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Old 2nd June 2009, 03:45 PM
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No flash video with Firefox in F11

I upgraded to rawhide about a week and a half ago and since then, though flash animations seem to work just fine, I haven't been able to get video from anywhere. I get the initial key frame and all the controls, they seem to react correctly highlighting on mouseover, etc, and I'll get a throbber/spinner when I click 'Play', but as soon as it seems like the video is going to hit, I get a blank grey box.

I'm running the lastest of anything in the repos, including updates-testing. I've tried creating a new profile with the exact same results. Unsure whether it was still used I removed nspluginwrapper, but that just caused a seg fault so I reinstalled.

I get this output when I start firefox from a terminal window:
Code:
foxtrot(~)$ firefox -ProfileManager -jsconsole
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPP_WriteReady() wait for reply: Connection reset by peer
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2394):invoke_NPP_Write: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2239):invoke_NPP_DestroyStream: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2123):invoke_NPP_URLNotify: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2344):invoke_NPP_WriteReady: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2394):invoke_NPP_Write: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2239):invoke_NPP_DestroyStream: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:2123):invoke_NPP_URLNotify: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:1977):invoke_NPP_GetValue: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xadbfeb78 is no longer valid!
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xadbfeb78 is no longer valid!
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:1977):invoke_NPP_GetValue: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xadbfeb78 is no longer valid!
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xadbfeb78 is no longer valid!
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** WARNING:(../src/npw-wrapper.c:1858):invoke_NPP_Destroy: assertion failed: (rpc_method_invoke_possible(plugin->connection))
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NPObject 0xadbfeb78 is no longer valid!
Anyone with similar problems?
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Old 2nd June 2009, 06:34 PM
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What's your Flash setup? I notice the use of nspluginwrapper - are you using the 32-bit plugin on an x86-64 Firefox?

Just checked - I get video from Youtube, using today's F11 with Firefox, x86-64 Flash plugin on x86-64 Firefox.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 06:54 PM
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I'm on 32bit, but way back in F9 (I think) nspluginwrapper became necessary for flash to work in firefox even on i386. I'm on a different machine right now, let me try removing nspluginwrapper and see if it breaks flash on F10.

Here are my versions:
Code:
foxtrot(~)$ rpm -qi flash-plugin
Name        : flash-plugin                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 10.0.22.87                        Vendor: Adobe Systems Inc.
Release     : release                       Build Date: Mon 02 Feb 2009 07:06:21 PM MST
Install Date: Tue 10 Mar 2009 02:22:48 PM MDT      Build Host: fplayerbuild4-lnx.labs.corp.adobe.com
Group       : Applications/Internet         Source RPM: flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release.src.rpm
Size        : 10177003                         License: Commercial
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 06 Feb 2009 04:14:45 PM MST, Key ID 3a69bd24f6777c67
Packager    : Adobe Systems Inc.
URL         : http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
Summary     : Adobe Flash Player 10.0
Description :
Adobe Flash Plugin 10.0.22.87
Fully Supported: Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0+, Firefox 1.5+, Mozilla 1.7.13+


foxtrot(~)$ rpm -qi nspluginwrapper 
Name        : nspluginwrapper              Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.3.0                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 5.fc11                        Build Date: Tue 03 Mar 2009 11:47:04 AM MST
Install Date: Tue 02 Jun 2009 08:28:29 AM MDT      Build Host: xenbuilder4.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group       : Networking/WWW                Source RPM: nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-5.fc11.src.rpm
Size        : 462416                           License: GPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/8, Thu 12 Mar 2009 06:03:35 PM MDT, Key ID 1dc5c758d22e77f2
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects/nspluginwrapper/
Summary     : A compatibility layer for Netscape 4 plugins
Description :
nspluginwrapper makes it possible to use Netscape 4 compatible plugins
compiled for i386 into Mozilla for another architecture, e.g. x86_64.

This package consists in:
  * npviewer: the plugin viewer
  * npwrapper.so: the browser-side plugin
  * nspluginplayer: stand-alone NPAPI plugin player
  * mozilla-plugin-config: a tool to manage plugins installation and update
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Old 2nd June 2009, 06:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brunson View Post
I'm on 32bit, but way back in F9 (I think) nspluginwrapper became necessary for flash to work in firefox even on i386. I'm on a different machine right now, let me try removing nspluginwrapper and see if it breaks flash on F10.

Here are my versions:
Code:
foxtrot(~)$ rpm -qi flash-plugin
Name        : flash-plugin                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 10.0.22.87                        Vendor: Adobe Systems Inc.
Release     : release                       Build Date: Mon 02 Feb 2009 07:06:21 PM MST
Install Date: Tue 10 Mar 2009 02:22:48 PM MDT      Build Host: fplayerbuild4-lnx.labs.corp.adobe.com
Group       : Applications/Internet         Source RPM: flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release.src.rpm
Size        : 10177003                         License: Commercial
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 06 Feb 2009 04:14:45 PM MST, Key ID 3a69bd24f6777c67
Packager    : Adobe Systems Inc.
URL         : http://www.adobe.com/downloads/
Summary     : Adobe Flash Player 10.0
Description :
Adobe Flash Plugin 10.0.22.87
Fully Supported: Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0+, Firefox 1.5+, Mozilla 1.7.13+


foxtrot(~)$ rpm -qi nspluginwrapper 
Name        : nspluginwrapper              Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.3.0                             Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 5.fc11                        Build Date: Tue 03 Mar 2009 11:47:04 AM MST
Install Date: Tue 02 Jun 2009 08:28:29 AM MDT      Build Host: xenbuilder4.fedora.phx.redhat.com
Group       : Networking/WWW                Source RPM: nspluginwrapper-1.3.0-5.fc11.src.rpm
Size        : 462416                           License: GPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/8, Thu 12 Mar 2009 06:03:35 PM MDT, Key ID 1dc5c758d22e77f2
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         : http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects/nspluginwrapper/
Summary     : A compatibility layer for Netscape 4 plugins
Description :
nspluginwrapper makes it possible to use Netscape 4 compatible plugins
compiled for i386 into Mozilla for another architecture, e.g. x86_64.

This package consists in:
  * npviewer: the plugin viewer
  * npwrapper.so: the browser-side plugin
  * nspluginplayer: stand-alone NPAPI plugin player
  * mozilla-plugin-config: a tool to manage plugins installation and update

I haven't used nspluginwrapper since they released the 64bit plugin, nspluginwrapper isn't needed for flash to work.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 07:01 PM
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I seem to remember (it was a long time ago) that sound didn't work in Flash unless nspluginwrapper was installed, but I just removed it from my F10 box and flash+sound still works, so maybe the fact that I got a segfault on my other box under F11 is significant. Let me try a couple of things remotely on my machine at home and see if I can reproduce my results.

Thanks for the pointers so far...
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Old 2nd June 2009, 07:20 PM
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Weird. I get a segfault when I try to load a youtube video without nspluginwrapper.

Weirder, still. When I strace firefox it hangs my VNC session until I kill firefox from another window. I'll have to look at it again when I'm in front of the box.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 04:50 AM
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I've had problems like yours with flash since going to F11. I have been running gnash from a recommend in this thread (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=221078) but I finally got tired of all the things it failed to do.

I ended up just now getting regular flash working.

Summary:
- I whacked (via RPM) everything flash related I could find. This included flash-plugin, libflash* (no longer needed), and the adobe YUM config.
- I cleared out all nswrapped stuff using 'mozilla-plugin-config -r'
- I then followed the steps here https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash for the YUM and i386 version.

And now I have fully functioning flash. Not sure what exactly cleared things up but something got shook loose and cleaned up.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 03:20 PM
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Syphonious,

Thanks for the pointers. I was mistaken, it wasn't nspluginwrapper that was required to make flash work, it was libflashsupport, your post reminded me of that.

I'm baffled why I seg fault without nspluginwrapper, that doesn't seem right. It also doesn't help that stracing the firefox binary locks my entire X session.

I'm going to try gutting the system of flash like you did and reinstall using the steps in the wiki to see if that helps. I'll post back with my results.

Thanks to everyone for their help so far.

Edit: From the Fedora wiki page noted above under the i386 instructions:
Quote:
Note also that nspluginwrapper is already installed by default and will wrap the Flash plugin.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 04:44 PM
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Solved. Unfortunately, I didn't test with enough granularity to know exactly what fixed it.

I removed the flash-plugin and libflashsupport, then reinstalled flash-plugin. According to the aforementioned wiki page, libflashsupport is no longer needed with flash 10, which jibes with what I read several months ago on the linux-flash blog. However, nspluginwrapper is required, even on i386, though it doesn't seem to be required on F10. I also ran the sesetbool command on the wiki before doing an intermediate test, but I wasn't getting AVC denials and I'm running in permissive mode.

I'm thinking it is most likely the removal of libflashsupport, because if that's not the case, then it would seem to be removing the flash-plugin and reinstalling was the fix, which seems unlikely. Also, running 'mozilla-plugin-config -r' could have done something.

Anyway, I'm back in business, thanks for all the help. Hopefully this will help lead someone else to a solution in the future.
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