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Old 12-11-2008, 12:13 AM   #31
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If you installed gnash with synaptic that's the best way to remove it.

I guess that flashplugin-alternative.so is a symlink that's part gnash package? I'm not familiar with the buntus.

And Pixellany, I tried to sneak in an edit on post #27. theseph and I overlapped, so I don't think he saw my questions.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 12:25 AM   #32
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ill do it in the morning tired thanks for everything
 
Old 12-11-2008, 07:51 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by norobro View Post
I guess that flashplugin-alternative.so is a symlink that's part gnash package? I'm not familiar with the buntus.
Indeed!! In the firefox plugin folder, do "ls -l" (long listing). Then you will see if one of the files is actually a link.

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And Pixellany, I tried to sneak in an edit on post #27. theseph and I overlapped, so I don't think he saw my questions.
touche---I was in a hurry. The fact is that theseph is trying really hard here.

Standing back a few feet, it occurs to me that I've never had an issue with the Adobe flash plugin. What is the alleged benefit of Gnash, and does it have known issues?

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Originally Posted by theseph
and how would i go about deleting the files in terminal?
rm
Maybe time to read up on basic commands----I strongly recommend Bash Guide for Beginners---free at http://tldp.org
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:23 AM   #34
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ok I removed gnash completely through synaptic manager it's gone the plugin is gone from the firefox folder

Flash still doesnt work here's what i get now when i type aboutlugins in the firefox browser

VLC Multimedia Plugin

File name: libvlcplugin.so
Version 0.8.6c Janus, copyright 1996-2007 The VideoLAN Team
http://www.videolan.org/

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
video/x-mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
video/mpeg4 MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
audio/mpeg4 MPEG-4 audio mp4,mpg4 Yes
application/mpeg4-iod MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
application/mpeg4-muxcodetable MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video avi Yes
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov,qt Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC plugin vlc Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
video/x-ms-asf Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv Yes
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plugin Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/3gpp 3GPP audio 3gp,3gpp Yes
video/3gpp 3GPP video 3gp,3gpp Yes
audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 audio 3g2,3gpp2 Yes
video/3gpp2 3GPP2 video 3g2,3gpp2 Yes

this is what it says on youtube

Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. Now I know javascript is enabled so its gotta be the flash


No Flash is even listed? now im back at where i was 8 months ago please help me out thanks guys

Last edited by theseph; 12-11-2008 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:39 AM   #35
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On a seperate note here's what i got norobro for what you requested

root@user1-desktop:/usr/lib/firefox/plugins# ls -l
total 9340
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user1 user1 9525320 2008-11-13 22:03 libflashplayer.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 18192 2007-10-08 10:26 libunixprintplugin.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 2008-11-03 18:18 libvlcplugin.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/libvlcplugin.so
 
Old 12-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #36
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Just have a minute this morning.

The Adobe instructions that I linked in post #25, say that libflashplayer.so should be copied to: ~/.mozilla/plugins so let's try that.

As root type:
Code:
cd /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
The above creates a symbolic link to the library (kinda like a windoze shortcut). For info type
Code:
 man ln
If you don't have the directory type this first
Code:
mkdir /home/user/.mozilla/plugins
and then change directory and create the link.

Hope it works!
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:52 PM   #37
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None of your codes work...here's what i get

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# cd /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins
bash: cd: /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins: No such file or directory
root@user1-desktop:/home/user1#

Same for all other codes now when i go to flash sites i get the bar across the top which says "additional plugins are required to display all media on this page" when i click "install missing plugins" it comes back with "No suitable plugins found"

HELP thanks
 
Old 12-11-2008, 09:08 PM   #38
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The directory does not exist on your system so you have to create it:
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mkdir /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins
Then do the cd and the ln commands. And be sure to restart Firefox.

Just noticed that I had "user" instead of "user1" in the mkdir command above.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 11:23 PM   #39
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ok this is what i did

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# mkdir /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins
root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
ln: creating symbolic link `./libflashplayer.so' to `/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so': File exists

now what do i do?

"Then do the cd and the ln commands. And be sure to restart Firefox" how do i do this?

UPDATE: I have since this post moved the file from usr/lib/firefox/plugins to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins restarted the comp and flash still does not work i look at installed plugins on firefox get same as earlier post #34

Will this ever work? I'm starting to think that i have removed my swf player this is why it doesn't pick it up help please

Last edited by theseph; 12-11-2008 at 11:37 PM. Reason: update
 
Old 12-11-2008, 11:36 PM   #40
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[EDIT] We were posting at the same time again. The Adobe installation instructions say to put the file (or a link to the file) in "/home/user1/.mozilla/plugins". I have no idea whether this will work or not, but that is where they recommend that you put it. Since you moved the file the command becomes
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
[END EDIT]

Okay, you didn't change to the "/home/user1/.mozilla/plugins" directory. What you did is create the link in "/home/user1".

Type this:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so /home/user1/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Should have given you that command in the first place as it eliminates the need to change directories.

Last edited by norobro; 12-12-2008 at 12:23 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:25 AM   #41
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lol ok i put in the second command on your post #40 and now this is what is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

root@user1-desktop:/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins# ls
libflash-mozplugin.so libswfdecmozilla.a libswfdecmozilla.so
libflashplayer.so libswfdecmozilla.la libvlcplugin.so

ok plugin is in folder restarted firefox same as before
 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:19 AM   #42
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theseph;

I want to commend you for hanging in there.

After reading a few things here, I myself got confused.....On my system, I found 2 different flash plugins:
/home/username/.mozilla/plugins
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Then, in my firefox folder, I found that "plugins" was a link to the 2nd location above. I deleted the plugins folder in /home/username/.mozilla, and flash still works.

Next, I hid the plugins folder in /usr/lib/.... Now FF found the (older) flash plugin in /home/username/... (I had re-instated it from the earlier step)

My conclusion is that FF wants to find its plugins in any ONE of these 3 places.


The only thing I can suggest in your situation is to remove all traces of Firefox and Flash and start over. (If you do this, be sure to save your profile if you have bookmarks etc. that you need to keep)

You could also configure it exactly the way my system is: If you have the flash plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, then go into your firefox folder, rename the plugins folder to hide it (eg mv plugins hideplugins) and then do this:
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

(Be sure to restart FF when changing things.)
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:25 PM   #43
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I, too, commend you for your perseverance. Using the command line is the IMO best way to learn about your Linux system. Many newbies get overwhelmed by the command line but you have stayed the course. Look at the commands you have learned by trying to get flash running: list directories (ls); change directories (cd); create directories (mkdir); untar/unzip files; find files; copy files (cp); move files (mv); create links (ln); change user / become super user (su). They will become second nature as you continue to use them. Of course these commands are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Try what Pixellany recommends above. If that doesn't work, you might post a thread in the Ubuntu forum of this site, with a descriptive title, to see if someone else has flash working on a ppc64.

Norm

Last edited by norobro; 12-12-2008 at 01:06 PM.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:11 PM   #44
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hi, i occasionally use knoppix-live-cd and installing flashplayer-9 thru adobe's website used to work.
i have read somewhere that adobes install script for flashplayer-10 is fubar.

ubuntu and knoppix are both debian based; i read instructions about apt-geting flashplayer-10 from a certain debian multimedia repo gets it to work.

sorry i don't have specifics.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:24 PM   #45
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I just did a Slackware 12.1 install, and I could not get flash working immediately. I went to RL-1, then back to RL-5, and did startx and suddenly flash was working. Thinking it somehow was because I was root, I backed out, switched to normal user, and started X again. Now flash was working.

I do not have the energy at the moment to try and re-create what was going on.....
 
  


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