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Old 11-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Flash Player not working


Rather recently when I try to do something involving flash player (mainly youtube), I either get a blank grey block (like on youtube) or I am told that I need to download the most recent version of adobe flash player; what is weird is that when I am on that particular website, everything is fine for the first 30 minutes or so, and then I am told that I need to download adobe flash player. When I am on youtube I sometimes need to refresh the page +5 times to get it to start working. I am pretty sure that it is not a problem with firefox because I seem to have no issues when I boot into Microsoft. I am using suse 11.0.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'm guessing you are running the latest version ? ... there were some performance issues not long ago, do you have high cpu usage when flash is active ?
 
Old 11-22-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure that I have the most recent version, and I am afraid that I have no idea how to see if I have "high cpu when flash is running." How would I check?
 
Old 11-22-2009, 10:56 PM   #4
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check the 'system follower' (my term) for cpu usage. The refresh thing is something I have come across with the bbc iplayer and seems to be linked to the length of time your system is set to standby, how you disassociate the two I don't know.

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:06 AM   #5
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If you open a terminal and type 'top', you will see load average at the top right. To interpret, if you have one cpu in your machine then a load average of 1.00 means your cpu is fully utilised (roughly.. the actual meaning is too technical for most people, including me). The 3 values left to right are the load over 1min, 5min and 15min periods

You can check if you're running the latest version here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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I checked on the adobe website, and it said that I have version 9. So, I tried to download the newest version, but my computer claims that I have version 10. Also, I checked the cpu thing, and it said that the load average was around .30. Do I need to change anything?
 
Old 11-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #7
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kill***cpu usage

Firstly the current flashplayer status reported when on the adobe website may only be an 'estimation'. Try a search on your own system for the specified file, if you don't get a match maybe it's just a question of waiting for adobe to update their offerings. Cpu usage of .30 does not mean much to me it is always more helpful to get it in terms of a percentage but bare in mind if you get a 'snapshot' at a particular time more helpful is a graph spread over a longer time. I doubt if there is any need to panic.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:53 AM   #8
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Your cpu load is ok depending on what you were doing at the time, can you try running the following to confirm flash isn't damaged ?

Code:
me@xxxxxx ~# rpm -Vv flash-plugin
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/LICENSE
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/README
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/homecleanup
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
.........    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup
.........    /usr/share/doc/flash-plugin-10.0.32.18
.........  d /usr/share/doc/flash-plugin-10.0.32.18/readme.txt
me@xxxxxx ~#
... as long as there are only dots to the left of each file, flash is ok. If flash is ok then as fred suggested, you'll just have to wait for a new version.

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