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Old 11-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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adobe flash player 11 on ff8


Hello, I'm having trouble installing flash player 11 on Firefox 8. I haven't been able to find a solution yet, as all I've found refers to older version of firefox or flashplayer. I don't have any directory within Firefox called 'plugins' and I don't know where to move what. I have the .so extension file and a directory called 'usr' and I don't know where to move them. My computer runs a 13.37 Slackware on 32 bits.

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Firefox called 'plugins'
This is one that you'll have to make yourself. But...as far as the flashplayer goes, mine is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. If it's not there, make the folder, uncompress libflashplayer.so in there and allow read-only to everyone.
Root access needed to do this...but, hey, you know this

Good luck

THor
 
Old 11-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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mine is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
I always keep the flash plugin in my ~/.mozilla/plugins/ directory, but wherever you try to install it you'll have to make the directory for it if it doesn't exist yet, not too hard just
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mkdir plugins
from the right folder (or mkdir /path/plugins)
 
Old 11-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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that folder is not there
most OS's use a /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
or
/usr/lib/browser-plugins
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/usr/lib64/browser-plugins

me on Opensuse 11.4 64bit RUNNING THE 64BIT firefox8 ( not the 32 bit!!! )
and running the 64 bit flash 11 ( not the 32 bit!!! requiring "npwrapper.so" )


install flash to the /usr/?????/browser-plugins whatever folder
then link that folder to the Firefox 8 binary install in /usr/opt/firefox8/plugins ( or where ever you installed the ff8 folder )
 
Old 11-19-2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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This is one that you'll have to make yourself. But...as far as the flashplayer goes, mine is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. If it's not there, make the folder, uncompress libflashplayer.so in there and allow read-only to everyone.
Root access needed to do this...but, hey, you know this

Good luck

THor
Yes ,the fact that the folder 'plugins' didn't exist confused me and I thought I needed to do something more, especially given the fact that after the extraction of the flashplayer.tar.gz there was this 'usr' folder which I didn't know what to do with either But now, after having created the folder, it worked just fine.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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Glad you got it running!

Welcome aboard! (hey, just saw the latest star trek movie, so...)

Thor
 
  


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