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

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

Postby L_V » 2018-09-09 08:44

Do you really need to bother with a deb package and add an external repository just to get a single libflashplayer.so file from Adobe, also considering flash is more and more useless ???

fireflashupdate.sh works perfectly and can be added as a weekly cron task even at user level (assuming the user is declared as sudoers).
https://github.com/cybernova/fireflashupdate [ see README.md ]

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$ crontab -e  # user cron
@weekly sh <my_path_to>/fireflashupdate.sh

In summary, fireflashupdate.sh script seems really recommended for Debian.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby debiman » 2018-09-09 08:52

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

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... ent-today/
i fixed that link.
can't stress this enough.
if a site still uses flash, one should very strongly consider if it is really necessary (or even advisable) to use that particular resource.

https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
Do these work or are they missing some features or something like that?

tried gnash a few years ago, and then again recently (as a standalone offline player) - it felt just as buggy and almost useless as then, and certainly not lighter on resources compared to adobe's.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby pylkko » 2018-09-09 09:10

The person from google claims fladh usage to have dropped from 80% of their chrome browsers in 2014 to less than 8% this year. Dead
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby debiman » 2018-09-09 09:21

^ oh, i missed that this is specifically for google chrome.

anyhow, the trend is clear on any browser.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-09 17:53

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.


I recommended only adding the main MX repo and only the non-free section so you wouldn't get overwhelmed by the number of backports we have in the rest of the repo. You can add the others later if you want to experiment and have a system backup. 99.9% of the time you wouldn't need the antiX repo--that only provides some scripts that some of the MX-specific tools use, such as the system-snapshot tool (which probably won't work in pure Debian).
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby Imran1336 » 2018-09-10 09:00

The PPAPI Flash Player is for Chrome/Chromium and Opera browser.

Web browsers like Firefox and SeaMonkey uses NPAPI Plugins.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Since you use Windows make sure you unselect any extras before downloading file.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby L_V » 2018-09-10 09:31

fireflashupdate.sh is explicitly for Firefox, then NPAPI

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# Adobe Flash Player installer/updater for Mozilla Firefox.
wget -qO- https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/masterversion/masterversion.xml | grep -m1 "NPAPI_linux version" | tr , .
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby stevepusser » 2018-09-10 17:32

Back when Adobe wasn't updating the NPAPI version, only the PPAPI one, some one wrote a wrapper that let one use PPAPI in a Mozilla browser and it made it into Debian, but it doesn't have much point now that they update both versions in sync.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby @ttila » 2018-09-10 19:46

I manually download flash and install in the the folder: /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/.
Opera successfully detects it.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Ch

Postby giaur » 2018-09-11 09:59

Valid solution is to drop flash player from your computer and let it die.
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Re: Adobe Flash Plugin not working in Mozilla or Chrome

Postby ckosloff » 2018-12-08 16:02

stevepusser wrote: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.

gdebi reports dependency not satisfiable. Please help.
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