mozilla plugin crashes firefox

Bug #582457 reported by Denis Rut'kov on 2010-05-18
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Status tracked in Trunk
Alessandro Pignotti

Bug Description

Firefox main window blinks for a second and then disappears. It only outputs one word "Aborted"

Unfortunately, no additional info could be provided.

Denis Rut'kov (dendron2000) wrote :

Update: firefox crashes when opening a web page
!! kontera layer --> version: msn 10/06/2009
Segmentation fault
Segmentation fault

Segmentation fault"

That's exactly what I get when I try to watch a video on youtube. The browser closes abruptly and the only message on the terminal is "segmentation fault".

I am using Lucid 64bit. My card is a x1800xl using the "radeon" open source driver.

Zak Peirce (plastikman) wrote :

For me i have the same issue. but when opening youtube

here is my system

System: HP EliteBook 8530w
Video: Nvidia Quadro FX 770M
Video Driver: Binary Nvidia Blob
Linux Version:
Distro: Fedora 12
Browser: Firefox 3.5.9 (X86_64)
Plugin version: mozilla-plugin-lightspark-0.3.1-1.x86_64
Installed by: alien -r mozilla-plugin-lightspark_0.3.1-ubuntu3_amd64.deb ; yum localinstall mozilla-plugin-lightspark-0.3.1-1.x86_64.rpm --nogpgcheck; ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ ~/.mozilla/plugins/

[user@laptop plugins]$ firefox
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'lightspark::RunTimeException'
  what(): Lightspark error
/usr/lib64/firefox-3.5/ line 131: 30529 Aborted (core dumped) "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
[user@laptop plugins]$

i will test building the plugin from source to see if that helps the crashing issues

Harley Laue (losinggeneration) wrote :

I have a backtrace from the plugin from ArchLinux (32 bit, but I think 64 bit produces pretty much the same backtrace)
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!!! [Hook] hook(): title not found
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'lightspark::RunTimeException'
  what(): Lightspark error

FF 3.6.3, Ubuntu 10.04, Nvidia driver 195.36.24
graphic card: Nvidia geforce 8200m g

How I can do a backtrace?

Zak Peirce (plastikman) wrote :

same way Harley did

gdb firefox

once inside of GDB type "run"

since you are on a binary distro you will have to install debug packages.

the new version 0.3.2 output when trying to view a vid from youtube:
~$ firefox
INFO: RenderThread this=0x7f11fe1afc00
INFO: Creating input thread
INFO: Newstream for
INFO: Compressed SWF file: Version 10 Length 250220
INFO: FrameRate 12.0
INFO: Creating VM
INFO: ExportAssetsTag Tag
INFO: Mutex ThreadProfile waited 0 times
Segmentation fault

tfmoraes (tfmoraes) wrote :
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Hi, I tried to use in Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits. Here it crashes. I've runned firefox with -g options. Then in gdb:

$ firefox -P teste -no-remote -g
/usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/ -g /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox-bin -P teste -no-remote
/usr/bin/gdb /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox-bin -x /tmp/mozargs.FVuAj2
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.1-ubuntu
Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "x86_64-linux-gnu".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Lendo símbolos de /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox-bin...(no debugging symbols found)...concluído.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox-bin '-P' 'teste' '-no-remote'
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0x7fffe75f1710 (LWP 4829)]
[New Thread 0x7fffe6be6710 (LWP 4830)]
[New Thread 0x7fffe63e5710 (LWP 4831)]
[New Thread 0x7fffe54ff710 (LWP 4832)]
[New Thread 0x7fffe44ca710 (LWP 4833)]
[Thread 0x7fffe44ca710 (LWP 4833) exited]
[New Thread 0x7fffe44ca710 (LWP 4834)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdfbe8710 (LWP 4835)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdedf6710 (LWP 4836)]
[Thread 0x7fffdedf6710 (LWP 4836) exited]
[New Thread 0x7fffdedf6710 (LWP 4837)]
[New Thread 0x7fffddcb3710 (LWP 4838)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdd4b2710 (LWP 4839)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdc8ff710 (LWP 4840)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdc0fe710 (LWP 4841)]
[New Thread 0x7fffdb6ff710 (LWP 4842)]
[New Thread 0x7fffda7ff710 (LWP 4843)]
[Thread 0x7fffda7ff710 (LWP 4843) exited]
[New Thread 0x7fffda7ff710 (LWP 4844)]
[New Thread 0x7fffd90ff710 (LWP 4845)]
[Thread 0x7fffd90ff710 (LWP 4845) exited]
[New Thread 0x7fffd90ff710 (LWP 4846)]
[New Thread 0x7fffcf6ff710 (LWP 4847)]
[New Thread 0x7fffceefe710 (LWP 4848)]
[New Thread 0x7fffce6fd710 (LWP 4849)]
[New Thread 0x7fffcdefc710 (LWP 4850)]
[New Thread 0x7fffcd6fb710 (LWP 4851)]
INFO: RenderThread this=0x7fffd91708a0
[New Thread 0x7fffccefa710 (LWP 4852)]
INFO: Creating input thread
INFO: Newstream for
INFO: Compressed SWF file: Version 8 Length 59331
INFO: ...


Changed in lightspark:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in lightspark:
assignee: nobody → Alessandro Pignotti (a-pignotti)

I'm trying to tackle the issues reported here. As these could be related to several different bugs It would be better to open different reports for each not working site (a bug for youtube, one for and so on). Moreover the crashes on the youtube homepage may be related to localized advertising. In such case please try to build a list of loaded SWFs.

Please do all testing using version 0.3.3 on the PPA, as I've enabled some debug output to gather information more easily.

There is a new release, please test again and open bugs for each crashing site.

I've been surfing for a while and I've hit no crashes, give it a try.

Changed in lightspark:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Denis Rut'kov (dendron2000) wrote : and no longer crash firefox with lightspark (although flash objects are not played). - still crashes from time to time, because it displays different flash banner each time the page is opened (some of these banners cause lightspark to crash, some don't).

Version 0.4.0 RC1 release today includes a lot of robustness improvements, please try it and report any crash.

Denis Rut'kov (dendron2000) wrote :

New version no longer crashes with Nice work!

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