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Is there no Adobe flash player update for my G5..?

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May 15, 2012 9:32 AM

Can someone give me a straight answer on this?  I saw the statement from Adobe about incompatability with some G3s...?


Can't watch ANY vids on facebook now, as I get the prompt about installing the new flash player - that won't install in my Mac


Here's the dope in my mac;

Model Name:          iMac G5

  Model Identifier:          PowerMac12,1

  Processor Name:          PowerPC G5 (3.1)

  Processor Speed:          2.1 GHz

  Number Of CPUs:          1

  L2 Cache (per CPU):          512 KB

  Memory:          2.5 GB

  Bus Speed:          700 MHz

  Boot ROM Version:          5.2.6f1







Imac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.1 GHz Power PC G5 1.5GB DDR2 SDRAM 250GB HD
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,410 points)
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    May 15, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to pooper)

    You can check here:  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version,, 10.3.x beta, or later, is for Intel Macs only, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version is for Lion.


    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player is the one you download. More information here:


    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):



    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.


    (If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)


    Download this to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.


    On a PPC Mac you may find that you can't watch certain Flash videos using Safari, but for reasons that passeth all undertanding you can using the PPC version of Firefox called Ten FourFox, once you have anabled plug-ins, as it does not natively support Flash.


    You can download TenFourFoxG5 from here:



    Now for the intersting bit: TenFourFox, like Firefox, does not support most plug-ins. Unless you are prone to headaches (in which case don't) you can read about that here:



    But there is a workaround!


    Open TenFourFox and type in the address bar: about:config (no spaces) and click return. This gives you a warning that it might harm the application. Ignore that and click on 'I'll be careful, I promise' and you get the config file that you can edit - with great care.


    Look/search (scroll down) for: tenfourfox.plugins.enabled

    Set it to true. (Double click it to toggle it)


    Now close TenFourFox, open it again, and Flash will now work, as it now uses the plug-ins that Safari has stored.


    I am using Flash in TenFourFox and it works just fine.


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