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Re: [Gnash-dev] KDE-3.5.6 crash due to firefox and gnash

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] KDE-3.5.6 crash due to firefox and gnash
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 01:31:51 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 12:27:28AM +0000, Martin Guy wrote:
> >>>>> Isn't it weird that a plugin could crash firefox and KDE/X?
> >>>> I am 99% sure this is a bug in the OpenGL driver for your card. I would
> >>>> suggest using the AGG renderer backend instead.
> I'd love to blame the closed-source drivers, and they probably do
> cause some of the crashes as well as being it out of our control to
> fix them. But just being able to point the blame elsewhere doesn't
> change the reality that using Gnash makes firefox and the X server
> die, whereas the Adobe one doesn't.

Still it isn't gnash fault. Gnash shouldn't have the possibility to 
crash X whatever garbage it sends to it. It is possible that it is 
a bug un gnash that reveals the X/Mesa/kernle/whatever bug, but still
the X crash isn't strictly a gnash bug.


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