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Old 11-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Question Mismatch between OS version and Flash Plugin version? Too many Flash Plugins?

I am running ubuntu 9.04 jaunty and installed Adobe Flash Plugin jaunty, since it was available. Can I reasonably assume that that is the why the player works sometimes but mostly not?
The Firefox Flash Player is v. 9.0.999. I have to disable this temporarily in order to display financial graphs on equities in Google.
Do I need to have shockwave installed on my hard drive in addition to having it part of Firefox?
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You may have more than one flash plugin without realizing it in your Firefox. I recently had that on my CentOS 5 after installing the new one.

In Firefox URL bar type "about:plugins" and hit return to see what you have.
My Firefox about:plugins indicated I had both a 7.x and 10.x flash-plugin.
In the flash-plugin directory I found a home directory cleanup tool and ran same with --delete option.
After that I restarted Firefox and ran about:plugins which then indicated I only had the 10.x version.
Doing that solved issues for me.
Old 11-23-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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I just went into FF, and found this in "the installed plugins".

application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
Default Plugin

Though on two lines, I'm assuming this is one plugin, since each of the plugins are one-to-a-box.


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