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Old 07-08-2012, 12:38 AM
"A.D. Burrows"
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

Thanks first of all to anybody for your kind attention.

Last Thursday, (28/JN/2012), Google Chrome updated. Ever since then,
Chrome will not load and Flash applications will not play in Firefox.
(Firefox V13.0.1 is my regular browser, I only keep Chrome around in
case Ff can't do something I need.) When I try to load Chrome, the
mouse pointer turns into a bouncy Chrome icon, a Chrome bar appears in
Task Manager, then the mouse pointer reverts, the bar disappears and
no Chrome window ever opens. In Firefox, when for instance I try to
watch a Youtube video, all I see is a black box which allows me the
option to block that video and nothing else. I've tried playing other
Flash apps, none of them work.

I have Flash-Aid 2.2.3 installed in Ff. I tried using it to re-install
Adobe Flash Player, both stable and beta versions; no joy. I tried
using apt-get to un-install and re-install Google Chrome, (I
accidentally installed Chromium instead and it won't play Flash apps
either); no joy. I tried using apt-get to un-install and re-install
the flash player, several times and in several ways; no joy. I tried
using KPackageKit to install Gnash, (because it's easier and it was
possible); no joy. I even tried installing KlamAV in case I took a
virus that's affecting Flash; I'm having trouble with the installation
writing to it's own directories, but that's a matter for another time
and anyway I was just being thorough.

I'm running an AMD XP-M 1900+ system with 768MB RAM and a Geforce 5500
card, driver version 173. I'm using Kubuntu V10.04, KDE V4.4.5, core
version 2.6.32-41-generic. I'm pretty sure everything else works.

Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
this.)
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:11 AM
Bruce Marshall
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:
> Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
> not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
> this.)

Chrome and FF and Flash work fine here on an AMD64 kubuntu 12.04

Do you really only have 768mb of ram?? I have 8GB maybe memory is your
problem but I doubt it. You would have other problems too.


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Old 07-08-2012, 01:27 PM
"A.D. Burrows"
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

On 12-07-08 at 22:11:39, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:
>> Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
>> not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
>> this.)
>
> Chrome and FF and Flash work fine here on an AMD64 kubuntu 12.04
>
> Do you really only have 768mb of ram?? I have 8GB maybe memory is your
> problem but I doubt it. You would have other problems too.

Bruce, thank you for your attention. I occasionally have paging
delays, but nothing I can't live with. I doubt my old L7VMMS
motherboard could take much more RAM and I can't afford it now anyway.
Besides, I was using Flash apps on Ff just minutes before the Chrome
update. It must have been the update that did it!

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:56 PM
"Michael W. Holdeman"
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

I

AMD 64. 8g ram...

On Jul 8, 2012 9:29 AM, "A.D. Burrows" <burrowsad@gmail.com> wrote:

>

> On 12-07-08 at 22:11:39, Bruce Marshall wrote:

> > On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:

> >> Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm

> >> not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through

> >> this.)

> >

> > Chrome and FF and Flash work fine here on an AMD64 *kubuntu *12.04

> >

> > Do you really only have 768mb of ram?? * I have 8GB * maybe memory is your

> > problem but I doubt it. * You would have other problems too.

>

> Bruce, thank you for your attention. I occasionally have paging

> delays, but nothing I can't live with. I doubt my old L7VMMS

> motherboard could take much more RAM and I can't afford it now anyway.

> Besides, I was using Flash apps on Ff just minutes before the Chrome

> update. It must have been the update that did it!

>

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've been having pageing issues for the last few updates to chrome and ff..

I get the errror panel asking if I want to kill the page.

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Old 07-08-2012, 03:26 PM
Ryan Gauger
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

On Jul 7, 2012, at 10:11 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@bmarsh.com> wrote:

> On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:
>> Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
>> not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
>> this.)
>
> Chrome and FF and Flash work fine here on an AMD64 kubuntu 12.04
>
> Do you really only have 768mb of ram?? I have 8GB maybe memory is your
> problem but I doubt it. You would have other problems too.
>
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Actually, a lot of computers (laptops specifically) only have 512mb of RAM. But it could be a memory issue, I'm not sure.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:59 PM
Dimitris Kardarakos
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

Can you check in folder /etc/alternatives, if a file like "mozilla-flashplugin"
exists?



If it is a link, can you check to what file is pointing to?
(executing 'ls -lrt' on /etc/alternatives)



Does the destination of the link really exist?





On 07/08/2012 06:26 PM, Ryan Gauger wrote:



On Jul 7, 2012, at 10:11 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@bmarsh.com> wrote:



On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:


Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
this.)



Chrome and FF and Flash work fine here on an AMD64 kubuntu 12.04

Do you really only have 768mb of ram?? I have 8GB maybe memory is your
problem but I doubt it. You would have other problems too.


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Actually, a lot of computers (laptops specifically) only have 512mb of RAM. But it could be a memory issue, I'm not sure.




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Old 07-09-2012, 01:18 PM
"A.D. Burrows"
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

On Sunday, July 08, 2012 09:59:00 PM Dimitris Kardarakos wrote:
> On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:
> > Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
> > not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
> > this.)
>
> Can you check in folder /etc/alternatives, if a file like
> "mozilla-flashplugin" exists?
>
> If it is a link, can you check to what file is pointing to? (executing
> 'ls -lrt' on /etc/alternatives)
>
> Does the destination of the link really exist?
>
Dimitris, thanks very much for your attention. I appreciate your
trying to help. I fixed the top-reply for you.

It exists and it's a link.

/etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin points to
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

And /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so seems to exist.
And ls -ls gives this info about it.
17000 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17406436 2012-07-03 20:51
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

Does that name and directory seem a little odd to you? Can it function
with Firefox if it belongs to root?

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Josť Queiroz
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

2012/7/7 A.D. Burrows <burrowsad@gmail.com>

Thanks first of all to anybody for your kind attention.



Last Thursday, (28/JN/2012), Google Chrome updated. Ever since then,

Chrome will not load and Flash applications will not play in Firefox.

(Firefox V13.0.1 is my regular browser, I only keep Chrome around in

case Ff can't do something I need.) When I try to load Chrome, the

mouse pointer turns into a bouncy Chrome icon, a Chrome bar appears in

Task Manager, then the mouse pointer reverts, the bar disappears and

no Chrome window ever opens. In Firefox, when for instance I try to

watch a Youtube video, all I see is a black box which allows me the

option to block that video and nothing else. I've tried playing other

Flash apps, none of them work.



I have Flash-Aid 2.2.3 installed in Ff. I tried using it to re-install

Adobe Flash Player, both stable and beta versions; no joy. I tried

using apt-get to un-install and re-install Google Chrome, (I

accidentally installed Chromium instead and it won't play Flash apps

either); no joy. I tried using apt-get to un-install and re-install

the flash player, several times and in several ways; no joy. I tried

using KPackageKit to install Gnash, (because it's easier and it was

possible); no joy. I even tried installing KlamAV in case I took a

virus that's affecting Flash; I'm having trouble with the installation

writing to it's own directories, but that's a matter for another time

and anyway I was just being thorough.



I'm running an AMD XP-M 1900+ system with 768MB RAM and a Geforce 5500

card, driver version 173. I'm using Kubuntu V10.04, KDE V4.4.5, core

version 2.6.32-41-generic. I'm pretty sure everything else works.



Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm

not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through

this.)

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Did you tried just forcing reinstall of flash plugin?

sudo apt-get install --reinstall flashplugin-installer

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Dimitris Kardarakos
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

There is no problem with library ownership, since libraries are used
through the dynamic loader, not directly. And the files/links seems OK.


If you go to "Add Ons" (Firefox menu) what flash related plugins can you
see?



On 07/09/2012 04:18 PM, A.D. Burrows wrote:

On Sunday, July 08, 2012 09:59:00 PM Dimitris Kardarakos wrote:

On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:

Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm
not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through
this.)

Can you check in folder /etc/alternatives, if a file like
"mozilla-flashplugin" exists?

If it is a link, can you check to what file is pointing to? (executing
'ls -lrt' on /etc/alternatives)

Does the destination of the link really exist?


Dimitris, thanks very much for your attention. I appreciate your
trying to help. I fixed the top-reply for you.

It exists and it's a link.

/etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin points to
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

And /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so seems to exist.
And ls -ls gives this info about it.
17000 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17406436 2012-07-03 20:51
/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

Does that name and directory seem a little odd to you? Can it function
with Firefox if it belongs to root?



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Old 07-10-2012, 01:56 AM
George Dvorak
 
Default Chrome Updated, Now Flash Won't Work In Firefox

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Dimitris Kardarakos <d.kardarakos@gmail.com> wrote:


There is no problem with library ownership, since libraries are used through the dynamic loader, not directly. And the files/links seems OK.



If you go to "Add Ons" (Firefox menu) what flash related plugins can you see?





On 07/09/2012 04:18 PM, A.D. Burrows wrote:


On Sunday, July 08, 2012 09:59:00 PM Dimitris Kardarakos wrote:


On Saturday, July 07, 2012 08:38:44 PM A.D. Burrows wrote:


Please, how can I get Flash apps to work again? (Please note that I'm

not a very advanced user, I'll probably need some hand-holding through

this.)


Can you check in folder /etc/alternatives, if a file like

"mozilla-flashplugin" exists?



If it is a link, can you check to what file is pointing to? (executing

'ls -lrt' on /etc/alternatives)



Does the destination of the link really exist?




Dimitris, thanks very much for your attention. I appreciate your

trying to help. I fixed the top-reply for you.



It exists and it's a link.



/etc/alternatives/mozilla-flashplugin points to

/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so



And /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so seems to exist.

And ls -ls gives this info about it.

17000 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17406436 2012-07-03 20:51

/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so



Does that name and directory seem a little odd to you? Can it function

with Firefox if it belongs to root?






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