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I am reposting this in the debian section since it seems to be specific to certian distros(debian included)
Debian/GNU Linux 2.6.5 i686 Sarge / Debian/GNU Linux 2.4.18 Sarge
Flashplayer Plugin 7.0.25 / Flashplayer Plugin 6.0.9
Mozilla Firefox .8 / Mozilla 1.4 / Mozilla 1.6 / Konqueror 3.2.2
KDE 3.2.2 / Gnome 2.4.1
I am having issues viewing text in flash animations. If I create an animation and use normal text then I cannot see the text, If I make the same text bold(but do nothing else), I can see it no problem. I have tried it with all of the combinations above and receive the same results with each. I don't have this issue on a Fedora Core 1 setup using the same versions of software. For my project using a bold font is a perfectly acceptable fix, however I would like to know what is causing this behavior. A site that does not display correctly is macromedia.com (The global links bar at the top of the page has no text). Also left clicking on a flash animation and bringing up the settings menu, (there is no text on the settings menu).
Does macromedia.com display correctly for any other Debian user?
Any suggestions? Thanks.
No complaints here. Macromedia.com and flash animations show perfectly. Do you mean the bar that says Home Products Showcase etc.? Also the settings menu when mouse clicking (in my case right-click seems to work) shows OK.
I use Debian Sid, Linux 2.6.6-1-686, Firefox 0.8-12, Flashplugin 7.0.25-2, J2RE 1.4.1-6, WindowMaker 0.80.2-0.2, and XFree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4.
If you're having issues with Sarge, then perhaps you should upgrade to Sid? If this is your production machine and you're worried about stability in Sid, you can install apt-listbugs, which will warn you before installing packages with release-critical bugs filed against it.
I also have in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/ symlinks to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplayer.xpt and to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so but these symlinks were made automatically when installing the flashplugin-nonfree (which is located in Aptitude at the web/contrib directory).
Didn't figure that'd work but I tried it anyway, still dosen't work. Here's a screenshot of macromedia.com with the flash settings menu open. So far it works on Redhat9 and KNOPPIX for me, and Debian for others, but not on 3 seperate Debian boxes for me, stable, testing, or sid. This is becoming rather annoying. Parrot could you please post the output of:
#dpkg -l font* xfont* xfs*
and thanks for the help, at least I know it can work.
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii fontconfig 2.2.2-2 generic font configuration library
un fontilus <none> (no description available)
ii xfonts-100dpi 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 100 dpi fonts for X
ii xfonts-75dpi 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 75 dpi fonts for X
un xfonts-abi <none> (no description available)
un xfonts-artwiz <none> (no description available)
ii xfonts-base 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 standard fonts for X
un xfonts-cjk <none> (no description available)
un xfonts-cyrilli <none> (no description available)
ii xfonts-scalabl 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 scalable fonts for X
un xfs <none> (no description available)
I would like to add that I am still having the problem after following twsnnva's advice above, so it is not a catch-all. Maybe you have to do this before something else happens, or else you have to also do something else (some other reconfiguration perhaps)? I'll post something if I find a solution to my problem.
My fonts have myseriously begun working recently in flash. I'm not sure if Macromedia has changed their menu, but another way to check is to right click on a flash animation and choose Settings (some animations do not allow this for some reason) - I know the text in the Settings dialog was not working before either, but it is now. I believe it happened after I installed a round of packages associated with the Eclipse IDE, which I believe included the gsfonts-x11 package. I also installed the latest Blackdown j2re1.4 and j2sdk1.4 for debian available unofficially, which you can get here. I have a list of packages I've installed by date and I can provide this if it will be helpful (my /var/cache/apt/archives/), but it doesn't seem to include the ones I installed with Eclipse for some reason.
i already have gsfonts-x11 installed, but i'll try installing eclipse, maybe it will install THE needed dependency ^^
i would be grateful if you'd provide me the list of all the packages you installed until it worked ;-)