Outdated Flash-Player blocked by Mozilla




8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: wdhammond, Unassigned)


4.0 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

Installed latest Firefox release from Fedora 15 yum package manager, v 4.0.1-2.  Attempted to open you tube flash video and video reports flash player is out of date.  Attempted to install flash-plugin adobe (latest version) and yum reports latest version already installed.  Checked about:plugins and could not find flash player.  Connected to Mozilla Chat Line and went through the troubleshooting procedure with the representative for several hours with no success.  Installing lightspark allows limited flash capabilities, but not all flash sites work (facebook games do not).

I have 2 computers, one an intel dualquad core processor with 6 GB of memory and an Asus G73J laptop, also with an Intel dual quad core processor and 6 GB memory.  Both computers have Fedora 15 new installs (not an upgrade).  Both had Fedora 14 installed last week and Firefox 4.01-1 and Flash Player worked as expected. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox or Chrome - Mozilla has apparently disabled flash in both.
2. Go to a flash website
3. Flash videos do not work

Actual Results:  
Flash videos not available, Mozilla Plugin Check page generates:
For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Flash. Please upgrade to the latest version.

Output from yum install flash-plugin:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install flash-plugin
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: fedora.mirror.netriplex.com
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.liberty.edu
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
 * updates: mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca
Setting up Install Process
Package flash-plugin- already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
>1. Open Firefox or Chrome - Mozilla has apparently disabled flash in both.
No, Mozilla will never touch either the flash plugin itself or other browsers.
You have another problem if flash doesn't work in both browsers.

You have a 64bit build but your installed flash plugin is a 32bit one:

>Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:2.0.1)

That doesn't work....

Comment 2

8 years ago
I had the 32 bit version installed in Fedora 14 with the nspluginwrapper installed.  Is this no longer acceptable?  I was under the impression the x86_64 was problematic as it is still beta.

Comment 3

8 years ago
I uninstalled the 32 bit version and installed the latest x86_64 bit version and now Flashplayer is working.  Thank you for your help.  Please close this ticket.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
It would most likely a nspluginwrapper bug if the 32 bit one doesn't work
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