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I use firefox 3.6.13 on linux gentoo amd64 and flash 10.2 debug version, i also have firebug flashbug and flashfirebug installed.

my problem is that whenever I run a flash application that encounters an error, the browser does not open an alert window. it makes it more difficult to debug applications because i need to make sure that the firebug window is always opened. the only way i can see the error is if i open the flash tab in firebug. is there a way to change this behavior ?

i checked .xsession-errors and tried running firefox from console: these are the only errors the i see in the log and these errors do not appear when the flash app encounters an error which means they are not related:

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gnomebreakpad": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


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Have you checked your ~/.xsession-errors ?

How do you start firefox? Clicking on an icon?

Try starting it on a console. Don't you get error messages there?

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updated main post. i didn't see any relevant information. – ufk Feb 23 '11 at 15:47

Have you installed the corresponding dbg packages? If you want to use a debugger you will have to install the corresponding debug symbols. Thus if you want to use a debugger on firefox install the firefox-dbg package, too. At least that is the case with ubuntu.

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as i mentioned in the topic i have flash debug version install, when i right click on a flash file i have a debugger menu item. – ufk Feb 26 '11 at 13:21

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