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[SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-08 16:29

Hi!I am running Debian 9.5 Stretch 64 bit.I tried watching a webinar from both Mozilla and Chrome but both browsers indicated that I did not have Adobe Flash Plugin setup.

Thus I checked the website https://support.mozilla.org/sw/kb/insta ... ions-games proceeded to download flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/,I unzipped it and copied the libpepflashplayer.so to mozilla plugins directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as below

sudo cp libpepflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

but the webinar still indicated that no flash plugin is available on Mozilla.

I even went to Mozilla Add-Ons and checked Plugins menu there was no Adobe flash.

I even tried looking at the readme file on flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz that states Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy all the files to /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ and still it doesnt work.

How can I resolve this on mozilla and how can I also setup flash plugin on Chrome and possibly even Chromium?
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-08 17:08

Chrome downloads its own PPAPI flash the last I heard, but you may have to go into the settings and enable sites to use it.

Firefox was also still using NPAPI Flash instead of PPAPI the last I heard...you can try installing our MX Linux deb that installs both NPAPI and PPAPI packages and set up Chromium compatibility; it works really well: (edit: fixed link) http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/non-free ... ashplugin/

The mx17 packages are Stretch compatible.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby arzgi » 2018-09-08 17:19

While not generally good idea, I downloaded the sid flashplugin-nonfree, it is not available to current stable.

Anyway, installed that single deb using dpkg, and it's working. https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

I just hate those employers, who still force you to use flash. :oops: Even Adobe has suggested abandoning flash.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-08 17:32

arzgi wrote:While not generally good idea, I downloaded the sid flashplugin-nonfree, it is not available to current stable.

Anyway, installed that single deb using dpkg, and it's working. https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

I just hate those employers, who still force you to use flash. :oops: Even Adobe has suggested abandoning flash.


I installed as below

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#dpkg -i flashplugin-nonfree_3.7_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
(Reading database ... 191754 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack flashplugin-nonfree_3.7_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (1:3.7) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (1:3.7) ...
link to Adobe Flash Player not found on http://www.adobe.com/ at get-upstream-version.pl line 58.
ERROR: failed to get upstream version
More information might be available at:
  http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-9) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...


I hope the output below doesn't mean there is a problem

link to Adobe Flash Player not found on http://www.adobe.com/ at get-upstream-version.pl line 58.
ERROR: failed to get upstream version
More information might be available at:
http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer

How can I test that the plugin works?I cannot see it on Mozilla Plugins menu and also from Chrome.I have no current webinar that I am running so cant test via webinar.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-08 17:44

It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.

Adobe provides a Flash test page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html Works here with Firefox 62+adobe-flashplugin after allowing Flash to go ahead and run on that page.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-08 18:04

stevepusser wrote:It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.

Adobe provides a Flash test page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html Works here with Firefox 62+adobe-flashplugin after allowing Flash to go ahead and run on that page.


Sorry I still dont fully understand.The page you provided has many packages.Kindly advice exactly which package I am to install.I already have Firefox 60.2.0esr (64-bit) installed and from your page it shows Firefox 52.<X> or 53.<X>.

Please advise on the exact package you want me to install eg is it firefox_53.0.is.52.0.2.orig-l10n-es-MX.tar.bz2?
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby pylkko » 2018-09-08 18:15

I didn't realize that flash is so dead:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... ent-today/


I don't have flash installed and dont use it, so I am not really sure about how well these work, but from what I hear there are at least two other flash players (than Adobe's).

Does any one have any experience with these?

http://lightspark.github.io/

and

https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

Do these work or are they missing some features or something like that?
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-08 18:36

4joeyirosh1 wrote:
stevepusser wrote:It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.

Adobe provides a Flash test page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html Works here with Firefox 62+adobe-flashplugin after allowing Flash to go ahead and run on that page.


Sorry I still dont fully understand.The page you provided has many packages.Kindly advice exactly which package I am to install.I already have Firefox 60.2.0esr (64-bit) installed and from your page it shows Firefox 52.<X> or 53.<X>.

Please advise on the exact package you want me to install eg is it firefox_53.0.is.52.0.2.orig-l10n-es-MX.tar.bz2?


Whoop, my bad. I copied in another link I was working with, here's the right one: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/non-free ... ashplugin/ I'll fix the link in my first post, too. You need the mx 17 amd64 adobe-flashplugin deb file.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-08 18:39

pylkko wrote:I didn't realize that flash is so dead:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... ent-today/


I don't have flash installed and dont use it, so I am not really sure about how well these work, but from what I hear there are at least two other flash players (than Adobe's).

Does any one have any experience with these?

http://lightspark.github.io/

and

https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

Do these work or are they missing some features or something like that?


They work for some features, but not for many more. That's why you don't see distros distribute those instead of Flash, when a free alternative would be much preferred.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-08 19:22

stevepusser wrote:
4joeyirosh1 wrote:
stevepusser wrote:It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.

Adobe provides a Flash test page: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html Works here with Firefox 62+adobe-flashplugin after allowing Flash to go ahead and run on that page.


Sorry I still dont fully understand.The page you provided has many packages.Kindly advice exactly which package I am to install.I already have Firefox 60.2.0esr (64-bit) installed and from your page it shows Firefox 52.<X> or 53.<X>.

Please advise on the exact package you want me to install eg is it firefox_53.0.is.52.0.2.orig-l10n-es-MX.tar.bz2?


Whoop, my bad. I copied in another link I was working with, here's the right one: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/non-free ... ashplugin/ I'll fix the link in my first post, too. You need the mx 17 amd64 adobe-flashplugin deb file.


Nice I installed adobe-flashplugin_20180814.1-1mx17+1_amd64.deb and now it works beautifully.

Thanks. :D
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-08 21:27

Great! As you can see by the dates in the versions, there's been updates about once a month lately, so we should have another one soon going by that schedule. MX users get those automatically...I think it would work OK if you added the MX 17 repo to Debian, but only enabled the non-free section, since we don't have very much in it at all. The signing keys to the MX repo can be installed with this deb: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/ so you don't get authentication errors.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-09 06:55

stevepusser wrote:Great! As you can see by the dates in the versions, there's been updates about once a month lately, so we should have another one soon going by that schedule. MX users get those automatically...I think it would work OK if you added the MX 17 repo to Debian, but only enabled the non-free section, since we don't have very much in it at all. The signing keys to the MX repo can be installed with this deb: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/ so you don't get authentication errors.


Thanks again.I downloaded and installed mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb from http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/ then checked out link https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/repos-mx-17 where I added deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free to /etc/apt/sources.list

I tried adding deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch main to sources.list but when I ran apt-get update I got message below

W: GPG error: http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY DB36CDF3452F0C20
W: The repository 'http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch InRelease' is not signed.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


Where can I get the signing keys for this?
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby arzgi » 2018-09-09 08:22

stevepusser wrote:It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.


I have no clue why, but for me sid flashplugin-nonfree worked. dpkg installation took minutes before it started to download flash, but after that flash worked in FF. Maybe the OP had some network timeout.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-09-09 08:22

4joeyirosh1 wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Great! As you can see by the dates in the versions, there's been updates about once a month lately, so we should have another one soon going by that schedule. MX users get those automatically...I think it would work OK if you added the MX 17 repo to Debian, but only enabled the non-free section, since we don't have very much in it at all. The signing keys to the MX repo can be installed with this deb: http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/ so you don't get authentication errors.


Thanks again.I downloaded and installed mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb from http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/m ... e-keyring/ then checked out link https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/repos-mx-17 where I added deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free to /etc/apt/sources.list

I tried adding deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch main to sources.list but when I ran apt-get update I got message below

W: GPG error: http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY DB36CDF3452F0C20
W: The repository 'http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch InRelease' is not signed.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


Where can I get the signing keys for this?


After further research I ran the command below as root

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apt-get update && apt-get install antix-archive-keyring


and now apt-get update runs flawlessly
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby arzgi » 2018-09-09 08:26

stevepusser wrote:It's been broken a long time. Try the MX 17 package like I suggested--don't make things harder than they need to be.


I have no clue why sid flashplugin-nonfree worked for me. dpkg installation took minutes before it started downloading flash. After that, it worked in FF.

Maybe the OP had some network timeout.
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