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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby grizzler » 13 Nov 2016 06:56

kurotsugi wrote:https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C4698788714

if you select linux 64bit you can choose 23. I don't know whether if it stable but it is there.

No, it isn't. That's the PPAPI version. It even says so in the menu.

Schoelje wrote:If Adobe is thinking about updating the NPAPI plugin for Linux other then Chrome, that would go against their own roadmap

They are. That's what this whole thread was about originally. Check the link in the first posting. The fourth item on that page has a link to this: https://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/201 ... linux.html

kurotsugi wrote:if I understand it correctly, the one in the link I gave above is specifically for NPAPI. PPAPI only bundled with google chrome and can't be downloaded separately.

The PPAPI plugin has been available separately for ages and Google actually stopped bundling it with Chrome a couple of months ago. That's what all the flash related threads on other forums (like the Mint forum) are about. People have to find another source for Pepper Flash and that doesn't always go smoothly.

my laptop is broken so I can't test it yet, but if I understand it correctly, the new v23 for linux is a NPAPI and could be used on firefox as well as other browsers.

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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 13 Nov 2016 09:46

For testing, I've manually built a package of the beta 24 version for amd64 only.
Just append "testing" to the solydxk.com line in your sources file as described here: viewtopic.php?t=6636
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apt update; apt install solydxk-flashplugin

This will remove solydxk-flashplugin-11.
It also installs a Flash configuration tool (Start menu and for KDE4 in the Settings window).

This page tells me: "You have version 24,0,0,154 installed". Yeah!


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 13 Nov 2016 12:01

I also found out that solydxk-flashplugin-11 was creating symlinks to a file that did not exist (incorrect path). I've updated that package to version 11.2.202.644xk1.


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby palimmo » 13 Nov 2016 15:21

Schoelje wrote:For testing, I've manually built a package of the beta 24 version for amd64 only.
Just append "testing" to the solydxk.com line in your sources file as described here: viewtopic.php?t=6636
and install the package:

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apt install solydxk-flashplugin

This will remove solydxk-flashplugin-11.
It also installs a Flash configuration tool (Start menu and for KDE4 in the Settings window).

This page tells me: "You have version 24,0,0,154 installed". Yeah!


That's great! (Although it is almost always disabled, it turns out sometimes to be useful).
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby BostonPeng » 13 Nov 2016 17:50

Schoelje wrote:For testing, I've manually built a package of the beta 24 version for amd64 only.
Just append "testing" to the solydxk.com line in your sources file as described here: viewtopic.php?t=6636
and install the package:

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apt update; apt install solydxk-flashplugin

This will remove solydxk-flashplugin-11.
It also installs a Flash configuration tool (Start menu and for KDE4 in the Settings window).

This page tells me: "You have version 24,0,0,154 installed". Yeah!

Thanks for doing this. Unfortunately, Comcast/Xfinity is still giving me issues, despite Adobe telling me "You have version 24,0,0,154 installed."

Xfinity Fx Flash 24 compatibility Flash 24.png

I'm not sure if it's a SolydK issue at this point or a Comcast issue but their site is still broken for me. At least I have newer Flash on my system for those sites that need it and can use it.
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby ilu » 13 Nov 2016 17:58

I don't know xfinity but I know that other tv sites - notably netflix - not only check the flash version but also the browser identification. I f the browser says "... linux ...." they switch to their standard error message which says something about silverlight/flash. It might be worth a try to change your user agent. uMatrix can do that but there are other addons with that capability too. I think it's also possible by hand, just do a search.

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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby grizzler » 13 Nov 2016 18:01

Another possible cause: Firefox still reports the old version internally. Check its Plug-ins page. If necessary, quit Firefox, delete the pluginreg.dat file from the profile directory and try again.
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby BostonPeng » 13 Nov 2016 19:10

ilu wrote:I don't know xfinity but I know that other tv sites - notably netflix - not only check the flash version but also the browser identification. I f the browser says "... linux ...." they switch to their standard error message which says something about silverlight/flash. It might be worth a try to change your user agent. uMatrix can do that but there are other addons with that capability too. I think it's also possible by hand, just do a search.

Switching my UA to a browser on Windows results in a DRM error in Firefox, and doing it in Chrome leaves me stuck at the spinner for "Now connecting to your entertainment experience." Unfortunately they don't give any error information in Chrome to help me track down where it's failing. I get the feeling I may just have to stick to Android for using the Xfinity site. :x
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 13 Nov 2016 19:16

You could send them an e-mail stating your issue and pointing them to this topic.


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby BostonPeng » 13 Nov 2016 19:37

I may do that. Unfortunately, they get pretty adamant about not supporting Linux. I suspect it's as much about not knowing how mainstream Linux has gotten as it is about the widely held misbelief that only black hat hackers and thieves use Linux.
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby ilu » 13 Nov 2016 21:09

BostonPeng wrote:Switching my UA to a browser on Windows results in a DRM error in Firefox, and doing it in Chrome leaves me stuck at the spinner for "Now connecting to your entertainment experience." Unfortunately they don't give any error information in Chrome to help me track down where it's failing. I get the feeling I may just have to stick to Android for using the Xfinity site. :x


So it's exactly as I said. In the end it's about DRM. But there might be light at the end of the tunnel since there are some developments about Firefox, Linux and DRM ...Wasn't there a thread about Netflix now working on FF? here: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6567&p=62422

Are you using debians FF-ESR or Solyds standard version?

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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby BostonPeng » 13 Nov 2016 21:33

ilu wrote:
BostonPeng wrote:Switching my UA to a browser on Windows results in a DRM error in Firefox, and doing it in Chrome leaves me stuck at the spinner for "Now connecting to your entertainment experience." Unfortunately they don't give any error information in Chrome to help me track down where it's failing. I get the feeling I may just have to stick to Android for using the Xfinity site. :x


So it's exactly as I said. In the end it's about DRM. But there might be light at the end of the tunnel since there are some developments about Firefox, Linux and DRM ...Wasn't there a thread about Netflix now working on FF? here: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6567&p=62422

Are you using debians FF-ESR or Solyds standard version?

I'm running the Fx-ESR that I got from SolydK. I didn't realize there's another Firefox available. I'll poke about on that Netflix thread later to see if it's something that can help.
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby ilu » 13 Nov 2016 21:52

I just noticed that too. I'm not really sure which one's officially supported by Schoelje now. Both would be good in fact.

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Postby BostonPeng » 13 Nov 2016 23:33

I just installed Firefox, and Fx-ESR was removed. It's okay by me, but I'm glad to see users have the choice of which one to run.
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 14 Nov 2016 07:56

ilu wrote:I just noticed that too. I'm not really sure which one's officially supported by Schoelje now. Both would be good in fact.

Both FF versions are built by me. So, yes they are both officially supported :)


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 13 Dec 2016 13:24

For anyone following this topic:
Adobe just released version 24 of the Flash player and it's now available in our repository. The package name is solydxk-flashplugin. The old solydxk-flashplugin-11 will stay in the repository if anyone needs it (just as I did with solydxk-flashplugin-9). The new solydxk-flashplugin will replace the old solydxk-flashplugin-11 if it is installed.


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby patzy » 15 Dec 2016 10:43

Schoelje wrote:For anyone following this topic:
Adobe just released version 24 of the Flash player and it's now available in our repository. The package name is solydxk-flashplugin.


I haven't found the latest plugin in the 32 bit K repo.
Please can we have it?!

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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 15 Dec 2016 12:07

It's in the repository:

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$ apt search flashplugin | grep solyd
iB  solydxk-flashplugin             - Adobe Flash plugin 64-bit for Firefox.   
p   solydxk-flashplugin:i386        - Adobe Flash plugin 32-bit for Firefox.   
pB  solydxk-flashplugin-11          - Adobe Flash plugin 11                     
p   solydxk-flashplugin-11:i386     - Adobe Flash plugin 11                     
p   solydxk-flashplugin-9           - Adobe Flash plugin 9                     
i   solydxk-pepperflashplugin       - Adobe PepperFlash plugin 64-bit for Chromi
p   solydxk-pepperflashplugin:i386  - Adobe PepperFlash plugin 32-bit for Chromi

Did you "apt update" first?


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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby patzy » 16 Dec 2016 00:02

[quote="Schoelje"]It's in the repository:

Did you "apt update" first?[/quote

Yes I did.
I've tried with both apt-get and apt, and with and without the :i386 added.
This is what I get each time:

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apt install solydxk-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package solydxk-flashplugin is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  solydxk-flashplugin-11
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Re: Adobe to update Linux Flash Player

Postby Schoelje » 16 Dec 2016 07:23

This is what I get:

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$ apt install solydxk-flashplugin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  solydxk-flashplugin
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 133 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,579 kB of archives.
After this operation, 18.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://repository.solydxk.com/ solydxk/main solydxk-flashplugin i386 24.0.0.186 [6,579 kB]
Fetched 6,579 kB in 4s (1,409 kB/s)             
Selecting previously unselected package solydxk-flashplugin.
(Reading database ... 153451 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../solydxk-flashplugin_24.0.0.186_i386.deb ...
Unpacking solydxk-flashplugin (24.0.0.186) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Setting up solydxk-flashplugin (24.0.0.186) ...

There must be something else with your system.
Could you please post back the result of these commands:

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inxi -r
apt update
apt -s upgrade

If everything looks ok, you can run these:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
apt -f install
apt upgrade
apt install solydxk-flashplugin


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