2018-08-21 -- No longer using it.
- 2016-02-10 - The latest version is 188.8.131.526, and they were decommissioning the offline installer, requiring an AdobeID to request an enterprise distribution license.
- 2010-01-05 - 10.0.42.34 on Unity Linux 64bit-beta2
- (date not recorded) - 10.0.32.18 on (distribution not recorded)
- (date not recorded) - 10.0.22.87 on (distribution not recorded)
- (date not recorded) - 10.0.15.3 on (distribution not recorded)
Local shared object -- Flash save files location
Killing flash ∞
A script to easily kill flash is really important. Watching something like a YouTube video and have your flash player hang will hang up your entire browser, probably disrupting downloads and forcing you to kill your browser process. Killing your browser's plugin container to murder flash will save you.
taskkill.exe /F /IM "plugin-container.exe"
Flash version faking ∞
cp ~/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat ~/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat.bak nano ~/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat
Shockwave Flash 7.0 r63:$ => Shockwave Flash 9.0 r63:$
- Check if flash is installed, and see its version
copy it to
2010-01-05 - 10.0.42.34 ∞
- I had some odd issues with flash half-locking-up my system or otherwise acting really badly on megavideo.com videos, but that went away after a reinstall or perhaps running /usr/sbin/download-flash-player-plugin
metacafe.com videos suck no matter what.. I don't know why.
(date not recorded) - 10.0.22.87 ∞
The sound will eventually screw up. This usually happens after a significant amount of uptime (1-2 days) or when really stressed with many flash instances running concurrently.
(date not recorded) - 10.0.15.3 ∞
I've been having extreme issues with system slowdown/lockup because of Flash.
2009-12-01 - 9 beta 2 ∞
Just a quick note that I did some experimentation with Adobe's recent Flash9 beta2.
wget www.adobe.com/go/fp9_update_b2_installer_linuxplugin tar -xvvzf FP9_plugin_beta_112006.tar.gz cd flash-player-plugin-184.108.40.206/ mv ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so-ORIGINAL cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/ # restart firefox # restart konqueror
I browsed to a few websites in which I had recent troubles using the repository's flash7 plugin:
- http://tiffany.com/default.aspx?siteid=1 -- click the jewelry, it will show the flash with text only
- http://www.c-living.com/home2.html (WARNING: misbehaving flash! 1MB and no preloader!)
I noticed that Firefox would sometimes abort immediately when visiting a site. But when I got into using it, it seemed to be extremely stable and reliable.
If Konqueror has a problem with the Flash, it will crash gracefully with a popup error message, and that particular website's tab wouldn't load. No other tabs were affected. I think I noticed that re-visiting a website a second time with Konqueror would sometimes work.
Konqueror seems to have significantly more trouble than Firefox with dealing with some sites. I recommend that users of this plugin use Firefox with a flash blocker, so that they can visit a website, notice that there's flash presentation, save any unsaved forms in other tabs, and then choose to view the flash.. without risking visiting a sight and bringing down Firefox. (the supplied session saver extension also helps a lot, of course)
We advise that you do not use Flash9 on PCLinuxOS .93a or earlier. It
seems to need newer libraries, such as glibc, than our current releases
offer. We expect this to settle down with .94, as it will have a
current library base.
If you use Flash9 on .93a, expect it to be a broken browser experience.