Flash Player Install/Uninstall/Upgrade

Chris Meissen cmeissen at centurytel.net
Thu Aug 30 03:15:09 BST 2007

I have a problem with Flashplayer and Firefox.  I've just upgraded from
Dapper Dan to Feisty Fox 7.04 in the hope that I would be able to view
content on those sites requiring Flash Player 8 or higher.  I had Flash
Player 7 installed before upgrading.

I discovered that the upgrade is not automatic as it is in the non-free
repositories so I added the non-free and upgraded using wget.   But when
I went to sites with Flash Player video I was still told that I needed
at least Flash Player 8.  Checking about:plugins showed that I had both
version 7 and version 9 installed.

I figured that the problem was that Firefox was reporting the
Flashplayer 7 plugin and sites were automatically rejecting my browser
without ever seeing that I also had Flashplayer 9.

Attempted an uninstall using apt-get and managed to uninstall
Flashplayer 9 but about:plugins still shows Flashplayer 7 installed and
it will not uninstall.  I want to get rid of it completely in order to
do a clean reinstall of version 9.

Any ideas or instructions are most welcome.  In other words, HELP!!!!   

Chris Meissen
West Plains, MO

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