Forum Question: Kernel Panic and Flash Player Plugin

Hello, Since the last Mac Os X software update (Nov 22) my MacPro is crashing (Kernel Panic) every time I try to access a website with Flash content. Either using Safari or Google Chrome. I removed the Flash Player plugin and Safari seems to work fine, but I can only watch videos online with html5. I‘ve downloaded and reinstalled the flash player plugin again but the problem comes back. what can I do?. I‘m using MacPro 2,66 ghz Quad with Snow Leopard.
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Manuel F. Rugeles

Comments: 6 Responses to “Kernel Panic and Flash Player Plugin”

    11/25/10 @ 10:23 am

    Removing and re-installing Flash is what I would suggest. But you have already done that. Try again?
    Did you use the Adobe uninstaller to remove it completely? Or some other method.

      Manuel F. Rugeles
      11/25/10 @ 10:32 am

      I did not use Adobe uninstaller, I just put the file in he trash and empty it. I did not know there was an uninstaller. I will try again using the uninstaller and see what happens. Thanks a lot for the answer.

    Leo
    3/13/11 @ 12:22 pm

    How could Flash possibly cause a kernel panic? More likely it’s exposing a bug in the graphics drivers.

    Jeff
    6/14/11 @ 10:24 pm

    Have you added any RAM to your computer? I had a similar problem—any video, including Flash would incite a kernel panic—and reverting to the RAM that came with the computer seems to have fixed it.

    Ric Storm
    11/20/12 @ 8:17 pm

    I have a macmini from 1994. I had the mini cleaned up and a new hard drive installed. also running leapord G4, 1.25 ghrtz with 1gig ddr sdram. the sitituation is the flash wont let me stream music without telling me to update flash which seems to be topped out. do I throw the mini to the goodwill store and bite the pocket book for a new one?

      11/20/12 @ 8:33 pm

      Sounds like the Flash app on the web page you are visiting just requires a newer version of Flash than the last one available for Leopard. So you can’t use that app on that site anymore.

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