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

From: Marvin L Jones <trinity@...>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:31:36 -0600 (MDT)
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012, Marvin L Jones wrote:
>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.

More datapoint(s):
I have a 'similar' system: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS + Trinity -- only this one
is still Trinity 3.5.11 -- and the upgrade of Firefox to Ver. 13 did
NOT present the problem.

I will update this system to Trinity -- but not for 2 weeks,
as I need this system to be 'rock steady' until then.  I will report
back after I've done the upgrade from Trinity 3.5.11 to

> Felix offered:
>You can install as many Firefox or SeaMonkey versions as you care to.
>Just download the bz2 archives from any of's ftp mirrors,

Thanks, Felix!  I just may uninstall and pin the Ubuntu firefox, and
install the .deb's from Mozilla on my own.  But, I will test the 2nd
system's Ubuntu Firefox V13 with Trinity first.  Thanks for the
pointers and config tips!

(Maybe it's the clash of all the unlucky thirteens...  Ya think? :-)
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