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Firefox 29 on Linux: no Flash (28 works fine)

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I'm very impressed with the new Firefox 29, but I'm wondering how long until Flash will be working. All across the web I see "Would you like to install the plugin needed to view content on this page?" and if I click yes, it pops up a window saying "No plugins found." I still have Firefox 28 installed and it works fine. I thought this was just a time-biding issue, but as I've searched around I'm starting to doubt. Solution?

Running Firefox 29 on Fedora 20.

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I have been able to work around it, but I'm open for better solutions. Here's what I did:

I never uninstalled the built-in Firefox 28 (and 29 hasn't made it to repos); so all files are in the same location except that I replaced /usr/bin/firefox with the one from the new Firefox (of course, backing-up the old one).

I found the (old) plugins in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ I copied all of them into ~/.mozilla/plugins (which already existed, but was empty).

The plugins include:

The problem seems to be fixed now.

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I have been able to work around it, but I'm open for better solutions. Here's what I did:

I never uninstalled the built-in Firefox 28 (and 29 hasn't made it to repos); so all files are in the same location except that I replaced /usr/bin/firefox with the one from the new Firefox (of course, backing-up the old one).

I found the (old) plugins in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ I copied all of them into ~/.mozilla/plugins (which already existed, but was empty).

The plugins include:

The problem seems to be fixed now.