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Old 01-10-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Flash plug-in not recognized?


I've installed the flash plug-in in my Mozilla, Konqueror and Opera plug-in directories but it doesn't show up in my browser. Why? I am very frustrated by this. Is this just a glitch in Fedora? C'mon Macromedia, give us Shockwave! Grrrrr...

 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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start the browser froms a terminal window. You might get an error message that tells you what's wrong. for mandrake I had to install something to get flash to work with firebird which I found with this method.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:41 PM   #3
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Nope, nothing.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:47 PM   #4
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do you have both

flashplayer.xpt
and
libflashplayer.so

in your plugin directories? And also read permissions for the normal users? (I think you only need read permissions; you might try adding write and execute permissions)
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:37 PM   #5
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No luck. Permissions? What do you mean? please elaborate? For a plugin?

 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:46 PM   #6
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those two plugin files must be at least readable for the normal users. If the permissions aren't set right, the browsers won't be able to access them.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:48 PM   #7
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How do I do that?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:54 PM   #8
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from the command line you can do by first changing into the relevant directory and then
chmod a+r name-of-file

to give read access to all users to a given file. For execute permissions, change the r above to an x; for write permissions to a w. To remove permissions, use for example
chmod a-r name-of-file

this removes read permissions for everybody. Take a look at
man chmod
for more information. you can look at the man pages online too:
http://man.linuxquestions.org/
 
Old 01-10-2004, 05:39 PM   #9
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Nothing works. Not in Nestcape, Mozilla, MozillaFirebird, Konqueror or Opera.

Sigh
 
Old 01-11-2004, 02:52 AM   #10
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Have you checked your plugin directory option inside your browser? In Opera at least, go to Peferences->Plug-ins and see if your browser see it.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #11
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what exactly did you do to install the plugins? did you copy files into the plugin directories? If so, which ones? If you used another method, how did you do it?
 
Old 01-11-2004, 04:02 PM   #12
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I used the program's installation pgm and manually copied and pasted it and then enabled permissions on every file. But I just reinstalled not using a seperata home partition, so we'll see if that was the problem.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 12:48 PM   #13
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SO as it turns out, because I installed my home and my root on seperate partitions, anything in root was not readable by home/<usr>. Weird. Didn't do that in Mandrake.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:31 PM   #14
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I also had to yum install compat-libstdc++ to get mine working...
 
Old 01-23-2004, 04:11 AM   #15
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yea i had the same problem with fedora all you have to do is install compat-libstdc++
this rpm worked for me

ftp://fubphpc.tu-graz.ac.at/pub/redh...6.118.i386.rpm

btw this is the same rpm that blender needs for fedora
 
  


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