Bug 709839 - Unable to use Flash Player
Unable to use Flash Player
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2011-06-01 14:43 EDT by Wayne Hammond
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:25 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 12:38:44 EDT
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Screen shot of Firefox Plugin Check utility page. (284.38 KB, image/png)
2011-06-01 14:43 EDT, Wayne Hammond
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Description Wayne Hammond 2011-06-01 14:43:17 EDT
Created attachment 502345 [details]
Screen shot of Firefox Plugin Check utility page.

Description of problem:
Since installation (new) of Fedora 15, I have not been able to get the Adobe flash player to work (2 different computers, a laptop and a desktop).  Visiting the "Plugin Check" at Firefox shows a message in the "Missing Flash?" area:
For your safety, Firefox has disabled your outdated version of Flash. Please upgrade to the latest version.
Installing Adobe from yum:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install flash-plugin
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.liberty.edu
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
 * updates: mirror.ipnode.info
Setting up Install Process
Package flash-plugin- already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
Gnash and Lightspark do not work on the desktop at all, some functionality on the laptop with Lightspark but not all flash sites will work with it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Firefox 4.01 
Chrome 11.0.696.71 
Adobe flash-plugin-

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installed Fedora 15
2.  Attempt to open youtube video
Actual results:
Message received:  
You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. 

Expected results:
Video to play

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2011-06-23 10:40:04 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

 * if you install nspluginwrapper and alsa-plugins-pulseaudio (and restart Firefox), does anything change?
 * what's the content of about:plugins and output of the command
   mozilla-plugin-config -l

Thank you for your cooperation and helping to make Fedora more awesome!

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
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