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Old 05-04-09, 03:07 PM   #1
kbrosnan
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Default Fullscreen Flash/Firefox/nvidia 180.51 drivers = crash

Having the current stable versions of the nVidia driver, Firefox and Adobe Flash results in Firefox crashing anytime Flash is fulscreened.

Steps to reproduce: Using Ubuntu 8.10 or 9.04

Install the required packages to install the nvidia drivers, build-essential and the current kernel headers as I recall.
Download the current stable nVidia 32-bit driver and install
Download Firefox from http://mozilla.com extract the tar.gz to ~/firefox
Downlaod Adobe Flash from http://adobe.com in tar.gz format extract to ~/firefox/plugins
Code:
./firefox
Visit youtube.com and choose a video to watch e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG-izyXfFHI press the fullscreen button. Flash crashes taking Firefox down with it. Firefox's debug output from such a crash http://crash-stats.mozilla.com/repor...04?p=1#modules

If I edit my xorg.conf to use the open source 'nv' driver and restart the X server this is not an issue.

The system installed Firefox uses a workaround or a fix so this will not crash the Ubuntu install of Firefox.

Workaround
Code:
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libGL.so.1
./firefox
Bug report log is too big to attach it is @ http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/686313/nv...-report.log.gz
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