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Old 03-30-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Flash Installation Error


I keep installing Adobe's Flash, and it keeps telling me it's already installed, yet it won't work in Chrome or Firefox. Is there a step I'm missing?

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Where are you putting libflashplayer.so* ? For firefox in goes in the plugins directory. For my system firefox is in
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/usr/lib/firefox-3.6.15/plugins
I would guess Chrome will be similar, it will have a plugins directory as well.

Use the find command, or open a root konsole, and run the command 'updatedb' ( that will take some time to complete ). Once done, try 'locate firefox' to see where the firefox is installed. The list matching that search will be rather long. Look for something similar to the path mine is in.

Put libflashplayer.so there.
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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OK, hating to sound even more foolish, but there's a button. It downloads an .rpm file that runs in a program manager. I'm also having an issue with VLC that is the same. I can't find it or use it, but it says its' installed.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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I'm assuming you are using Fedora, the install files are .rpm files. By clicking on the file, the system is starting and running the program manager, and installs the .rpm file. ( The .rpm is a package, of one or more files, and has the information in it as to where to place the files. Once you have run that file once, the libflashplayer.so file will be installed, but on in the directory(s) I described above.

Switch to root, run 'updatedb' Then do a 'find libflashplayer.so'. The output should identify the location of the file.

At that point you have two choices. Either copy the file to each plugins directory for each browser, or make a sym-link to the file. Either way, the browser will find the plugin.

For vlc, open a konsole and type vlc and hit enter. See if it starts. Post any error messages you get.
 
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #5
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Ok, I looked there is a copy of the file there. and in the firefox directory. I tried the .yum and .tar.gz (Which only had a copy of the .so file. Coud it be that 64 bit is incompatable? Or extra steps are needed somewhere? When I open the plugins in Firefox browser it doesn't show flash player, but the file is in the directory.

Thanks
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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If you are running a 64 bit system, you need the 64 bit plugin, or the 32 bit libs installed that allow 32 bit code to be run on a 64 bit system. I believe there is a 64 bit flash plugin available now.

Here is a link for a 64 bit flashplayer, with instructions on how to install...

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Inter...ux-42958.shtml

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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Google Chrome doesn't need installing Flash Player, it includes it.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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Nope Chrome is my default browser and flash doesn't work on it. Big whoop, no 'Youtube', etc. Except I use it more than I ever realized with instructional videos and such. Makes ait a real pain to reboot to windows to see the vid, reboot to linux to try it out.... Now if I could only have my games, I'd never go back.


(Still working through the instructions on the website, but am hopeful.)
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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If that doesn't work then try this web page.
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html
 
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