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Old 02-09-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
bophster
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No flash video on second user's account in Debian Linux


I finally got youtube to work on my Debian Etch. My problem is that it doesn't work on the guest account that I created. It kept asking me to install the flashplayer. Can somebody help me with this? I'm a newbie to the Linux OS. So far I really like this Debian Etch. I need to learn more so I can take control of my OS.

One more thing, is it normal to see a bunch of messages on the dos screen while the computer boots before window starts?

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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I believe that each user has a profile. So in your new guest account, you may have a .mozilla directory. Check with your regular account to verify this. Underneath it, it might have a folder called plugins. Put the Flash library plug-in into this directory, restart firefox, and your problem is solved. I've noticed that some distros do this. Not sure why.

What I do with my awesome CentOS is just directly put the Flash plugin into the Firefox directory so that all my accounts will have Flash.

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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Thank you I got it fixed. I installed the plugin using the terminal option from Flash. It went directly to the plugins directory under .mozilla.
 
  


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