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  1. #11
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    Re: Firefox Update

    within my /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, there is:

    * flashplugin-alternative.so

    * libflashplayer.so
    * libjavaplugin.so
    * libnpjp2.so
    * libtotem-cone-plugin.so
    * libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
    * libtotem-mully-plugin.so
    * libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so

    Please tell me which one to delete? Is it the libflashplayer.so as the http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...shoot-problems guidance?
    If YES ... would you mind to tell me how to delete it?
    Cos I used ... click File System > usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and choose the file and delete it ... nothing happen.

  2. #12
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    Re: Firefox Update

    My /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins contains flashplugin-alternative.so, but not libflashplayer.so. My flash plugin works, so I think you can remove the libflashplayer.so. To do so, use the file manager with root permissions (gksu nautilus) or use the terminal (sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so).

  3. #13
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    Re: Firefox Update

    In reply to your original concern about the outdated flash plugin version, In brief there is no need to worry about that for two reasons.

    Reason 1
    You are unlikely to find any video on the internet which specifically requires a more recent version of the flash plugin.

    Reason 2
    Year by year the number of websites using flash is declining. It is the Adobe company who will have to live without flash and not you.

    If you are using Firefox 24 or above, you can make a few changes to your Linux system and Firefox to enable you to watch in html5 ( H-264, mp3-aac ) without any plugin all the videos on Youtube ( which have been uploaded within the last two years) without entering the html5 trial and other sites like dailymotion.com.
    see
    http://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/23/fir...h-264-support/

    If you are interested, these are the steps to follow:

    1. Type about:config into the firefox browser's address bar and hit enter.
    2. Confirm that you will be careful if this is your first time.
    3. Search for media.gstreamer.enabled
    4. Make sure it is set to to true (which means enabled).
    5. You need to install gstreamer: `libgstreamer0.10-dev` and `libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev`



    In the Ubuntu terminal ( open with ctrl + alt + t ) type these lines separately. Press enter after each line of code.

    $ sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev

    $ sudo apt-get install bgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0*

    6. Install the following Firefox extension (to view Youtube videos)

    https://addons.mozilla.org/ja/firefo...html5/?src=api

    7. Deactivate the flash plugin. There is no need to remove it. Just deactivate it. ''Add-ons →Plugins→ShockwaveFlash→Never activate

    8. Restart Firefox. It is unlikely that you will need to restart your computer, but if these steps do not work restart.

    9. Now test it with the flash plugin deactivated.

    From Firefox 24, you can view Youtube without flash without joining the HTML5 trial.

    Test it on non-Youtube tube videos such as Dailymotion.com and this test video.

    http://mirrorblender.top-ix.org/movi...4-surround.mp4

    10. You may need to reactivate flash for other sites. To do that easily, install this Fiorefox extension:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...n/flash-onoff/

    An icon can be dragged from Menu Bar→View→ Toobars→Customize to a toolbar and clicking it can turn flsh on and off.

  4. #14
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    Re: Firefox Update

    Ignore what Firefox says, don't trust it. Your plugin IS safe. Adobe continues to support the 11.2.x Flash with security updates and these updates always end up in Ubuntu after 1-2 days. You don't need to worry about it and you CAN'T install a newer version of Flash in Firefox (in Linux), you just can't.

    If you want to have the latest Flash, then use Chrome.

    Hope that helps.

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