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Old 09-10-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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what adobe flash player to download?


what version of adobe flash player should I download? they have three choices for linux. I want to watch videos on utube
 
Old 09-10-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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You can get the .tar.gz for any distro, but if your distro uses RPM or YUM then you can use those too.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 01:46 AM   #3
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what Linux distro are you using
there have been reports of Firefox3 and adobe flash having some problems in some distros
 
Old 09-10-2008, 01:55 AM   #4
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what Linux distro are you using
there have been reports of Firefox3 and adobe flash having some problems in some distros
Flash has issues with ALL browsers in ALL distros hehehe

It's just a matter of luck. It will work completely, partially or nothing at all depending on the versions of the browser, the plugin and -for amd64- the version of nspluginwrapper as well if you are using it.

Check the docs of your distro, there might be a how-to around or something
 
Old 09-10-2008, 05:36 AM   #5
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flash player 10 has better quality than 9, but it's still in beta, I use it tho, and it doesn't crash FF, not so far.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
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I'm using Hardy Heron 8.04, I think. I'm just upgrading now from Gutsy Gibbon

wow lots of different opinions

what's good for my distribution?
 
Old 09-30-2008, 01:36 AM   #7
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Either the .deb or .tar.gz.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 03:29 AM   #8
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i've been using flash player 10 also, and must say i am quite satisfied.

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Old 09-30-2008, 04:55 AM   #9
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The easiest way is via Synaptic Package Manager - look for flashplugin nonfree.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 06:30 AM   #10
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i wasn't getting any sound with flash 10 and switched back to 9.
and for an answer, get the Adobe Flash player, even if it sometimes crashes. If it does crash, get the firefox extension called Flashblock. Apparently flash only crashes if it gets buggy at the entrance of a web page, so after flashblock "blocks" the flash, you can click on it and it starts playing perfectly.

Also, I'm curios if anyone got to use flash videos fullscreen without them crashing.. if i just resize the video to full screen it works, but once it's on the overlay, it starts slowly crashing until i need a reboot.

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Old 09-30-2008, 07:08 AM   #11
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Also, I'm curios if anyone got to use flash videos fullscreen without them crashing.. if i just resize the video to full screen it works, but once it's on the overlay, it starts slowly crashing until i need a reboot.
That's odd, because it works fine for me. I'm using the latest flash 10 plugin. I can run any video fullscreen with no crashing.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 03:46 AM   #12
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The final version of flash 10 came out today.

I'm running Slackware 12.1. I have firefox 3.03 installed to /opt. I completely removed flash 9 first. I tried running the flashplayer_installer but it kept asking for a valid installation directory no matter what i gave it. It suggested /usr/lib/mozilla, but when I chose that it kept asking for a valid installation directory. I still have the firefox 2.x that came with Slackware installed to /usr/lib/, so /usr/lib/mozilla exists. I tried /opt/firefox, but no luck there either. I then just copied the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, with a symlink to /opt/firefox, since that is how I installed flash 9.

Anyway, flash 10 runs ok for me, except when I try to maximize a video in youtube.com or google videos it causes firefox to freeze. As long as I don't maximize a video it runs ok. I am using no extensions in firefox.
I may go back to flash 9, since that did not freeze when videos were maximized.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 03:52 AM   #13
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The final version of flash 10 came out today.

I'm running Slackware 12.1. I have firefox 3.03 installed to /opt. I completely removed flash 9 first. I tried running the flashplayer_installer but it kept asking for a valid installation directory no matter what i gave it. It suggested /usr/lib/mozilla, but when I chose that it kept asking for a valid installation directory. I still have the firefox 2.x that came with Slackware installed to /usr/lib/, so /usr/lib/mozilla exists. I tried /opt/firefox, but no luck there either. I then just copied the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, with a symlink to /opt/firefox, since that is how I installed flash 9.
FWIW, I have the same setup (though still I'm using Firefox 3.0.2) and my Flash plugin is in ~/.mozilla/plugins.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 05:45 AM   #14
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I had a problem with a flash plugin I installed via a repository - the browsers just gave me a "it has known bugs etc. " and won't use it.
Just go to adobe.com and download it.
To avoid crashes use it in a different browser - so if the browser freezes and crashes it would be less annoying.
Also sometimes it seems to freeze but give it a few seconds and it will be okay.

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Last edited by loperz7; 10-23-2008 at 05:03 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2008, 06:04 AM   #15
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I had a problem with a flash plugin I installed via a repository - the browsers just gave me a "it has known bugs etc. " and won't use it.
Just go to adobe.com and download it.
To avoid crashes use it in a different browser - so if the browser freezes and crashes it would be less annoying.
Also sometimes it seems to freeze but give it a few seconds and it will be okay.
An ageing UNIX hippie like me would say "that's crazy talk!". Imagine - tolerating crashes and hangs and glitches and stuff on UNIX. I can see the headlines: Microsoft wins war against Linux - Linux users now crave same low-grade quality of software. Someone with too much money needs to fund a serious effort for an open royalty-free standard to kill Flash and bury SilverBlight. If we're lucky Adobe might open the Flash specs again.
 
  


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