DRM Plugin crashes after openSUSE Tumbleweed update

Ish Sookun

A few days ago openSUSE users started complaining about DRM Plugin crashes in Firefox after running a Tumbleweed update.

Netflix requires the DRM plugin in Firefox to be able to play encrypted videos. The plugin would crash due to a bug in Firefox 73. While this bug affected not just openSUSE users, but everyone using Firefox 73, it became apparent to TW users as v73 landed in the Tumbleweed repo.

Mozilla fixed the bug in the 73.0.1 release. I tweeted about that a little more than a week ago.

Firefox 73.0.01 is now available in the Tumbleweed repo. So, a quick update should fix your Netflix. 😉

Information for package MozillaFirefox:
Repository     : openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Oss                 
Name           : MozillaFirefox                          
Version        : 73.0.1-1.1                              
Arch           : x86_64                                  
Vendor         : openSUSE                                
Installed Size : 186.7 MiB                               
Installed      : Yes                                     
Status         : out-of-date (version 73.0-1.1 installed)
Source package : MozillaFirefox-73.0.1-1.1.src           
Summary        : Mozilla Firefox Web Browser             
Description    :                                         
    Mozilla Firefox is a standalone web browser, designed for standards
    compliance and performance.  Its functionality can be enhanced via a
    plethora of extensions.