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    Default Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    I just upgraded my 11.3 box to 11.4 and flash simply refuses to work.

    After reading a bunch of posts on the problem I've used yast to remove flash, downgraded it to earlier versions and even dumped the 32 bit version of the latest and greatest flash library file - libflashplayer.so - in /usr/lib64/browser-plugins and nothing works (I have of course restarted Firefox after each change). When I go to YouTube all the 64 bit flash stuff fails and with the latest 32 bit version it complains that I need to upgrade to flash 10 when I actually have 11 installed.

    My system is totally up to date and is running Firefox 8.0.

    Anything else to try?

    I've never had this much trouble with flash before!

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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    even dumped the 32 bit version of the latest and greatest flash library file - libflashplayer.so - in /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    32 bit??


    Post the result of

    Code:
    rpm -qa flash-player
    Code:
    ls /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    Currently no flash-player is installed. Just to put the system back to a known state after I downloaded the latest/greatest 32 bit version of libflashplayer.so from Adobe, copied it /usr/lib64/browser-plugins and did testing I deleted it from the system so -

    rpm -qa | grep flash
    returns nothing

    ls /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    javaplugin.so libtotem-mully-plugin.so packagekit-plugin.so
    libnptcl3.1.so libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so skypebuttons.so
    libtotem-cone-plugin.so npwrapper.libnptcl3.1.so
    libtotem-gmp-plugin.so npwrapper.so

    After using Yast to reinstall flash I have this:

    rpm -qa | grep flash
    flash-player-11.1.102.55-0.6.1.x86_64

    ls /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    javaplugin.so libtotem-gmp-plugin.so npwrapper.so
    libflashplayer.so libtotem-mully-plugin.so packagekit-plugin.so
    libnptcl3.1.so libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so skypebuttons.so
    libtotem-cone-plugin.so npwrapper.libnptcl3.1.so

    Now we are back to the situation I had after the upgrade from 11.3 and all patches were applied - fFash is installed and I'm running Firefox 8 and Flash does not work. As I said above I removed Flash and downgraded to a previous version and that failed. Then I removed flash again via Yast and downloaded latest/greatest 32 bit version of the install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz file from Adobe, un gz'ed it, untared it and copied libflashplayer.so found in the base directory of the tar into /usr/lib64/browser-plugins per someone's suggestion in this forum. Again I launched Firefox and Flash still does not work. Please note I'm not prompted to install Flash when I go to YouTube - Flash simply does not work there or at any other Flash site.

    One other point - the system was upgraded from 11.2 to 11.3 and now to 11.4 so just to check and see if there isn't some library stangeness I did the following:

    chico:/usr/lib64/browser-plugins # ldd libflashplayer.so
    linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fffa5bff000)
    libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libX11.so.6 (0x00007f6ea1692000)
    libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libXext.so.6 (0x00007f6ea147f000)
    libXt.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libXt.so.6 (0x00007f6ea1217000)
    libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libfreetype.so.6 (0x00007f6ea0f8d000)
    libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x00007f6ea0d56000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f6ea0b38000)
    librt.so.1 => /lib64/librt.so.1 (0x00007f6ea092f000)
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6ea02f1000)
    libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6ea003b000)
    libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9fe19000)
    libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9fbec000)
    libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9f9cc000)
    libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9f7bf000)
    libcairo.so.2 => /usr/lib64/libcairo.so.2 (0x00007f6e9f507000)
    libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9f2ba000)
    libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9f069000)
    libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /lib64/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9ee65000)
    libglib-2.0.so.0 => /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9eb72000)
    libssl3.so => /usr/lib64/libssl3.so (0x00007f6e9e938000)
    libsmime3.so => /usr/lib64/libsmime3.so (0x00007f6e9e70a000)
    libnss3.so => /usr/lib64/libnss3.so (0x00007f6e9e3cc000)
    libnssutil3.so => /usr/lib64/libnssutil3.so (0x00007f6e9e1ac000)
    libplds4.so => /usr/lib64/libplds4.so (0x00007f6e9dfa8000)
    libplc4.so => /usr/lib64/libplc4.so (0x00007f6e9dda2000)
    libnspr4.so => /usr/lib64/libnspr4.so (0x00007f6e9db64000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f6e9d960000)
    libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f6e9d708000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f6e9d39b000)
    /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f6ea2efe000)
    libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libxcb.so.1 (0x00007f6e9d17e000)
    libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libSM.so.6 (0x00007f6e9cf74000)
    libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libICE.so.6 (0x00007f6e9cd57000)
    libz.so.1 => /lib64/libz.so.1 (0x00007f6e9cb3f000)
    libexpat.so.1 => /lib64/libexpat.so.1 (0x00007f6e9c914000)
    libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib64/libXfixes.so.3 (0x00007f6e9c70e000)
    libgio-2.0.so.0 => /lib64/libgio-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9c3e0000)
    libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libXrender.so.1 (0x00007f6e9c1d4000)
    libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libXinerama.so.1 (0x00007f6e9bfd1000)
    libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libXi.so.6 (0x00007f6e9bdc1000)
    libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib64/libXrandr.so.2 (0x00007f6e9bbb7000)
    libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libXcursor.so.1 (0x00007f6e9b9ac000)
    libXcomposite.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libXcomposite.so.1 (0x00007f6e9b7a9000)
    libXdamage.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libXdamage.so.1 (0x00007f6e9b5a5000)
    libpixman-1.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libpixman-1.so.0 (0x00007f6e9b336000)
    libpng14.so.14 => /usr/lib64/libpng14.so.14 (0x00007f6e9b10b000)
    libgthread-2.0.so.0 => /lib64/libgthread-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f6e9af06000)
    libpcre.so.0 => /lib64/libpcre.so.0 (0x00007f6e9accf000)
    libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libXau.so.6 (0x00007f6e9aacb000)
    libuuid.so.1 => /lib64/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f6e9a8c5000)
    libresolv.so.2 => /lib64/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007f6e9a6ae000)
    libselinux.so.1 => /lib64/libselinux.so.1 (0x00007f6e9a48f000)

    So, all the dependencies are there - if the Flash plugin is being correctly called by Firefox it should work.

    Thanks for the help -

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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    Try a different browser like opera or seamonkey
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    Thanks for the reply -

    I have Opera 11.5 on the system and it fails too -

    All else is the same as above, the rpm flash-player-11.1.102.55-0.6.1.x86_64 is still installed.

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    Sorry - I forgot to restart Opera - now Flash works on Opera - it still fails on Firefox.

    Here I also need to note that now I'm having problems logging into this site from both Opera and Firefox on that system. I had to crank up another box to get in. The problems with Opera started after I went to a Flash site. The same could be said about Firefox but the time line on that is harder to nail down. On both browsers I can login to other sites.

    All very strange.

    Thanks for the help -

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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    Have you verified that you are using 64 bit Firefox? I ask because during an upgrade, the system seems to prefer to install the same version that you already have, unless it produces a conflict. Is it possible that your old Firefox was 32 bit?

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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    Thanks for the reply -

    Just checked and I am running the 64 bit version of the program - here's what is installed:

    # rpm -qa | grep Firefox
    MozillaFirefox-8.0-0.2.2.x86_64
    MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE-5.0-2.5.1.x86_64

    One question - in Firefox Preferences what Action should the Application "Flash video" be set to?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Flash not working on 11.4 x86-64 system

    Quote Originally Posted by mwfolso View Post
    Sorry - I forgot to restart Opera - now Flash works on Opera - it still fails on Firefox.

    Here I also need to note that now I'm having problems logging into this site from both Opera and Firefox on that system. I had to crank up another box to get in. The problems with Opera started after I went to a Flash site. The same could be said about Firefox but the time line on that is harder to nail down. On both browsers I can login to other sites.

    All very strange.

    Thanks for the help -
    Rename .mozilla to .mozilla-backup
    Start firefox. Use as is. Report back how it is.
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    Well, that did it - so looks like some cruft was left in .mozilla that cause issues. I can even log into forums.opensuse.org again -


    Thanks!


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