[PC-BSD Testing] Flash Upgrade kills access to YouTube Follow-up

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jun 1 13:13:40 PDT 2011


On 06/01/2011 15:08, Johann Kois wrote:
> Am 01.06.2011 19:21, schrieb Kris Moore:
>> On 06/01/2011 12:33, Ian Robinson wrote:
>>> Re: Flash Upgrade kills access to YouTube
>>>
>>> On Thu, 26 May 2011, Ian Robinson said:
>>>
>>>> The recent Flash upgrade patch for 8.2 kills access to YouTube and
>>> generates constant error messages in Yahoo email.
>>>> YouTube will not play at all, and displays a message in the window
>>> where the image usually plays saying "You need to upgrade your Adobe
>>> Flash Player to see this video."   If the computer is rebooted after
>>> applying the Flash upgrade patch, the message says "click here to
>>> download plugin," which of course does nothing on a non-windows OS.
>>>> Yahoo lets you see and access email, but whenever you click on a
>>> message an error message box jumps up saying "Flash required for this
>>> application.  Your browser must have Flash 9.0 or higher installed to
>>> add this application. You can download and install the latest Flash
>>> Player here."  (Ironically, the Yahoo main page with its photos, news
>>> stories, and ads does not complain.)
>>>> Ian Robinson
>>>> Salem, Ohio
>>>
>>> On 05/26/2011 09:11, Dru Lavigne replied to Ian Robinson saying:
>>>
>>>> Does running "nspluginwrapper -v -a -i" as the regular user and
>>> restarting the browser fix it?
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Dru
>>>>
>>> And, Kris Moore asked:
>>>
>>> Also, what browser / architecture is this? i386 or amd64?
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Kris Moore PC-BSD Software iXsystems
>>>
>>> ================== Replies ===========================
>>>
>>> Thanks for the speedy replies.
>>>
>>> @ Kris:
>>>
>>> The architecture is amd64 and I was using Firefox 4.0 64 bit at the
>>> time.  I am now using Firefox 4.0.1 64 bit version at this time.
>>>
>>> @ Dru:
>>>
>>> The following is the output from the nspluginwrapper command, which
>>> did not appear to make any difference.
>>>
>>> [IR at rtbank] ~>  nspluginwrapper -v -a -i
>>> Auto-install plugins from /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin
>>> Looking for plugins in /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin
>>> Install plugin
>>> /usr/local/lib/npapi/linux-f10-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
>>>    into /home/IR/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
>>> <http://npwrapper.libflashplayer.so>
>>> Auto-install plugins from /home/IR/.mozilla/plugins
>>> Looking for plugins in /home/IR/.mozilla/plugins
>>> [IR at rtbank] ~>
>>>
>>>
>>> Konqueror has no problem playing flash.
>>>
>>>
>>> Ian Robinson
>>> Salem, Ohio
>> That is really odd, since konq works but not FF.
> As already mentioned the reason for this seems to be that Firefox has
> deactivated the flash plugin (without asking the user and without giving
> him an easy way to get it back online!).  I have the same behaviour on
> my system.
>
> - http://www.mozilla.com/de/plugincheck/
> - http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/testing/2011-May/005319.html
>
> Regards.
>
>
> Johann
>

Wonder why my plugin isn't getting disabled here? I'm running the latest 
FF 4.0.1 and flash it just humming along happily. Is that a setting 
somewhere?


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems



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