Description of the problem:
As we’re upgrading the repositories with Firefox 3.5.2, Exploder suggested we fix an upstream bug in Firefox 3.5 which makes the application crash when Adobe Flash is used in full screen mode. To be precise, the problem occurs when going back from full screen to normal view.
The fix suggested consists in pre-loading Flash with Firefox and it apparently works with any hardware spec. It doesn’t work in 64 bit though, and so for x64 users, the solution is different. For this reason, we decided not to fix this bug in Linux Mint 7 Gloria, but to let you know about the problem and how to fix it manually.
Solution for Main, Universal, and Community editions:
As root, edit /usr/bin/firefox-3.5 and add the following as the second line (below “#!/bin/sh”):
Solution for x64 edition:
Right click on the Flash content, go to Settings and disable the “Hardware acceleration”.
Firefox 3.5 is not installed by default in Linux Mint 7. Read this post for more information.