[SunRay-Users] Firefox and Flash on Sunrays

Aaron Wilson aaron at ernieball.com
Thu Oct 8 18:11:59 EEST 2009


If I use the pkg'd version of Solaris 3.53 it still hangs on every piece 
of flash

Aaron Wilson wrote:
> I actually just saw some improvement for the first time in years.
> Like I said in the past it used to be just videos. It seemed like if I 
> went to youtube and played a video, the initial video would hang the 
> browser and once it came back subsequent videos would work on youtube.com
> If I went to vimeo.com the initially played video would hang the 
> browser and subsequent videos on that site would play fine.
> Today I just downloaded the latest Firefox 3.53 build for Solaris 10 
> x86 and I downloaded the latest flash.
> http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.5.3/contrib/ 
> I just extracted the tarball to my desktop and put the flash plugin in 
> the plugins folder.
> Now it still hangs when I first load a page with flash but now it 
> seems subsequent flash pages regardless of domain seem to work fine. 
> Even video!
> I went to my company home page that has a small flash animation, which 
> did hang the browser for 10 seconds, but then I immediately went to 
> youtube and hit play on a video and it immediately started playing. 
> Amazing!! I haven't seen that in 3 years :)
> Might be to early to call and I should do more testing but initial 
> tests show marked improvement.
> That initial flash hang will undoubtedly still confuse my users, but 
> at least it doesn't appear to do that on every single page with flash 
> now.
> I think maybe I might be motivated to rebuild my servers now to the 
> latest Solaris release and SRSS build. Or maybe I'll be patient and 
> wait for SRSS 4.2.
> I guess next I'll try the actual pkg version of Firefox 3.53 and see 
> how that works system wide for my users.
> Regards,
> Aaron
> Lars Tunkrans wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    Which  version of Firefox  is used  ?    the Mozilla guys   fixed 
>> a number of  "interesting"  bugs that caused firefox
>>      to hang    with  Firefox    latest is
>>     I do belive you should upgrade to SRS 4.1    //Lars
>> Aaron Wilson skrev:
>>> Apparently I'm the only one on the planet that can consistently 
>>> recreate this problem and have been able to do so for some years 
>>> now. I probably emailed this group 2 years ago with the same problem 
>>> and I think I just gave up hoping the problem would get fixed. It 
>>> has only gotten worse.
>>> We have two offices.
>>> In the one office Firefox with recent versions of Flash works fine 
>>> on SunRay servers
>>> In the other office Firefox with recent versions of Flash works but 
>>> with problems on SunRay servers.
>>> I used to have the problem where normal flash animations worked. If 
>>> I went to Youtube or any other site with flash videos, Firefox would 
>>> become unresponsive for anywhere between 30 seconds to 5 minutes. 
>>> Generally it lasts for a minute or so. If I didn't have 30 users 
>>> telling me about it everytime it happens I could live with it.
>>> That was with flash_player_9_solaris_r47_x86 and prior.
>>> Now with versions later than flash_player_9_solaris_r47_x86 all 
>>> flash animations regardless of how complex they are or whether or 
>>> not they have video, make the browser hang.
>>> Only difference between the two server setups is the one office has 
>>> local access over the LAN to the ldap server, and the other office 
>>> with flash problems accesses the ldap server over an MPLS VPN.
>>> I think when I last tried to report this I was told ldap couldn't 
>>> have any thing to do with this, which leaves SunRay software?
>>> I'm in the office with flash sunray problems. In this same office I 
>>> have 7 Ultra 20 machines that don't use LDAP for authentication and 
>>> obviously don't have any SunRay software installed and they can run 
>>> the latest flash_player_10_solaris_r32_18_x86 with no  problems.
>>> The affected systems are running Sun Ray Server Software Version 4.0 
>>> and Solaris 10 8/07 s10x_u4wos_12b X86.
>>> I would rebuild the servers with SRSS 4.1 and Solaris 10 5/09 
>>> s10x_u7wos_08 X86 but I've rebuilt my servers twice with previous 
>>> latest versions of Solaris and SRSS now. Neither of those rebuilds 
>>> made the problem go away.
>>> When I last rebuilt my servers I tested Flash before installing SRSS 
>>> and LDAP auth and Flash worked fine. So in my mind it's gotta be 
>>> SRSS or LDAP or both in tandem. I'm no software engineer though  :)
>>> ---
>>> Aaron
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