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Old 06-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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can't upgrade to flash

I am running Fedora 10, and have been one of those lucky individuals whose system worked completely fine from the start. My current problem is with flash. Within the past week when I follow friends' links to videos on Facebook I am told I need to download the latest flash. So the first time I followed the link to the flash site and downloaded. Videos still didn't work. On youtube and everywhere else they do. So today, after reading some posts, I went to the flash site to see what version of flash I have installed. It tells me it's flash 10,0,15,3 . I go to try download latest version and it tells me that is the latest and I click to download and when I go to install package I am told it is already installed. It would appear as though the flash site is having me download the same package I already have. I have tried multiple times and am unable to upgrade. Is there another way I could upgrade. Thanks in advance for the help.Sorry about my ignorance, but school leaves me little spare time to study up on linux.
Old 06-19-2009, 06:00 AM   #2
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You could try downloading the tar.gz file from and extract the so file, replacing your current so file (wherever that may be) which is the flash plugin. Search for a file on your system with "flash" and ".so" in the file name.

For instance on Debian it is /etc/alternatives/ In other distributions it may be in a plugins directory somewhere inside your home folder (such as ~/.mozilla/plugins/) or somewhere in /etc or /usr.


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