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Flash crash (Solved)
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:19:39 pm »
Hi Guys

The missus has been having problems playing flash video, some will play some wont, video that will play on my PC running identical systems (PM4 & Chromium) wont play on hers so I tried installing the latest pepperflash plugin as per these instructions, but still no joy.

Any help would be much appreciated


many thanks

Graeme
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 10:49:03 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 03:19:43 pm »
On her PC what the output from:
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cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep flags
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 03:27:45 pm »
pat@Linux2 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep flags
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow extd_apicid
pat@Linux2 ~ $
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 03:48:40 pm »
OK, so it's not the sse2 issue (didn't think it was because on systems without sse2 flashplayer tends to just crash on everything)

We can try an earlier flashplayer if you'd like ? .. which web browser ?

Could this be a lack of memory thing .. does the pages she's visiting have a TON of flash content (and you're not using something like flashblock) ?
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 04:03:05 pm »
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Could this be a lack of memory thing ..

I don't think so, she has 2gb of ram and it's a fast PC otherwise

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does the pages she's visiting have a TON of flash content

It's generally You Tube some will play some wont, one video in question is a video my daughter has posted on her wedding page on www.wedpics.com, there's only the one video there and it fails with the message

 
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There was an error playing this video
  please try a different browser or make sure you have the latest flash player installed

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(and you're not using something like flashblock) ?

I've looked in extensions and there's no mention of flashblock
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 04:17:03 pm »
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We can try an earlier flashplayer if you'd like ? .. which web browser ?

sorry I missed that question she's running Chromium
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 05:50:06 pm »
OK, 32bit or 64bit PM4

and do you know how to undo the pepperflash thingy ?
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 05:52:23 pm »
OK, 32bit or 64bit PM4

32 bit

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and do you know how to undo the pepperflash thingy ?

in a word...No
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 06:40:31 pm »
If you followed MY instructions for installing pepperflash...

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sudo gedit /etc/chromium-browser/default
and make it read:-

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CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""

SAVE the file.

Now let's unlnstall the adobe flashplayer:
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sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer

Hopefully, after closing ALL web browser instances and reopening chromium, you now don't have a flashplayer and cannot view youtube at all.   <-- check, and if you can still play ANY flash content, stop and let me know

OK, now run:
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mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz
then
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tar xvf flashplayer-11.1-32bit.tar.gz

Again, close ALL web browser instances, and reopen chromium .. now test the youtube videos again.
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 07:25:40 pm »
Unfortunately it's just the same

here's a screenshot of the error
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 07:59:08 pm »
OK, I just went to the same site in Firefox, and got the same error message .. I right-clicked on the video, and selected "Allow from this site" .. then it played.

Is that option available in chromium ?
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 08:09:21 pm »
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Is that option available in chromium ?

I don't see that option

It's doing the same thing on my PC (PM3 Chromium) but it run fine on the same PC with PM4 Chromium
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 08:16:40 pm »
Just a thought .. has your PC got ubuntu-restricted-extras and lunubtu-restricted-extras but the others haven't ?

Weirdly .. it works for me in chromium with pepperflash and adobe flash .. and now I can't get it to NOT work in firefox  :o
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 08:22:48 pm »
My PC (PM4) has ubuntu-restricted-extras but not lubuntu-restricted-extras, my wifes PC has neither

the PM3 partition on my PC doesn't have any of them installed and it wont run the video either
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Re: Flash crash
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 08:32:54 pm »
try installing them both.

tell me when you're done and we'll go back to the latest flashplayer.
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