fails every time (nothing displayed, but shows in about:plugins), 11_1r102_62_32bit_debug works

Bug #1008132 reported by Dave Gilbert
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

  I fresh installed this machine with 32bit 12.04 (with mate-desktop added on), and flash installed via either flashplugin-installer, or adobe-flashplugin crashes on any use; e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18312298 in firefox - it doesn't even show a grey box, a crash or even anything saying that flash is missing. Chrome also states the plugin has crashed.

It does show in about:plugins
Every use creates an entry in Crash Reports
In the firefox 'Error console' I see:
Timestamp: 03/06/12 15:00:01
Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Failure" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ER
ROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: http://static.bbci.co.uk/frameworks/swfobj
ect/0.1.3/sharedmodules/swfobject-2.js :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 204" data: no]

Switching to 11_1r102_62_32bit_debug (from the tar on adobe's website) fixes it

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: flashplugin-installer
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic-pae 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jun 3 16:57:06 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: flashplugin-nonfree
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :
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Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

This could be:


a nasty SSE instruction appears to have crept in there, which I suspect my Athlon is too old to run.


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