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Updated Flash fails to start

Mar 28, 2012 9:02 PM

Just updated to Flash 11.2.202.228 on my x86 Linux system and Flash no longer works. I'm using Firefox 13.0a2; Firefox 3.6.24 also fails. When going to a page with Flash content, plugin-container starts and immediately quits. Setting dom.ipc.plugins.enabled = false causes Firefox to crash when visiting pages with Flash.

 
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Mar 30, 2012 6:41 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    Thanks for the heads up.  I've forwarded it to one of our Linux experts for their review so he'll probably be back here with additional questions.  In the meantime, could you please open a new bug report on this over at bugbase.adobe.com?  Please post back with the URL so that others affected can add their comments and votes.

     

    Thanks,
    Chris

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 9:51 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    Same problem for me. Fails on i386, works on x86-64. Fedora 16 with Firefox 11. I also tried the Firefox 11 from Mozilla. No change.

     

    11.1 works fine.

     
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  • Xircal
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    Apr 2, 2012 3:37 AM   in reply to fudgeyum

    fudgeyum wrote:

     

    Just updated to Flash 11.2.202.228 on my x86 Linux system and Flash no longer works. I'm using Firefox 13.0a2; Firefox 3.6.24 also fails. When going to a page with Flash content, plugin-container starts and immediately quits. Setting dom.ipc.plugins.enabled = false causes Firefox to crash when visiting pages with Flash.

     

    Firefox 13.0a2 is a pre-BETA version and therefore won't have been tested with the current version of Flash and may not perform as expected.

     

    The other version you mentioned namely 3.6.24 is out of date and exposes your system to exploits. Update to the latest supported version which is 3.6.28: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

    However, support for even this latter version will cease on 24 April this year: Firefox 3.6 approaches end of life

     
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    Apr 2, 2012 11:26 AM   in reply to jgotts

    i didn't see any issue on Fedora x86_64 as jgotts stated.  i'm downloading the i686 fedora iso now.  give me an hour to try it out.  brb...

     
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    Apr 2, 2012 2:02 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    i'm not able to reproduce the issue with Fedora 16 i686 and Firefox 11 (see screenshot). i installed by copying over the libflashplayer.so binary to ~/.mozilla/plugins

     

    Screenshot at 2012-04-02 13-46-53.png

     

    how are you installing, rpm or binary?  can you make sure you have completely uninstalled the previous version.  also, please try with the latest Firefox 11 release.  thanks...

     
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    Apr 8, 2012 3:36 PM   in reply to Xircal

    If memory serves, I believe the reason the Flash 11.2.202.228 (released in late March, 2012) won't work with Firefox 3.6.28 is that Adobe no longer supports Firefox 3.6.x with the 11.2.202.228 update. I think that Flash 11.1.102.64 (released in early March 2012, and the last 11.1.x release) is the last Flash that supports Firefox 3.6.x. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

     
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:08 AM   in reply to fudgeyum

    would you happen to have an NVidia GPU?  we are seeing reports of 11,2,202,228 being problematic with Nvidia and libvdpau1.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    The problem is considerably worse than that. The current libflashplayer.so doesn't run on any 32-bit AMD processors. SSE2 was only added to 64-bit AMD processors.

     

    So a giant installed base is currently out of luck. I think Adobe can rectify the problem.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:57 PM   in reply to jgotts

    Excerpted from:

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2

     

    The following CPUs implemented IA-32 after SSE2 was developed, but did not implement SSE2:

     
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  • Xircal
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    May 23, 2012 10:36 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    Which Firefox version are you using right now?

     
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    May 25, 2012 3:32 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    i don't believe it's a matter of recompiling.  our build engineers have verified those builds flags for sse2 have also existed in FP10.  from what version were you updating from, meaning what was your last working release that you can confirm was working on x86 system?

     

    it looks like someone is following up on your bug in the adobe bugbase.  that is a good first step to getting it looked at internally.  thanks...

     
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    Aug 14, 2012 6:45 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    Our Linux version was also updated to 11.2.202.238

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to fudgeyum

    Thank you for the update on 11.2, and I'm sorry it's not working for you.  The bug is currently marked To Test/Cannot Reproduce, I'll ask the team if there's specific info they need to continue.

     

    While it doesn't contain all of the latest features, 10.3.183.23 is up to date with security patches.

     
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