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Old 05-08-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
jolphil
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Flash in FC5 won't work


Hi Folks,
I just installed FC5 and for the most part all seems to work(much to my surprise as I am not a linux guru)..
I searched online to get a flash plug in for my Foxfire browser..
Heres what I found on several sites..
Use yum to install as:
# "yum -y install flash-plugin" no quotes....as root
Because there seems to be a font problem the webpage suggested
as root:
# "mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/" again no quotes..Then do the follpwing as root
# "ln -s /etc/x11/fs/config /usr/X11R6/lib/fs/config" again no quotes

The first command install seemed to go well as far as I can tell and so did the other commands but still no flash..I confirmed this by going to the OU browser test website and each time I go to Toms Hardware,Foxfire complains I need Flash..
Can anyone help me out?
Thank you for any advice..
jolphil
 
Old 05-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and run /usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup. Here you
will be given an opportunity to accept the End User License Agreement.
If you had already accepted the license then it will link the plugin
to all known browsers.

If you do not see any error messages, then it probably worked. Be
sure to fully close your web browsers and run it again from scratch
before testing the Flash plugin for the first time.


happy surfing!
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thank you for your quick response..
unfortunately it did not do it..
"no such file or directory"
tried as both user and su - with same results...
jolphil

Last edited by jolphil; 05-08-2006 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Ah Ha...Got it..
I found a fedora core rpm for flash and used the install software to install it..I accepted the licence agreement and away it went..
Now I can go a flashing...
linuxorthodox
Thank you for your help....
jolphil

Edit: linuxorthodox, I went back to investigate your suggestion and now flash-plug in is where you said but B4 it was not there..Thus it was not installed previously..You were right...
jolphil

Last edited by jolphil; 05-09-2006 at 06:58 AM.
 
  


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