Old Adobe Flash Player

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Old Adobe Flash Player

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Hi All,

I just updated to the latest 64-bit LMDE from 32-bit LM 10. Works flawlessly! Great job Clem and team!

However, I noticed that LMDE respin shipped with Adobe Flash 11.0, rather than 11.2 It's particularly important to keep Flash Player up-to-date, as it has historically been a source of vulnerability. When can we expect an update? Do we have to add an experimental repository to get the update?

Thanks!
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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You can try Flash-aid add-on. See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... flash-aid/
Last time i am using it, it's have option to update flash for mozilla and google-chrome.
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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No need for Flash-aid which was made for Ubuntu.

as root run:

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update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
FlashPlayer - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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flashplugin-nonfree is removing mint-meta-codecs and mint-flashplugin. I guess it's not that bad but it's not updating automatically, is it?
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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what about just installing the flash file manually in to its directory. although i forgot what it is for chrome :?
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CapitalG wrote:what about just installing the flash file manually in to its directory. although i forgot what it is for chrome :?
Chrome has flash built in.

Personally I have never messed with flashplugin-nonfree, I have always used flashplayer-mozilla from the debian-multimedia.org repo. Rather than being a script that downloads flash from Adobe, the dmm package actually installs flash.


$ apt-cache policy flashplayer-mozilla
flashplayer-mozilla:
Installed: 3:11.2.202.235-dmo1
Candidate: 3:11.2.202.235-dmo1
Version table:
*** 3:11.2.202.235-dmo1 0
500 http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ unstable/non-free i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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I have been forced due to nasty bug in 18.xxx.Chrome 64bit to install version 19beta and on going to YouTube I get asked to update to latest version of Flash. If I allow old version of Chrome Flash to play on a once off basis CPUs run at 100% and Chrome Locks-up just like version constantly did when left sitting for a few minutes with only a DuckDuckGo page open.
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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craigevil wrote:
CapitalG wrote:what about just installing the flash file manually in to its directory. although i forgot what it is for chrome :?
Chrome has flash built in.
not in the 64 version.
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CapitalG wrote:what about just installing the flash file manually in to its directory.
For Chromium you should copy libflashplayer.so into /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins

Installing flashplugin-nonfree has no side effects for me so far. Plus it's in linuxmint.com/latest and you get the newest version (File: libflashplayer.so Version: Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202).
Though I don't know what's so bad about Flash-Aid. It shows exactly what it does and every other browser (besides Chrom*) relies on the plugin.

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EDIT: For whoever had the problem with blue video output - You don't have to deactivate hardware acceleration. When using Nvidia drivers and VDPAU you should locate libflashplayer.so and run the following command in its directory:

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sudo perl -pi.bak -e 's/libvdpau/lixvdpau/g' libflashplayer.so
Restart browser should finalize it.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/967091 and ubuntuusers.de (CC)
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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thanks for the tip on the blue output. i had never seen that before and was wondering if something was wrong with my lcd :lol: adobe sucks! :x wish we could get away from flash, but too many sites use it.
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CapitalG wrote:thanks for the tip on the blue output.
There's another solution:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... comments/9
wish we could get away from flash, but too many sites use it.
HTML5 can already show videos without plugins. But you're right; standardization is a long process.
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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I guess the linux mint way would be to wait for the update of mint-flashplugin-11.

What's the linux mint way to notify the package maintainer about that? Anyone knows where the source code is? I tried to find it without luck, if my technical knownledge is enough I would like to contribute with the update.

$ sudo apt-cache show mint-flashplugin-11
Package: mint-flashplugin-11
Version: 11.0.d1.98
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: Clement Lefebvre <root@linuxmint.com>
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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Bump!

It really is about time to update flash player or not provide it through an unmaintained package at all...

The adobe-flashplugin package, for example, seems to provide a more recent version, and would probably be more suitable to be installed by default.
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Re: Old Adobe Flash Player

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I agree. I don't like having to choose between Mint and security. Last Mint release it was an old version of Java that was included and not being updated, now that they've fixed that we're left with an old version of Flash, the other cross-platform, historically most-attacked vector (beside Java). Mint team, we'd appreciate an update on this. Thanks!
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