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[Platform_Linux]Flash player 126.96.36.199 doesn't work with Firefox under Linux
Flash player 188.8.131.52 doesn't work with Firefox under Linux. Unlike the case where no plugin is present, there is no comment that a plugin is needed, the video simply fails to load. The check Flash player version utility on the help pages also fails to load.
Steps to Reproduce:
Firefox 11.0 and libflashplayer.so v184.108.40.206 on Debian Squeeze, kernel 2.6.32-5-686
Flash items do not load. Video, games, check version utility.
They should load.
The plugin bundled with Google Chrome (libgcflashplugin.so) gives working Flash when imported in to Firefox. It also claims to be v220.127.116.11. It seems clear the problem is with the libflashplayer.so available on the Adobe download page.
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|Found In Build||18.104.22.168|
|Fixed In Build|
4:30:38 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 29, 2014
I installed Linux on a PC that was previously running WinXp. CPU is Athlon XP 2200+, so no SSE2, so Flash Player not working.
It is unbelievable to see how these bug reports are treated. The cause was found in April 2012* already! All the Adobe employees (Zhe Wang and Jing Chen) do, is close the bug report or lower the priority of the bug. Not because the bug was solved or is not important, but because they do not have a CPU to reproduce the problem themselves!** Unbelievable. Adobe, give your support employees the necessary tools to do their jobs!
* See bug IDs 3154276 and 3161034.
** See bug ID 370392.
2:34:22 PM GMT+00:00 Mar 12, 2014
Since maybe 2 years, all updates of the Flash Player plugin (the latest one is currently 22.214.171.1246) were unable to play any video. Apparently it is related to SSE2 instructions being used which my CPU (AthlonXP) does not support.
Obviously, a check is missing in the library whether SSE2 is available or not.
1:39:19 PM GMT+00:00 Jan 5, 2014
Installed kubuntu on an Athlon XP 3200+ machine following a hard drive failure. Didn't want to re-install XP due to support ending soon. Didn't want to spend money on upgrading Windows. Now flash doesn't work. If anybody needs an example why proprietary closed source software is bad this is it. The pepper version of flash that is embedded into Chrome now also suffers from the same problem rendering Chrome useless on this machine also!
11:59:02 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 31, 2013
my computer is not useful anymore because of this bug! In my opinion this bug shows exact how much Adobe care about their customers.
10:24:24 PM GMT+00:00 Dec 4, 2013
Just fix it already. It's bad enough you refuse to properly support Linux anymore, the least you can do is recompile 11.2 to support non-SSE2 computers.
8:56:56 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 8, 2013
I have spent more hours than I care to recall trying to update a batch of 32bit AMD Sempron/Athlon machines to currently supported Ubuntu LTS standard. Machines old but perfectly usable. All blanked using ADOBE Flash in browsers. No obvious error message - nothing. Hours looking at Nvidia driver possible complications - lots of false trails, but in the end - nothing. And this bug was live all the time! SHAME ON YOU ADOBE.
2:56:26 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 4, 2013
Having upgraded ubuntu to Precise flash has stopped working. My hardware does not have sse2 instructions. Please make available a non-sse2 build. This has stopped my whole software testing on the ubuntu platform where I do my software development. I feel abandoned .
9:13:02 PM GMT+00:00 May 13, 2013
I have the same issue: the flash plugin seems to be installed correctly. In Chromium it shows "Missing Plugin" error, in Iceweasel it shows white spaces instead of flash.
8:35:30 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 22, 2013
Many businesses continue to use older machines due to economical reasons and the need for consistency. I still find my older PC very serviceable. Not being able to use flash results in not being able to view news and information that I need.
5:08:53 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 19, 2013
It affect many users and the only solution is to use an old flash player release as this one for Ubuntu like: http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/import/m/mint-flashplugin-11/mint-flashplugin-11_126.96.36.199_i386.deb but that not good at all.
9:01:46 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 10, 2013
It impacts productivity because it does not work. I am adding this vote to encourage Adobe to fix the problem.
11:28:14 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 24, 2012
Got this on my AthlonXP 2500+ :(
12:52:49 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 3, 2012
Flash is no longer usable. Many sites I regularly visit work only in a limited way or don't work at all when there is no working flash player plugin. Switching to a different OS just because Flash breaks is not an option.
11:58:26 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 15, 2012
Fullscreen does not work in Linux with Flash 11.2. See my report https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=3329557
6:39:01 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2012
188.8.131.52 doesn't work with Firefox under Linux
2:07:15 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 17, 2012
2 times AMD Atlhon not working
FIX MY XP2400
2:50:13 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 11, 2012
five broken platform here
with broken with v11.2
fixed BADLY by downgrading to 10.x.
HOW CAN 3 MONTHS AFTER BEING REPORTED a simple recompiled v11 is not available...?
Security by Adobe, yeah
5:27:18 AM GMT+00:00 Jul 5, 2012
currently have to hi-jack .so from google chrome. manual process, time consuming.
3:15:02 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 28, 2012
Duplicate of 3158108 - silly to run insecure flash or upgrade hardware for the sake of a compiler settings, most compilers will write code that can work around this - using the sse2 instruction when it is present.
5:33:22 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 20, 2012
I also vote for the removal off SSE2 requirements.
So that I can update our AMD AthlonXP machines to the latest flash-plugin!
11:11:28 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 15, 2012
I already voted for the duplicate ticket #3154276, but will play your game and vote here, too. I spent a number of hours over several days, troubleshooting why Flash was dead on my Athlon XP Ubuntu Linux PC, and the answer made me very angry.
11:08:17 PM GMT+00:00 Jun 14, 2012
This should be a high priority bug since it causes the plugin to crash, which could in turn cause the browser to be left in an unstable state. The fix is also very easy: remove the SSE2 compiler and linker flags that were mistakenly added to the build system during the 11.2 development cycle.
9:11:43 AM GMT+00:00 May 22, 2012
I am involved with preparing computers for a non-profit organization, and this bug has caused a delay in the process of giving the machines away for charity. As the computers are set to auto-update, this version of Flash will inevitably end up on all the computers, so we will be forced to lock in an older version of Flash unless a fix is committed.
3:15:42 PM GMT+00:00 May 12, 2012
I am unable to view any Flash content so I need to use another computer to view Flash content if I am aware that there is Flash on the web page. Sometimes I am not aware of Flash content a web page so I do not know I need to record the web page to view the missing content. I have to record the web page address and take that information to another computer to view the Flash content. Please remove the instruction(s) causing Flash to fail in future releases of Flash.
6:50:57 PM GMT+00:00 May 5, 2012
The same problem in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, AMD processor.
Flash started working after I replaced libflashplayer.so with the one from 184.108.40.206
4:11:31 AM GMT+00:00 May 2, 2012
I have this problem too.
AMD Athlon 900.
I've tried firefox and seamonkey.
Youtube and all flash sites shows a black box instead of the player.
9:27:41 AM GMT+00:00 May 1, 2012
Yes, please remove SSE2 instructions from forthcoming releases.
Having to use a renamed libgcflashplugin.so ("ripped" from Google Chrome) with Firefox in order to have an up-to-date and working Adobe flash player shouldn't be necessary, should it?
6:19:53 AM GMT+00:00 May 1, 2012
Please remove SSE2 and use a sse.
4:33:18 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 28, 2012
Please remove SSE2 isntructions.
5:44:21 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 23, 2012
Obviously, total nonfunctionality negatively affects my ability to use flash.
Furthermore, releasing a current version that people can't use encourages them to use an older, vulnerable version of the plugin instead.
3:29:05 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 19, 2012
Manny Linux Users are impacted with this relevant bug.
11.02.202.233 update is still bugged as you think this bug is unrelevant
For users who would still use this proprietary software, you can install a previous version of libflashplayer.so. Or remove flash from you computer. In this case, some videos works in Youtube in html5 native player.
2:49:07 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 12, 2012
This version of libflashplayer.so fails to run on all 32-bit AMD CPU's, millions of installed units.
10:16:22 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 12, 2012
Cannot view Flash content on my computer.