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here I am back, as you know fedora is out, I am running it, is fine. I was trying to install flash player in mozilla, ( run the installer and the two files are copied in their respective directories.) but so far flash player does not work in mozilla or firebird, any of you has this problem using fedora core 1, ( it work in the first beta reales but not in the official reales) any sugestion is very wellcome.
A: Download the Flash Player installer for Netscape (direct link). Extract libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt to your Firebird plugins directory.
If Flash Player does not work, make sure you have a compatible version of libstdc++ present (libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3). On RedHat based systems, install the package "compat-libstdc++" (Package "compat" on SuSE).
Make sure you have the "compat-libstdc++" package installed.
Thanks for your posting, It really help me out a LOTTTTTTTTTT
actually the fix is not in install a new version of the libraries
but just repointing to the right path
By default, running the Macromedia Flash installer on Fedora Core 1 does not work correctly. Macromedia links against a different libstdc++ .. if you try to launch Mozilla (after running the Flash installer) from the command line you will see errors about not being about to find libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3
hello i was reading your postings and i installed the file from flash and its asking me for the dir of mozilla can someone please tell what that is i tried a bunch of different one but it tells me invalid dir......
when i type in which mozilla
it returns /usr/bin/mozilla
sorry never mind i figured it out it was mozilla-1.2.1
Q: I have problems with Flash in Mozilla!
A: Updated 15 Nov 2003 There are a few things that could cause this. Here's how to rectify it:
1. Download the Flash Plugin RPM to your home directory. (Choose the one for "Fedora Core 1" after you pick your location.)
2. Open a Terminal
3. Become root: "su -"
4. Type rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-*.i386.rpm -- the Flash plugin should now be installed correctly.
5. If you install a new version of mozilla, run this process again. (It won't always be this way.)
If it complains about you needing certain packages, those packages are in the CDs. They are also in the Fedora Core base RPMs . You install them the same way as the Flash RPM above (rpm -Uvh package name).
The package you will most likely need is compat-libstdc++. As root, type yum install compat-libstdc++ to get it. (Thanks to various IRC folks and vegan_linuxguy for troubleshooting this. Thanks to "m d," David Ball, and others for pointing out an important typo in this question!)
however i also have a feeling that it may be a similar probablem as to why i cant get java to work in mozilla, anybody got any ideas?
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXt.so [libXt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXext.so [libXext.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/bin/MozillaFirebird/plugins/java2/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so [libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
I didn't have any trouble with the java plugin. The trick is to install it in the right directory, and to make sure that it's a soft link to the plugin.
My MozillaFirebird installation is located in /usr/local/MozillaFirebird, and Blackdown java is installed in /home/local/share/j2sdk1.4.2. So the installation procedure (see the INSTALL file that comes with java) is:
# cd /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/plugins/
# ln -s /home/local/share/j2sdk1.4.2/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so .
and it worked, after I remembered to enable java on Firebird.
PLEASE NOTE: You should create a new profile for Mozilla Firebird 0.7. To create a new profile, start Mozilla Firebird by running MozillaFirebird.exe -p and click on the "Create Profile" button.
You must also delete your old Mozilla Firebird directory rather than just overwriting the files there. Not doing so WILL result in problems and you should not file any bugs on Mozilla Firebird unless you've first done a clean install and tested on a new profile. As Mozilla Firebird stabilizes more this will not be necessary but until then these steps are absolutely necessary.
Hi, I did download compat-libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 and then executed the command rpm -ivh (rpm file name) as root....it shows a progress bar upto 100% and then nothing happens..I then tried the link command ln- s....., but I see that there is no libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 in /usr/lib. Also, though the link command executes well, I find that I am unable to launch an xwindows application that needs this lib....help!!