Firefox hangs when interacting with webcam

Bug #759299 reported by Ken Sharp on 2011-04-12
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

1. Go to http://www.wocchat.com/chatroulette/
2. Right-click on the webcam window (to try and get Flash to detect the webcam - Cheese does fine)
3. Hang
4. Kill Firefox.

Reason unknown.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 13 00:41:36 2011
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.16+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

After killing Firefox, the console will fill with

*** NSPlugin Viewer *** WARNING: unhandled variable 18 (<unknown variable>) in NPN_GetValue()
Killed
ERROR: NPN_InvalidateRect() wait for reply: Connection reset by peer
*** NSPlugin Viewer *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-viewer.c:1017):invoke_NPN_InvalidateRect: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
*** NSPlugin Viewer *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-viewer.c:1017):invoke_NPN_InvalidateRect: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))
*** NSPlugin Viewer *** WARNING:(/build/buildd/nspluginwrapper-1.2.2/src/npw-viewer.c:1017):invoke_NPN_InvalidateRect: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(g_rpc_connection))

This last line repeating forever until npviewer.bin is killed. I don't know if this is related or this is a separate problem.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Same is true in Facebook when trying to "upload" via webcam.

YouTube finds the webcam itself but when closing the window the hang is the same.

summary: - Right-click in wocchat.com hangs Firefox
+ Firefox hangs when interacting with webcam
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Firefox 13.0.1 in Ubuntu Precise cannot even start the webcam.

affects: firefox (Ubuntu) → flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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