Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438093
Firefox crashes when watching streaming media
Last modified: 2008-10-29 05:59:32 EDT
Description of problem: Firefox crashes when watching streaming media from
Utube, Google Earth.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20080208
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch Google earth or watch streaming Video
2. view multiple videos
3. Receive crash report from bug-buddy about geko engine crash
Firefox crashes after watching 3 or more videos
No crashes from Firefox
Created attachment 298464 [details]
Crash from Google earth
Created attachment 298465 [details]
Crash from Streaming Video
Created attachment 298466 [details]
Crash from UTube site
I have to confess that I have spent in the last couple of weeks more time on
youtube.com and I cannot confirm that it would crash that often.
Moreover, unfortunately, the crashes you send us are from the breakpad
(http://code.google.com/p/google-breakpad/) system which upstream included in
their browser although it is not supported by the tools, so we cannot analyze
the backtrace properly. Please, try to reproduce this again and get backtraces
using the classical method.
Please install firefox-debuginfo (debuginfo-install is from the yum-utils package):
Then run firefox with a parameter -g. That will start firefox running inside of
gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make firefox
crash. When it happens, you should go back to the gdb and run
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace
This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 298640 [details]
with GNOME debugger
followed instructions got this when trying to view different video clips on
Let me know if further information is needed.
This is a crash in closed source flash plugin. Install nspluginwrapper package to prevent the crashes. We can't do anything with the flash plugin itself...