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Old 10-31-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
LaughingBovine
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Angry Flash still doesn't work in Firefox


To me, this sounds like a newbie question, but I still cant get flash to work.

about: plugins gives me "No plug-ins are installed"

heres what happens when i look for libflashplayer
Code:
[geoff@bovinious ~]$ sudo updatedb
[geoff@bovinious ~]$ sudo locate libflashplayer
/home/geoff/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
I'm running Firefox 1.5.0.7 (even tried v2 but it still didnt work) on an FC5 machine.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 10-31-2006, 04:21 AM   #2
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Is there a /usr/lib/firefox/plugins folder?

Or a /usr/lib/browser-plugins folder?


Unlike konqueror, firefox can't have new plugin paths added manually (afaik).

Soory if this is stuff you've already tried.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 04:21 AM   #3
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Thats a really strange one. Have you tried copying libflashplayer.so (and maybe flashplayer.xpt) to /usr/lib/mozilla or directly to the firefox plugin directory e.g. /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.7/plugins/.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 04:45 AM   #4
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Are you using 32 bit FC or 64? If 64 are you using 64bit firefox?
 
Old 10-31-2006, 05:25 AM   #5
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What happens with flash enabled websites?

Does Firefox crash when you try to go to them? If so, have a look at this suggestion on the Ubuntu Guide, maybe that'll solve the problem.

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_E...ozilla_Firefox

It looks like this is listed as being a bug in Ubuntu Edgy, but maybe its something similar.

Last edited by Interdictor; 10-31-2006 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 03:31 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone... i tried what you guys said... but no soap.

Code:
[geoff@bovinious ~]$ cd /usr/lib/firefox
bash: cd: /usr/lib/firefox: No such file or directory

[geoff@bovinious ~]$ cd /usr/lib/browser-plugins
bash: cd: /usr/lib/browser-plugins: No such file or directory

[geoff@bovinious ~]$ cd .firefox
bash: cd: .firefox: No such file or directory

[geoff@bovinious ~]$ cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.7/plugins/
[geoff@bovinious plugins]$ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so .
[geoff@bovinious plugins]$ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplayer.xpt .

[geoff@bovinious ~]$ cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
[geoff@bovinious plugins]$ sudo cp * ../
Rebooted and... didn't work =/
about: plugins still gives me nothing
and when i load up a page with flash on it, firefox just tells me i need to install the plugin manually and redirects me to Adobe (i've installed that thing around 5 times)

32 bit system here too

Last edited by LaughingBovine; 10-31-2006 at 03:40 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 04:07 PM   #7
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I dont run FC but on my Debian system the Flash plugin is:
File name: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 9.0 d55

You may want to take a look at:
Adobe Flash Player 7 for Linux
http://macromedia.mplug.org/

Also:
Fedora Core 5 Tips & Tricks
http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/fc5-tips.php#flash
 
Old 11-01-2006, 04:08 AM   #8
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Got it!

The first link in craigevil's post (which i cant include) did it.

I followed the instructions on how to get yum to automatically install it.
Yum seems to always make things work.

Thanks!

Now to wait for flash 9...

-Geoff
 
Old 11-01-2006, 07:43 AM   #9
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for Flash9 Beta see: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html

Just copy the Flash9 plugin over the old Flash7 plugin
 
Old 11-02-2006, 01:47 AM   #10
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As root on the command line

updatedb

When it's finished

locate libflashplayer.so

Then overwrite it with the flashplayer 9 version of libflashplayer.so.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 03:40 PM   #11
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Sweet. Thank you.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 09:31 AM   #12
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Fedora Core 5:

1.) Download flash 9 beta to Desktop
2.) Extract
3.) Open a terminal as SU
4.) Copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.x/plugins or firefox-2.0/plugins
5.) Execute: ./firefox from the appropriate directory.

Ken
 
  


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