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[Bug 1335388] Re: Firefox 30 does not play flash files


This bug is also present in Linux Mint 17. I tried the solution provided
on the AskUbuntu page but it had no effect, even after restarting

Firefox version is 32.0.3, Flash plugin version

** Bug watch added: Mozilla Bugzilla #995003

** Also affects: firefox via
   Importance: Unknown
       Status: Unknown

** Also affects: linuxmint
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  Firefox 30 does not play flash files

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Bug description:
  After upgrading to Xubuntu 14.04 I cannot play local swf files int
  Firefox any more. Was OK in 13.10.

  I get the window "You have chosen to open: xxx.swf which is: Shockwave Flash file (yyyMB) from: /home/...
  What should Firefox do with this file?
  - Open with (Parole/Other...)
  - Save File
  Do this automatically...

  Reinstalling 14.04 completely (and installing flashplugin-installer) and creating a new user does not help.
  Of course this works well with flash embedded in html pages.

  In Firefox, there are 2 entries in the applications menu, one for"shockwave flash files" and the other for "SWF", as described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/995797.
  I cannot link the action "Use shockwave flash (in Firefox)" to the type "shockwave flash files" as it is for "SWF file".

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: firefox 30.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-30.54-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-30-generic i686
  AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  malaise    2839 F.... pulseaudio
  BuildID: 20140608211132
  Channel: Unavailable
  CurrentDesktop: XFCE
  Date: Sat Jun 28 09:16:51 2014
  ForcedLayersAccel: False
   # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
   English (South Africa) Language Pack - langpack-en-ZA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   English (GB) Language Pack - langpack-en-GB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
   Default - {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-15 (12 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140416.2)
   default via dev wlan0  proto static dev wlan0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 9
  Plugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
  Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=30.0/20140608211132 (In use)
  RunningIncompatibleAddons: True
  SourcePackage: firefox
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/02/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: H0ET94WW (2.54 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 3259CGG
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrH0ET94WW(2.54):bd08/02/2013:svnLENOVO:pn3259CGG:pvrThinkPadEdgeE530:rvnLENOVO:rn3259CGG:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 3259CGG
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad Edge E530
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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