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Support => New Users => Topic started by: Rens on May 11, 2014, 06:43:07 am

Title: What is it with shockwave flash? (SOLVED)
Post by: Rens on May 11, 2014, 06:43:07 am
My Chromium in pepermint 4 cannot load shockwave flash. I have tried the following:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

and then removed and reinstalled the flashplayer with:

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

I have then closed and reopened chromium but to no avail.
Under chromium plugins the only flashplayer plugin that is there is:

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 11.2 r202
Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
Name:   Shockwave Flash
Version:   11.2 r202
Location:   /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
Type:   NPAPI
     Disable
MIME types:   
MIME type   Description   File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash   Shockwave Flash   
.swf
application/futuresplash   FutureSplash Player   
.spl
Disable   Always allowed?


Kind regards,
Rens 
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash?
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 11, 2014, 06:50:12 am
What's the output (if any) from:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash?
Post by: Rens on May 11, 2014, 06:56:16 am
There is no output.
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash?
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 11, 2014, 07:25:52 am
OK, the latest flashplayer required sse2 support from your CPU but 11.1 was quite happy to work without it.

So..

The following asssumes you're using the 32bit version of Peppermint .. if you're running 64bit, both times you see 32bit in a command, change it to 64bit

First uninstall the current flashplayer:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer
now create a plugins directory in the right place:
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mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
cd into that directory:
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
download the 11.1 version of flashplayer with:
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz
extract the archive
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tar xvf flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz
now close ALL web browser instances .. then reopen Chromium to test.  <--- It's important you close ALL web browser instances before reloading Chromium
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash?
Post by: Rens on May 11, 2014, 09:04:44 am
That did the job! Wonderful! Thank you very much!
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 11, 2014, 09:13:37 am
You're most welcome .. thanks for marking the topic solved :)
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash?
Post by: damig on May 20, 2014, 02:23:19 pm
What's the output (if any) from:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2

PCNetSpec, there is an output with mine:
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damig@damig-Satellite-A75 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep sse2
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 cid xtpr
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 cid xtpr
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash? (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on May 20, 2014, 04:12:03 pm
@ damig

Yours should "just work" then .. if it's not, can you start a new topic please.
Title: Re: What is it with shockwave flash? (SOLVED)
Post by: damig on May 20, 2014, 04:23:49 pm
duh... it was just my inner animal. Sorry about this, and I'll leave it for other noobs

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