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Re: On-going problems with flashplugin for IW

On 2011-03-15, AG <computing.account@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello all
> In Iceape and other browsers (e.g. Opera) I can watch embedded 
> (streaming?) videos on-line.  In Iceweasel/ Swiftfox I cannot.  Insterad 
> I get a variation on this message: "Note: Either you do not have Adobe 
> Flash Player installed on your computer or your Flash Version is 
> outdated. You need Flash Player in order to view this item. Download 
> Flash Player now. <http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer>"
> I have double-checked and I have the latest flashplugin-nonfree 
> installed and seems to be accessible to the other browsers, so why 
> doesn't IW "see" the plugin and use it as well?  In my 
> ~.mozilla/plugins/ directory the library libflashplayer.so is installed 

That may well be the problem. Installing flashplugin-nonfree makes the
plug-in available system-wide; having libflashplayer.so in
~/.mozilla/plugins/ means that you also have a personal copy.

> and executable and as far as I can tell, the plugins are registered with 
> IW as seen by doing about:plugins in the address bar.

Try removing your personal copy (or just start with a new ~/.mozilla to

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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