Firefox update messed up flash [SOLVED]

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Firefox update messed up flash [SOLVED]

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-10 14:36

Firefox updated without my knowledge surreptitiously and I hate it now , because every time I open it it serves me shit from celebs.
But that is the least of my concerns, problem is flash player no longer works.
libflashplayer.so is always in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but it no longer works.
I need flash, not because I like it but because some of the websites I use for work use it..
How can I get it to work again?
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-10 15:02

I tried the semi-automatic method recommended in the wiki but it does not work, throws syntax errors.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby Bulkley » 2018-09-10 15:27

Does anyone still use Flash? For what? If you think you need it try pepper flash, libpepflashplayer.so.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby L_V » 2018-09-10 15:38

@ckosloff
Seriously...... System configuration => Desktop & Multimedia
[SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-09-10 15:57

Does anyone still use Flash?

I don't use it, Why ? It is pretty rare I even see a website that still uses/requires it, and the ones that require using "flash", well, I just don't visit or use that website.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-10 16:49

GarryRicketson wrote:
Does anyone still use Flash?

I don't use it, Why ? It is pretty rare I even see a website that still uses/requires it, and the ones that require using "flash", well, I just don't visit or use that website.


The OP already stated that they require it for work, so I don't get all the questions about "do you really, really need it?" Like I've said before, the MX adobe-flashplugin package I port over from Ubuntu works great and installs both NPAPI and PPAPI (pepper) flash.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby arzgi » 2018-09-10 16:51

GarryRicketson wrote:
Does anyone still use Flash?

I don't use it, Why ? It is pretty rare I even see a website that still uses/requires it, and the ones that require using "flash", well, I just don't visit or use that website.


I really would not care, but my employer is in stone age :mrgreen: and forces me to use flash.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-11 13:19

The funny thing is that flash was working perfectly until the freakin Firefox update, so I think it has to do with that, or that I have to move the library to a different location.
Has anybody got flash to work with the latest Firefox.
I don't like Flash , I just need it for work purposes.
The semi automatic method recommended by the wiki fails, that shell script has errors.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby arzgi » 2018-09-11 13:30

ckosloff wrote:Has anybody got flash to work with the latest Firefox.
I don't like Flash , I just need it for work purposes.
The semi automatic method recommended by the wiki fails, that shell script has errors.


Yes, in another thread I said, that I got flash working in latest firefox-esr, by downloading sid flashplugin-nonfree, and installed it
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dpkg -i [package]
For several minutes nothing happened, but then it started to download, and has worked since.

In the other thread however, the OP could not install flashplugin-nonfree using same method, I suspected network timeouts.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-11 16:23

ckosloff wrote:The funny thing is that flash was working perfectly until the freakin Firefox update, so I think it has to do with that, or that I have to move the library to a different location.
Has anybody got flash to work with the latest Firefox.
I don't like Flash , I just need it for work purposes.
The semi automatic method recommended by the wiki fails, that shell script has errors.


Try the MX 17 adobe-flashplugin package, tell me if it doesn't work, or quit complaining. Use gdebi to install a standalone deb package if you don't know how to do that. http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/non-free ... ashplugin/
Firefox requires that it be restarted, the same as for any added plugin.

Note that the plugin was just updated, so I'm doing the 20180911.1 update right now for the repo.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-19 21:03

Installed gnash ans solved problem, but then my video system crashed, so I am unable to give a definitve answer, willbe back to this forum.
I was told to install flashplugin-nonfree from unstable, or flash from the debian multimedia repository, which is unofficial, so I went with gnash.
Thanks for all answers.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-19 21:50

You've dug your own hole. Good luck.
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-20 00:50

stevepusser wrote:You've dug your own hole. Good luck.

Following the wiki I could solve the video issue, there is another thread for that.
Now that I got that straightened out, will deal with flash again and let you know
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-20 14:02

stevepusser wrote:
ckosloff wrote:The funny thing is that flash was working perfectly until the freakin Firefox update, so I think it has to do with that, or that I have to move the library to a different location.
Has anybody got flash to work with the latest Firefox.
I don't like Flash , I just need it for work purposes.
The semi automatic method recommended by the wiki fails, that shell script has errors.


Try the MX 17 adobe-flashplugin package, tell me if it doesn't work, or quit complaining. Use gdebi to install a standalone deb package if you don't know how to do that. http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/non-free ... ashplugin/
Firefox requires that it be restarted, the same as for any added plugin.

Note that the plugin was just updated, so I'm doing the 20180911.1 update right now for the repo.


I followed your suggestion and got this weird message from dpkg, please note that I did not type anything just went to download location in Dolphin and opened terminal there:

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root@crosshair:~# dpkg -i adobe-flashplugin_20190811.1-1mx17+1.amd64.deb
dpkg: error: cannot access archive 'adobe-flashplugin_20190811.1-1mx17+1.amd64.deb': No such file or directory
root@crosshair:~#
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Re: Firefox update messed up flash

Postby ckosloff » 2018-09-20 14:43

Video works really well after installing correctly the nvidia driver, so I cannot blame anything on it. Reinstalled gnash and flash not working.
This is getting ridiculous, tried everything, including loading pepper flash, does not work either, although apt reports that latest version is installed.
Tried flashplugin from sid and dpkg does not find it in the download location, plus gnash does not work as intended, all the other options in wiki I tried like Lightspark and swfdec.
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