[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#730235: chromium: black frame instead of flash object when switching out and back to the tab

José Luis F. Triana García theunfor at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 02:00:05 UTC 2013

Package: chromium
Version: 31.0.1650.57-1~deb7u1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
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   When I play a video in Youtube, and open another thing in a new tab, then I
switch back to the youtube tab, the video (in flash-player) isn't displayed
anymore, just a black window, with audio, and cannot control the video (pause,
play, stop).

The refresh (F5) puts the video (flash) window back in you tube, but the
problem keeps going, when I switch to the other tab.

        * What led up to the situation?

Package upgrade (from /var/log/apt/history):

22/11/13 19:49:26                       Start-Date: 2013-11-17  10:51:52
22/11/13 19:49:26                       Upgrade: chromium:amd64
(30.0.1599.101-1~deb7u1, 31.0.1650.57-1~deb7u1), chromium-inspector:amd64
(30.0.1599.101-1~deb7u1, 31.0.1650.57-1~deb7u1)
22/11/13 19:49:26                       End-Date: 2013-11-17  10:52:22

before the upgrade I didn't had this problem.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I deactivated kwin compositing effects.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Nothing changed, the problem stills there.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I just thought that some problem with the compositing effects of kwin and the
flash plugin, but it seems that isn't the problem, I can see the youtube videos
and switch out and back to the tab playing the youtube video perfectly in

the upstream bug report:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (650, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=es_MX.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_MX.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages chromium depends on:
ii  chromium-inspector  31.0.1650.57-1~deb7u1
ii  gconf-service       3.2.5-1+build1
ii  libasound2          1.0.25-4
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.4.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-38
ii  libcairo2           1.12.2-3
ii  libcups2            1.5.3-5+deb7u1
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.6.8-1+deb7u1
ii  libexpat1           2.1.0-1
ii  libfontconfig1      2.9.0-7.1
ii  libfreetype6        2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgcc1             1:4.7.2-5
ii  libgconf-2-4        3.2.5-1+build1
ii  libgcrypt11         1.5.0-5+deb7u1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgnome-keyring0   3.4.1-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-2
ii  libjpeg8            8d-1
ii  libnspr4            2:4.9.2-1
ii  libnss3             2:3.14.4-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libspeechd2         0.7.1-6.2
ii  libspeex1           1.2~rc1-7
ii  libstdc++6          4.7.2-5
ii  libudev0            175-7.2
ii  libx11-6            2:1.5.0-1+deb7u1
ii  libxcomposite1      1:0.4.3-2
ii  libxdamage1         1:1.1.3-2
ii  libxext6            2:1.3.1-2+deb7u1
ii  libxfixes3          1:5.0-4+deb7u1
ii  libxi6              2:1.6.1-1+deb7u1
ii  libxml2             2.8.0+dfsg1-7+nmu2
ii  libxrender1         1:0.9.7-1+deb7u1
ii  libxslt1.1          1.1.26-14.1
ii  libxss1             1:1.2.2-1
ii  libxtst6            2:1.2.1-1+deb7u1
ii  xdg-utils           1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

chromium recommends no packages.

Versions of packages chromium suggests:
pn  chromium-l10n  <none>

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