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Old 11-13-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
Cogar
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Flash runs OK as root, won't run as user in Fedora 8


I tried installing gnash and it worked poorly in both Firefox and Konqueror. (Poor or no sound, images often messed up.) I uninstalled it and then installed flash-plugin via the Adobe YUM repository. If I type
Code:
about:plugins
in Firefox, it shows Shockwave Flash as enabled. If I log in as root, everything works fine. As a user, I get nothingójust a blank space where flash should be in the browser. This sure looks like a permissions issue, but I searched here and Googled the Internet for an answer and located nothing. Let me add that having it not work is a deal breaker. Any page with Flash content (half of the Web these days, including every page of LQ) freezes for 8-10 seconds while the browser figures out what it should display (nothing) . . . not to mention that sometimes I actually want to view this content. I would appreciate any ideas.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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I think I solved my problem. For the record, I removed Firefox and flash and added them back in via YUM:
Code:
yum install firefox.i386 firefox-32
yum install flash-plugin
It crashed the first time it ran, but it ran fine after restarting.
 
  


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