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How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by clem » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:53 pm

Introduction

The stable release of Adobe Flash 10 is finally out but as always with proprietary components the upgrade path isn't straight forward. For the very first time Adobe provided a Deb package, but only for i386, not for amd64.

Linux Mint 5 comes by default with Flash 10 RC1 (10.0.218). The Romeo repositories feature Flash 10 RC2 (10.0.525). Both packages are named flashplugin-nonfree.

Adobe released a deb package called adobe-flashplugin (even though the filename is actually different) which both provides and conflicts with flashplugin-nonfree. In other words adobe-flashplugin replaces flashplugin-nonfree.

The version of Flash you're running

Visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/

Installation on x86 editions

Get and install the package directly from Adobe:

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/fl ... _linux.deb

If things don't work, uninstall the package by typing "apt remove adobe-flashplugin" in a terminal, followed by "apt install flashplugin-nonfree".

Installation on x64 edition

Warning: This is tricky... because Flash is proprietary and it isn't compiled for amd64. If you're afraid to break Flash or if you don't know how to reinstall it on x64, stay with version 9. If you're adventurous, open a terminal and type the following:

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wget http://queleimporta.com/downloads/flash10_en.sh && sudo chmod +x flash10_en.sh && sudo sh ./flash10_en.sh
Good luck everybody. Don't hesitate to post here if you face problems.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by ossified65 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:09 pm

Upgrading on x64 seems to have worked perfectly for me. At least I have not found any problems yet and the adobe site says I have 10 installed now.

thanks Clem!

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by knuckles » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:27 am

for me, flash10 work's perfect under Mint32 but under Mint64 it make the same glitches as with flash9

here a bad question on my mint32 i have (to fix hardware problems) the kernel 2.6.26.5 installed, is it possible that this have something to do with the diffrence?
Sorry for my BAD English!!

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by Lantesh » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:30 am

Thanks for the tip Clem. I installed the new version on my 32 bit Elyssa system. I had the RC2 version from Romeo, and I'm not sure that I notice any difference, but it's good to know that I'm now up to date.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by red-e-made » Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:02 pm

Thanks, clem, the installation of adobe-flashplugin went off without a hitch.

One question: When I opened Synaptic, I noticed that while flashplugin-nonfree is now uninstalled (as it should be), flashplayer-nonfree 9.0.21.78-3v1ubuntu1 is still installed. Is this normal? Is there a Flash player 10 I should install?

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by clem » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:00 pm

red-e-made: I haven't tested the standalone player and Adobe doesn't seem to make too much noise about it (I wonder if they'll drop support for it soon or later). Anyway, it's available here: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flas ... dev.tar.gz

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by jdog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:51 pm

Worked perfectly for me with your awesome X64 ! Thanks Clem !!

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by subslug » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:08 pm

The installed failed for me if I let Gdebi deal with the .deb file

It worked fine just installing the .deb from a terminal though.

Thanks Clem. :)

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by N1ckR » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:02 pm

subslug wrote:The installed failed for me if I let Gdebi deal with the .deb file

It worked fine just installing the .deb from a terminal though.

Thanks Clem. :)
I uninstalled flash first and then installed via Gdebi and works great.

Cheers, Nick

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by arker » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:06 am

N1ckR wrote:
subslug wrote:The installed failed for me if I let Gdebi deal with the .deb file

It worked fine just installing the .deb from a terminal though.

Thanks Clem. :)
I uninstalled flash first and then installed via Gdebi and works great.

Cheers, Nick
Well me too, but it doens't work, I can't find the flash in about:plugins.
It seems I'm the only who can't install flash 10 :?:

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by LinuxForever » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:51 pm

Houston we have a problem.
I installed the new Adobe Flash Player from the .deb package. The new flash player uninstalled the nonfree flash player when it installed it's self.

Ff3 and Opera could not find the new flash player. Ff3 and Opera said I had to install the flash player. So, I used Adept to uninstall the new player and tried to use it to reinstall the nonfree player again. Adept got a 404 error. It couldn't download the nonfree player.

So, now I have no flash player at all. What do I do now? Thanks for any help.


Ok, I rebooted my computer and the little lock said there were 2 updates for Amarok . I installed those and then the updater said there was an update for adobeflashplayer 10.0.12.36-1hardy2. So, I installed it. Ff3 and Opera still can't find the flash player.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by darco » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:45 pm

LinuxForever wrote:Houston we have a problem.
I installed the new Adobe Flash Player from the .deb package. The new flash player uninstalled the nonfree flash player when it installed it's self.

Ff3 and Opera could not find the new flash player. Ff3 and Opera said I had to install the flash player. So, I used Adept to uninstall the new player and tried to use it to reinstall the nonfree player again. Adept got a 404 error. It couldn't download the nonfree player.

So, now I have no flash player at all. What do I do now? Thanks for any help.


Ok, I rebooted my computer and the little lock said there were 2 updates for Amarok . I installed those and then the updater said there was an update for adobeflashplayer 10.0.12.36-1hardy2. So, I installed it. Ff3 and Opera still can't find the flash player.
You can try manually pointing Opera to the libflashplayer.so file...tools/preferences/downloads. Then scroll down to find x-shockwave then choose edit and point it to the path of the new flashplayer.,

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by LinuxForever » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:06 pm

Darco thanks for the help. I didn't know I could do that. May be that would have worked. I found a way to solve the problem a bit differently. See below.

UPDATE!
I completely uninstalled adobe-flashplugin, swfdec-mozilla and libswfdec-0.6.90. Then I reboot my computer. Then I reinstalled adobe-flashplugin with the DEB installer. Then I rebooted my computer.

Every web cam I tried and the videos at Utube I tried work perfectly now. I can even listen to the symphony at the Maybach site again.

I think the problem was caused bt the swf files. I've had problems with those in other distros. Just using the Adobe Flash Player seems to work best with my harware.

There's something else I should add. Before this adventure with trying to upgrade to flash 10, when I tried playing videos at Utube, a message would tell me I didn't have Flash player installed or I had an older version of Flash player installed. Now I don't get that message anymore.

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Some sites don't see the new Flashplayer (10).

Post by HermanDegenhart » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:31 pm

Something must be blocking my Flash 10 device. After installing the Flash-player 10 from this page above, some sites refuse to recognize the plug in as they say that the Flash-plug in is not installed. For instance this site: http://www.hetgesprek.nl/ However when I open such a site, I see the flash content in a split second before it is gone. This gives the impression that something is in the way. But what?
Ubuntu will be upgraded from Hardy Heron to Intrepid Ibex next week. Will Linux Mint also be upgraded about then?

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by LinuxForever » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:32 pm

HermanDegenhart I tried that site and it works for me with no problems. You might be having the same problem I had (read my post above).

Try uninstalling adobe flash and the swf packages and then just reinstall the adobe flash with the DEB installer. I never use the swf packages in Ubuntu either. I don't know what it is about swf but it can cause a conflict with the adobe flash. Or, perhaps it's just my old hardware.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by yamato74 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:44 pm

I still can't install flash. I've try the deb, it says the install was ok, but couldn't get nothing in firefox. about:plugins says nothing about flash. i did uninstalled and tried the non-free from apt-get, but it gave me this info:

"Downloading...
--22:51:44-- http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs ... 508.tar.gz
=> `./flashplayer10_install_linux_051508.tar.gz'
Resolving download.macromedia.com... 72.246.63.191
Connecting to download.macromedia.com|72.246.63.191|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
22:51:48 ERROR 404: Not Found.

download failed
The Flash plugin is NOT installed."

I've already tried to put the libflashplayer.so in every plugins folder i've found linked to mozilla or firefox. nothing.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by HermanDegenhart » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:41 pm

Dear Forever, I have removed everything swf as well as the flashplayer itself, then rebooted and installed the Flashplayer 10 again. It did not help.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by HermanDegenhart » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:58 pm

Could it be that some software is compatible with the flashplayer 9 only and not with number 10. So the 9 software blocks the 10 player? What could it be? Or do we have to wait until Intrepid Ibex is released, which is next week.

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by HermanDegenhart » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:23 pm

Even when I turned back to Flashplayer 9, it made no difference. Same problems. So perhaps it has nothing to do with flashplayer. Could it be the problem that I have updated the Mint kernel to version 21? I cannot believe that myself. Who has any idea?

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Re: How to upgrade to Flash 10

Post by xnostradamusx » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:42 am

@herman

youtube and that site you mention works no problem im using the flash player posted above
~cheers~

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