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why is safari 4.1.3 crashing constantly?

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Feb 11, 2012 1:08 PM

why is safari 4.1.3 crashing constantly?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Mail 2.1.3
  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    Clouded is the answer. We need more information about your system, what's running when this happens, and a crash report. For the crash report, skip all the nonsense at the beginning and just post the part starting with "Binary Images" down to the end of that section. Everything else is useless.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,410 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    No, please post the entire crash report.

     

    Go to your Applications Folder and open your Utilities Folder. Open the application Console.

     

    In the left-hand column, click on Crash Reporter.

     

    Click on the small triangle under Crash Reporter in the l/h column and they will all be listed.

     

    Scroll down to the latest Safari report and click on it.

     

    Now click on the r/h column (which now only shows THAT crash report and then Command-a to copy it all.

     

    Come back here and Command-v it to post it here!

  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 4:45 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    Yes, there is Crash Reporter on your system. It's in Home/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari.crash.log

  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    I'm guessing it's your version of Flash Player. It's not the most current one for 10.4, so if you're visiting sites that use Flash, no doubt they're using a more current version, one that doesn't play nice with lesser versions.

     

    You can download the Flash Uninstaller from the Adobe web site (which also uses Flash, ironically), and once that's done, then you'd have to find the archive of multiple versions of unsupported versions of Flash and download that, open it to find the installer for 10.1.r45 and install that.

     

    Sadly, I don't have the direct link for either available to me at the moment.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,410 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:21 PM (in response to kurt188)

    I agree with Kurt's diagnosis: your Flash Player is out of date.

     

    The latest version of Adobe FlashPlayer can be obtained from here:

     

    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFl ash

     

    You can check here what version of Flash player you actually have installed:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

     

    You can check here:  http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, 10.2.152.25, 10.3.x beta, or later, is for Intel Macs only, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.0.1.152 is for Lion.

     

    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. The first one on the list, Flash Player 10.1.102.64 is the one you download. More information here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html

     

    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/909/cpsid_90906.html

     

    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.

  • kurt188 Level 4 Level 4 (1,325 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    No, Adobe does support older Macs, up to a pont. But with Flash, they've bundled all those versions together into one large download that they hide on their web site, so you have to do some creative searching to find it.

     

    Never underestimate how a company can screw up basic navigation of their own web site, after they've lost the source code for several of their own applications.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/865/cpsid_86551.html#prob1=uninst,os=m10.6,

     

    Download this if you haven't...

     

    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp10.1.102.6 4_and_9.0.289.0archive.zip

     

    Once downloaded if it doesn't unzip automatically the double click on that file.

     

    Look for the fp10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0archive folder, open it, look for the Flash Player 10.1.102.64 folder & open and look for 101r10264 folder & open it, double click on the flashplayer101r102_64_ubmac.dmg file, choose the Install Adobe Flash Player file to install... they don't make it easy!

     

    Or I put up the smaller ones here...

     

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/450421/flashplayer10_1r82_76_ub_mac%20copy.dmg.zip

     

    Stand alone player...

     

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/450421/LastFlashPPC.zip

     

    Or free 3rd party...

     

    http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/wimpy_standalone_flv_player.html

     

    The last really supported Flash for PPC was 10.1.102.64, but if it's for like Facebook or such, people have been fooling FB to think they have a leter version installed.

    Texas Mac Man's Flash hack/post...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3599648?tstart=0

     

    See in each Browser which version of Flash it thinks it has...

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to standardbrand)

    Great to hear, thanks!

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