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Flash Player for Firefox on Mint


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#1 TsVk!

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

So my wife has asked me to make her Facebook games work with Firefox on Mint 17.3.

 

Rather than me fiddling with Flash options for hours to make it happen... does anyone here know how to do this?

 

Your experience appreciated.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

I just remembered the flash fork for linux got killed a while back... hmmm, might try to have a fiddle with Chrome or Chromium.

 

If anyone knows how to do that I'd appreciate it too.



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Posted 11 November 2016 - 09:12 PM

figured that out too... lol

 

I should really stop asking questions.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:57 AM

For people that can't figure it out...

 

For Google Chrome:
Should work without doing a thing, "flash" is downloaded AFTER install. Just use Chrome and at some point it will work automagically!
 
For Chromium:
Read Install pepperflash in Chromium DIY, all "automatic" solutions are broken! Some people try to build on top of those broken solutions but I prefer a clean approach...
 
For Firefox:

Okay, first uninstall flashplugin-installer if present:

sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer
Now download Flash Player for Firefox and Netscape Plug-In compatible applications – NPAPI (64-bit) from here:
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
or direct download here
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/linux64/flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
 
Unpack the archive.
 
then copy the libflashplayer.so file contained in it into:-
~/.mozilla/plugins
if that directory doesn't exists, create it.
 
Restart Firefox.

Source.

 

Good Luck!  :wink:



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:38 PM

For users who want to play Facebook and other online games you will need the latest version of PepperFlash which isn't available through the standard repo. You could fiddle around and add the Canonical repo, but it may not work as advertised without some hacking. Good luck getting that to work on the abandoned Firefox & Chromium FlashPlayer forks also, but it's easy enough on Chrome.

 

So first disable the Flash Player within the Chrome by navigating to chrome://plugins and then click the disable button next to Flash Player.

 

Download plugin from here and extract libpepflashplayer.so and manifest.json to ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/23.0.0.207 and restart Chrome.

 

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Edited by TsVk!, 12 November 2016 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:29 PM

For users who want to play Facebook and other online games you will need the latest version of PepperFlash which isn't available through the standard repo. 

What games, I will try them?  Chrome comes with PepperFlash.

 

Good luck getting that to work on the abandoned Firefox & Chromium FlashPlayer forks also, but it's easy enough on Chrome.

Abandoned?  IMO if FlashPlayer does not work on your distro there are other problems.  From what I understand there were some issues with Flash on LinuxMint, but I have not experienced this myself.  Flash for me works fine in Firefox and Chromium.  I will try those Games you are speaking of to be sure if you want to share what they are.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:05 AM

Try Panda Pop, or any other game on FaceBook.

 

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:49 AM

On that same page that TsVk! linked, there was a link on there how to properly install Flash Player on Linux. :)

 

 

sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

 

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/11/install-adobe-flash-ubuntu

 

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 03:53 AM

On Ubuntu... this isn't an Ubuntu thread.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:00 AM

On Ubuntu... this isn't an Ubuntu thread.

 

For the most part, what applies to Ubuntu does to Mint. :)

 

Example, I research for an answer for Mint 18 & come up empty handed. Then turn around & perform the same search for Ubuntu 16.04 (the distro it's built upon), and get a sack of answers. Nearly 100% of the time, what does the trick on Ubuntu, also does for Linux Mint, and for that matter, much any distro built on the back of Ubuntu. 

 

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:18 AM

Not in this case.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 05:53 AM

Not sure what you're discussing here...  :rolleyes:

 

In my previous post I explained how to get the latest (pepper)flash working on Chrome, Chromium and Firefox.

All solutions are tested on Peppermint 6/7 and working, they should work on any 'buntu based distro!

 

Is someone saying it doesn't work?

 

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cat1092: I didn't test the adobe-flashplugin... Are you using this?

Does it give the newer or older version and in which browser(s) does it work?

 

Greets!  :wink:



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:01 AM

Hi GNU.

 

In testing on my machine to make Facebook games work (which is what this thread was about)

 

Your solutions...

  • Chrome solution does not work,
  • Chromium solution should work,
  • Firefox solution should not work (plug-in is wrong).

apt-get install adobe-flashplugin does not work. Wrong version in Mint repo.

 

Thanks for posting though... I'm a slacker and should just have posted my working solution straight up.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:07 AM

I'm a slacker and should just have posted my working solution straight up.

Ah OK, I missed that and can't test it... I thought you were on a 'buntu distro!  :wink:

EDIT :

So my wife has asked me to make her Facebook games work with Firefox on Mint 17.3.

???


Edited by GNULINUX, 13 November 2016 - 06:14 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:31 AM

Buntu has the Canonical repo that Mint lacks, not all packages are the same.




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