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Old 01-30-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Software update mishap

Good day, last night I downloaded software updates for my new Min t 17.1 install. And before I applied the updates I fell asleep. I noticed I needed them because adobe flash was outdated. A pop up repeated saying it was out of date allow or do not allow... for pages with certain graphics.

My mum was up before me and I may not have installed the downloads. There were two new updates available, which I downloaded and I chose to "Install Updates" and it went well. But the adobe out of date pop up appears. I checked the update history and the lengthy list is there. What could the problem be?
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Under what circumstances does the Adobe pop-up appear?

Adobe is no longer supporting Flash for Linux. There have been reports on LQ of the pop-up appearing erroneously, though I use the Flash plugin and have not experienced them myself.

Also (assuming you are using Firefox), what are the contents of /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins? That will tell us what plugins, including Flash plugins, you are using.
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Maybe you have multiple copies of Flashplayer around. Try 'locate' and see if there's a user-level and system-wide install. I got the update message yesterday, and there was available. When you find the file "", string's it and see if it's the version it's supposed to be.

strings | grep LNX
LNX 11,2,202,440
Note that newer Firefox uses subdirectory "browser/plugins" while older Firefox and current Seamonkey use "plugins" in the main directory. I'm not sure the locations of other Flash-using browsers, but the 'locate' command would likely find them.


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