[CentOS] annoying random Firefox crash - how to debug?

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Thu Feb 18 07:10:21 UTC 2010


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thus m.roth at 5-cent.us spake:
>> 2010/2/17  <m.roth at 5-cent.us>:
>>>> 2010/2/17  <m.roth at 5-cent.us>:
>>>>>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:51 PM, <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>>>>> Could be $%^&* flash. That was happening about 4 mos. ago.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mark, can you be a bit more specific, please?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What / which flash are you referring to exactly?
>>>>> Flashplayer. nsplugin<whatsit> There was even (finally) a bug reported
>>>>> for it, a few months back, and it took them a week to find an unnoted
>>>>> dependency, and not only would firefox crash, but their crashreporter
>>>>> would crash, because *it* was dependent upon the missing package.
>>>> nspluginwrapper? 32bit flash on 64bit env? why you just don't run the
>>>> 64bit flash?
>>> You mean the version that didn't exist, and is just now mentioned on
>>> slashdot as ->ALPHA<- software?
>> yes, it still works better than 32bit pluginwrapped version. Try it
>> at: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/64bit.html
> 
> Well, since I don't have a time machine (please let me know if you do - I
> have a number of *serious* things to correct back then), 

YMMD! Add another one to the list of time machine users (if there was
one, that is). :D

> it doesn't help
> me back in Oct and Nov. I also really am averse to alpha software - I
> don't like to use anything less than x.0.1 (after they've fixed the bugs
> that were missed before the release <g>)

Well, I've been using this 64Bit Adobe Labs Patch stuff for several
months now, and honestly I cannot complain. My browser crashed before I
used it, and it does now. Compared to the alternatives I have (assuming
I am almost *forced* using Flash in some ways in 2010) -- running
Windows or, OTOH, running FOSS and fiddling around, keep having audio
problems and all stuff of other annoyances -- I really appreciate the
Alpha release. I've seen software considered stable (for years) that was
much buggier.

>         mark

Timo
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