Flash-plugin causes xorg to eat my memory when right clicking

Bug #162789 reported by hejkki on 2007-11-15
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #98783: MASTER: memory leak. Edit Remove
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

example: Go to youtube.com with firefox
play a video, right click on it (it opens a menu) then click somewhere outside the opened menu and there you have it.
firefox freezes and xorg starts eating memory (go to Ctrl+Alt+F1 and login and run top to confirm this.)

Sometimes i have to kill firefox, sometimes i can just wait for an hour or two to let mozilla unfreeze again.

Anyone else with the same problem?

dunno if it has anything to do with my low RAM size
Mem: 515984k total,
Swap: 996020k total,

hejkki (heikki-kniivila) wrote :

doesn't do anything special if you open the browser and try this.
You need to watch several video clips and so on...

(testing more...)

Michael Ekoka (verysimple) wrote :

I have the exact same problem. I had it on Feisty and now I have it on Gutsy.

Stéphane Loeuillet (leroutier) wrote :

Which flash plugin do you use ?

Please go to address bar and type : "about:plugins" then report here the version of flash you're using.

Should be r48, r115, r124 (flashplugin-nonfree from Adobe, official) or r100 (swfdec-mozilla)

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I get this entry for flash from about:plugins :

*Shockwave Flash*
File name: libflashplayer.so Shockwave Flash 9.0 r48MIME Type:
application/x-shockwave-flash
Description: Shockwave Flash
Suffixes: swf
Enabled: Yes

MIME Type: application/futuresplash
Description: FutureSplash Player
Suffixes: spl
Enabled: Yes

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Stéphane Loeuillet <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Which flash plugin do you use ?
>
> Please go to address bar and type : "about:plugins" then report here the
> version of flash you're using.
>
> Should be r48, r115, r124 (flashplugin-nonfree from Adobe, official) or
> r100 (swfdec-mozilla)
>
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> Flash-plugin causes xorg to eat my memory when right clicking
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/162789
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> of the bug.
>

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10?

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

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