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Old 01-13-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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flashplayer in firefox issue


Ok, I've somehow screwed up my flashplayer plugin.

I've tried to automatically install it from a browser.
I've tried to install it manualy: copy the two files: libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt in the .mozilla plugins folder.

It all don't seem to help..

Can somebody help me?

Thanks,

Robin
 
Old 01-13-2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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Firefox plugins go in ~/.mozilla/firefox/plugins and not ~/.mozilla/plugins if installing them in your home directory.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 02:11 AM   #3
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nope... doesn't work here....
 
Old 01-14-2005, 03:27 AM   #4
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Have you tried installing flashplayer in your main firefox directory, e.g running the flashplayer installer as root and pointing it to wherever firefox is installed on your system.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 04:12 AM   #5
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Where did you install firefox? Or did you use a package manager?

btw. I don't think you need flashplayer.xpt, I always just copy the libflash thingy into the plugins directory in the main firefox folder. In my case (Slackware) /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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The best way to get Flash to work for Firefox is to go straight to the source:
http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...ShockwaveFlash
The above link is to download the Linux installer for Flash.

Save it to any directory. Untar the archive. Change directory into the folder created by the tar archive (it will hvae the same name as the archive). As root or a user with write acces to your firefox directory run
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./flashplayer-installer
This script will ask you for the location of your Firefox directory. To find that, as root run this command
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find / | grep firefox | less
It is most likely in the /usr/lib direcotry, but depending on your version it might have a differnt name (mine is /usr/lib/firefox-0.10.1)

Once you have the directory determined go back to the terminal with flashplayer-installer running and type in the directory. The installer takes care of everything else.

That should do it.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 05:23 AM   #7
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i've tried it all.... it will not work
 
Old 01-16-2005, 07:13 AM   #8
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What are the permissions of the files in your main FireFox plugins direcotry?

The two files should have rwxr-xr-x.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 07:51 AM   #9
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Thank you... but they are.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #10
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If your firefox browser is part of the system then you need to find the folder usually /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/ and manually add flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so (*you need to be a root to do this).
 
Old 03-13-2006, 12:12 PM   #11
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flashplayer

flashplayer wont work in my 64bit mandriva 2006
 
Old 03-16-2006, 07:36 AM   #12
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I am having the same problem. I am using Mandriva 2006, Firefox is installed in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.6. The files are showing drwxr-xr-x. In my plugin folder it has the following files

flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so
libnullplugin.so

All have -rwxr-xr-x. I followed the instructions on the flash player site. It said to go into Help, About Plug-ins to verify, I don't have this option. When I look under Edit, Preferences, Downloads, Plug-Ins then isn't any options.

I would like to stop using my windows machine so I can look at flash items when I'm web surfing. Thank you for any help you can provide.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 09:13 AM   #13
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If you are using a 64 bit machine, it could be better to download the 32 bit version of firefox from mozilla.org and use 32 bit plugins.
 
  


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