Same-old Same-old Flash problem - Suse

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  1. Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    available. What to do, what to do ?

    It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, not to
    mention my local install of visuwords, etc...


    P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitous and
    sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't have
    an equivalent open source application/plugin..

    Oh well.

  2. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:
    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    > about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    > Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    > relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    > available. What to do, what to do ?
    >
    > It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, not to
    > mention my local install of visuwords, etc...
    >
    >
    > P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitous and
    > sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't have
    > an equivalent open source application/plugin..
    >
    > Oh well.


    Mine usually works for a little while every day. (64 bit) But sooner or
    later it crashes or does weird things and I have to killall
    npviewer.bin. Everyday.

  3. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:02:46 -0700, Michael Soibelman wrote:

    >Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    >about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    >Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    >relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    >available. What to do, what to do ?
    >
    >It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, notto
    >mention my local install of visuwords, etc...
    >
    >
    >P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitousand
    >sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't have
    >an equivalent open source application/plugin..
    >
    >Oh well.


    flash-player works great with firefox 2 on x86_64 if you install the
    nspluginwrapper package.
    Be aware of this bug though (if you also have dragonegg installed)

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=304963

    Read the above anyway, it may give you ideas.

  4. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Christos Gourdoupis wrote:

    > On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:02:46 -0700, Michael Soibelman
    > wrote:
    >

    -------------------------------------------snip---------------------------------------
    >>Oh well.

    >
    > flash-player works great with firefox 2 on x86_64 if you install the
    > nspluginwrapper package.
    > Be aware of this bug though (if you also have dragonegg installed)
    >
    > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=304963
    >
    > Read the above anyway, it may give you ideas.


    I tried to do as suggested at the link you pointed to but to no avail.

    This is one of those times when ya just gotta say......uggghhhhhh!!

    So, since I really want to view an online (not downloadable !) flash
    tutorial I finally broke down and......pauses...holds nose....

    .....I started up IE4L (Internet Explorer for Linux) and that works.


    This sucks !! A proprietary browser for a proprietary plugin to view a
    proprietary formated tutorial....

    Adobe should wake up and fix this....stability problem, or whatever problem
    this is.

    Better yet would be for people to stop using FLASH for ANYTHING !!!!

    As I stated earlier, it would be nice if we had an open source application
    for displaying animated presentations...

    Hmmm.. This looks promising: http://www.salasaga.org/

    Here's hoping.


    P.S. I haven't given up yet. I've got a couple of ideas to try still.
    I'll report back when I figure this out.

  5. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    In Michael Soibelman:

    [Snip...]

    > Better yet would be for people to stop using FLASH for ANYTHING !!!!


    Everyday I read about Flash fsckups like this, of some form or another, and
    I'm truly grateful I never found Flash useful for anything I want to do. It
    should come as no surprise I have no burning need for YouTube, etc.

    Also, I fortunately find kpdf a perfectly adequate substitute for the other
    Adobe trapware, Acroread.

    I have yet to install either Adobe abomination: Flash, or Acroread. I don't
    miss them at all, ever. Naturally, YMMV...

    Please note I didn't say Adobe was hopeless; they're just useless to me.

    --
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    Pardon any bogus email addresses (wookie) in place for spambots.
    Really, it's (wyrd) at airmail, dotted with net. DO NOT SPAM IT.
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  6. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:

    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    > about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    > Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    > relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    > available. What to do, what to do ?
    >
    > It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, not
    > to mention my local install of visuwords, etc...
    >
    >
    > P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitous
    > and
    > sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't
    > have an equivalent open source application/plugin..
    >
    > Oh well.


    More information. When I launch Firefox in a terminal I get this:


    ..
    ..
    > (firefox:29435): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_paint_arrow: assertion `style->depth

    == gdk_drawable_get_depth
    > (window)' failed
    > xEmbed supported in this browser
    > GTK2 supported in this browser
    > NewStream: The full URL is http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf
    > Closed 58files.
    > Starting process: /usr/bin/gtk-gnash -v -x 60818413 -j 998 -k 988 -u

    http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0
    > /visuwords.swf -U http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf -P

    height=100% -P name=plugin -P src
    > =http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf -P

    type=application/x-shockwave-flash -P width=100% -
    >
    > Forked successfully, child process PID is 29730
    > 29730] 18:41:00: Verbose output turned on
    > 29730] 18:41:00: Setting width to 998
    > 29730] 18:41:00: Setting height to 988
    > 29730] 18:41:00: Setting root URL to

    http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf
    > 29730] 18:41:00: Setting base URL to

    http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf
    > 29730] 18:41:00: No rendering flags specified, using rcfile
    > 29730] 18:41:05: Checking support for MIT-SHM...
    > 29730] 18:41:05: NOTICE: MIT-SHM available (version 1.1)!
    > 29730] 18:41:05: Your X server expects RGB24 pixmap data for standard

    mode.
    > 29730] 18:41:05: Created XEmbedded window
    > 29730] 18:41:05: DEBUG: bool gnash::Network::connectSocket(const char*)

    enter
    > 29730] 18:41:05: ERROR: The connect() socket for fd 7 never was available

    for writing
    > 29730] 18:41:05: LIRC daemon not running
    > 29730] 18:41:05: X server pixel format is (R11:5, G5:6, B0:5, 16 bpp)
    > 29730] 18:41:05: X server is using RGB565 pixel format
    > 29730] 18:41:05: framebuffer pixel format is RGB565 (little-endian host)
    > 29730] 18:41:05: DEBUG: Base url set to:

    http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf
    > 29730] 18:41:05: GTK-AGG: Using shared memory image
    > 29730] 18:41:05: initialized AGG buffer <0xb6748000>, 1972048 bytes,

    998x988, rowsize is 1996 bytes
    >
    > (firefox:29435): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion

    `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed
    >
    > (firefox:29435): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion

    `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed
    >
    > (firefox:29435): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion

    `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed
    >
    > (firefox:29435): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion

    `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed
    >
    > (firefox:29435): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion

    `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed
    >
    >


    Besides all those Gdk-CRITICAL warnings is this possibly an x-server
    problem ?? As this shockwave flash plugin did work when I initially
    installed openSUSE-10.3 (<-see Houghi, I was paying attention !) I don't
    see that there should be a problem with x-server...

    Anyone see something in this error message that might be of significance ??

    Thanks.

  7. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:

    ------------------------------------snip---------------------------------------------
    > Besides all those Gdk-CRITICAL warnings is this possibly an x-server
    > problem ?? As this shockwave flash plugin did work when I initially
    > installed openSUSE-10.3 (<-see Houghi, I was paying attention !) I don't
    > see that there should be a problem with x-server...
    >
    > Anyone see something in this error message that might be of significance
    > ??
    >
    > Thanks.


    Now I launched Konqueror in a terminal and first tried to load the
    localhost 'swf' page (visuwords) and then the flash tutorialI'm trying to
    see and this is the error message I get:

    mike@jupiter:~> konqueror
    ERROR: ld.so: object '/opt/kde3/\/libartsdsp.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be
    preloaded: ignored.
    ERROR: ld.so: object '/opt/kde3/\/libartsc.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be
    preloaded: ignored.

    (process:6125): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_foreign_new_for_display:
    assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
    invalid window given for setup (id 12582923)
    Loading stream: http://localhost/visuwords/v2.0/visuwords.swf
    X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
    Major opcode: 10
    Minor opcode: 0
    Resource id: 0xc0000b
    X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
    Major opcode: 7
    Minor opcode: 0
    Resource id: 0xc0000b
    X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
    Major opcode: 25
    Minor opcode: 0
    Resource id: 0xc0000b
    Unsupported movie property MOVIE with value "compiere300_oraclexe_f8_1.swf"
    Unsupported movie property QUALITY with value "High"
    Unsupported movie property __KHTML__PLUGINBASEURL with
    value "http://www.humanflash.com/demo/compiere300_oraclexe_f8_1.html"
    Unsupported movie property __KHTML__CLASSID with
    value "clsid27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000"
    Unsupported movie property __KHTML__CODEBASE with
    value "http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"

    (process:6125): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_window_foreign_new_for_display:
    assertion `GDK_IS_DISPLAY (display)' failed
    invalid window given for setup (id 12582925)
    Loading stream: http://www.humanflash.com/demo/compi...clexe_f8_1.swf

    Still not sure what this means but I'll keep trying...

    My guess is this is a Gtk problem. Using gtk2-2.12.5-1.1.

  8. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman schreef:

    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ?


    Hmm.. i just read an article on OSnews about Linus torvalds filing a bug
    report about flash not working on fedora.
    While i was reading it, i thought, why don't he use opensuse instead, cause
    it never gave me problems with flash, not even on a 64bit system.

    Then i read your post, lol,.. sory :s
    --
    Chris Maaskant

  9. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    On 2008-03-31 21:33, shimp wrote:
    > Michael Soibelman wrote:
    >> Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    >> about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    >> Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    >> relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    >> available. What to do, what to do ?
    >>
    >> It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, not to
    >> mention my local install of visuwords, etc...
    >>
    >>
    >> P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitous and
    >> sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't have
    >> an equivalent open source application/plugin..
    >>
    >> Oh well.

    >
    > Mine usually works for a little while every day. (64 bit) But sooner or
    > later it crashes or does weird things and I have to killall
    > npviewer.bin. Everyday.


    Oh! that annoying bug :-)

    I have that too, but so many has it so I expected someone else to file a bug
    report, or that one exist already.

    There is a workaround for the problem:

    Open the first flash movie in a new tab. (right click)
    When you are done, go back to the first tab and see the other movies, leaving
    the flash player open all the time in the parked tab.

    The problem seems to be the alsa layer when flash terminates,
    (or try to terminate)

    /bb

  10. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Harold Stevens wrote:
    > In Michael Soibelman:
    >
    > [Snip...]
    >
    >> Better yet would be for people to stop using FLASH for ANYTHING !!!!

    >
    > Everyday I read about Flash fsckups like this, of some form or another, and
    > I'm truly grateful I never found Flash useful for anything I want to do. It
    > should come as no surprise I have no burning need for YouTube, etc.
    >
    > Also, I fortunately find kpdf a perfectly adequate substitute for the other
    > Adobe trapware, Acroread.
    >
    > I have yet to install either Adobe abomination: Flash, or Acroread. I don't
    > miss them at all, ever. Naturally, YMMV...
    >
    > Please note I didn't say Adobe was hopeless; they're just useless to me.


    Flash is quite useless for "serious" work. But PCs and the Internet are
    also there for "recreational" purposes. I spend quite some time playing
    Flash games, for example, or watching "funny videos" and cartoons on
    YouTube. It's not needed, but still a nice thing to have. An Open
    Source Flash player that actually works would be even better. Adobe
    should do themselves a favor and open source the damn thing; it's just a
    player.

  11. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:
    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ?

    [...]

    > Too bad we don't have
    > an equivalent open source application/plugin..


    A shot in the dark:
    Have you by any chance installed 'swfdec-browser-plugin'?

    (YaST description: Mozilla plugin for rendering of Flash animations
    based on swfdec library)

    'swfdec' is "swfdec is a free flash player. It is usually embedded into
    a browser via the swfdec-mozilla package for instance".

    This may be an open-source plug-in, but it did screwed up my Firefox.

  12. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:
    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    > about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    > Konqueror & Opera. I've copied the libflashplayer.so file manually to all
    > relevant folders. Still doesn't work. This is the latest version
    > available. What to do, what to do ?
    >
    > It would be nice to be able to see the 'street view' maps at Google, not to
    > mention my local install of visuwords, etc...
    >
    >
    > P.S. I don't particularly like flash enabled sites but there ubiquitous and
    > sometimes the only way to view something important.. Too bad we don't have
    > an equivalent open source application/plugin..
    >
    > Oh well.


    I'm not a flash fan, but I don't have any problems under 10.3 (maybe
    I'm just not as "greedy" a user?). What site is giving issues? You
    didn't say...

  13. Re: Same-old Same-old Flash problem

    Michael Soibelman wrote:
    > Aren't we just sick and tired of flash problems ? Well, I've tried just
    > about everything to get Flash working in either/or Firefox (2 & 3),
    > Konqueror & Opera.



    Flash (9.0 r115) DOES work on my Firefox 2.0.0.12 but does NOT work on
    Opera 9.26 so I think it may be more than just a flash problem. This is
    on Suse 10.2_x64.

    I haven't got around to figuring out why flash doesn't work with Opera
    as I tend to just use Firefox for any flash enabled sites. I really
    must get around to looking at that some of these days

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