Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

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Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#1 by Ed_P » 30 Nov 2016, 16:58

Links such as this http://www.uclick.com/client/adn/pff/ return an Adobe Flash Player download failed error.

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guest@porteus:~$ ls -lgh /mnt/live/memory/images/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  7 root  83 Nov 27 23:39 000-kernel.xzm/
drwxrwxrwt 20 root 281 Nov 27 21:32 001-core.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x 10 root 143 Nov 27 21:38 002-xorg.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x 11 root 141 Nov 29 17:50 003-cinnamon.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x  7 root  82 Oct 14 13:17 07-printing-x86_64-26.11.2016.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x  9 root  85 Nov 30 06:19 changes/
drwxr-xr-x  5 root  49 Nov 20 16:40 firefox-50.0-x86_64-1.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x  4 root  37 Nov 28 07:40 flashplayer-plugin-23.0.0.207-x86_64-1.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x  6 root  60 Nov 20 16:49 google-chrome-54.0.2840.100-x86_64-1.xzm/
drwxr-xr-x  3 root  26 Nov 20 16:51 pepperflash-23.0.0.162-x86_64-1.xzm/
guest@porteus:~$ 

guest@porteus:~$ ./bootmode.sh x
Boot device: /dev/sda5
Device format: "ntfs" 
Boot ISO: /ISOs/Porteus-CINNAMON-v3.2.1-x86_64.iso
 Changes to be saved to a save.dat file.
Save.dat: /porteus3.2/changes/porteussave.dat
Changes:  changes=EXIT:/porteus3.2/changes/porteussave.dat
Cmdline:  quiet from=/ISOs/Porteus-CINNAMON-v3.2.1-x86_64.iso kmap=us changes=EXIT:/porteus3.2/changes/porteussave.dat extramod=/porteus3.2/Modules reboot=cold ramsize=80%  
guest@porteus:~$ 
Could the Firefox Flashplayer module be conflicting with the Chrome Pepperflash module? I tried booting without the pepperflash module but had the same problem.

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Same situation in AF mode.
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#2 by Ed_P » 01 Dec 2016, 04:28

From what I've found on the web so far, Adobe Flashplayer is BUILT into google-chrome!! So I don't need the pepperflash module. And in the about:plugins window Adobe Flash is present.

chrome://plugins window

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Adobe Flash Player - Version: 23.0.0.185
Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
Name:	Shockwave Flash
Description:	Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
Version:	23.0.0.185
Location:	internal-not-yet-present
Type:	PPAPI (out-of-process)
 	Disable
MIME types:	
MIME type	Description	File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash	Shockwave Flash	
.swf
application/futuresplash	FutureSplash Player	
.spl
Disable   Always allowed to run
hmmmm "Location: internal-not-yet-present"
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Dec 2016, 06:10

Ed_P wrote:From what I've found on the web so far, Adobe Flashplayer is BUILT into google-chrome!
yup :)
the pepperflash plugin is for chromium and opera (and vivaldi?)(it comes from google-chrome)
theres also a thing called freshplayer-plugin that allows pepperflash to be used by firefox...thats somewhat redundant now thar adobe is supporting linux with new versions now....
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#4 by Ed_P » 01 Dec 2016, 06:18

^ Unfortunately, based on the "Location: internal-not-yet-present" statement I suspect that the Flashplayer is removed from the Chrome module. Therefore requiring the pepperflash module.

In searching and testing I find that the missing file is named: libpepflashplayer.so and can be found:

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/mnt/live/memory/images/pepperflash-23.0.0.162-x86_64-1.xzm/usr/lib64/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
/usr/lib64/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
/home/guest/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/23.0.0.207/libpepflashplayer.so
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Dec 2016, 08:02

Ed_P wrote: I suspect that the Flashplayer is removed from the Chrome module.
nope, its there, just tried some-random-flash-app without any pepperflash module activated(dont even have it) in chrome>works...
dunno what Location: internal-not-yet-present means exactly, but suspect it means they're just not saying where at present..

whoopsie... looks like i'm using a slightly older version :p
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Dec 2016, 13:45

had a closer look:
1. downloaded google-chrome-54.0.2840.100-x86_64-1.xzm and activated it (no other browsers or flash plugins)
2. looked in /.config/google-chrome >> folder: Default, & a couple of files
3.started it
4.looked in ~/.config/google-chrome >> lots of folders... including one called PepperFlash: empty
5.went to http://www.uclick.com/client/adn/pff/ return an Adobe Flash Player 'updating'
6.looked in ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash >> now we have folder > 23.0.0.207/ libpepflashplayer.so ..etc
7.reloaded uclick.com/client/adn/pff/ >> now tells me 'flash out of date' (smthing like)
8 restarted chrome >> now uclick.com/client/adn/pff/ loads correctly

conclusion: chrome automatically installs pepperflash plugin when it encounters a flash app.. but.. needs to restarted for it to work..
also if you want this plugin to persist you need to either save changes
or make a module of or merge into chrome module: ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash
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Re: Porteus 3.2 and Google-Chrome/Pepperflash problem

Post#7 by Ed_P » 01 Dec 2016, 15:55

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Wow!!! :shock: Nice work ncmprhnsbl. :good: :good: :good: Thank you. :friends:

ncmprhnsbl wrote:conclusion: chrome automatically installs pepperflash plugin when it encounters a flash app..
Definitely an interesting situation. Did you notice where chrome looks for the plugin? I'm wondering if it downloads it from the 'net or does it look for it on the existing file system?
ncmprhnsbl wrote:also if you want this plugin to persist you need to either save changes
or make a module of or merge into chrome module: ~/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash
Will definitely be playing around with these approaches. Thank you again ncmprhnsbl. Definitely appreciate it. :beer:


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If I start chrome this way:

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FLASH=/usr/lib64/PepperFlash/


google-chrome-stable  --ppapi-flash-path=$FLASH 
Flash is available without having to restart chrome. I have to tinker with this some more. Obviously I have the pepperflash module active.
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