Firefox 3 crashes on Solaris 10 x86 when the web browser tries to render some of the HTML pages with SWF content in them. For example, I was not able to open the home page of CNN
with the Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 plug-in installed on top of Firefox 3.
According to Adobe's TechNote kb404004, Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 may cause Firefox 3 to crash on Solaris operating systems
, the crash is encountered when a HTML page with SWF content renders in a non-current tab or when a tab containing SWF content is closed.Solution
The same TechNote kb404004 suggests installing Flash Player version 220.127.116.11 to resolve the issue on Solaris operating system (although I have not tested on SPARC, it appears to be an issue on both SPARC and x86/x64 versions).
Download URL for Flash Player version 18.104.22.168:http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
After installing the Flash Player version 22.214.171.124, Firefox 3 did not crash when rendering the home page of CNN; and the plug-in seems stable.
[Update 08/28/2008] Even though the web browser is somewhat stable compared to the vanilla web browser on Solaris 10 x86/x64 Nevada build 95, it is definitely not rock solid as it kept crashing intermittently. The crashes are so random that I don't know when it is going to crash. So I bid adieu to Firefox 3 and went back to Firefox 126.96.36.199
. 188.8.131.52 is much stable; and now there is one less thing to worry about. [/Update 08/28/2008]
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