Friday, October 16, 2009

Updating Firefox 3.5 Flash Player in Ubuntu

This is just for my future reference in case I forgot about it again.

I try to view the dashboard in Snorby demo page. Sadly, the wonderful graph did not show up. I check for my flash plugin, it is a default installation of version 9.0. So I decided to check for the latest version at Adobe site and it is already version 10.0.32.18.

So I download the Adobe Flash .deb package and install
sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

I restart my Firefox, and still it detect my Shockwave Flash as version 9.
So here are trick for it;
sudo mv /usr/lib/swfdec-mozilla/libswfdecmozilla.so /usr/lib/swfdec-mozilla/libswfdecmozilla.old
sudo cp /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/swfdec-mozilla/libswfdecmozilla.so
sudo cp /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

Restart your Firefox, and check about:plugins

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