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Old 02-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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How to get flash working on red hat


Hi,

I recently started using Red hat linux 5 and mozilla firefox as my internet browser.

I installed the flash-plugins and I can see it in the

/usr/bin/flash-plugin

directory but still my browser can not initialize flash.

I also tried to install the flash and it seems it is already installed too i.e.

[root@srbwks73530-01 Desktop]# yum install adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


I enabled java and flash from the browser and still it doesn't work. What can be the problem?

Thanks
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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I know that, on my Debian system, what matters is that the flash plug-in is installed in /usr/lib/mozilla/firefox/plugins (if I remember the path, which may not be exactly right). Does redhat have a similar browser-specific configuration directory?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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did you serch the forum yet here is the link to your ansewerd many times over
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Before posting, it is always a good idea to know exactly what your questions is. That sounds strange, I know, but too often we see short, one line questions which need lots of further questioning until we can see the problem. In fact, the best thing to do is to run a Search first - chances are, your question has been asked and answered over and over again already. Another great resource is the LQ Wiki - there are a large number of articles, many dealing with diagnostics.
/usr/lib/mozilla everything can be symlinked to that.

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Old 02-04-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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thanks

Yes I have read the threads, and also manually copied the .so file to appropriate directory but it didn't work out.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Just to check, but you are not by chance using a 64-bit distribution are you?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:03 PM   #6
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Just to check, but you are not by chance using a 64-bit distribution are you?
this was their first post I recently started using Red hat linux 5 and mozilla firefox as my internet browser.

and the old redhat 5 is ancient and it would actullay go back to /usr/lib/netscape/plugins then.
quick and easy down load flashplayer from get the source and extract the file as as root copy the flasplayer plugin to /usr/lib/firefox your version plugins. and answer the previous post.

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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64 bit

Yes. I am using the 64 bit version.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
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Their isn't an official release of Adobe Flash for 64 bit linux iirc. you will notice what you downloaded is a 32-bit version what does not work under 64-bit.

You can download an alpha release from the following link I believe if you wish to try that but it may not be fully stable or may have a few problems as it's not a final release.

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
 
  


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