R: Recent mouse freeze problem with X, different window managers, any browser and flash.

eculp eculp at encontacto.net
Wed Jan 12 15:58:45 UTC 2011

Quoting Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn at googlemail.com>:

> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:09:10 -0600
> eculp <eculp at encontacto.net> wrote:
>> Quoting Barbara <barbara.xxx1975 at libero.it>:
>> >
>> >>>
>> >>> For a week or so, with up to date, current, ports, etc.  everytime I
>> >>> open a page that has automatic flash video my mouse freezes and I have
>> >>> to manually kill X and restart.  I had worked fine for many months.
>> >>> Yesterday I rebuilt all linux emulation.  All ports are up to date as
>> >>> of today.  I have no idea where to look.
>> >>>
>> >>> Anyone else seen this or know where to look.
>> >>>
>> >>> thanks,
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>> From what I can see, on CURRENT most of the flash objects are  
>> triggering a
>> > X
>> >> error.
>> >> I can see it on the console where I started X, but I don't  
>> remember it now.
>> >> I'll post il later.
>> >> Anyway Xorg is still working after that.
>> >>
>> >> Barbara
>> >
>> > I think that it could be related to this message:
>> >  
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-December/021997.html
>> > even if I'm on i386
>> Thanks, Barbara.  I am on i386 also.  It sounds as though it could
>> very well be but I would expect others to be seeing something similar.
>>   The kernel that I am using was built and rebooted from yesterday's
>> sources with hopes that the problem would just "go away" same with
>> world and ports but no cigar.  It is still the same and I don't have
>> an old enough kernel to go back to so I guess I will just have to wait
>> until something changes.
>> Have a great day,
> I'm running 9-current on amd64 and have experienced no problems with
> flash using linux-opera, which is what I use to view flash content.
> Otherwise I use linux-firefox with the flash plugin disabled.
> Assuming you use firefox you could try
> a) installing a flash blocker
> b) installing NoScript, since it basically automatically blocks the
>    execution of java scripts, etc., which might help
> c) checking Tools->Add-Ons->Plugins to see whether you can disable flash
>    (not sure about this, but it works with linux-firefox)
Thanks a bunch Gary.

That is great information.  I'm going to try that on my browsers.   
Flash can be a real pain in . . . . the neck.

I have it working now with Ariff's correction putting
in loader.conf rebooting and all is now well.

have a great day all.


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