Flash causes Firefox to core dump, which ports should I have installed?

Erik Norgaard norgaard at locolomo.org
Mon Feb 14 08:36:36 GMT 2005

Ben Dover wrote:
> Firefox is my browser of choice but every time I view a web page with
> a Flash object Firefox core dumps.  The error is as follows:  Feb 13
> 18:57:53 w00f kernel: pid 27652 (firefox-bin), uid 0: exited on signal
> 6 (core dumped).  I have installed the following relevant ports:
> /usr/ports/www/firefox
> /usr/ports/www/flashplugin-firefox
> I'm confused if I should install the linux-firefox port or the other
> flash port.  What is the combination everyone has been having good
> luck with?

I haven't had any luck with flash - it doesn't _always_ crash but too 
often, so I have simply deinstalled flash. I haven't ever seen a usefull 
and informative page which had these qualities solely because of flash.

To get rid of those anoying requests to install flash, remove the 
following file:


(I use mozilla, I guess it's the same for firefox).

Cheers, Erik

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