Breaking Things: Flash Plugin

Let’s face it, most of us who know anything about computers, would really like the Flash player to die. It’s always causing problems in our Linux and even our lone Windows 7 computer.

Over the weekend, the Flash player crashed within 10 seconds of starting a video stream. Every time!

What fixed it, was opening the Package Manager, searching for Adobe Flash, and then right clicking on the file name and selecting Mark For Reinstallation.

Flash Reinstall

Flash Reinstall

After it’s reinstalled, the constant crashing went away. Of course you will still get crashes, because hey, it’s Flash!