[SATLUG] Re: Quick tip: 64bit Firefox and Flash

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 14:57:11 CDT 2008


Whoopse, small typo. That would be "killall -9 npviewer.bin"

Oh and if that doesn't work just kill off
/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer.bin

On 6/18/08, Jonathan Hull <masterr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought I would share a little trick I found the other day.
>
>  For those of you who run a 64-bit distro and run the 64-bit version of
>  Firefox with the Flash plugin inside nspluginwrapper (Ubuntu
>  Fiesty/Hardy installs it this way) you can independently kill Flash
>  when it dies and keep Firefox running.
>
>  Next time Flash has one of it's hissy fits and freezes up just run the
>  command "killall -9 nspviewer.bin" and it will kill Flash but keep
>  Firefox running. Refresh the page and you have Flash back again. Just
>  be aware that it will also kill of any other plugins currently running
>  via nspluginwrapper such as JAVA.
>
>  Works quite well on the one system I have that is 64bit. I even put a
>  launcher up on my gnome panel due to how often Flash likes to go tits
>  up.
>
>  Anyway, hope that helps.
>
>  -Jon
>


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