I have tried, without success, per Adobe's instructions, to install the latest flashplayer (11.X )on the following linux distros:
Fedora 19 LXDE, and 20 XFCE 32 bit
Linux Mint 14 KDE 32 bit
THe following graphics cards were used
Nvidia MX 440se and FX5200, both with 64MB of ram on board. Yes, I Know this is a little light but it should work. The latest ppa drivers are installed and activated.
All computer CPUs are running at better than 2GHZ (athlons or semprons ) with at least 1 GB of ram on the systemboard .
When I try to go to a flash site ( hulu, youtube, or Daily motion ). I am told that my system does not support flash (hulu ) or Firefox 26 crashes(youtube) . I also get crashes with Chrome (please note:
Chrome did NOT have flash included as some claim. If so I would have just used Chrome) . If I can ever restart FF, I get the dreaded white or black box where a video should be.
Now here is the kicker: I can load VLC, watch movies in FLV format all day long. VLC does not crash. I can watch a FLV stream from a youtube or other URL in VLC - STILL DOES NOT CRASH !
I can watch videos in HTML5 format from youtube using FF . FF does not crash (this is in all distros, BTW ). My hunch here at this point - this effect is not a HW problem but a either a Flash 11.X software or config problem.
I can load an older version (Flash 10.3 ) on all the distros and whatcha know ? - FF sees it as being outdated but I CAN VIEW VIDEOS ONCE I ACTIVATE IT !! (In case you are wondering, I verifed the activation of the 11.2 flash version in each distro, and it still did not work ) . Can I do the same with 11.2 even after following Adobe's instructions to the letter ? NOPE ! I know I am not the only one that has come accross this problem. I would love to keep using the Adobe products if it can, but If I find a way view embeded flash content without Flashplayer, I'll take it as long as I can view videos.
I welcome any help that can yield a positive outcome regarding this issue .
Adobe is no longer developing new builds of Flash Player for Linux. Security updates were released through September of 2013 as far as I know, but 11.2 was the FINAL build developed for Linux. You can download it here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ and Chrome for Linux DOES have Flash embedded: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/108086?hl=en