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“… update Adobe Flash Player …” — Wait, what?

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When I restarted Firefox after updating it on my Fedora 14 system, I was presented with this:

I never installed Adobe Flash Player on this system.

For what it is worth, I use Gnash and, barring the occasional resource leaks, it has been providing me with my daily dosage of Youtube.


Written by Debarshi Ray

11 March, 2011 at 13:04

Posted in Fedora, Firefox, Gnash, GNU, Mozilla

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  1. HTML5 FTW! WebM FTW! Theora FTW! Vorbis FTW! ffmpeg FTW! GStreamer FTW! Flash WTF! πŸ˜‰

    LOL, I guess it’s the warning of supporting Flash :p. Why not use Miro, or Minitube, or Totem instead.


    11 March, 2011 at 15:28

  2. Please file a bug in and we’ll see if we can fix the page.

    Perhaps Gnash identifies itself as Flash so sites still send Flash content.


    11 March, 2011 at 17:09

  3. This is really fascinating. I had this kind of situation once when I was using Gnash and then this suddenly came up. Anyway, thanks a lot for posting!

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    27 January, 2013 at 18:01

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