This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help.
Flash plugin check reports the wrong version
I used Firefox 3.6.3 on Kubuntu 9 without problems. Since the update to Kubuntu 10 is encounter problems with Firefox. One is that soms falsh sites will hang Firefox after showing the video. I discovered that http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ still reports Adobe flash 9 instead of the installed Debian package of flash 10 (from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ - Linux) "succesfully"
Every time Firefox opened
== Update Kubuntu10
Try to delete the file pluginreg.dat in the Firefox Profile Folder and let Firefox rebuild a new version.Read this answer in context 👍 3
All Replies (7)
According to the info in your forum post, you've got "Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124".
If you go to Tools > Add-ons > Plugins what version of Flash does it say you have?
In any case, try using the instructions at Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems
As I said before: I already did install the Adobe flash version 10 (Debian). It "installed succesfully".
Proof of succesful installation (see attached screen shot)
partial about:plugins output: Shockwave Flash
Bestand: /home/jules/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so Versie: Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124
MIME-type Beschrijving Achtervoegsels Actief application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Ja application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Ja
So this looks like an issue of making Firefox detect the new version of Flash on your computer. I'm not a Debian user, but maybe there is someone else here who can help.
Remove the current Flash player from /home/jules/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so If that is a link then you may have to remove (uninstall) that old Flash Player as well.
Create a symbolic link to the newly installed Flash 10.0 r45 plugin in the /home/jules/.mozilla/plugins/ directory to make Firefox find it.
@Cor-el I first renamed the file /home/jules/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so to /home/jules/.mozilla/plugings/libflashplayer9.so and created the link to the /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplugin.so In firefox about:plugins just detected the renamed file and still reported flash version 9 Then I deleted the file libflashplugin9.so In firefox about:plugins now reports the file /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugins/libflashplugin.so to be flash version 9 !!
Try to delete the file pluginreg.dat in the Firefox Profile Folder and let Firefox rebuild a new version.