Firefox grey screened after attempting to view YouTube Video

Bug #650600 reported by Christopher M. Peñalver on 2010-09-28
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #608110: Gnash can't playback YouTube videos. Edit Remove
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firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

2) apt-cache policy firefox
  Installed: 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy mozilla-plugin-gnash
  Installed: 0.8.7-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.8.7-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.8.7-0ubuntu1 0
        500 maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy gnash
  Installed: 0.8.7-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.8.7-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.8.7-0ubuntu1 0
        500 maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
  Installed: 0.10.11-1
  Candidate: 0.10.11-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.11-1 0
        500 maverick/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy software-center
  Installed: 3.0.2
  Candidate: 3.0.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.0.2 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy synaptic
  Installed: 0.63.1ubuntu14
  Candidate: 0.63.1ubuntu14
  Version table:
 *** 0.63.1ubuntu14 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) Thank you for reading this. What was expected to happen in Maverick Meerkat is when one fully updates, installs:

+ Flashblock plugin through Firefox (which does not populate in Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Center, and shows in Firefox -> Add Ons)
+ mozilla-plugin-gnash via Synaptic Software Center
+ gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg plugin through Firefox GUI prompts

then goes to YouTube: the stream works or prompts user to install proper codecs.

4) What happened instead is the Firefox window grey screened and remained so after 10 minutes and then I created this bug. I was just giving the technology a test drive, no big deal. If questions exist, please ask.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Sep 28 16:15:23 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 firefox 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
 firefox-gnome-support N/A
 firefox-branding 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu3
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
SourcePackage: firefox

Quick follow-up, disabled Flashblock via primary clicking Tools -> Add Ons -> Extensions, then went to above website, did not grey screen and YouTube video window stated "An Error occurred, please try again later."

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Not an upstream issue...gnash is broke for Youtube, update to 0.88 will help. Please close flashblock bug.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
affects: firefox → null
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 608110, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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