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Old 08-30-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Flash Plugin


It seems on my system, the Flash Plugin is not working. I followed the installation routine on Flash download website but mine is not working. When I check Mozilla's Help, About Plug-ins, Flash does not show up.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Thnx.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 12:56 AM   #2
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How did you install yours? I got mine with pacman -S flashplugin and I think it worked - I mean, I don't remember having to do anything else to get it to work.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:46 AM   #3
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I had this problem when I used the mozilla-1.4xft-2.tar.bz2 build from incoming and flashplugin-6.0r79-2.pkg.tar.gz. The flash plugin was installed in a differnet plugin directory to what mozilla was expecting.

I cannot remember for sure but I think the plugin was originally installed in /opt/mozilla/plugins when it should be in /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins

You need to copy the flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so files to the correct mozilla plugin directory.

I'm now using mozilla-1.4-3.pkg.tar.gz from official, and flashplugin-6.0r79-3.pkg.tar.gz from unofficial. I didn't have any problems using this combo.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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Hmmm, I didn't use the AL plugin, I downloaded the flash file and installed....I'll try AL's plugin and let you know what happens.

Thnx.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 07:06 AM   #5
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Didn't neither one of those suggestions worked. I manually copied the files to the /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins directory and nothing happen.

I tried the pacman -S flashplugin command and got this error message:

flashplugin: not found in sync db
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:02 PM   #6
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bitta

the pacman error is from not having unofficial uncommented in /etc/pacman.conf
uncomment #[unofficial] and at least one of the servers under it
do a pacman -S --refresh
then pacman -S flashplugin

after that you may need to make a symlink to the libflashplayer.so to the plugin dir of the browser your using
 
Old 09-08-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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Bolivar, I uncommented unofficial and tried symlinking it. It still not working, I don't know why some packages work & some don't.

I have the same problem trying to install xfce-4 and I see it in unstable or unofficial, which ever one it's in.

It keeps telling me the xfce4-engine not in the db!

But I did a pacman -S for gnome and it installed without any problems.

Thnx for your help though.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 01:05 PM   #8
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what follows might be a shot in the dark and it also assumes that your system is not up to date.
first try a pacman -S pacman and get the new pacman
then try pacman -Syu and get everything up to date
then try to get the other packages that you were looking for

also, what symlink did you do for the flash? please dont take me wrong, you proli did it right, just checking
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:41 AM   #9
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The problem was with /etc/pacman.conf. When I uncommented the unstable section, the very first line, [unstable], I never did take the # out of it and that's what kept unstable from being activated.

I would have to try installing Flash again when I get home, but my unofficial is already uncommented.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:09 PM   #10
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pacman -Sy mozilla-firebird
pacman -Sy flashplugin

worked for me :]
 
  


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