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Old 01-04-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
nomorelonghorn
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Flash in Firefox


Hey

I have installed Flash Player multiple times in gutsy gibbon 8.04 and it does not seem to work in FireFox.

Is there any way I can check to see if it installed properly and find out why FireFox isn't seeing or using the Plugin?

I used synaptic package manager to install it.

I have used the "Install Plugin" Link in the information bar in FireFox.

I have used "sudo apt-get install flash-nonfree........"

I had Flash working on Intrepid. I downgraded due to issues with VirualBox. And now I can't get it working in Gusty.

Thanks for any help
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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swfdec, gnash or the non-free one?

what are you using?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hey

I have installed Flash Player multiple times in gutsy gibbon 8.04 and it does not seem to work in FireFox.

Is there any way I can check to see if it installed properly and find out why FireFox isn't seeing or using the Plugin?

I used synaptic package manager to install it.

I have used the "Install Plugin" Link in the information bar in FireFox.

I have used "sudo apt-get install flash-nonfree........"

I had Flash working on Intrepid. I downgraded due to issues with VirualBox. And now I can't get it working in Gusty.

Thanks for any help
Flash never worked for me in 8.04 with apt-get install flash... it appears to install fine, but it would not work with firefox. I highly recommend you to remove that package you have installed and grab the one from Adobe itself.

Alternatively, just type in these commands on a terminal (remove the old one anyway first):

Code:
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.deb

sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
Regards!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 01-04-2009 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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Copy and paste the plugin or just move it to your home mozilla plugins directory,

mv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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amani: I used the non-free apt-get.

Mega Man X: How do I know it is completely removed from the system and what is the best way to remove?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:43 PM   #6
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amani: I used the non-free apt-get.

Mega Man X: How do I know it is completely removed from the system and what is the best way to remove?
If you just run:

sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree

It should be enough. Alternatively, run Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic) and search for flash- Remove it with either method, any you feel more comfortable with.

Once done, run the commands from my previous post (or any other suggestions here from other members), restart firefox and you should be all set
 
Old 01-04-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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Manually go to adobe's website and install flash for firefox.

That should do the trick, you don't have to stick to synaptic or apt-get always

Cheers!
 
  


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