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    Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Hi, this is my first post.

    I've been trying to get Adobe Flash to work since an (update manager) update about 2 weeks ago. I've tried:

    - uninstalling and reinstalling thru Synaptic, Software Center, Adobe site
    - removing the latest version and installing the 11.1 version (32-bit machine)
    - using the Flash-Aid add-on
    - moving and replacing flashplayer.so files in various places
    - installing hal library
    - installing ubuntu restricted extras
    - Re-installing Firefox
    - Installing Chromium
    - Editing values in /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

    I currently have the latest flash installed (through Software Center), and trying to play a youtube video shows a grey window with a message "The Adobe Flash plugin has crashed". Youtube videos WILL play if they are HTML5 (I am in the HTML5 trial).

    However, I am able to get youtube Flash videos to play without sound by pressing my "printscreen" button while the video window is loading. Weird.

    If anyone knows a solution or has a similar problem, I'd welcome the advice.

    Thanks so much,
    Clea

    *EDIT* - Hardware specifications

    Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz × 2
    Graphics: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
    OS Type: 32-bit
    Last edited by clealily; January 15th, 2013 at 10:43 PM. Reason: * Hardware specs, *added more failed attempts, *HTML5 works

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    You don't add enough information, what graphics card do you have?, what is your hardware specifications?.

    You can try some od the tips addressed in this link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683, in particular you go to the section entitled: Troubleshooting- adobe flash player.

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    You don't add enough information, what graphics card do you have?, what is your hardware specifications?.

    You can try some od the tips addressed in this link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683, in particular you go to the section entitled: Troubleshooting- adobe flash player.
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I went to the link you provided and followed the steps for updating, but the problem remains the same.

    My hardware specifications are below.

    Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz × 2
    Graphics: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2
    OS Type: 32-bit

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Do you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed?

    In a xterm: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    Do you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed?

    In a xterm: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Yes it's already been installed, it was one of the first things I tried. It didn't seem to change anything though.
    Is there anything else I can try?
    Last edited by clealily; January 14th, 2013 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    You can try some of the workarounds addressed in this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1985689

    Particularly, comment 4, which says the adobe flash crash is fixed with his procedure.

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Quote Originally Posted by claracc View Post
    You can try some of the workarounds addressed in this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1985689

    Particularly, comment 4, which says the adobe flash crash is fixed with his procedure.
    Hm, this did not seem to change anything either. I followed the procedure in comment 4, and also tried other things like changing the value of

    EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0

    to "1", and also changing the the GPU override to "false", but neither worked.
    Also, I reinstalled Flash with Flash-aid again, to no avail.

    Thanks for your help by the way, Claracc. Do you have any other suggestions?

    (Just to add, I have previously uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and also installed Chromium, but Flash would not work in either case.)

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    Re: Flash not working on Firefox (Precise Pangolin)

    Did you get this to work?

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