swf 9 and 10 does not work

Asked by Roy Otterman on 2011-07-03

swf 8 will work everytime, but it is not true with the swf 9 and 10 ... both are always blank

I use Ubuntu 10.10

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Eliah Kagan
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2011-07-03
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2011-07-03
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Please open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T or Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and run:

dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|lightspark'

(You can select that command, paste it into the Terminal window, and press enter to run it.)

Then select all the text in the Terminal (Edit > Select All), copy it to the clipboard (Edit > Copy), and paste it here.

Roy Otterman (deafmessianic) said : #2

dad@dad-N68SA-M2S:~$ dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|lightspark'
ii  browser-plugin-gnash                 0.8.8-5ubuntu1                                    GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Plugin for Mozilla and derivatives
rc  flashplugin-installer                10.3.181.26ubuntu0.10.10.1                        Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii  gnash                                0.8.8-5ubuntu1                                    GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player
ii  gnash-common                         0.8.8-5ubuntu1                                    GNU Shockwave Flash (SWF) player - Common files/libraries
ii  mozilla-plugin-gnash                 0.8.8-5ubuntu1                                    dummy package for renaming to browser-plugin-gnash
ii  swfdec-mozilla                       0.8.8-5ubuntu1                                    dummy package for transition to browser-plugin-gnash
dad@dad-N68SA-M2S:~$

--- On Sun, 7/3/11, Eliah Kagan <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Eliah Kagan <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #163571]: swf 9 and 10 does not work
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011, 2:11 PM

Your question #163571 on flashplugin-nonfree in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/163571

    Status: Open => Needs information

Eliah Kagan requested more information:
Please open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T or Applications > Accessories
> Terminal) and run:

dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|lightspark'

(You can select that command, paste it into the Terminal window, and
press enter to run it.)

Then select all the text in the Terminal (Edit > Select All), copy it to
the clipboard (Edit > Copy), and paste it here.

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You received this question notification because you asked the question.

You have packages for multiple flash plugins installed, and when that happens, they usually interfere with each other.

First, remove them all (and all their global configuration files), by running this command in a Terminal window (you will have to select and copy it at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+question/163571, as it will most likely be split incorrectly into multiple lines in your email):

sudo apt-get purge browser-plugin-gnash flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla

Then install just one Flash plugin:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Then quit all your running web browser windows, go back in, and see if it works. If it does, you can mark this question as Solved. If it doesn't, then please post again, and include the full and complete text from the Terminal (that is, in the Terminal, do Edit > Select All, then Edit > Copy, then paste the text here).

Roy Otterman (deafmessianic) said : #4

yes, thanks ... it is working alright now ... appreciate it very much