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#1 2013-04-11 02:27:19

nullstellensatz
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Registered: 2010-10-03
Posts: 11

Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

I just ran a system update, and now Amazon streaming no longer works. I explicitly started hal, and I cleared all the cached files in ~/.adobe/Flash_player. I also restarted the computer. After each attempted solution I still get the "player update" error that seems to mean that the DRM isn't working. Any other things to try? Is anyone else having this problem?

Last edited by nullstellensatz (2013-04-11 02:27:35)

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#2 2013-04-11 02:31:43

Inxsible
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Registered: 2008-06-09
Posts: 9,059

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Your post is utterly useless !

It lacks information in terms of what exact errors you are getting and what steps you have preformed. How are we supposed to know what packages you upgraded?

and no one else is having the problem because we don't exactly know what your problem is !


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There's no such thing as a stupid question, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots !

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#3 2013-04-11 02:41:49

skottish
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Registered: 2006-06-16
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Actually, I think that I can help. I haven't built this in a little while, but Amazon Prime is working for me.

It needs to be rebuilt with your current libraries, but HAL in the AUR is broken. You'll need two things. The first is something that I've named sys_types.patch and was developed off of the comments at the AUR page:

--- hal-0.5.14/hald/linux/addons/addon-storage.c	2009-08-24 05:42:30.000000000 -0700
+++ hal-0.5.14/hald/linux/addons/addon-storage.c.new	2013-02-23 11:10:34.794608549 -0800
@@ -32,6 +32,7 @@
 #include <linux/cdrom.h>
 #include <linux/fs.h>
 #include <mntent.h>
+#include <sys/types.h>
 #include <scsi/sg.h>
 #include <stdint.h>
 #include <stdio.h>

The second is that you'll need a working PKGBUILD. I'm too lazy to write a patch for this, so here's the whole thing:

pkgname=hal
pkgver=0.5.14
pkgrel=15
pkgdesc="Hardware Abstraction Layer"
arch=(i686 x86_64)
license=('GPL' 'custom')
url="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal"
depends=('dbus-glib>=0.82' 'libusb-compat' 'systemd-tools>=185' 'filesystem>=0.7.1-5' 'hal-info>=0.20090716' 'eject' 'dmidecode' 'pciutils>=3.0.2' 'usbutils>=0.73-5' 'pm-utils>=1.2.5' 'util-linux-ng>=2.16' 'v4l-utils')
makedepends=('pkgconfig' 'gperf' 'libtool')
options=('!libtool' '!makeflags')
install=hal.install
source=(http://hal.freedesktop.org/releases/${pkgname}-${pkgver}.tar.gz
         hald
         hal.patch
         udev-update.patch
         hal-glib-2.3-compile-fix.patch
         hal-libudev-events.patch
         sys_types.patch)
#        patches/hal-0.5.9-hide-diagnostic.patch
#        patches/hal-remove-dell-killswitch.patch
#        patches/hal-KVM-evdev.patch
#        patches/hal-HDAPS-blacklist.patch
#        patches/hal-xen-unignore-axes.patch
#        patches/hal-use-at-console.patch
#        patches/fix-libusb-detection.patch
#        patches/dbus-error-init.patch
#        patches/path-max.patch
#        patches/handle-input-touchpad.patch
#        patches/macbook-fix-ioperm.patch
#        patches/hal-ignore-internal-dm-devices.patch
#         '4d4b6801a1cedca22b8bdd9db73b16fb'
#         '6d87c3e63184ae3a69caafc846f538a3'
#         '6507e5091ee2d11a87ae738a8e2caecb'
#         '1171c2d83b76059f2da7a3538e08fa4e'
#         '52bd305299aa22ae07f1a862c22d30fa'
#         '3f11234fb5e5044fbfc5199ec65b182c'
#         'da088f12cfc2d190bbf95b747e19ab9e'
#         '634f4ec2203eff7de8fa2ed2c6b9cbe0'
#         'f8c9b3a40d03907b498feef571d42466'
#         '0575677614db0632b17b1a719798c7e0'
#         '46a5db3ff896ee37762aa8d7e70942c4'
#         '17bc2b911f245cef4a1d98769d5c4d14'

build() {
   cd $srcdir
  patch -Np1 -d ${srcdir} < hal.patch
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}-${pkgver}"
  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-libudev-events.patch"
  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-glib-2.3-compile-fix.patch"
  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/udev-update.patch"
  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/sys_types.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-remove-dell-killswitch.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-KVM-evdev.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-HDAPS-blacklist.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-xen-unignore-axes.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-use-at-console.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/fix-libusb-detection.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/dbus-error-init.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/path-max.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/handle-input-touchpad.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/macbook-fix-ioperm.patch"
#  patch -Np1 -i "${srcdir}/hal-ignore-internal-dm-devices.patch"
  
  libtoolize --force
  aclocal
  autoconf
  automake --add-missing

  ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
      --libexecdir=/usr/lib/hal --with-udev-prefix=/etc \
      --enable-static=no --disable-acpi-ibm \
      --disable-docbook-docs --disable-console-kit \
      --disable-policy-kit --disable-acl-management \
      --enable-umount-helper --disable-smbios \
      --with-hal-user=hal --with-hal-group=hal \
      --with-pid-file=/var/run/hald.pid \
      --disable-gtk-doc
  make

}

package() {
  cd $srcdir/${pkgname}-${pkgver}
  make DESTDIR="${pkgdir}" install
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/etc/rc.d"
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/media"
  install -m755 "${srcdir}/hald" "${pkgdir}/etc/rc.d/hal"

  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}"
  install -m644 COPYING "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/"
  
  # These empty directories are required by hal to successfuly create its fdi-cache
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/etc/hal/fdi/policy"
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/etc/hal/fdi/preprobe"
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/etc/hal/fdi/information"

  # udev-sockets support has been removed from udev. hal-libudev-events.patch fixes hal to get events from libudev
  rm "${pkgdir}/etc/udev/rules.d/90-hal.rules"
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/etc/udev/rules.d"
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/etc/udev"

  # move umount.hal from non-standard /sbin to /usr/sbin
  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/sbin"
  mv "${pkgdir}/sbin/umount.hal" "${pkgdir}/usr/sbin/umount.hal"
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/sbin"

  install -m755 -d "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system"
  cat >${pkgdir}/usr/lib/systemd/system/hal.service <<EOF
[Unit]
Description=Hardware Abstraction Layer
Requires=dbus.service
Wants=acpid.service
After=dbus.service syslog.target acpid.service 

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --use-syslog
RemainAfterExit=yes

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
EOF

  # These dirs dont appear to be used. If they are needed we need to add systemd tmpfile to create them
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/var/run/hald/hald-local"
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/var/run/hald/hald-runner"
  rmdir "${pkgdir}/var/run/hald"

  # Change ownership from hal:hal to root [namcap error]
  chown root:root "${pkgdir}/var/cache/hald"
}

md5sums=('e9163df591a6f38f59fdbfe33e73bf20'
         '4cdfc673ad65ddb51919f5a757f62145'
         '185dd5d6ffc703ec8395b4eb3a1ae498'
         '68209ba62b2a19537bfa459fdef70ed3'
         'c126a66766118f83a171511832d1b619'
         'd115a2f1793121b08dd58527c1530d0b'
         '97dd495dda51a514a9f46e0634c57097')

The relevant bits are:

  libtoolize --force
  aclocal
  autoconf
  automake --add-missing

You'll need to restart the systemd service after this is done.

Last edited by skottish (2013-04-11 18:11:28)

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#4 2013-04-11 05:06:27

nullstellensatz
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Registered: 2010-10-03
Posts: 11

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Inxsible: I'm sorry for my brevity; I was in a hurry. In any case, when attempting to play an amazon streaming video, it displays "Updating Player" and a progress bar. When the progress bar completes, it displays the following:

An error occurred and your player could not be updated.This is likely because your Flash Player or Browser needs to be updated.This update is required to play back this video.

 Click here to learn more about updating your player.

I had previously gotten this error when not running hal, which is required for the DRM used by Amazon. However, I had started hal using systemctl. I also tried clearing Flash's cached files as suggested here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Am … tant_Video

Here's pacman's log for the update:

[2013-04-10 02:21] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-04-10 02:21] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-04-10 02:21] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-04-10 02:22] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-04-10 02:22] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-04-10 02:22] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Appending keys from archlinux.gpg...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: depth: 0  valid:   1  signed:   5  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 1u
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: depth: 1  valid:   5  signed:  64  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 5m, 0f, 0u
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: depth: 2  valid:  64  signed:   1  trust: 64-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 0u
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: next trustdb check due at 2014-01-22
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Locally signing trusted keys in keyring...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Locally signing key 0E8B644079F599DFC1DDC3973348882F6AC6A4C2...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Locally signing key 684148BB25B49E986A4944C55184252D824B18E8...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Locally signing key 44D4A033AC140143927397D47EFD567D4C7EA887...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Locally signing key 27FFC4769E19F096D41D9265A04F9397CDFD6BB0...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Locally signing key AB19265E5D7D20687D303246BA1DFB64FFF979E7...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Importing owner trust values...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Updating trust database...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] gpg: next trustdb check due at 2014-01-22
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded archlinux-keyring (20130224-1 -> 20130406-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded linux-api-headers (3.7.4-1 -> 3.8.4-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Generating locales...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Generation complete.
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded glibc (2.17-3 -> 2.17-5)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded binutils (2.23.1-3 -> 2.23.2-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded systemd (198-2 -> 200-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libpng (1.5.14-1 -> 1.5.15-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libwebp (0.2.1-1 -> 0.3.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded chromium (26.0.1410.43-2 -> 26.0.1410.63-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded cups-filters (1.0.31-1 -> 1.0.33-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libpulse (3.0-2 -> 3.0-3)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded nvidia-utils (313.26-1 -> 313.30-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] installed nvidia-libgl (313.30-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libva (1.1.0-2 -> 1.1.1-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.2-1 -> 1:1.2-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded firefox (19.0.2-1 -> 20.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded flashplugin (11.2.202.275-1 -> 11.2.202.280-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded gcc-libs (4.7.2-4 -> 4.8.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded gcc (4.7.2-4 -> 4.8.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded gcc-fortran (4.7.2-4 -> 4.8.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded git (1.8.2-1 -> 1.8.2.1-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] (gconftool-2:3854): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] (gconftool-2:3859): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libgnome-media-profiles (3.0.0-3 -> 3.0.0-4)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] (gconftool-2:3866): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] 
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] (gconftool-2:3871): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon:
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded gnome-media (3.4.0-1 -> 3.4.0-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded harfbuzz (0.9.14-1 -> 0.9.15-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libltdl (2.4.2-7 -> 2.4.2-8)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded imagemagick (6.8.4.0-1 -> 6.8.4.6-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded isl (0.11.1-1 -> 0.11.1-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libfm (1.1.0-3 -> 1.1.0-4)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libtool (2.4.2-7 -> 2.4.2-8)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libxi (1.7-1 -> 1.7.1-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded libxkbcommon (0.2.0-3 -> 0.3.0-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] >>> Generating initial ramdisk, using mkinitcpio.  Please wait...
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: 'default'
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 3.8.6-1-ARCH
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Image generation successful
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Building image from preset: 'fallback'
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Starting build: 3.8.6-1-ARCH
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
[2013-04-10 02:25] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> Image generation successful
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded linux (3.8.4-1 -> 3.8.6-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded linux-headers (3.8.4-1 -> 3.8.6-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded lirc-utils (1:0.9.0-39 -> 1:0.9.0-41)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded lua (5.2.1-3 -> 5.2.2-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded mpg123 (1.15.1-1 -> 1.15.3-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded nspr (4.9.5-1 -> 4.9.6-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded nvidia (313.26-2 -> 313.30-3)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded openmpi (1.6.4-1 -> 1.6.4-2)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded orc (0.4.16-1 -> 0.4.17-1)
[2013-04-10 02:25] [PACMAN] upgraded psmisc (22.19-1 -> 22.20-1)
[2013-04-10 02:26] [PACMAN] upgraded python (3.3.0-3 -> 3.3.1-1)
[2013-04-10 02:26] [PACMAN] upgraded python2 (2.7.3-4 -> 2.7.4-1)
[2013-04-10 02:26] [PACMAN] upgraded systemd-sysvcompat (198-2 -> 200-1)
[2013-04-10 02:26] [PACMAN] upgraded thunderbird (17.0.4-1 -> 17.0.5-1)
[2013-04-10 02:26] [PACMAN] upgraded vlc (2.0.5-5 -> 2.0.6-1)

skottish: I tried to implement your fix. I put sys_types.patch into hal's directory and replaced the PKGBUILD with yours. When run makepkg, it says that sys_types.patch doesn't have the right md5 hash:

==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    hal-0.5.14.tar.gz ... Passed
    hald ... Passed
    hal.patch ... Passed
    udev-update.patch ... Passed
    hal-glib-2.3-compile-fix.patch ... Passed
    hal-libudev-events.patch ... Passed
    sys_types.patch ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

I'm not sure what to do about that.

Last edited by nullstellensatz (2013-04-11 05:09:27)

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#5 2013-04-11 14:20:07

skottish
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Registered: 2006-06-16
Posts: 7,931

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

You simply need to regenerate the MD5 sums. Look into the '-g' flag for makepkg.

Last edited by skottish (2013-04-11 14:20:24)

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#6 2013-04-12 00:20:37

imchairmanm
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Registered: 2009-09-26
Posts: 13

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Thanks for the help skottish.

I'm having the same problem, and although I was hopeful about your method, unfortunately, I'm still getting the same message as nullstellensatz.  The patch applied cleanly, I've deleted the adobe cache, and have restarted my machine, but I still get the same message when I try to use the site.

I'm not the best at troubleshooting these things, so if any specific information would help, I can provide that upon request.

Thanks to everyone who's been helping with this though.  I very much appreciate it!

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#7 2013-04-12 01:55:42

skottish
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Registered: 2006-06-16
Posts: 7,931

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

I was wrong. It is broken even with a HAL that compiles properly.

I'm thinking that HAL is messed up with the current Linux stack and I doubt that Amazon did something like require newer a Flash version to cause this. I'll look deeper into it.

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#8 2013-04-12 02:39:38

ibecraig
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Posts: 2

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

I had the same problem after my last update.  The "fix" that eventually worked for me was rolling back flashplugin to my previous version.  In my case:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/flashplugin-11.2.202.275-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

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#9 2013-04-12 18:21:56

skottish
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Posts: 7,931

Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

ibecraig wrote:

I had the same problem after my last update.  The "fix" that eventually worked for me was rolling back flashplugin to my previous version.  In my case:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/flashplugin-11.2.202.275-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

This isn't working for me, so I'm curious what the difference is. I diff'd the output of 'readelf -d' on both .275 and .280 and there are no differences in dependencies. Hmmm?

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#10 2013-04-13 01:12:35

ibecraig
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

skottish wrote:

This isn't working for me, so I'm curious what the difference is. I diff'd the output of 'readelf -d' on both .275 and .280 and there are no differences in dependencies. Hmmm?

Unless "FINI" and "PLTGOT" have some significance, the readelf outputs also look the same for both versions on my machine.

Just to be sure, I reverified my previous finding.  If I upgrade to 280, I get failures in both Firefox and Chromium.  Rolling back to 275, they both work again.

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#11 2013-04-13 02:13:34

skottish
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

ibecraig wrote:
skottish wrote:

This isn't working for me, so I'm curious what the difference is. I diff'd the output of 'readelf -d' on both .275 and .280 and there are no differences in dependencies. Hmmm?

Unless "FINI" and "PLTGOT" have some significance, the readelf outputs also look the same for both versions on my machine.

Just to be sure, I reverified my previous finding.  If I upgrade to 280, I get failures in both Firefox and Chromium.  Rolling back to 275, they both work again.

Strange, this time it actually worked, so thanks for that. I must of had the newer version still loaded in memory when I tried before.

It seems that this implies a bug in flash. I checked their bug tracker earlier today looking for clues, but there was nothing there. I'll file a bug report with them and see if anyone there can reproduce the problem.

Thanks again ibecraig.

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#12 2013-04-13 19:45:35

imchairmanm
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Registered: 2009-09-26
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Yeah, I found a thread on the Amazon forums (here) describing what seems like the same issue popping up for Ubuntu users.  So it doesn't seem to be an Arch-specific problem.

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#13 2013-04-15 03:22:07

nullstellensatz
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Registered: 2010-10-03
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

Once I downgraded flash to 11.2.202.275-1, amazon streaming immediately worked. When I upgrade to 11.2.202.280-1, it fails again.

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#14 2013-04-18 00:36:03

x-cyber
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Registered: 2013-04-12
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

ibecraig wrote:

I had the same problem after my last update.  The "fix" that eventually worked for me was rolling back flashplugin to my previous version.  In my case:

pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/flashplugin-11.2.202.275-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

The above was working for me too, however, I found something strange... while the flashplugin had been updated to 280, the lib32-flashplugin was still at 275.

As of today, the lib32-flashplugin has been updated to 280.

Today I upgrade both packages to 280, Amazon updated the player, and everything seems to be working fine (at least using Chromium).

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#15 2013-05-21 01:16:58

skottish
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Registered: 2006-06-16
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Re: Amazon prime video streaming stopped working after last update

flashplugin 11.2.202.285 so far seems to have fixed this for me. I've only tested it a bit, but I'm mildly hopeful. Although, I'm going to leave my bug at Adobe open in the hopes that the sentence:

I wrote:

HAL, even though being deprecated software that's an unsustainable solution and really should be considered dead, is running

may have some effect. I doubt it though.

It'll be nice when Flash just goes away.

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