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Old 11-18-2007, 02:45 AM   #1
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plugins for mozilla firefox


My machine is basically 64 bit. Despite installing 32 bit firefox edition and flash player, my brownser still doesnt recognize the flash player plugin. In 'help' tab there is no option for 'about plugins' seen. Does any one know whats the issue..i am a newbie to linux.
I tried installing seamonkey also..no use.

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Old 11-18-2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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plugins can be installed in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/. Sometimes I had problems with plugins installe din /usr/lib/mozilla, but recently it seems to work. Seamonkey and Firefox both seem to read from /usr/lib/mozilla.

Since your machine is 64-bit, maybe plugins were installed in /usr/lib64 or something like that? I'm not sure about this though.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 05:41 AM   #3
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64 bit browsers don't work with 32 bit plug-ins. There is a workaround though: nspluginwrapper. It tends to be included in the repositories of the most recent distributions (Mandriva 2008, Ubuntu Gutsy, Fedora 8,...). If it isn't in yours, you'll have to find and install it yourself. T hen you may still need to run a few commands to make it actually work (hint:google).
 
Old 11-18-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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Thanx for the comments.
I hav installed the flash player already. but in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, libflashplayer.so is present. still its not recognizing. I wonder why??

to jay,
i hav fedora 6. so i guess nsplugginwrapper is not an option?

Thanks,
Sumesh
 
Old 11-18-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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i hav fedora 6. so i guess nsplugginwrapper is not an option?
I didn't say it wasn't an option. You need to use google to find nspluginwrapper and install it yourself.

Last edited by jay73; 11-18-2007 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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Despite installing 32 bit firefox edition
I'm assuming you're running that and that a 32-bit firefox in a 64-bit environment isn't a problem...

Try linking libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
There might be backports for nsplugins for fedora 6... hell, it might even be supported. (I don't know how long fedora supports older versions)
 
Old 11-18-2007, 12:04 PM   #7
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I, too, had problems getting flashplayer to work. What solved it for me was to put a soft link to libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt in ~/.mozilla/plugins:
Code:
~/.mozilla/plugins: ln -s /path/to/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so
~/.mozilla/plugins: ln -s /path/to/flashplayer.xpt flashplayer.xpt
Norm
 
Old 11-20-2007, 06:56 AM   #8
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Norm,
where do i find flashplayer.xpt
 
Old 11-20-2007, 06:57 AM   #9
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redjokerx,

i tried ur command..it gave this message
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.7/plugins/libflashplayer.so' to `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so': File exists

it means its already done, doesnt?

Sumesh
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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flashplayer.xpt is in the tar.gz file from Adobe.

Norm

edit: Sumesh, Here's another link.

Last edited by norobro; 11-20-2007 at 07:20 PM.
 
  


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