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Old 12-31-2006, 09:14 AM   #1
swamprat
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Location of Down Loaded Code


Hello,

I'm trying to install the latest Macromedia Flash Player.

The initial download placed the tar file in the tmp directory and I moved it over to my directory where I tried to execute the script.

The script asked me for the install path for the mozilla browser and the only path the script would accept was as follows:

/opt/mozilla/lib

The script ran but it doens't appear that the plug in to Firefix 1.5 (my version) picked it up because it doesn't work.

Any suggestions as how I can resolve this will be appreciated.

The url I'm going to is MSNBC.COM and I want to look at some video...that's when I receive the message about needing this plug-in.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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You need to find where your mozilla is keeping plugins.
Update your database (as root) slocate -u
Try locate plugins | grep moz
On my ancient mandrake machine the plugins are in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.3/plugins
You should probably run the flashplayer installer as root.
Re-update your database (as root) slocate -u
Then locate libflashplayer.so
Then make sure the flash plugin (libflashplayer.so) is in your plugins directory, or, better make a symlink.
Put about:plugins in your moz browser address bar and press return, you should see it listsed.
Then all should be well,

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