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Old 04-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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Get to the bottom of Adobe Flash Player 11


Hello,

Are you guys running the latest Flash Player 11.2.202.233?

Unfortunately, Flashplayer SlackBuild won't work for me. It passes the clean instal, in other words, the script *SBo.tgz is executed and its libflashplayer.so file appears in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder.

However, the plugin made by the script is dead for me as if I would put libflashplayer.so file directly from Adobe site into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder.

The bottom line: Video won't play.


P.S. Some penguins from other distros complain about dead Adobe Flash Player 11 as well, so it's not my own environment 13.37 32-bit, FF 11.0 causing the problem.

Anyway, what did I miss?


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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Hi

I jsut uploaded packages for the new Flashplayer version to http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...player-plugin/ (mirrored here: http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...player-plugin/).

After upgrading to the new package version 11.2.202.233, I started Firefox, opened http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ and saw that it correctly reported the new version of the Flash plugin.

Eric
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt response, Eric.

Sure, there are two ways to get Flash Player on Slack: Flashplayer SlackBuild and your ready-built packages from AlienBob

My story started with Flashplayer SlackBuild experience.

I just deleted libflashplayer.so made by Flashplayer SlackBuild and I run your script, install goes smoothly and I get another ( yours ) libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder.

However, nothing positive yet happens. FF reads "Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Last Updated 04/11/2012" ( just as it was reading with Flashplayer SlackBuild either with the vanilla-plain latest libflashplayer.so from Adobe download page ).

Nor any Flash Video plays neither http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ indicates that I have Adobe Player installed.

There is no Adobe light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Is it possible that there's a libflashplayer.so in your ~/.mozilla folder, which may be overriding the one in /usr/ ?

Last edited by mrclisdue; 04-20-2012 at 09:41 AM.
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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Quote:
Is it possible that there's a libflashplayer.so in your ~/.mozilla folder, which may be overriding the one in /usr/ ?
Thanks, buddy.

It's a good point, but I run

Code:
find -type f -name libflashplayer.so
there is only one in a Trash.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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Well,

meantime I deleted libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, downloaded and extracted firefox-11.0.tar.bz2 in /home/user_name/ , made directory /home/user_name/firefox/plugins and dropped there libflashplayer.so

Still no lack, that out-of-the-box FF reads "Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 Last Updated 04/20/2012" but no video is playing.

It's definitely Adobe's issue

All I need is to find some workaround. No more, no less.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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Does it work in konqueror?

cheers,
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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Nope, konqueror's nspluginviewer reads crash while visiting http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Code:
Application: nspluginviewer (nspluginviewer), signal: Segmentation fault
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0xb540d710 (LWP 2260))]

Thread 2 (Thread 0xb1597b70 (LWP 2454)):
#0  0xb5cd2ac5 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#1  0xb5d4a36f in QWaitCondition::wait(QMutex*, unsigned long) () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/libQtCore.so.4
#2  0xb5d3fbf1 in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/libQtCore.so.4
#3  0xb5d49d09 in ?? () from /usr/lib/qt/lib/libQtCore.so.4
#4  0xb5ccdc04 in start_thread () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#5  0xb5a2706e in clone () from /lib/libc.so.6

Thread 1 (Thread 0xb540d710 (LWP 2260)):
[KCrash Handler]
#6  0xb2117fdb in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#7  0xb2247867 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#8  0xb1f67cd6 in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#9  0xb1f6f16c in ?? () from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
#10 0x08051e95 in _start ()
On the other hand, a month ago Adobe put patched Flash Player version 10.3 for those who are unable to update to 11.2, as they say. That libflashplayer.so works fine in konqueror and FF, it plays video and http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ reads "You have version 10,3,183,18 installed"

The latest Adobe Flash Player 11 update was on April 14, patched Flash Player 10.3 came on March 29 but didn't get updated on April 14. In other words, let's assume that Flash Player 10.3 is already obsolete.

I guess that Adobe plans to kill penguins one by one and started with me
 
Old 04-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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Hi cfdisk,

Try to put "libflashplayer.so" on /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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Hi Bourbon.

Thanks for caring, buddy.

Yeah, I just put it in /usr/lib/firefox-11.0/plugins ( I don't have /usr/lib/firefox/ directory )

FF sees that plugin but still no luck. Nor video plays neither Adobe page detects the Flash Player.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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Ahem, such a meaningful silence...

Meantime, I switched KDE to XFCE, still no luck.
 
Old 04-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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Regular flash-player-plugin from SBo works fine for me on -current.
I just needed 'VERSION=11.2.202.233' on the SlackBuild (and latest source of course).
Confirmed by helpx.adobe.com
 
Old 04-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
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Thanks, MannyNix.

Yeah, for some it works, for others doesn't.

As far as I googled that matter, it's seems Adobe Flash Player 11 bug popping up in some Linux environments.

I have pulled the short straw, that's it.

Just in case, there are Ubuntu penguins talking: Most YouTube videos and Facebook games won't play.

It would be very helpful to talk to a person, who had this problem and was able to fix it, otherwise I would join hamsters to run in wheels.
 
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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Hi cfdisk,

Exactly in this moment I have been installing Slackware 13.37 KDE 32 bit on my new computer; after that, I have been installing the same flashplayer pugin of yours and it works.
Footpath: downloaded from Adobe site the plugin (tar.gz), after that I have been copyng the file ".so" to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
Try again!

Cheers
 
Old 04-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #15
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Hi Bourbon.

Thanks for caring.

I am running FF 12 now. Sure enough, I extracted .so file from the latest Adobe tar.gz and it won't work.

I dumped that libflashplayer.so in a Trash. As a matter of fact, there are so many dumped .so files, no more Trash room for others.

Jokes aside, only Adobe Flash 10.3 works for me. As Adobe put it, the patched Flash 10.3 is for those who are unable to update to 11.2

But the future definitely looks bright. While running without that damned plugin, I noticed that the newest Google Analytics version works without Flash at all. In other words, we are still young enough to see the death of Adobe Flash.
 
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