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68.0.1 running on Linux Mint fails to update Shockwave Flash

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68.0.1 running on Linux Mint fails to update Shockwave Flash. If I try to access web sites that use Flash, I get a message that Flash needs updating. In the 'Plugins' section of the ‘Add-Ons’ option on the Firefox menu, all are set to Auto-Update, but it lists Flash as needing updating. Clicking the 'Update Now' button to update takes me to Adobe's site. I choose the APT for Debian/Ubuntu (is this wrong?) and click 'Download Now'. I am asked which application to open the download in - only APTurl is listed, so click 'Open Link'. After a few seconds a message comes up "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is already installed". The only option is to close it. Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong?

Note: I am surprised to see that in the 'Plugins' section of the ‘Add-Ons’ option on the Firefox menu there is no option to uninstall Adobe Flash.

I see in the Firefox Help pages, in the ‘Managing Add-Ons’ section has this article: "Add-ons disabled or fail to install on Firefox" - but this says the problem is fixed in versions later than 66.

68.0.1 running on Linux Mint fails to update Shockwave Flash. If I try to access web sites that use Flash, I get a message that Flash needs updating. In the 'Plugins' section of the ‘Add-Ons’ option on the Firefox menu, all are set to Auto-Update, but it lists Flash as needing updating. Clicking the 'Update Now' button to update takes me to Adobe's site. I choose the APT for Debian/Ubuntu (is this wrong?) and click 'Download Now'. I am asked which application to open the download in - only APTurl is listed, so click 'Open Link'. After a few seconds a message comes up "Package 'adobe-flashplugin' is already installed". The only option is to close it. Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong? Note: I am surprised to see that in the 'Plugins' section of the ‘Add-Ons’ option on the Firefox menu there is no option to uninstall Adobe Flash. I see in the Firefox Help pages, in the ‘Managing Add-Ons’ section has this article: "Add-ons disabled or fail to install on Firefox" - but this says the problem is fixed in versions later than 66.
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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 68.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/68.0.1/Linux/en-GB/

Extensions

  • Amazon.co.uk 1.1 (amazon@search.mozilla.org)
  • Bing 1.0 (bing@search.mozilla.org)
  • Chambers (UK) 1.0 (chambers-en-GB@search.mozilla.org)
  • DuckDuckGo 1.0 (ddg@search.mozilla.org)
  • eBay 1.0 (ebay@search.mozilla.org)
  • Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees 4.0.4 ({d04b0b40-3dab-4f0b-97a6-04ec3eddbfb0})
  • ETP Search Volume Study 1.2 (etp-search-volume-study@shield.mozilla.org)
  • Google 1.0 (google@search.mozilla.org)
  • Grammarly for Firefox 8.852.2307 (87677a2c52b84ad3a151a4a72f5bd3c4@jetpack)
  • Twitter 1.0 (twitter@search.mozilla.org)
  • Video DownloadHelper 7.3.7 ({b9db16a4-6edc-47ec-a1f4-b86292ed211d})
  • Wikipedia (en) 1.0 (wikipedia@search.mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Pineview
  • adapterDeviceID: 0xa001
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM: 384MB
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • contentUsesTiling: False
  • crashGuards: []
  • driverDate:
  • driverVendor: mesa/i915
  • driverVersion: 18.0.5.0
  • featureLog: {u'fallbacks': [], u'features': [{u'status': u'blocked', u'description': u'Compositing', u'log': [{u'status': u'available', u'type': u'default'}, {u'status': u'blocked', u'message': u'Acceleration blocked by platform', u'type': u'env'}], u'name': u'HW_COMPOSITING'}, {u'status': u'unavailable', u'description': u'OpenGL Compositing', u'log': [{u'status': u'unavailable', u'message': u'Hardware compositing is disabled', u'type': u'default'}], u'name': u'OPENGL_COMPOSITING'}, {u'status': u'opt-in', u'description': u'WebRender', u'log': [{u'status': u'opt-in', u'message': u'WebRender is an opt-in feature', u'type': u'default'}], u'name': u'WEBRENDER'}, {u'status': u'blacklisted', u'description': u'WebRender qualified', u'log': [{u'status': u'available', u'type': u'default'}, {u'status': u'blacklisted', u'message': u'No qualified hardware', u'type': u'env'}], u'name': u'WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED'}, {u'status': u'available', u'description': u'Off Main Thread Painting', u'log': [{u'status': u'available', u'type': u'default'}], u'name': u'OMTP'}]}
  • info: {u'ApzWheelInput': 1, u'ApzDragInput': 1, u'ApzKeyboardInput': 1, u'CairoUseXRender': 0, u'ApzAutoscrollInput': 1, u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureContentBackend': u'skia'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: {u'key': u'blocked-gfx-card'}
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • offMainThreadPaintEnabled: True
  • offMainThreadPaintWorkerCount: 3
  • targetFrameRate: 60
  • usesTiling: False
  • webgl1DriverExtensions: -
  • webgl1Extensions: -
  • webgl1Renderer: WebGL creation failed: * Refused to create native OpenGL context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_OPENGL_1 * Exhausted GL driver options.
  • webgl1Version: -
  • webgl1WSIInfo: -
  • webgl2DriverExtensions: -
  • webgl2Extensions: -
  • webgl2Renderer: WebGL creation failed: * Refused to create WebGL2 context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_OPENGL_1
  • webgl2Version: -
  • webgl2WSIInfo: -
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic
  • windowProtocol: x11
  • windowUsingAdvancedLayers: False

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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Your Systems Details shows you have the current flash player. Any questions on this should be sent to Adobe Support https://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer

Your Systems Details shows you have the current flash player. Any questions on this should be sent to Adobe Support https://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer
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