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Old 07-13-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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libflashplayer.so lacks the controls (pause, play, et cetera).


flashplayer 9r277

Hi:
I copied libflasplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and it works fine. But the controls are missing. Please do not tell me to download some other (new) version. For precise reasons I want this to be installed. The tarball included just one file: libflashplayer.so, i.e., the library.

There is a companion tarball, same version, with a standalone adobe flash player. Its tree is this:
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FLASH/standalone/
|-- flashplayer9r277_linux_sa.tar
`-- install_flash_player_9_linux_sa
    |-- flashplayer
    |-- flashplayer-installer
    `-- usr
        `-- share
            |-- application-registry
            |   `-- flashplayer.applications
            |-- applnk
            |   `-- Internet
            |       `-- flashplayer.desktop
            |-- icons
            |   |-- gflashplayer.xpm
            |   |-- gflashplayer128.xpm
            |   `-- hicolor
            |       |-- 16x16
            |       |   |-- apps
            |       |   |   `-- flash.png
            |       |   `-- mimetypes
            |       |       `-- swf.png
            |       |-- 22x22
            |       |   |-- apps
            |       |   |   `-- flash.png
            |       |   `-- mimetypes
            |       |       `-- swf.png
            |       |-- 32x32
            |       |   |-- apps
            |       |   |   `-- flash.png
            |       |   `-- mimetypes
            |       |       `-- swf.png
            |       `-- 48x48
            |           |-- apps
            |           |   `-- flash.png
            |           `-- mimetypes
            |               `-- swf.png
            |-- mime-info
            |   |-- swf.keys
            |   `-- swf.mime
            `-- mimelnk
                `-- application
                    `-- x-shockwave-flash.desktop

23 directories, 18 files
Maybe some of these files may enable the controls if properly moved. But which ones and what destination?
 
Old 07-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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With the newer flash plugins, using the SlackBuild, you get flash-player-properties installed in /usr/bin. That's what gives you the controls you're looking for. Can't remember ever getting those for 9.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
With the newer flash plugins, using the SlackBuild, you get flash-player-properties installed in /usr/bin. That's what gives you the controls you're looking for. Can't remember ever getting those for 9.
Alright, but 10 hangs my old web browser (Seamonkey from Mozilla, and the same is true for version > 10.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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Looks like you'll have to do more searching to find a 9 tarball that includes flash-player-properties. Before flash 10 (I think), libflashplayer.so was all we used to get as far as I can remember. Good luck, anyway.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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Lo and behold! I copied the standalone player, flashplayer, to /usr/bin, and the volume control appeared when watching youtube (you tube is all I care for, I mean it's the only reason to have the adobe flashplayer).
 
Old 07-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #6
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Whooopeee!
Which Slack release are you running? Have you seen this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ns-4175416440/

Last edited by brianL; 07-13-2012 at 05:27 AM.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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In fact, all the controls are there but only volume shows up. And by slowly moving the mouse over the "control bar", on the bottom, you can see that, in some zones, a hand appears. These places where the hand shows up are controls and I can use them just as if they had there icon drawn!
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Yeah, those are the youtube controls, not the flash-properties controls.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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And what if I had the flash-properties controls? Would it be reflected in youtube?
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #10
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They show up when you right click on a video, allowing you to turn hardware acceleration on or off, for instance.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #11
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Oh!
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #12
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You don't need those flash-player-properties controls just to view youtube videos, pause, stop, start, alter volume, etc.
 
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #13
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Yes, I see. And thanks for your posts, Brian.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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That's OK.
 
  


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