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Old 04-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Adobe flash player problem


I've installed the Adobe flash player on my LFS 7.2 machine. Firefox recognizes the plugin (I can see it on the Tools->Add-ons page) but it doesn' t work properly: in fact if I try to go on a page with a flash animation (like this) I see, in place of the animation, some confused pixels and if I right-click on it the menu that appears says "Movie not loaded". What can I do?
 
Old 04-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Probably a corrupt flashplayer file re-download it and make sure it is installed in ~/.mozilla/plugins.
Also what version of firefox and plugin are you using?
 
Old 04-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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I'm sure that is not a matter of corrupted files because I've tried several times with different downloaded packages. However I'm using Firefox 18.0.1 and Adobe flash player 11.2, the latest version available for Linux. I've tried also to install gnash 0.8 as suggested by BLFS it generally works(I can see flash advertisement banners, how lucky!) but has some issues with YouTube: here a screenshot
 
Old 04-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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I'm using 18.01 with flash player 11,2,202,238 and no problems try disabling all your firefox plugins and see what happens.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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I have tried what you've said: no luck! Screenshot 1 - Screenshot 2 (In the last one the gray rectangle in the center of the video space is the menu that appears every time I right-click on a flash animation: "Filmato non caricato" is the Italian for something like "Movie not loaded")
Can be a matter related to a package that I don't have installed on my machine?

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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the same issue. did you manage to handle it?
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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No, sorry. I've given up: now I use Gnash but it works with almost nothing.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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No, sorry. I've given up: now I use Gnash but it works with almost nothing.
1). What happens when you start Firefox from the command line (so you can see terminal output) and then visit a Flash site? The messages could be revealing?

2). On that same LFS system, does Google Chrome handle Flash sites properly?
 
Old 07-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #9
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1) It shows me no errors
2) How I do install chrome on LFS? I've not found the source code on Google's pages!
 
Old 07-06-2013, 07:59 AM   #10
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You wont find the source code for chrome because its not open source!
 
Old 07-06-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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1) It shows me no errors
Interesting but that leaves little to go on. FWIW, I've never had any problem with Flash with Firefox on LFS and that goes back to the days when Firefox was still in the version 1 series.

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2) How I do install chrome on LFS? I've not found the source code on Google's pages!
It's quite simple. Just get the "deb" file for your platform (x86 or x86_64) from the Google Chrome site. Then extract it with ar x *.deb. Three files will be present once extracted, including data.tar.gz. As root, install that tarball with tar xf data.tar.gz -C /. Launch the app with this command: /usr/bin/google-chrome.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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seeing as this is a bit of an old thread , with NEW posts

the current FireFox is 22
firefox-22.0.tar.bz2

in FF21 Mozilla changed the folder layout

plugins NOW go in */firefox/browser/plugins
and not in the old location */firefox/plugins
 
Old 07-09-2013, 09:30 AM   #13
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I found an answer somewhere in internet. Adobe flashplayer requires curl library but ldd doesn't show it as dependencies for libflashplayer.so.
A good way to recognize it - run firefox from command line and see warnings.
This issue is not related to Firefox22. In my case it is Firefox21 and plugin was found correctly.
Without curl flashplayer says something like "unable to load video" on youtube.
 
Old 07-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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I found an answer somewhere in internet. Adobe flashplayer requires curl library but ldd doesn't show it as dependencies for libflashplayer.so.
A good way to recognize it - run firefox from command line and see warnings.
This issue is not related to Firefox22. In my case it is Firefox21 and plugin was found correctly.
Without curl flashplayer says something like "unable to load video" on youtube.
I moved the libcurl.so.4 out of the way for testing this and indeed, it failed. The error on the terminal in my case was:

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###!!! [Child][RPCChannel] Error: Channel error: cannot send/recv
A check of the libflashplayer.so shared library with the strings command shows these libraries, some of which are listed by ldd and others are dynamically loaded:

Code:
libadobecp15.so
libadobecp.so
libasound.so
libasound.so.2
libatk-1.0.so.0
libcairo.so.2
libcrystalhd.so
libc.so.6
libcurl-gnutls.so.3
libcurl-gnutls.so.4
libcurl-gnutls.so.5
libcurl.so.3
libcurl.so.4
libcurl.so.5
libdl.so.2
libflashplayer.so
libflashsupport.so
libfontconfig.so.1
libfreetype.so.6
libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
libglib-2.0.so.0libgmodule-2.0.so.0
libgobject-2.0.so.0
libgthread-2.0.so.0
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
libGL.so.1
/lib/ld-linux.so.2
libm.so.6
libnspr4.so
libnss3.so
libnssutil3.so
libpango-1.0.so.0
libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
libplc4.so
libplds4.so
lib_plugin.so
libpthread.so.0
librt.so.1
libsmime3.so
libssl3.so
libvdpau.so
libvdpau.so.1
libX11.so.6
libXcursor.so.1
libXext.so.6
libXrender.so.1
libXt.so.6
 
  


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