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    Unhappy Continuous need for updating Flash player in Myspace

    Hello dear Suse users.

    With all my creativity and search in different forums I could not solve this annoying problem:

    Whenever I open Myspace, the player does not work, instead it tells me to update my Flash player. I went to the Adobe website, downloaded the tar.gz version of flash player, unpacked it into my Downloads folder and installed it into /usr/lib/firefox (it then went into the plugins folder).
    Sometimes it then works. BUT after I close firefox or shut down the computer the same problem starts again. And then I can update it as often as I feel for, it won't work. After a few days, I try again, and the whole game restarts.

    Youtube works fine.

    I would be so glad, if anybody could give me the missing hint.
    Best regards,
    Anna


    I tried the rpm. version, but this does not work at all.

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    Default Re: Continuous need for updating Flash player in Myspace

    Don't use myspace, but had a quick look.
    On SLED11 with shockwave Flash 10.0r22 everything works.
    It should be on the 11.x update site.
    After installation, check that firefox has it listed as a plugin.

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    Default Re: Continuous need for updating Flash player in Myspace

    very often, when a web site tells you to update your flash player that
    notice is from a script which LIES....actually, what is going on is
    there is something about your browsers java-script which isn't working
    with the site..

    AMAZINGLY this very often happens when contacting a Microsoft-IIS/6.0
    server (like MySpaces)....amazing that when Linux connects to M$ there
    are strange problems, huh??

    NOTE: you might also see notices to update your Java...my experience
    is that most likely that is ALSO a lie..

    try this: install NoScript on your firefox...and, set it to not allow
    any java-scripts....THEN go to my space and specifically allow the
    myspace java-script..

    MAYBE that will solve it for you...maybe not..

    another thing you might try is to install the add-on "Default User
    Agent" and switch to pretending you are using IE and try myspace that
    way..

    DO not leave it always saying it is IE....there is no need to boost m$
    apparent presence on the net..

    have fun..

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    brassy

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    Thank you for your replies!

    Nothing really worked, BUT... I installed Adobe Flash out of yast instead of .tar.gz - and for some reasons it now works.

    Explain the world to me...

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    Default Re: Continuous need for updating Flash player in Myspace

    I installed Adobe Flash out of yast instead of .tar.gz - and for some reasons it now works
    Of course it will. We did link you to a Yast Install method
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Of course it will. We did link you to a Yast Install method
    I now have the same issue with Suse 12.1 and FlashPlayer flash-plugin-11.1.102.63.
    I installed with the rpm command and then yast. Nothing works.

    Sylvain

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    Default Re: Continuous need for updating Flash player in Myspace

    Quote Originally Posted by fauvel View Post
    I now have the same issue with Suse 12.1 and FlashPlayer flash-plugin-11.1.102.63.
    I installed with the rpm command and then yast. Nothing works.

    Sylvain
    Tagging on to an old thread like this is a poor approach.
    Try presenting a more complete summary that is logical and coherent.
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