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Old 02-28-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox + Shockwave/Flash


Does anyone know how to get the Shockwave/Flash plugins working with Firefox? I've tried everything I can possible think of. The directions in the README are a bunch of bull and make no sense. I've tried putting it in the installation directories plugin directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins) and I've also tried ~.phoenix/plugins but neither worked. Permissions seem right too. Got any ideas?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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I installed the plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox

hope it helps !
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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Did you put in directly in that directory, or did you put it in the plugins directory?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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I used the installer from Macromedia here. It will prompt you for the directory where firefox is installed, which in my case was /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox. It installed the plugin, no problems. There are more detailed instructions on the macromedia download page if you need them.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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I must have tried that 20 times, but it still doesnt work. If I look in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, both of the components are present. I'm stumped.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:54 PM   #6
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This is what I did:

cp flashplayer.xpt /path/to/plugins
cp libflashplayer.so /path/to/plugins

Restart your browser. Type about:plugins in your address bar to see what you have installed.


Last edited by Wynd; 02-28-2004 at 05:55 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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Try installing libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 also (newer versions are OK). It is needed by the plugin.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 06:53 PM   #8
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if you would hit ctrl+alt+F1 after you go to a flash web page and the plugin fails to work. You would see you are missing a required lib but instead of installing libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 I just did this
as root or super user
ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5.0.5 /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3

to get back too Xwindow hit ctrl+alt+F7
close browser and resart problem solved
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:06 PM   #9
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cheers colnago just checking this frustrating thing out myself and your answer worked!!
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:32 PM   #10
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hey, i'm a super newbie. this site is wonderful! i was having the same problem and colnago's solution worked. just wanted to say thanks!
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:29 PM   #11
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Where can I download that library at?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:54 AM   #12
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Talking SUPER

Thank you colnago

It really helped me..

ThankyouThankyouThankyouThankyou
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:39 AM   #13
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chrisk:

i downloaded that library here:
http://at.rpmfind.net/opsys/linux/RP....2-2.so.3.html
 
Old 03-04-2004, 05:14 PM   #14
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Excellent! The libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 from http://at.rpmfind.net/opsys/linux/R...6.2-2.so.3.html
did the trick for me.
Except...
Interactive Flash does not recognize my keyboard input.
Anybody else have same problem/solution?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:29 PM   #15
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Btw, Macromedia as far as I recall, hasn't produced any Shockwave drivers for Linux yet .

Perhaps someone will hack through the shockwave drivers on Windows for us and translate it to native code?
 
  


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