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Old 02-07-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
trailblazrr
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Cool FIrefox blocking Flash plugin


Firefox is blocking the Flash plugin installed on computer because it says it is out of date

I currently have this plugin:

Shockwave Flash

File: libflashplayer.so
Path: /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
Version: 11.2.202.440
State: Enabled (STATE_VULNERABLE_UPDATE_AVAILABLE)
Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

MIME Type Description Suffixes
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl

What shall I do???

(Note: Before I restarted my computer, there was an Update Information tab open and it read "Restart Nautilus Required", and when I would click on the Restart Nautilus button, nothing would happen. ...I restarted my computer and the tab has not appeared...)
 
Old 02-07-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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Update your Flash plugin. There were many critical updates put out by Adobe over the last couple weeks. Current version is now 11.2.202.442. That should fix it for you.
 
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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A more permanent solution would be to dump FF and install Chromium browser with the pepperflash addon. You won't have to deal with the Adobe BS anymore.
 
Old 02-07-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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I don't use Ubuntu so this may be wrong, but:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freshplayerplugin
This package is a version of Google's pepperflashplayer for Firefox.
 
Old 02-07-2015, 06:14 PM   #5
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If you go to the Adobe site at the link below you will see the current Version: 11.2.202.442 which was .338 about ten days ago. If you want to prevent the warning, open firefox and go to the Tools tab, Add-ons and plugins. On the right you have several options. If your is set to Ask to Activate you will see that whenever there is an update. You can change to Always Activate and you will then need to check for updates yourself periodically. You can actually just replace the old libflashplayer.so with the new one by downloading the tar.gz and extracting it. There is an entry in either about:config or aboutlugins which you can change also but I can't seem to find or remember what it is.

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
 
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #6
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Update your Flash plugin. There were many critical updates put out by Adobe over the last couple weeks. Current version is now 11.2.202.442. That should fix it for you.
Thanks for the suggestion. My firefox did the same, and now it's solved.
 
Old 02-09-2015, 06:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestion. My firefox did the same, and now it's solved.
You're welcome. My brother had this issue twice in the past couple weeks on his Ubuntu system. He was too impatient to let the auto-updates for Ubuntu take care of it, so I showed him how to force updates. He could then watch his YouTube crap again. He was happy.

Regards,

~Eric
 
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