Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458292
No sound, segfaults with flash
Last modified: 2008-08-08 00:23:10 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: 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: 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: 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.]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
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: segfault at aaaaaaaa ip 0080c5f8 sp bfa07180 error 4 in libgobject-2.0.so.0.1706.0[7e3000+42000]
AFAIK the crashes you are experiencing are due to bugs in Flash 9 itself. Nothing we can do about it.