YoVille stalls on Linux – Solution, Install Adobe Flashplayer 10.1 Beta 2

If you play YoVille you would have noticed that since upgrading your flash player from version 9, you have not been able to play your game. It will stall at 75% and fail to connect to the game server.

Solution is to install Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta 2 (released Dec 17th, 2009)

Installation of the plugin ….

Firstly, have you set up “sudo”? If not, then follow my guide here

2. Uninstall your existing flash player plugin AS ROOT.. (use sudo or su command), thusly:
OPEN Terminal.. GNOME desktop.. Applications > Tools > Terminal
Enter this in the terminal (you may copy by left-clicking three times, and paste the command string in your own terminal)

sudo urpme flash-player-plugin libswfdec0.8_0 swfdec-mozilla

hit [enter] wait…

OR… if you haven’t setup sudo then do the following..


hit [enter] … enter root password.. hit [enter]

urpme flash-player-plugin libswfdec0.8_0 swfdec-mozilla

hit [enter] wait…

then logout of root (super user) thusly…


hit [enter]

3. Download the flashplayer version 10.1 from this link here find the “Linux plugin.tar.gz”.

or… copy and paste into a terminal

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_1_rc4_linux_050510.tar.gz

4. Uncompress it, thusly

The latest plugin name is flashplayer10_1_rc4_linux_050510.tar.gz (May 13th, 2010) If you use the link to adobe and find a more updated plugin, then change the name of the plugin in the commands below accordingly

tar -xzf flashplayer10_1_rc4_linux_050510.tar.gz

5. Create the ./mozilla/plugins directory in your home directory, thusly

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins

6. Copy the plugin to the new directory, thusly

cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

When you restart firefox, you will be using the new flash player plugin. This will not be system wide, so you would need to install for each user.

When the stable version is released, you would install it via the repository (system wide) and then remove the plugin from ./mozilla/plugin lik e this..

rm ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Except for the Mandriva command “urpme”, this plugin installation guide is all thanks to Craciun Dan’s entry at the TuxArena blog – “How to Install Flash Player 10.1 in Ubuntu 10.1 Karmic Koala“. Thank you Craciun Dan.