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Old 06-21-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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Browser Bother with Flash


Had a flash crash in firefox - what's new?

This is new actually. The plugin was disabled. aboutlugins showed it as
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State:Disabled
Investigation revealed that firefox & chrome (which may have been running) had a disabled flash plugin, but palemoon didn't. I think they all use the same files in /usr/lib64 anyhow

Removing the ~/.mozilla directory solved it for firefox at the expense of my bookmarks, which I'll have to restore. how do I solve it for chrome?
 
Old 06-21-2017, 11:10 PM   #2
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You need the pepperflash package.
 
Old 06-22-2017, 03:45 AM   #3
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Nah, you don't need to get any packages to make flash work unider Chrome- flash is always in there. There used to be a chrome://plugins setting page but for some reason google has got rid of tha with the newest Chrome releases. So now-

chrome://components

Should show 'Adobe Flash Player'

chrome://flags

'Prefer HTML over Flash' and 'Run all Flash content when Flash setting is set to "allow"' settings.
 
Old 06-22-2017, 05:26 AM   #4
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chrome://components shows Adobe Flash player 26.0.0.131. In firefox, the version is 24.0 r0

In chrome, a site like pureclassic.ie, which is Internet radio using Flash, returns an error
Code:
Get the Flash Player to see this player. Shoutcast & Icecast Server
This is related to the crash in Mozilla, which was on pureclassic.ie at the time. Now firefox & pale moon both play pureclassic.ie
isflashinstalled.com in chrome says
Code:
PROBABLY
Unfortunately, I canít tell for sure if Macromedia/Adobe Flash is installed. See details below.
Detailed results
JavaScript Flash Detection Library

Installed Unknown 
Raw version Unknown 
Major version Unknown 
Minor version Unknown 
Revision Unknown 
Revision string Unknown

Adobe Flash Player Detection Kit (Client)

Type Unknown Version Unknown
Adobe Flash Player Detection Kit (Server)

Installed Yes Note
The following issues with server side detection should be closely noted. 
(SNIP - Nothing Linux related)
On the same site, firefox says "Yes" and I get some popup with blurb in it doing stuff. It has it's own player in ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/26.0.0.131.

I tried the 'delete the homedir' trick, except that first I backed it up locally in case the sky fell in. It sort of worked. Now Flash 24.0 r0 was found, although pureclassic.ie isn't impressed, isflashinstalled.com says "YES"

So I'm going to archive the personal homedirs and restore them from my last backup which was recently and see what that does to things.
 
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Restoring the backups sorted it. Playing pureclassic in chrome as I type. It's irritating that the flash crash seems to have urinated on the homedirs of every open browser - all the more so because there was 2 different versions - adobe flash 24.0 r0 & pepperflash*26.0.0.131.
 
  


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