Ubuntu

Firefox plugins disappear, go gray, or crash the whole app (especially with multiple instances)

Reported by xtknight on 2008-05-31
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

On sites that use a Firefox plugin multiple times, I often notice that some of the instances go gray and nonfunctional. Different ones do this each time you refresh the page. See here for an example (and the screenshot): http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/

I have noticed this with the totem plugins (native 64-bit) and Flash (32-bit) through nspluginwrapper.

I should note that the Flash plugins die completely and never seem to come back, whereas the totem ones are always just sporadic but never die out completely. I am not sure if this is a Firefox problem or a problem with both of the plugins.

The libvlcplugin.so (64-bit) VLC plugin has a tendency to completely crash Firefox when I leave a page with VLC plugins embedded.

It seems that this occurs only when there are multiple instances of a plugin that have been loaded over the course of browsing, but I am not sure.

xtknight (xt-knight) wrote :
description: updated
xtknight (xt-knight) on 2008-05-31
description: updated
description: updated

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 04:41:16PM -0000, xtknight wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> On sites that use a Firefox plugin multiple times, I often notice that
> some of the instances go gray and nonfunctional. Different ones do this
> each time you refresh the page. See here for an example (and the
> screenshot): http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/
>

is this about firefox 3?

 status incomplete

 - Alexander

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Incomplete
xtknight (xt-knight) wrote :

Alexander Sack:

I am running Firefox 3 amd64 build. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008060309 Firefox/3.0

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 02:08:47AM -0000, xtknight wrote:
> Alexander Sack:
>
> I am running Firefox 3 amd64 build. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64;
> en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008060309 Firefox/3.0
>

 affects ubuntu/firefox-3.0
 status new

 affects ubuntu/firefox
 status invalid

 - Alexander

Changed in firefox:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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