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asked 2016-01-17 07:18:39 -0600

dagrin gravatar image

I have upgraded to Fedora 22 (yesterday), but the flash plugin in the system is version nr The file for Flash is in /etc/yum.repos.d/ . The plugin was automatically updated in the middel of desember. Is it anything more I shall do to get the latest plugin update?

Dag R

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I found out it happened because the plugin was updated while Firefox was running, and the pluginreg.dat got corrupted. So I rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/pluginreg.dat, and now the correct and version of flash-plugin is showing in the plugin page of Firefox. Thanx for new ideas about this.

dagrin gravatar imagedagrin ( 2016-01-18 08:42:26 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-18 00:20:01 -0600

Adobe Flash plugin from Negativo17's repo

  1. Remove your older plugin.

    dnf remove name-of-adobe-flash-plugin-package-on-your-system
  2. Add Negativo17's Adobe flash plugin repo.

    dnf config-manager --add-repo=
  3. Install flash plugin(install one or the both depending on your usage)

    dnf install flash-plugin.x86_64
    dnf install flash-plugin.i686
    setsebool -P unconfined_mozilla_plugin_transition=off


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How do I find the correct name of then plugin package name on my system?

dagrin gravatar imagedagrin ( 2016-01-18 02:59:01 -0600 )edit

Where did you install the package? The package should contains adobe or flash. Then you can do rpm -qa | grep -i flash-plugin. You might have to replace flash-plugin with adobe or flash if flash-plugin doesn't yield anything.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2016-01-18 04:28:32 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-01-17 20:41:54 -0600

davidva gravatar image

mmm I prefer fresh-player-plugin... why? because I use Pepper (the name of flash plugin in Chrome). February 22, 2012 "Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release." well 2016, 4 years... Installation??

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answered 2016-01-17 10:52:06 -0600

Axel Sommerfeldt gravatar image

When doing "dnf update" the flash plugin should be updated to version If this does not work, and "dnf info flash-plugin" still shows that only is installed, try "dnf clean all" plus "dnf update". On Fedora 22 dnf is a little bit nasty, on my system it haven't updated anything unless I have done a "dnf clean all" right before. (These problems with dnf seems to be fixed in Fedora 23.)

If this does not help, please show the output of "dnf repolist".

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Good guidance! I see now that is installed, but Firefox is using You don't happen to know what to do about that? It uses the obsolete version of the plugin.

dagrin gravatar imagedagrin ( 2016-01-17 14:30:22 -0600 )edit

have you restarted your firefox since the update?

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2016-01-18 04:11:11 -0600 )edit

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