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Re: Re: Adobe Flash Player on Debian Buster

On 10/23/19, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
> Just extract the tarball, find or create this plugins directory, and
> drop the lib*.so file into it.  Then restart Firefox.
> The hardest part is when they ask you whether you want the "NPAPI"
> version or some other crazy acronym version, and there's no links or
> popups or any other documentation on the site that tells you what
> "NPAPI" or the other thing means, and you have to guess.

The difference finally crossed my radar the last time I ever installed
flash player, but I had to look it up again because the explanation
didn't stick.

NPAPI = (some semblance of) Netscape plugin API

PPAPI = (some semblance of) Pepper plugin API

Wikipedia with something about Firefox not supporting PPAPI:


It's been at least over a year since I messed with any of those. I
THOUGHT they were why webpages weren't loading. Nope. In *my* case,
it's all these websites going with fancy scripting, instead.

For now, the only reason I have food in my house is because
epiphany-browser, found as "Web" in the menu once installed, somehow
stomps right through all that muck. A huge #ThankYou to its

PS is that low-speed Internet connections don't help, either. Well,
that and each webpage's hand coding style, too.

The appearance is that some part of the problem might also be about
the order in which parts of a webpage download if those parts are
having to squeeze through a slow connection one block at a time. If
those blocks download out of sequence, pages don't load when those
blocks build on top of each other to generate a webpage's

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with birdseed *

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