Bug 458292 - No sound, segfaults with flash
No sound, segfaults with flash
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspluginwrapper (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-07 10:40 EDT by Tom London
Modified: 2008-08-08 00:23 EDT (History)
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Description Tom London 2008-08-07 10:40:15 EDT
Description of problem:
I get no sound playing flash objects, either with flash-plugin or with swfdec.

In addition, I see npviewer.bin segfaults in /var/log/messages:
Aug  7 07:23:49 localhost kernel: npviewer.bin[5111]: segfault at aaaaaaaa ip 0080c5f8 sp bfac6ca0 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.1706.0[7e3000+42000]
Aug  7 07:24:37 localhost kernel: npviewer.bin[5443]: segfault at aaaaaaaa ip 0080c5f8 sp bfa98c70 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.1706.0[7e3000+42000]
Aug  7 07:25:22 localhost kernel: npviewer.bin[5582]: segfault at aaaaaaaa ip 0080c5f8 sp bf972350 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.1706.0[7e3000+42000]

An example URL is 'http://nytimes.com'  [Big flash object about one screen down.]

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2008-08-07 13:20:35 EDT
If you are using Flash 9, then you need libflashsupport.i386 installed for sound to work.  There are known sound related race conditions in Flash 9 that can cause npviewer.bin to crash.

If you are using Flash 10 beta, it no longer needs libflashsupport.i386, however it triggers a bug in Firefox 3 causing firefox to crash.  This will be fixed in the upcoming firefox-3.0.2.
Comment 2 Tom London 2008-08-07 16:10:06 EDT
OK.  Thanks.  Running flash 9:

Installing libflashsupport.i386 indeed fixes the lack of sound. Thanks!

Per your message, I still get segfault, I believe when I close the tab....

Aug  7 13:04:14 localhost yum: Installed: libflashsupport-000-0.5.svn20070904.i386
Aug  7 13:06:32 localhost kernel: npviewer.bin[17145]: segfault at aaaaaaaa ip 0080c5f8 sp bfa07180 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.1706.0[7e3000+42000]
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2008-08-08 00:23:10 EDT
AFAIK the crashes you are experiencing are due to bugs in Flash 9 itself.  Nothing we can do about it.

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