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Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby HappyLinux on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:11 am

I'm having a repeated problem with Flash Player plugin for Firefox where just keeps breaking down to the point where FF disables the plugin.

It doesn't matter if FF updates or not, the plugin just stops working and I cannot update or repair the plugin.

This thread is basically a continuation from http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=123714.

I have tried the terminal command

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sudo update-alternatives --auto libflashplayer.so


But that didn't work.
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The Plugin is out of date. The one installed is 11.0, but according to Adobe, there's 11.2 released.
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All this and I cannot view videos. Here's a sample webpage from the above thread.
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This is only happening in Firefox. I have no problems with Chrome and Opera.
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Re: Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby num7 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:14 am

Here you can check if you got the latest version of Shockwave-Flash. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
When i have a problem with the flash-plugin in i remove it completely and reinstall it.
Type about:config and search for plugin.expose_full_path and toggle it to true.
Then type about:plugins and you should now see where your plugin is installed.
My plugin is in /opt/mint-flashplugin-11/libflashplayer.so
So i remove it with:
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rm -R mint-flashplugin-11/

And now i reinstall the latest version of the plugin. Don't forget to toggle the value of plugin.expose_full_path back to flase (i think its not secure)

I hope this helps a little bit. - num7 -
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Re: Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby Incentive I.C on Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:30 pm

num7 wrote:Here you can check if you got the latest version of Shockwave-Flash. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
When i have a problem with the flash-plugin in i remove it completely and reinstall it.
Type about:config and search for plugin.expose_full_path and toggle it to true.
Then type about:plugins and you should now see where your plugin is installed.
My plugin is in /opt/mint-flashplugin-11/libflashplayer.so
So i remove it with:
Code: Select all
rm -R mint-flashplugin-11/

And now i reinstall the latest version of the plugin. Don't forget to toggle the value of plugin.expose_full_path back to flase (i think its not secure)

I hope this helps a little bit. - num7 -


You could also try unistalling it and renistalling it from the Synaptic Package manger. That what I did when Flash Player stopped working.
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Re: Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby HappyLinux on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:42 am

num7 wrote:Here you can check if you got the latest version of Shockwave-Flash. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
When i have a problem with the flash-plugin in i remove it completely and reinstall it.
Type about:config and search for plugin.expose_full_path and toggle it to true.
Then type about:plugins and you should now see where your plugin is installed.
My plugin is in /opt/mint-flashplugin-11/libflashplayer.so
So i remove it with:
Code: Select all
rm -R mint-flashplugin-11/

And now i reinstall the latest version of the plugin. Don't forget to toggle the value of plugin.expose_full_path back to flase (i think its not secure)

I hope this helps a little bit. - num7 -


Ok, it says that my plugin is out of date and asks me to update it. You give me the instructions to uninstall it, but none on how to install it.
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Re: Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby eMcE on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:10 pm

Is another "semi-solution" ;)
Go to about:config, search for string extensions.blocklist.enabled
and change his value to FALSE.

Now Firefox stop bothering You for blocked/outdated flash, or other extensions.
Yeap, I know this is not a "fix", but.. works.
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Re: Flash Player keeps breaking

Postby num7 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:36 pm

Ok, it says that my plugin is out of date and asks me to update it. You give me the instructions to uninstall it, but none on how to install it.


You can install the plugin with:
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sudo apt-get install mint-flashplugin-11


Much quiter to unistall the plugin is:
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sudo apt-get autoremove mint-flashplugin-11


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