Bug#579659: iceweasel: freezes on a

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Fri Apr 30 06:41:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 07:45:34PM +0200, Christophe TROESTLER wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:16:37 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 06:07:05PM +0200, Christophe Troestler wrote:
> > > When opening the following link, even with "iceweasel -safe-mode", the
> > > browser freezes:
> > > http://www.rtbf.be/info/belgique/politique/crise-la-n-va-depose-une-resolution-pour-contourner-la-sonnette-dalarme
> > 
> > Flash could be a candidate. Have you tried to disable plugins ?
> I thought "iceweasel -safe-mode" did that but it seems it does not.
> Uninstalling flash or using mozilla-plugin-gnash it works fine indeed.

Note that freezing is not the usual deal with the flash plugin. Crashing
is. Freezing is most likely due to your sound setup. What does
/etc/iceweasel/iceweaselrc have to say about ICEWEASEL_DSP ? If it is
none, can you try auto ?

> It would be nice if iceweasel could "sandbox" flash (as unfortunately
> many sites are using it) but I guess it is not for the near future...

Actually, this is for the near future. Version 3.6.4 for which a beta
should reach experimental soon will have "out of process plugins".
Though I don't know how well freezing plugins will be handled.



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