just brew it! wrote:
Are you seeing the entire desktop freeze, or just the browser?
I get occasional flash plugin crashes (still running 9.10 here, so not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison), but they're few and far between enough that they don't rise above the level of minor annoyance. Only the browser is affected, and when it does happen doing a "killall npviewer.bin" seems to un-stick things without even requiring a browser restart.
Have you tried Chrome? I've mostly ditched Firefox for Chrome these days... very fast and stable. Latest version even includes an integrated PDF viewer.
My entire desktop freezes. I switch to a console (Alt+F2) and kill npviewer.bin as well as firefox and things usually come back. I had this almost once a day and on two different machines. The other applications I run are mostly the gnome terminal, gvim and evince so not much there that might be crashing. I have for now disabled plugins in firefox and opera and things have become stable with no crashes and even the pages seem to be rendered faster than before, though that might possibly be my imagination. I will try the 64-plugin sometime as suggested by axeman. Flash isn't really critical to me on Linux as I use it mostly for coding while if I need to access flash content, I usually access on it a win7 laptop. So I might just keep it disabled.
edit: As for chrome, I don't like its address bar. Somehow it never suggests the one URL i want to access when I start typing. Firefox awesome bar is awesome.