Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189847
Firefox Crashes if Flash is installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
Firefox completely freezes when I access any pages with Flash. This only happens
when I have Flash installed; it works as soon as I unisntall Flash. Everything
worked fine with Firefox 22.214.171.124
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux
Any site visited that contains flash, e.g.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Flash 7 with yum while running Firefox 126.96.36.199
(also if I uninstall, then reinstall after the upgrade)
2. Let PUP upgrade Firefox 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
3. Visit a site with flash
Firefox crashes. I have to force quit
Same problem here, but only with fedora rawhide (fc6). If i visit a site with
flash, firefox quits.
Same problem, but FC5 with firefox 220.127.116.11.
Here is a workaround:
Create a file in /etc/profile.d called flash.sh. Include this in it:
This works for Me in fedora rawhide (fc6).
In response to Comment #3:
That workaround is only true if you enabled COMPOSITE in order to use AIGLX.
There is indeed some kind of crash related to browser plugins affecting firefox,
but it seems difficult to pin down...
(In reply to comment #3)
> Here is a workaround:
> Create a file in /etc/profile.d called flash.sh. Include this in it:
> export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
> This works for Me in fedora rawhide (fc6).
Just setting that variable before starting firefox seems to be enough. I worked
on my FC5 with firefox 18.104.22.168. Since I have not noticed any changes/updates to
xorg or its configuration (in yum.log), it seems to be a firefox problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 155582 ***