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I'm having an absolute nightmare with upgrading from Suse 10.2 to 10.3. Long story short, I had to wipe and start over, and now that everything is for the most part back up and running, I'm having some small strange issues that I didn't have with my laptop (which upgraded from 10.2 to 10.3 without a hitch).
Specifically, Firefox refuses to take the Flash and Adobe Reader plugins (even though they do work in Konqueror). I'm also having trouble relocating the microsoft core font package.
I do have packman, the OSS and the Non-Oss repositories enabled but I'm still having a ridiculous amount of trouble with this stuff. I think it all stems from installing from the CD without a live network connection...maybe something to do with that particular base system that is screwing with my ability to get some of this other stuff to work?
I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, force updating and just about everything I can think of to get flash to work in Firefox, up to trying to download and install directly. At best, I'll get a placeholder for the flash object in the browser, but nothing will ever load.
As for the fonts, I was pretty sure I've gotten the microsoft fonts as part of a basic software update (they were always optional installs in past versions), but I can't seem to find the package anywhere.
download the flash.tar.gz instead of the flash.rpm and extract it with this command tar zxvf flashplayer-x.tar.gz (the x is the version number). then logon as root to copy the flashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
the command will be (cp flashplayer .so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
remember linux is to enjoy the freedom of choice and control your destiny.
I figured out the flash trouble. Turns out that the latest version of nspluginwrapper was getting some sort of error every time it tried to install either the acroread or the flash plugins. I reinstalled an older version of nspluginwrapper, and now everything is golden.