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Old 07-09-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Firefox flash plugin outdated , what should i do?


Hi,

I get this very often,
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Firefox has prevented the outdated plugin "Adobe flash" from running website
Can't browse many website for this problem. Adobe doesn't support flash plugin for firefox on linux.

Do i have to update the flash plugin downloading from adobe site every time i get that message? It's not a permanent solution. Is there any alternative flash plugin for firefox other than adobe flash plugin?

What should i do?

Any answer will be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-09-2016, 11:49 AM   #2
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There's an open-source version of flash called gnash. You could try that.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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There is freshplayer which will run the pepperflash plugin.
While adobe is no longer providing "new" versions of flashplayer for Linux, it does, almost monthly, issue security updates.
You might check your Linux distribution's repository.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 04:20 PM   #4
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Why install any Flash at all?
 
Old 07-09-2016, 04:24 PM   #5
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Why install any Flash at all?
There is that, YouTube seems to server pretty much every video as HTML5 nowadays and other sites are, slowly, dropping Flash but it may be needed by some.
If you're using Debian and using Flash from the Debian repositories then, as root, run "update-flashplugin-nonfree --install" to get the Linux bug-fixed version.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 09:23 PM   #6
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If the site you're using is poorly written, like VMWare's web interface for example, and checks for version number without even trying to run then your easiest option is to use Chrome which comes with Flash built in.

Unless you're really stuck using Flash, like the guys above I recommend avoiding it.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 09:26 PM   #7
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1,Are you running Debian?

2, Did you install flash before? "apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree"

If yes to both then run update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

providing those repos are enabled.

Note, adobe flash is installed and updated separately from Debian updates/upgrades

Fred.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 09:42 PM   #8
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Plus, you can't make the warning about Adobe Flash go away in a Mozilla browser, if you are using Adobe Flash. The warning is a Mozilla thing, part of Mozilla's campaign against Flash.
 
Old 07-09-2016, 10:32 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
There is freshplayer which will run the pepperflash plugin.
While adobe is no longer providing "new" versions of flashplayer for Linux, it does, almost monthly, issue security updates.
You might check your Linux distribution's repository.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred Caro View Post
1,Are you running Debian?

2, Did you install flash before? "apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree"

If yes to both then run update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

providing those repos are enabled.

Note, adobe flash is installed and updated separately from Debian updates/upgrades

Fred.
2 combine the 2 posts there, if you ARE running Debian, you can enable the non-free backports repos and install the freshplayer that cwizardone mentioned.
Code:
apt-get install -t jessie-backports browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash
 
  


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