[fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

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[fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby MerelyJim on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:57 am

Hey, *

After the latest update [approx 1GB], Flash no longer works. :cry:

If it weren't for Hulu and Youtube, I wouldn't care, but...

Is there a way to roll-back or fix this?

One of the reasons I use LMDE instead of straight-up Debian is because it should be a bit easier, but I admit, I have no idea how to fix this on my own...
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:26 am

I have no doubt that you tried to reinstall flash after upgrading ?
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby anrkst on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:39 pm

My flash is not dead after the upgrade, but I am constantly getting notices (Google Chrome) about flash being out of date and to upgrade. This is not really a problem; I just ignore the message. But, will Google Chrome be updated in the near future. As I understand, Google Chrome comes with flash already installed.

The funny thing is I don't get these messages with Firefox.

Thanks,
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby jamvaru on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 pm

What I did:

1. uninstall everything 'flash' completely, removing settings, etc. (the red uninstall in synaptic)
2. install mint-flashplugin-11
3. install flashplugin-installer

the #1 removes the problem files
#2 installs the mint version
#3 updates the mint version

it worked for me

(anybody got a better explanation of the correct process? im no linuxmaster)

re: google chrome... get rid of it... install chromium instead, or some other version of chromium like iron
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby MerelyJim on Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:19 pm

Got a few hours before I can get home from work to make this happen, but I think I found a fix on the Debian forums that I'm going to try. Synaptic is all well and good, but I've been trying to grow my understanding of the command-line to fix things. If I can, and if it works, I'll post the result here.

Thanks to everyone who's chimed in. I appreciate the input.
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby MerelyJim on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:53 pm

Right, assuming that mint-flashplugin was the problem, I typed sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree into the command-line, which removed previous flash packages, and added the package straight from Debian. I don't know what's going to happen the next time there's a Flash update, but for now, it's working... :D

Oh, I should add that I like chromium-browser better than Firefox, but Chrome feels much the same as chromium, and if you're logged in, not sure how much difference there really is.
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Re: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby jamvaru on Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:16 pm

the difference is GOOGLE

nuff said? (i hope)
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby mpiter on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:37 am

MerelyJim wrote:Oh, I should add that I like chromium-browser better than Firefox, but Chrome feels much the same as chromium, and if you're logged in, not sure how much difference there really is.


Chrome is the Google version of Chromium. They added by default a few features to ease user life such as Flash and PDF plugins, downloadable in a single complete package, more audio and video tags...

Chrome is a bit easier to use than Chromium because you do not need to install several features that most users will want to use. On the other hand, Google is the source of many issues regarding private life, e.g., stealing and keeping private data without user knowledge. If you want to publicly expose your private life, use Google products and Facebook. :)
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby mockturtl on Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:24 am

anrkst wrote:My flash is not dead after the upgrade, but I am constantly getting notices (Google Chrome) about flash being out of date and to upgrade. This is not really a problem; I just ignore the message.
Same here, in the last two releases on the dev channel (google-chrome-unstable).

Navigate to "about://plugins" and scroll to the Flash section. Mine complains about a security flaw in 11.1 (in ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/), and won't let me disable it to use 11.4 (in /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/).

To fix it, just rename or remove the old file. Restart Chrome.
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby anrkst on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:11 am

mockturtl wrote:
anrkst wrote:My flash is not dead after the upgrade, but I am constantly getting notices (Google Chrome) about flash being out of date and to upgrade. This is not really a problem; I just ignore the message.
Same here, in the last two releases on the dev channel (google-chrome-unstable).

Navigate to "about://plugins" and scroll to the Flash section. Mine complains about a security flaw in 11.1 (in ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/), and won't let me disable it to use 11.4 (in /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/).

To fix it, just rename or remove the old file. Restart Chrome.



Hmmm. My flash is 11.0 d1. same complaint. And, there is no /opt/google/chrome, only earth. I have /opt/mint-flashplugin-11
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Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby mockturtl on Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:08 pm

anrkst wrote:Hmmm. My flash is 11.0 d1. same complaint. And, there is no /opt/google/chrome
Do you have Chrome installed?

Code: Select all
which google-chrome | xargs ls -l


Adobe killed Flash player for Linux at 11.2, but made a deal with Google to offer new releases in Chrome. They aren't compatible with other browsers. (see PPAPI versus NPAPI)
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Re: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby jamvaru on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:36 am

or just use Firefox; flash is workin fine for me now
I really don't see the fascination with 'chrome'; i really can't understand the obsession with google
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Re: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Postby MerelyJim on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:04 am

jamvaru wrote:if someone gives you candy, you don't have to eat it

Yes! Free Candy! :lol:
Yup, when I originally posted, Flash was broken in chromium-browser, and Firefox, and I suppose in Midori, as well. Sometimes you'll get a goofy rendering with one browser and have to switch to another, and eventually find out that you'll only get the desired result if you're using Internet Explorer (Ha! Like I need to see a web-page like that...).

Anyway, thanks for everyone's input.
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