paul.hartman+gentoo at gmail
Apr 27, 2012, 3:30 PM
Post #5 of 15
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht [at] gmail> wrote:
Re: adobe-flash-126.96.36.199 + nvidia crashing
[In reply to]
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM, Paul Hartman
> <paul.hartman+gentoo [at] gmail> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht [at] gmail> wrote:
>>> I don't remember reading about anyone else with this problem.
>>> Hopefully I haven't missed the right thread.
>>> I run stable Gentoo + a few ~amd64 packages. My video adapter is an
>>> NVidia 463 GTX. Since the update to adobe-flash-188.8.131.52 a few
>>> weeks ago all Flash apps crash the plugin within Firefox. I posted a
>>> bug report here and got shot down for reasons I don't understand. (I
>>> understand what he said and why he said it, but I didn't understand
>>> them just giving up without feedback back to Adobe, etc.)
>>> I'm wondering if anyone else has suffered through this to find a
>>> solution. The nouveau suggestion isn't where I want to go with my
>>> machines and I'm just not finding any solutions on the web yet.
>>> Anyway, there was at the time a newer (IIRC) or possibly slightly
>>> older (IIDRC) Flash ebuild but it's been removed from portage. That
>>> one worked for me. There is a newer version (184.108.40.206) listed on
>>> the Adobe Flash site but I haven't found info on what it corrects.
>>> Thanks in advance for any ideas.
>> Flash 11.2 added some new kind of hardware acceleration which
>> apparently doesn't work properly for whatever reason. Disable HW
>> acceleration in /etc/adobe/mms.cfg and cross your fingers... or
>> downgrade to 11.1.
> Generically, I've been trying to disable HW Accel but it hasn't fixed
> the problem I'm seeing. I've tried
> along with
> AVHardwareDisable = 1
> which I don't think have anything to do with this, but I tried it
> anyway. No luck with those. Flash still crashes and I see this in
> [25443.454436] plugin-containe: segfault at 0 ip
> 00007f2a356441c5 sp 00007fff04e606e0 error 4 in
> [25446.424259] plugin-containe: segfault at 0 ip
> 00007f4690ef21c5 sp 00007fff788f1390 error 4 in
> Most all of the references I find on the web have you turn off
> acceleration using a click box in Flash, but my Flash crashes so I
> have no GUI at all.
> With respect to 11.1, I suspect that's what I was running earlier but
> it's no longer in portage on any of my systems and I'm not finding it
> in any overlay.
> Thanks, I'll keep trying.
11.2 actually still crashes randomly for me, too, even with disabling
the HW acceleration (Bank of America's one-time-use credit card
generator for example does not work anymore...) I was thinking mostly
of video playback problems (the blue tinted video, etc) but forgot
about the other crashing I experienced...
You can get old ebuilds from the portage CVS interface and drop them
into a local overlay.
From what I read, there will be no further releases of flash for
linux, except for the chrome-embedded version, so we may just be stuck
with this broken version, to use chrome, or forced to downgrade to an
insecure version (I'm sure this one is insecure, too, they just
haven't found it yet...)