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Old 08-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Download links in Firefox don't work


I have just successfully installed Linux Mint 18.2 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I need various additional software items such as Adobe Flash Player but download links in the websites don't function. Just nothing happens. Any ideas? Could it be the firewall setting?
 
Old 08-09-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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can you please show us which page and which link is it?
 
Old 08-09-2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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install flash from the debian/mint repos using your package manager " apt-get"

or from the adobe site -- NOT!!! recommended!!!
the new and current Microsoft windows flash will not work

you need the OLD and MOSTLY unsupported linux version
26.0.0.151

and you NEED!!! to slect the version
Apt ?-- debian
yum ? rhel and cent
-- NO DNF for fedora
tarbal ?
or genaric rhel type RPM's
 
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:27 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

Not sure where you are looking. I rather doubt it could be firewall if you have already seen a website that is working. I assume you don't have a proxy of some kind to deal with. It may be possible that you have some script blocker or config in firefox set off default. If you hover over some links they may show address.

I agree with JohnVV that you should try to use the built in package/software manager for as much as you can.
 
Old 08-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #5
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I was just able to successfully download the Flash *.tar.gz file from Adobe in Firefox 52.2.0 on Slackware --Current.

"Doesn't work" is not a very precise term. Please clarify precisely what happens or doesn't happen. For example:

When you right-click on a download link, do you get the right-click menu including the "save link as" item?

If so, when you click on the "save link as" link, what precisely happens?
 
Old 08-09-2017, 08:57 PM   #6
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Look here:

https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

<OR> go here to the flashplugin for Linux Mint.

https://community.linuxmint.com/soft...ugin-installer

Cheers:-
 
Old 08-12-2017, 02:19 PM   #7
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To add to the above, one does not generally install software under Linux by downloading from websites -- generally it is installed from repositories using the relevant tools.
 
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:24 PM   #8
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Flashplayer plugin doesn't work for HTML 5, so you want pepperflash from the repos.
 
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Flashplayer plugin doesn't work for HTML 5, so you want pepperflash from the repos.
Are you sure? As I understand it HTML5 and Flash are separate technologies and not related at all? I have am using the Flash plugin for Firefox also with no issues. I know there were some versioning differences but if somebody just needs Flash I don't know of any reason flashplugin-nonfree/ won't work?
 
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seeing as it has been 4 days and this is the ONLY post by the op

the person eather fixed it or went by-by
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:20 PM   #11
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Flash plugin linux

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Are you sure? As I understand it HTML5 and Flash are separate technologies and not related at all? I have am using the Flash plugin for Firefox also with no issues. I know there were some versioning differences but if somebody just needs Flash I don't know of any reason flashplugin-nonfree/ won't work?
It appears Adobe resumed development of the firefox plugin for Linux. So, the non-free plugin should work.
 
Old 08-13-2017, 05:49 AM   #12
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Smile Software downloads

Thanks to all for suggestions and advice. I have now 'discovered' the 'codecs' package on the welcome screen. Revelation! I now have Adobe flash etc and my DVD drive is reading. I am beginning to realise that Linux is great if you're well informed and pro-active, but it's a biut of a challenge for new users. Now to get a printer linked...
 
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