What's going on with Flash?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fletchbaby, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. fletchbaby macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I have a dual 2.3 Ghz PowerPC G5 PowerMac, 2.5 Gigs DDR SDRAM, OSX 10.4.11 and i have a brand new problem that i haven't totally pinpointed yet. while using Safari, it seems that flash is somehow screwing up my computer. i first noticed it while trying to load www.espn.com, which normally loads fine with no problems. this time it froze my safari browser. no problem, i forced quit and restarted. then it did it again. i tried with firefox to no avail, it also froze. then i tried opening nbc, which has a flash video player and it did the same thing. then i restarted and things seemed to work for both safari and firefox. while i was watching an episode of heros on safari using the flash player while also watching a replay on espn's flash player (something that i do regularly, this is definitely not out of the ordinary) it froze safari. when i tried to launch firefox, it failed to launch, then because i was frustrated, i tried to launch all the apps on my dock, just for kicks, and they all bounced around for a while before settling back down, however none launched...what the hell is going on with flash? i had to reboot and i'm fairly sure that it will happen again. interestingly, it didnt affect the only other program running, which was itunes but the rest was rendered useless...ideas?
    -f
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    May 31, 2007
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    Mine did the same thing today. I read and found to move from Flash player 9-115 to 9-047.

    First run the uninstaller here and be patient, it takes some time: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_14157&sliceId=2

    Then grab the Flash player 9 archive here:http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_14266&sliceId=1

    Download the Flash Player 9 (74.7 MB). When loaded, look for folder 9r47, then run the mac installer.

    Finally restart machine and it should work.I have had no other issues.
     
  3. fletchbaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    seems to have done it, i'll post back if there are problems but i'm really impressed with this quick fix, kind of amazing really...6 minutes from the time i posted to the time i had a solution...great
     

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