Flash player 9.0 r115 crashes nspluginwrapper in Konqueror

Bug #174343 reported by Wepiha Te Ata on 2007-12-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nspluginwrapper
Fix Released
Medium
nspluginwrapper (Suse)
Fix Released
High
nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Nominated for Hardy by Marco Cimmino

Bug Description

Download the update of flashplayer (culprit version 9.0.r115 at time of writing) from: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

# tar xvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
# cd install_flash_player_9_linux/
# ./flashplayer-installer

Install to ~/.mozilla/plugins and logoff.

To check that install went properly, open about:plugins in konqueror and firefox; both applications report that the installation was OK:

Shockwave Flash Shockwave Flash 9.0 r115 libflashplayer.so

When konqueror is started from a konsole and then opening a swf file in a new tab:

# konqueror
(process:10052): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_clipboard_get_for_display: assertion `display != NULL' failed
Adobe Flash Player: gtk_clipboard_get(GDK_SELECTION_PRIMARY); failed. Trying to call gtk_init(0,0);

Then closing tab:

X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode: 10
  Minor opcode: 0
  Resource id: 0x2a00008
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode: 7
  Minor opcode: 0
  Resource id: 0x2a00008
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode: 25
  Minor opcode: 0
  Resource id: 0x2a00008
KCrash: Application 'nspluginviewer' crashing...

Then produces the following crash handler Backtrace:

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[KCrash handler]
#6 0x4f89d1b7 in XtRemoveTimeOut () from /usr/lib/libXt.so.6
#7 0xb74d7db1 in ?? () from /home/wepiha/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#8 0xb74cd338 in ?? () from /home/wepiha/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#9 0xb74c6181 in ?? () from /home/wepiha/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#10 0xb74ca937 in ?? () from /home/wepiha/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#11 0x080b06a8 in ?? ()
#12 0xbfe20048 in ?? ()
#13 0xbfe20018 in ?? ()
#14 0x42a67d81 in operator delete () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
#15 0x0805b62f in NSPluginInstance::destroy ()
#16 0x0805d78d in NSPluginInstance::~NSPluginInstance ()
#17 0x4ff4fe50 in QGList::remove () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#18 0x0805652f in NSPluginClass::timer ()
#19 0x080565c1 in NSPluginInstance::shutdown ()
#20 0x080593b9 in NSPluginInstanceIface::process ()
#21 0x4139d6b7 in DCOPClient::receive () from /usr/lib/libDCOP.so.4
#22 0x4139ea14 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libDCOP.so.4
#23 0x080a5160 in ?? ()
#24 0xbfe203a4 in ?? ()
#25 0xbfe2039c in ?? ()
#26 0xbfe20394 in ?? ()
#27 0xbfe2038c in ?? ()
#28 0xbfe20384 in ?? ()
#29 0xbfe2037c in ?? ()
#30 0xbfe2033c in ?? ()
#31 0xbfe203ac in ?? ()
#32 0xbfe203a4 in ?? ()
#33 0xbfe2039c in ?? ()
#34 0xbfe20394 in ?? ()
#35 0xbfe2038c in ?? ()
#36 0xbfe20384 in ?? ()
#37 0xbfe2037c in ?? ()
#38 0x00000010 in ?? ()
#39 0xbfe20354 in ?? ()
#40 0x08062da8 in vtable for QMemArray<char> ()
#41 0x0000007d in ?? ()
#42 0x00f4f3d0 in ?? ()
#43 0x010e9901 in ?? ()
#44 0x000000b6 in ?? ()
#45 0x00000002 in ?? ()
#46 0x080b0ba0 in ?? ()
#47 0x0809fe08 in ?? ()
#48 0x080a5160 in ?? ()
#49 0x426b413c in ?? () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
#50 0x00000001 in ?? ()
#51 0x00000047 in ?? ()

Hope this is enough to track this bug, will be glad to help provide more backtrace info etc if required.

Wepiha

Wepiha Te Ata (wepiha) wrote :
Claus Wilke (wilke) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. It makes browsing the web using konqueror pretty unpleasant.

Erick Braganza (erick-braganza) wrote :

I can corfirm this bug too

Dave Toulson (iamtully) wrote :

Same for me also.

Dave Toulson (iamtully) wrote :

Forgot to add, mine is the update from Hardy.

Tor (panda726) wrote :

Here is my backtrace. I have not worked enough to verify that flash is the problem here, but it seems likely. When it crashes for me, the message informs me that it caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV). Currently running gutsy, upgraded by a clean desktop CD install for everything except /home, which is a separate partition I kept unchanged. This also seems to be related to the older bug from hoary, Bug #16502.

Tor

Dara Adib (daradib) wrote :

The new version of flash is incompatible with Konqueror because it requires XEmbed.

Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: New → Confirmed
Wepiha Te Ata (wepiha) wrote :
Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: New → Confirmed
Tom Shaw (firephoto) wrote :

The KDE bug was closed as duplicate, and this should be renamed to represent the missing XEmbed support which is the problem that needs attention for KDE 3.
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132138

Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

finally a patch is here, however it's huge, hope to see at least in Hardy and then backported to Gutsy if possible.

http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=750897

rbetzen (rbetzen) wrote :

I just received an update to konqueror-nsplugins for kubuntu feisty. Does this include the patch? If so, it didn't work for me. I installed the update, logged out and back in, loaded konqueror and went to www.scifi.com. No flash.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

rbetzen:
no that was a total unrelated fix, a security fix:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/feisty-changes/2007-December/008802.html

I have to add that someone seems have tried the *real* patch posted by me today but doesn't work... so have to wait more probably for a better one.

On Thursday 20 December 2007 13:27:43 rbetzen wrote:
> I just received an update to konqueror-nsplugins for kubuntu feisty.
> Does this include the patch? If so, it didn't work for me. I installed
> the update, logged out and back in, loaded konqueror and went to
> www.scifi.com. No flash.

Did you uninstall gnash?

It turns out gnash is a selfish pile of bugs. It doesn't work to view flash,
but if it's anywhere on your system it totally hides any other flash player,
and won't even let programs like firefox _see_ it. You have to totally
remove it from the system in order for anything else to have a chance to
work.

Rob
--
"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."
  - Ken Thompson.

Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Matthew Carpenter (matt-eisgr) wrote :

http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132138

Patch released. Still crashing in Gutsy. It appears that this is due to a change in how many newer Mozilla plug-ins work, not just Flash...

zpro (cms01) wrote :

I can confirm 1000%, all flash player plugins, from (k)ubuntu downloads, and patch...etc AND even directly from adobe,
will Crash and Burn Konqueror every time I visted, a Flash based website.. youtube.com or veoh.com.. CRASH & BURN fault errors.
MAJOR FIRE

Please note: I've install flash 18 times... from different sources, Some gave the Check Sum errors,
but most installed, But would not pass the youtube.com and veoh.com acid test.

Well, it would Appear, That Konqueror in 7.10 needs a Major UPDATE, to deal with the more current media streams.

Rich

Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

 kdelibs (4:3.5.8-4ubuntu7) hardy; urgency=low
 .
   * Updated kubuntu_96_flash_xembed.diff:
     - Sync with current svn status.
     - Reported to make flash works again this time

unfortunetaly I cannot confirm, this update still doesn't fix flash for konqueror.

Rob Hughes (rob-robhughes) wrote :

no joy here, either. But at least it doesn't crash any more....

Kaltsi (kaltsi) wrote :

It works, but sometimes doesn't show picture, only sound.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

from:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2008-January/005753.html

 kdelibs (4:3.5.8-4ubuntu10) hardy; urgency=low
 .
   * Updated kubuntu_96_flash_xembed.diff:
     - Sync with current svn status.
     - Reported to make flash works again this time
     - Closes LP: #184149

still cannot confirm :(

Changed in nspluginwrapper:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Isma (isma-af) wrote :

After the last upgrade, the Flash plugin over nspluginviewer is, after so many time, working again in konqueror :D.
Great work, people!

Packages version as follows:
kdelibs -> 4:3.5.8-4ubuntu10
gtk-qt-engine -> 1:0.8-1ubuntu2
flashplugin-nonfree -> 9.0.115.0ubuntu4

Rob Hughes (rob-robhughes) wrote :

On hardy, with the same versions, flash is only partially working. You tube is, for example, completely b0rked for me. Have you tried anything like that?

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

> Packages version as follows:
> kdelibs -> 4:3.5.8-4ubuntu10
> gtk-qt-engine -> 1:0.8-1ubuntu2
> flashplugin-nonfree -> 9.0.115.0ubuntu4

I tested a bit more:
youtube works, but for example if you go to www.libero.it with firefox and with konqueror you will miss some flash parts... maybe has built-in ads removal? :)

kurazu (kurazu) wrote :

For me, flash in konqueror is working again, big thanks to developers.
Youtube works for me, and about the www.libero.it - it looks the same in my konqueror and firefox (only in konq it has green background while white in firefox), the ads in both browsers are filtered out by adblock.

Isma (isma-af) wrote :

Mmm.. maybe I was too excited about youtube working, and thought that everything was right.
As I can see now, youtube (as well as youtube embeded videos) and many other flash sites are working again for me. About www.libero.it, it behaves the same in konqueror as in firefox.

However, I've found a place where youtube embedded video does render in firefox, while in konqueror all I have is a gray area. I link directly to the news page with the video:
http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/342357/0/maradona/mano/dios/

Maybe it has to do with the way the embed the video, and not with nspluginviewer working wrong, because in the same web site, the have a totally flash driven video section, which is working pretty well:
http://www.20minutos.tv/index.php?v=gimYnaYreR

birdflesh (birdflesh) wrote :

Upgraded the 4 related packages yesterday from gutsy-proposed. However I got no flash and I still get the errors on the bug report and the nspluginviewer crash whenever I visit a flash site.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

> and about the www.libero.it - it looks the same in my konqueror and firefox (only in konq it has green background while white in firefox), the ads in both browsers are filtered out by adblock.

sorry but... OF COURSE if you block flash with a plugin then you cannot understand if it works or not :|

kurazu (kurazu) wrote :

> sorry but... OF COURSE if you block flash with a plugin then you cannot understand if it works or not :|
sorry, didn't make myself clear. some of the ads were filtered out (no all). Maybe you ad filters work differently. As proof attaching img where ad filters in both browsers are disabled. Left firefox, right konqueror.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

ok then your works, mine not in this site :(

kurazu (kurazu) wrote :

By me not everything is ok either: visit http://www.inteligo.pl/infosite/ the flash below the upper menu works for a second, then goes gray and gives segfault. In firefox it displays ok.

Marco Cimmino (cimmo) wrote :

it works here apart menu being hidden sometimes

Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

Guess the crash-part of this bug is fixed and the rest is a dup of https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase/+bug/184149/?

Rob Hughes (rob-robhughes) wrote :

I'm still getting crashes when flash tries to play, but I always get an error saying the backtrace couldn't be created now.

Dara Adib (daradib) on 2008-03-11
description: updated
erythrocyte (erythrocyte) wrote :

I have Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (KDE 3.5.9) . Konqueror handles flash video erratically. Flash works flawlessly on some sites but on others like dailymotion or youtube, all I get are grey boxes with sound. Is this possibly related to http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-runtime/faq/webbrowser.html#id2558174 ?

[QUOTE]
9.13.
   Why does Konqueror display a plain grey square when I try to view flash animations, even though the flash plugin is installed?
   Under the latest versions of X.org, having the composite extension loaded can cause problems with the flash plugin. Try disabling the composite extension and see if normal flash operation is restored.
[/QUOTE]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Malte S. Stretz (mss) on 2009-11-12
Changed in nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in nspluginwrapper:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in nspluginwrapper (Suse):
importance: Unknown → High
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