On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 02:34:44AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> What is happening here? An install gone wrong somewhere?
No, breakage in Adobe's packaging. They do not properly support
installations. 32-bit KCMs cannot be used on a 64-bit system. The fact that
their KCM lands under "Lost and Found" is also a bug (another one) in
Adobe's setup. (They aren't categorizing their KCM properly.)
Just to understand the difference: this problem does not happen
when I do the same installation on my laptop with 64-bit
F15/Gnome3. There the 'flash-player-properties' icon is displayed
properly and works. Is KDE/KCM more complicated?
> I can start 'flash-player-properties' as a command in a
> and it seems to work (I did have to install an additional i686
> library first that it complained was missing)
You may want to unhide the menu entry for flash-player-properties
kmenuedit (right-click on the menu button to fire the menu editor up) and
delete or ignore the broken System Settings module (the file to delete is
the .desktop file somewhere under /usr/share/kde4/services, or less
brutally, add Hidden=true or NoDisplay=true to it).
Adding Hidden=true did the trick. No more 'Lost and Found' entry.
Their attempt at supporting KDE is causing more harm than good.
Adobe about all those issues. We cannot do anything about them (except
telling you about the above workarounds).
I shall report it to Adobe.
Thanks for the explanation and help.
(who used not to use Flash but capitulated)