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Old 03-17-2019, 06:29 AM   #1
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pepperflash plugin no longer works in chrome-based browsers


I probably shouldn't bother, since flash is on its way out,and rarely used, but I wonder what has happened lately...
I have Eric's pepperflash plugin package installed. It has worked fine with chromium and vivaldi in the past, but lately it doesn't:
I open a web page with flash content (e.g https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html ) I click the padlock in the URL bar, choose "Allow", reload, and see a box with the message "Right-click to run Adobe Flash Player". (This, by the way, is something new - earlier the flash content was activated immediately).
I right-click, choose "Run this plugin"... and nothing happens.
I've tried downgrading to earlier versions of the PPAPI plugin as well as of Vivaldi, but no difference.
 
Old 03-17-2019, 07:28 AM   #2
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Works here on Slackware 14.2, using my latest chromium and chromium-pepperflash-plugin packages.
However, it does not work on Slackware64-current using those exact same versions of the packages, despite reacting to all the "block by default" and "ask first" messages and settings.
 
Old 03-18-2019, 07:06 AM   #3
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When starting chromium from terminal I get an error message related to sandbox:
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bash-5.0$ chromium
[6512:6512:0318/130251.023960:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(364)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
Since pepperflash is expected to run sandboxed, could this explain why the plugin doesn't work?
 
Old 03-18-2019, 08:52 AM   #4
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Debian has a bug report

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=918433
 
Old 03-18-2019, 09:28 AM   #5
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Yeah, found this bug report too. But since it's from January I would have expected it to be addressed in later versions. For good measure I also tried
Code:
bash-5.0$ chromium --env=MESA_GLSL_CACHE_DISABLE=true
but no difference.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:56 PM   #6
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Yikes.. I was using this for Slingbox embedded player... Darn
 
Old 03-19-2019, 05:13 AM   #7
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Yikes.. I was using this for Slingbox embedded player... Darn
Not familiar with Slingbox, but if it runs in mozilla-based browsers (firefox, icecat and so on) I guess that could be a workaround since the NPAPI plugin still works on -current.

It's really intriguing that (as Eric reported) the PPAPI plugin works under slackware 14.2 so this seems to be a -current only issue. And since it has worked earlier I suspect that some -current upgrade during the last two weeks or so is the reason. But there are more than 100 upgrades to choose from...
 
  


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