Flash keeps crashing

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  1. Teddy

    Teddy Guest

    #1 Teddy, Dec 14, 2015
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    I'm using Chromium on Mint Cinnamon 17.3, and every time I visit a webpage with flash ads, it freezes and flash crashes, this keeps going on until I close the webpage. Any clues? Everything is updated. The flash player is the new version 20. When I check chrome://plugins it shows it as version 11.2 and when right clicking on a flash object it shows as version 20, don't know why, but the constant crashing is getting annoying.
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    OK so I removed chromium and installed chrome from Google, I also installed the proprietary AMD driver over the open source, still saying 'shockwave flash plug in is not responding : stop the plugin' then I click stop so it says it crashed. There must be some way to fix this.
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Install "HTML5 video everywhere" to be used instead of flash and you should be trouble free. I use this extension with firefox and iceweasel and I have to problem.
     
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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    it actually is part of solution..
    flash is almost abandonware!
     
  4. ausernamenoonehas

    ausernamenoonehas MDL Member

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    Probably not the answer your looking for, but have you considered Pale Moon browser as an alternative?
     
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  6. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Mint and Google aren't exactly best buddies - so I doubt whether Chrome was even properly tested...BTW what does Google bring to the party anyway?
     
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  7. moon510

    moon510 MDL Junior Member

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    #7 moon510, Dec 14, 2015
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    I had the same problem but with Firefox. I solved it by editing a configuration file of Flash player.. The file path is:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\mms.cfg

    At the end, just add the following line without quotes:

    "ProtectedMode=0"

    I hope this will be helpful.

    Sorry I didnt see it was for Linux..
     
  8. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Thanx but as you say that's Windows... not gonna help much - I'll look for that file though and see what's in it.
     
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  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    the only reason i would use chrome.. not chromium is to sign in to get my settings n stored pass on other pc chrome example if i work on other pc and saved a log in to a site.. it would autofill on chrome if you are signed in
     
  10. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Hey Latin, is that not a two-edged (pun) sword tho' - having your personal data saved in the cloud ( ala MSA)... altho' firefox also has it - just you have to click on the text box first to get the option to fill.
     
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  11. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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