I suspect that a recent update stopped my Firefox from playing videos from Youtube, the PLAY button no longer appears.
from a terminal I type
rpm -qi flash-player
Name : flash-player Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 22.214.171.124 Vendor: obs://build.opensuse.org/multimedia
Release : 80.1 Build Date: Thu 29 Mar 2012 04:15:05 AM EDT
Install Date: Sat 07 Apr 2012 06:13:02 PM EDT Build Host: build24
Group : Productivity/Networking/Web/Browsers Source RPM: flash-player-126.96.36.199-80.1.nosrc.rpm
Size : 32876927 License: NON-OSI-COMPLIANT(royalties)
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 29 Mar 2012 04:19:03 AM EDT, Key ID 5f3d540f3a802234
URL : Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player
Summary : Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player
This package contains Adobe’s Flash Plugin for the supported Web
browsers in addition to a standalone flash player application.
Distribution: multimedia:apps / openSUSE_11.4
Next, from the firefox browser, I type about:plugins
and see a long list, so I search for the character-string “flash” and see
wondering if rolling back really is the best way? i haven’t seen any
button malfunction yet, but i also got hit by the “blue smurf” thing –
but only with hardware acceleration enabled. disabling HW acc. the latest
flash works fine for me, and doesn’t come with the security flaws the
earlier version has.
I had issues on other sites BBC.co.uk/iplayer
Not even playing any video, just rendering the page caused Lockup in Mozilla browsers. Opera was OK
Only the roll back resolved this for me to free up Mozilla FF
> I had issues on other sites BBC.co.uk/iplayer
> Not even playing any video, just rendering the page caused Lockup in
> Mozilla browsers. Opera was OK
> Only the roll back resolved this for me to free up Mozilla FF
strange, for me that works. not only site rendering, but playing radio
(iplayer) as well. darn flash…
It might be worth trying the updated flash but with Hardware Accel Disabled …
To do that, go here Tampa weather forecast | Tampa Bay Times
Right click on the map of the Bay Area > Click ‘settings’ > Uncheck the box Hardware Accel
> I rolled back to 11.1, I’m all set, thank you.
> By the way, this was so easy compared to Windows!
you do know that that version comes with a few known security flaws, do
i don’t remember what exactly these flaws are, and how dangerous they
might be on a properly configured and otherwise updated openSUSE system.
personally i wouldn’t be too worried if i had to keep using that flash
version; fortunately i can manage with the newer flash (11.2) and hardware