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Firefox doesn't work with flash ubuntu

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At first Firefox wouldn't work with flash videos. Now whenever I try to go to YouTube, it crashes. Whenever I try to view a video on break.com, it crashes. I have no idea how to get flash working in FF. It works in Opera, but not Firefox.

I am currently running the latest version of Ubuntu.

URL of affected sites

http://www.break.com

User Agent

Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

At first Firefox wouldn't work with flash videos. Now whenever I try to go to YouTube, it crashes. Whenever I try to view a video on break.com, it crashes. I have no idea how to get flash working in FF. It works in Opera, but not Firefox. I am currently running the latest version of Ubuntu. == URL of affected sites == http://www.break.com == User Agent == Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

Chosen solution

Adobe flash + firefox + youtbue worked great for me a few days ago, on ubunutu jaunty.

Then upgraded to firefox 3.6.7 last night, and youtube no longer works, just get a black rectangle; right-click does not bring up the usual adobe menus. The plugins dialog shows adobe flash 10.1.53 and the 'prefered applications' dialog shows adobe flash for application/x-swf & etc. mimetypes.

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Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.2.15 Version/10.10

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications
0.9rc2
true
ubufox@ubuntu.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1274830720
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

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You didn't post a plugins list.

Which Flash version do you have? Tools > Add-ons > Plugins

You didn't post a plugins list. Which Flash version do you have? Tools > Add-ons > Plugins

Question owner

It has started working now. I installed the Download Helper extension.

It has started working now. I installed the Download Helper extension.

Question owner

It works in opera and chrome but not in firefox. Some days ago it was fine but after some updates it doesnt care to work now.

Plugin: shockwave flash.

I installed adobe flash player and now it works

It works in opera and chrome but not in firefox. Some days ago it was fine but after some updates it doesnt care to work now. Plugin: shockwave flash. I installed adobe flash player and now it works

Chosen Solution

Adobe flash + firefox + youtbue worked great for me a few days ago, on ubunutu jaunty.

Then upgraded to firefox 3.6.7 last night, and youtube no longer works, just get a black rectangle; right-click does not bring up the usual adobe menus. The plugins dialog shows adobe flash 10.1.53 and the 'prefered applications' dialog shows adobe flash for application/x-swf & etc. mimetypes.

Adobe flash + firefox + youtbue worked great for me a few days ago, on ubunutu jaunty. Then upgraded to firefox 3.6.7 last night, and youtube no longer works, just get a black rectangle; right-click does not bring up the usual adobe menus. The plugins dialog shows adobe flash 10.1.53 and the 'prefered applications' dialog shows adobe flash for application/x-swf & etc. mimetypes.