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Opera Browser and Flash [SOLVED]
« on: January 10, 2016, 11:25:58 am »
Hello Peppermint forum,

I first commented upon this problem within Opera's forum --so I did the right thing there by mentioning the problem.

Here's what my Opera browser says about my version of Shockwave Flash:

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Adobe Flash Player Version: 99.999.999.999 Shockwave Flash 99.999 r999 Location:
/usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so Type:
PPAPI (out-of-process)

Have you ever seen such a thing?  Clearly something is wrong here, but I cannot update Flash in Opera as I can with Chromium.

Any thoughts or possible solutions to this unusual problem would be very much appreciated.

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« Last Edit: January 10, 2016, 02:30:00 pm by perknh »
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Re: Opera Browser and Flash
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 12:29:37 pm »
That's not a functionality problem, just a reporting issue....

We had the same problem with Chromium not being able to correctly extract/report the pepperflash version, so it defaults to 99.999.999.999

We fixed it for chromium in /etc/chromium-browser/default  which  extracts the LNX version string from /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so by effectively running
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strings /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so|grep ^LNX|sed -e "s/^LNX //"|sed -e "s/,/./g"
and applies it to the chromium startup command via the "--ppapi-flash-version=" option so chromium always reports the correct string

I'd guess it would be easy enough for the Opera people to do something similar .. maybe you should show them the contents of our
/etc/chromium-browser/default
as long as their broswer honours the "--ppapi-flash-version=" command line parameter it should  be trivial for them to implement similarly.

If you REALLY want to know your pepperflash version, run:
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strings /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree/libpepflashplayer.so|grep ^LNX|sed -e "s/^LNX //"|sed -e "s/,/./g"
or
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sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --status
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Re: Opera Browser and Flash
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 02:29:20 pm »
Hello PCNetSpec, and Thank You! ;)

The forum is set up quite differently at Opera than here.  Here we have more autonomy to edit our posts as we see fit.  There, what you write, and how it appears, can be two entirely different things.  None the less, I did as you said, and I now hope our posts will help the team at Opera fix this bug.

Below is the link from Opera.  Remember, I didn't write that post in that style, but this is how it appears.

https://forums.opera.com/discussion/comment/15233903#Comment_15233903

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Re: Opera Browser and Flash [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 02:35:56 pm »
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(with the knowledge and experience of PCNetSpec himself!)

LOL .. I think they'd (quite rightly) be wholly  unimpressed by that :))
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Re: Opera Browser and Flash [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 02:38:50 pm »
Atta boy, perknh ! Spread the word ...   ;D

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Re: Opera Browser and Flash [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 10:39:38 pm »
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(with the knowledge and experience of PCNetSpec himself!)

LOL .. I think they'd (quite rightly) be wholly  unimpressed by that :))

I don't know, PCNetSpec, but I think you found a fix!  I hope the development team at Opera sees what solution you found to resolve the same issue here at Peppermint.

I can't tell you how many times I wanted to edit a post in Opera forum, then go to click on the gear symbol to do so, only to rediscover for the umpteenth time that I had flagged my own post.  I have two sentences there that are in reverse order.  ::)

Oh well, I like what Joseph Kennedy said to his kids when they were growing up.  He said, "After you've done your best, the hell with it!" 

I think that's good advice to keep in mind.  ;)

Thank you,

perknh
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