Linuxephus wrote:I had a similar issue where the Mint Flash package needed updating from its 11.1.x 2011 version to the latest 11.2.x version.
-"The flash player is the thing that isn’t updated automatically through mint updates, so after some time from system installation it might be quite obsolete.
Go to Adobe site and download recent tar.gz pack of FLASH player for linux.
Extract folder, open it and copy paste the libflashplayer.so file to etc/alternatives overwrite the old libflashplayer.so file.
That’s it, log in/out or restart browser. Check version with right click on any flash object in the browser. Be happy with new updated flash on your system"-
I chose this route versus installing the Adobe Flash package from the Repos. itself to avoid Mint Flash, among other things, from being uninstalled by default.
So be sure to follow the above instructions explicitly as you see them written.
Footnote: Courtesy of the author of the original link http://mintnext.wordpress.com/
AlbertP wrote:For the moment 11.2 is still the latest version so we don't yet have much problems with this Adobe + Chrome partnership.
Flash is dying anyway with the advent of HTML5. Youtube already supports HTML5 for example if you don't have (working) Flash. HTML is a free and open standard unlike Flash which is proprietary.
Karis wrote:None of the above fixes worked on Mint 9. Locking the version resulted in breaking Firefox. Downloading and installing libflashplayer.so file to etc/alternatives to overwrite the old libflashplayer.so file also failed and simply resulted in the Flash window to request download of plugin. All these solutions have so far been a fail. I prefer Mint 9 as i would like to stick with an LTS version. I have Mint 12 on a laptop and the Flash works fine. Why the difference?
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