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Old 06-26-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
MichaelKthx
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Firefox Plugins


Ok before I decide to pull all my hair out and bang my head on the desk, I though i might post about it.

NOTE: I have Wine and i am on fc5

I would like to do the following:
  1. Install Macromedia Flash
  2. Install Java
  3. Install quick time (which is going to be hard since mac and M$ are best friends)
  4. Get vb apps to work
  5. Get I tunes to work
  6. Windows Media Player? (this might be pushing it)

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Old 06-26-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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1. should be extremely easy to install in the latest, or probably any, version of firefox. generally requires you to click the message that appears at the top of the browser when your on a page with flash and you dont have it installed and click 'install missing plugins' or something similar. should be no further configuration (well iv never had to).

2. search lq.org or visit java.sun.com or anywhere else. theres an overabundance of information/walkthroughs/tutorials of how to do it. i find the official one from java.sun.com is easiest.

3. i dont know about a port to linux, but id imagine you could find codecs for this type of media. search around.

4. theres no official linux port yet, but there are many programs 'like' itunes for linux.. with music libraries, etc. but no 'iTunes'.

5. see #3. there are codecs for windows media for linux, search around for it.

good luck! post back if any problems.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by nadroj
1. should be extremely easy to install in the latest, or probably any, version of firefox. generally requires you to click the message that appears at the top of the browser when your on a page with flash and you dont have it installed and click 'install missing plugins' or something similar. should be no further configuration (well iv never had to).
ok I tried that but it isnt picking it up. Windows does it like this with no problems. Will installing it on root help?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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what do you mean it isnt picking it up? after clicking the popup, does firefox go through the the process and [appear to] install flash?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 07:31 PM   #5
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yes but it doesnt seem to work, its acting like i didnt do anything
 
Old 06-26-2006, 09:45 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem as well. I'm also running Fedora Core 5 (2.6.17-1.2139_FC5)and I have Firefox 1.5.0.4. I decided to go to the Macromedia website and download the flash player (it's in tar.gz). I extracting the file and started to install I got the following messages:

[me@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ls
flashplayer-installer flashplayer.xpt libflashplayer.so Readme.htm Readme.txt
[me@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ./flashplayer-installer

To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages
to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.

Press ENTER to continue...



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...

--------- Install Action Summary -----------

Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed in the following directory:

Mozilla installation directory = /home/michael/.mozilla

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y

NOTE: Please ask your administrator to remove the xpti.dat from the
components directory of the Mozilla or Netscape browser.


Installation complete.
...then it ask to me if I wanted to do another installation

Flash player 7 did not work. After doing some research on google, I decided to rename xpti.dat file to xpti.dat.bak, and made sure that the file xpti.dat file was not there (the xpti.dat file is automatically generated). The flash player still did not work. I tried to install it under root with xpti.dat present, renamed (to xpti.dat.bak), then I tried it again with the file removed, but it still does not work.

Then I tried something that I got over the Internet:

First make two directories, so the installer thinks the $HOME directory is actually the mozilla directory and plop the nice files in the directories :-) knoppix@ttyp3[knoppix]$ cd install_flash_player_7_linux/
knoppix@ttyp3[install_flash_player_7_linux]$ mkdir $HOME/components $HOME/plugins
knoppix@ttyp3[install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ./
flashplayer-installer libflashplayer.so
knoppix@ttyp3[install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux

Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed on this machine.


This still did not work and still get the xpti.dat message. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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Old 06-26-2006, 09:54 PM   #7
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check out this link. see the FAQ on the page if the files dont help.
does your package manager have the flash plugin in its repository?

or this page with instructions from the official site.

Last edited by nadroj; 06-26-2006 at 09:57 PM.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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Try moving these two files to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and restart the browser.

flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so

KC
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:00 PM   #9
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Kencaz,
I tried to move the files like you said but it did not work.

nadroj,

Thanks a lot for the first link I got it to work now. After downloading the rpm and tried some other things that the website suggested, I finally typed yum install flash-plugin and now it works.

Thanks again for the help everybody
 
Old 07-12-2006, 06:39 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by opto
Kencaz,
I tried to move the files like you said but it did not work.

nadroj,

Thanks a lot for the first link I got it to work now. After downloading the rpm and tried some other things that the website suggested, I finally typed yum install flash-plugin and now it works.

Thanks again for the help everybody
I have all the same troubles with the Flash plugin.


For this solution I get

yum install flash-plugin
No Match for argument: flash-plugin
Nothing to do


Any help other than using Windows where this all works in a flash... ;-)
 
Old 07-12-2006, 09:03 PM   #11
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Hello Theory_Prof,

Download http://farang.pai-nai.com/yum.conf.d.zip and extract it in the /etc/yum.conf.d folder.

After installing this files you can try "yum install flash-plugin" and other things now also work like "yum install mplayer" ... etc.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 09:04 PM   #12
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Hello Theory_Prof,

Download http://farang.pai-nai.com/yum.conf.d.zip and extract it in the /etc/yum.conf.d folder.

After installing this files you can try "yum install flash-plugin" and other things now also work like "yum install mplayer" ... etc.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 07:29 PM   #13
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Thanks all. Got to work with updating the repositories...
 
Old 07-14-2006, 08:35 AM   #14
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Download http://farang.pai-nai.com/yum.conf.d.zip and extract it in the /etc/yum.conf.d folder.
Could you please provide another link to this file? When I click on it, I'm redirected to a news page. I searched for the file, but there were no results on that site. Thanks.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 09:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by kencaz
Try moving these two files to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and restart the browser.

flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so

KC
You don't need to copy them. I just made a link in the plugins directory and it works fine.
 
  


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