On Saturday, April 6th, 2013, at 11:51:24h +0000, Bit Twister advised:
> If found under some other plugin, that would be Murphy helping you
> into the ditch.
No, under about:plugins with respect to Flash there is only
Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl
> I am going to assume you did a ls on each of the above, as a *user*, to
> verify there was no trouble seeing each of the files and you actually
> see the byte count of libflashplayer.so.
As user --
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-12-28 02:17 ./
4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2013-04-05 12:05 ../
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 2012-12-14 22:19 libflashplayer.so -> /etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-11-08 02:03 npPicasa3.so -> /opt/google/picasa/3.0/lib/npPicasa3.so
0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 2013-03-27 17:02 /etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so -> /opt/mint-flashplugin-11/libflashplayer.so
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-11-27 21:08 ./
4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2013-03-27 17:59 ../
17012 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17418724 2012-11-27 21:08 libflashplayer.so
ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped
If the shared library file was not readable by the user, Firefox would
not be listing the plugin in about:plugins.
Also just to be absoulutely certain, I have repeatedly deleted pluginreg.dat
in the .mozilla firefox profile directly, which in the distant past has solved
problems when extensions/addons/plugins had changed versions.
Also I have deleted the $HOME/.macromedia directory, since sometimes
the contents of $HOME/.<application> from older versions of <application>
can cause problems.
> The only difference I can see is what is actually in the mozilla plugin
> directory compared to my install.
Which is for a 64 bit system, not 32 bit. 64 bit flash is supposed to be
even more problematic than the 32 bit version.
If you are now going to suggest that maybe the problem is because of other
plugins/extensions which I have installed as a user, then creating a
totally new user with blank home directory and firing up firefox for
the first time and going to the Adobe help flash test page, results
in exactly the same -- just a white background where the flash diagnosis
should be -- no information, but no error message, even though about:plugins
shews the same Flash plugin information 11.2 r202
So the problem is not being caused by some additional plugin such as ABP