Flash installer Broken (K)ubuntu 7.10

Richard cms0009 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 21:09:58 GMT 2008


On Friday 11 January 2008 3:04:54 pm Colin Pinkney wrote:
> On Friday 11 Jan 2008, Richard wrote:
> > There something wrong with .115 version plugin.
> > this would be my 18th time installing flash... funning running 7.04
> > I install flash first shot.
>
> Adobe implemented some XRender stuff in this version of the Flash plugin in
> order to do proper full screen flash (not just a maximised browser window)
> but Konqueror does not support this in the Netscape Plugin framework - yet.
>
> The KDE developers are working on it, however and I suspect the patch will
> make its way into the Ubuntu updates repository because version 9.0.115 of
> the flash plugin has quite a few security updates.
>
> This is the problem with closed-source software. Linux distributions have
> no control over it and to top it off Adobe does not version the main
> download file and instead only offers the latest. So when you install the
> flashplugin-nonfree package it has to download from Adobe due to licencing
> and even if the package you install is versioned 9.0.48, it will simply
> download the latest available.
>
> The only way to install flash at the moment, which works with Konqueror, is
> to download the Flash 9 archive from Adobe, which contains all previous
> versions of the plugin, including 9.0.48, and install it manually. The
> download link is here and is 61MB:
>
> http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_14266
>
> --
> Colin Pinkney
> http://www.cpinkney.org.uk

Hi Colin,

I did that, and got konqueror to work, but its the flash,
its not working on all websites...like veoh.com
they must be using a higher xxx flashplayer version. youtube.com works okay.
odd.

Richard




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