nor in in alt.os.linux.ubuntu, alt.os.linux,
and gmane.linux.ubuntu.user.

Does anyone know how to back off Firefox 13 to the earlier version?

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