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Old 09-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation Flash plugin missing, not working or crashing on browsers


Dont' know why or if it is related, after upgrading Ubuntu 10.04 kernel ( I guess from 2.6.32-38 to -42) I can's see youtube videos or any video requiring Shockwave Flash. It happens on the three browsers I have (Chrome, Chromium and Firefox). The plugins are supposedly installed as the code below shows:

Code:
williepabon@raquel-desktop:~$ sudo lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'
[sudo] password for williepabon:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release:    10.04
Codename:   lucid
Linux raquel-desktop 2.6.32-42-generic #95-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 25 15:57:54 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.238ubuntu0.10.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii flashplugin-nonfree 11.2.202.238ubuntu0.10.04.1 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer (transit
ii flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound 0.0.svn2431-3 Adobe Flash Player platform support library
I ran on the three browsers about;plugins to see if the flash plugin was recognized, and it was. Any ideas to solve this? Thanks.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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What video card and driver are you using?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Ubuntu 10.04
is a bit on the old side
so

what version of Firefox is installed ?
the current is 15

and what version of flash ?

is the 10.04 install a 64 bit ? or 32 bit????
is the firefox a 32 bit or the 64 bit ( the 32 bit is default a lot on 64 bit OS's )

is the flash 32 bit OR 64 bit ????
this makes a VERY BIG difference
the install instructions for the 64 bit flash on the 64 bit FF are VERY VERY different than the 32 bit flash on a 32 bit ff( or 64) on a 32 bit Ubuntu
1)
32 bit ubuntu, 32 bit firefox , 32 bit flash
2)
64 bit ubuntu , 32 bit firefox , 32 bit flash
3)
64 bit Ubuntu , 64 bit FireFox, 64 bit Flash

all 3 have different instructions

then ad in "alternatives "
this is used for having many different versions of the same program installed at the same time

i am betting that /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so

is a link to the 32 bit/usr/lib and that in turn is linked to "/etc/alternatives/" and that is linked to a "flash" folder someplace


or
did you manually install firefox to it own folder say ???
/usr/lib/firefox
is so YOU have to make the plugin folder in the new ff folder
and manually put the plugins in there.

Last edited by John VV; 09-19-2012 at 04:59 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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What video card and driver are you using?
The info requested.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266] [5333:8d04]
(Part of pc Main Board)

@JohnVV:

I assume the plugins are all 32 bit. Here are the locations (taken from the browsers themselves):

In Chromium:

Flash (2 files) - Version: 11.2 r202
Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
Name: Shockwave Flash
Version: 11.2 r202
Location: /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
Type: NPAPI
Disable
MIME types:
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
.swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player
.spl

Name: Shockwave Flash
Version: 11.2 r202
Location: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Type: NPAPI
Disable
MIME types:
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash
.swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player
.spl

In Firefox:
Shockwave Flash

File: libflashplayer.so
Version:
Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202

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

Firefox version is 15 and the pc is an old 32 bit Compaq Presario

Last edited by williepabon; 09-19-2012 at 08:10 PM. Reason: Add more information
 
Old 09-20-2012, 03:51 AM   #5
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Try disabling hardware acceleration (if it's enabled) as written down here.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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Try disabling hardware acceleration (if it's enabled) as written down here.
Couldn't do what you requested. With Chromium the plugin crashed and didn't show the player version (in order to disable hardware acceleration), and with Firefox, nothing is shown at all. Please, help.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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Since this is an old computer, you may have the wrong CPU for version 11 of Flash. Use
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2
and if nothing is printed, that's your problem: see the following for more information on what to do (parts 4, 5, and 6)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...us-4175420481/
 
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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Since this is an old computer, you may have the wrong CPU for version 11 of Flash. Use
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2
and if nothing is printed, that's your problem: see the following for more information on what to do (parts 4, 5, and 6)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...us-4175420481/
Thanks, David McCann, you got the solution to my problem. Now I need to find out how to avoid the normal Linux update process from changing my Flash version.
Thanks again.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 03:26 AM   #9
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Look here for a way to prevent updates to a specific package.
 
Old 09-21-2012, 10:12 AM   #10
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Look here for a way to prevent updates to a specific package.
Thanks.
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