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    FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Flash issues are very common and threads asking for help are posted several times a week.

    In order to provide an easy solution for new users to install Flash and solve some common issues, I have created FLASH-AID, which is a Firefox extension that automates the process of removing conflicting plugins and installing the proper version of Flash according to browser architecture.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ddon/flash-aid

    Last edited by lovinglinux; February 11th, 2012 at 01:01 PM.

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    I had to release version 1.0.1 to fix a bug if you install the 32bit version on a 64bit machine. Links on the first post are updated.

    If you have a 32bit version and it doesn't install properly, grab the new version too.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    I have been having a real problem getting flash working since trying to install the 64-bit version. I'm running 10.04 x64 and 64-bit Firefox 3.6.3 ... whatever I do I can't get it to recognize the plugin. Flash-aid tells me that I'm running 32-bit architecture and tries to install the 32-bit plugin... which doesn't work. Whatever I do I get the message saying "plugin required" ... and "aboutlugins" says none are installed.

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Quote Originally Posted by Superluke View Post
    I have been having a real problem getting flash working since trying to install the 64-bit version. I'm running 10.04 x64 and 64-bit Firefox 3.6.3 ... whatever I do I can't get it to recognize the plugin. Flash-aid tells me that I'm running 32-bit architecture and tries to install the 32-bit plugin... which doesn't work. Whatever I do I get the message saying "plugin required" ... and "aboutlugins" says none are installed.
    Could you please click "Help >> About Firefox", take a screenshot of that window and post it here?

    Also please post the output of these commands:

    Code:
    uname -a
    Code:
    locate libflashplayer.so

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    About Firefox:

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3

    uname -a:

    Linux luke-desktop 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    locate libflashplayer.so shows it wherever I put it.... the /plugins directories...

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    /home/luke/.limewire/browser/xulrunner/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /home/luke/.limewire/browser/xulrunner/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    /home/luke/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /home/luke/.mozilla_backup_2009-10-15T12:59:55-0400/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/share/ubufox/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    /var/lib/flashplugin-installer/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Quote Originally Posted by Superluke View Post
    About Firefox:

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3

    uname -a:

    Linux luke-desktop 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    locate libflashplayer.so shows it wherever I put it.... the /plugins directories...
    Thanks. I will upload a new version in a couple of minutes that should fix the architecture detection and allow you to install the 64bit flash. The fix is already in place, I just need to upload it to the mozilla server.

    BTW, how did you install Firefox?

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Quote Originally Posted by Superluke View Post
    About Firefox:

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3
    If you're running 64-bit Ubuntu and you see i686 in your browser string, you've managed to (probably unintentionally) install a 32-bit browser (which would need 32-bit plugins in /usr/lib32).
    What would happen if your hard disk died right now?

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Released version 2.0.2, which adds an option to use Google Chrome plugin on 32bit systems and a couple of minor bug fixes.

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    Re: FLASH-AID: remove conflicting plugins and install proper flash plugin version

    Quick question: After running the scrip in this plugin, am I suppose to get vdpau acceleration in my ION? I ran it and I still got no HW acceleration on youtube, with the nv drivers, compiz on and off.

    Thanks in advance.

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