Hey guys this is just a quick guide on how to enable the open source flash that comes with fedora 8. It is called gnash.
Ok lets get started:
First off install what we need (as root):
# yum install gnash gnash-plugin
Sweet now thats done. Gnash for some reason installs its plugin into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins when it needs to be in /usr/lib/firefox.../plugins.
So to fix this navigate to the firefox plugin directory. On my computer it is: /usr/lib/firefox-18.104.22.168/plugins
Now run this command as root:
# ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libgnashplugin.so libgnashplugin.so
Bingo, we are done. To test this you can either go to a flash enabled page, or in the address bar type in 'about
lugins'. You will see something like:
File name: libgnashplugin.so
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99. Gnash 0.8.1, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about Gnash, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash. Compatible Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99.
MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
I hope this helps everyone.