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Old 03-06-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Installing Flash Player on Fedora


I downloaded flash player for linux and installed it, but when i go to a website with flash it just shows up as a puzzle piece... Do i somehow need to register it with mozilla? Here's what happens when i install:


[john@localhost john]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost john]#


Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Linux

Macromedia Flash Player 6 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Macromedia Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Macromedia Flash Player 6 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Macromedia Flash Player 6 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.
[enter]



NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages
to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.

Press ENTER to continue...
[enter]


NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...
[enter]



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla [enter]

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1 [enter] [this mozilla dir has more files then the other so i figured it was a newer version or something]

WARNING: A newer version of the Macromedia Flash Player has been detected in
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins.
The installer will overwrite this existing binary.



----------- Install Action Summary -----------

Macromedia Flash Player 6 will be installed in the following directory:

Browser installation directory = /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y
[enter]

Installation complete.


Perform another installation? (y/n): n
[enter]


Please log out of this session and log in for the changes to take effect.


The Macromedia Flash Player installation is complete.

[root@localhost install_flash_player_6_linux]#
[enter]
[root@localhost install_flash_player_6_linux]#
[enter]


what do i do now?

thanks!


[azqaz]

Last edited by DB03; 04-22-2004 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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Have you got compat-libstdc++ if you don't have this installed the flash player won't work to see if you have it installed type the following command at a prompt:

rpm -qa | grep compat see if the rpm shows up, if it doesn't you will need to install this rpm.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:57 PM   #3
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i had a bunch of problems getting it to work correctly. the libstat that jaycars references is an old library that you don't want to really install (if you don't have to).

go here: http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/site_ucsc.html

get the .rpm for your build and install it. You should be in flash heaven.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot it worked!
 
Old 04-17-2004, 05:08 PM   #5
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Awesome LinuxEverywhere! It worked great for me too. Let me ask a question though.
If I install Opera/Netscape/Firebird later will it still work or will I have to reinstall the package or...?
 
Old 04-17-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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I haven't tried it, but I would expect that you would have to re-run it and it would register that new browser. On Firbird, it shows up under tools | options | downloads | plug-ins. The swf extension should be registered and enabled. I had both mozilla and firebird and it registered both of them at the time.
 
  


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