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Latest flash player won't play video on firefox

May 8, 2012 5:14 PM

Tags: #flash #firefox #not_working #ubuntu10.04

Hi everyone,

I have a problem with flash since I've updated ....
I turn on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) and Firefox 12.0.
I Updated to the latest version, but when I read some video or flash animation, I have a black area instead .....
I tried to reinstall, delete ect ...
I'm stuck!!


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    May 9, 2012 11:34 AM   in reply to Ommyto

    can you tell us from which build you were upgrading from and too? how are you upgrading, meaning which mechanism are you using?  can you confirm the current build that is installed by going here:


    or is that blacked out too?  a screenshot or 2 would help us visualize the problem.  there's a known issue with uploading files to this forum with colons in the filename, so please delete them before adding.  thanks...

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    May 9, 2012 3:07 PM   in reply to Ommyto

    would you try to disable hardware acceleration? right-click the youtube flash content and select "Settings..."  click the first tab and deselect the checkbox for hardware acceleration.  refresh the page and see if that helps.  if it doesn't i'll suggest another thing.  thanks...

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    May 11, 2012 10:11 AM   in reply to Ommyto

    ok, here's a work around.  completely unistall flash player with synaptic.  we'll install the latest 10.3 player with security updates.


    download the following file:

    unpack the zip

    unpack the following file in the directory that is created: flashplayer10_3r183_18_linux.tar.gz

    copy to ~/.mozilla/plugins


    note:  the .mozilla is a hidden directory.  you may have to specify to show them.  if the plugins directory doesn't exist.  go a head and create it...

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