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mking123 02-03-2009 04:20 PM

xubuntu 8.04 Flash player not working in firefox
 
I've tried installing through the repositories and the adobe website. So far neither have worked.

vasmakk 02-03-2009 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mking123 (Post 3430933)
I've tried installing through the repositories and the adobe website. So far neither have worked.

This is what i did to have flash-player in Debian. I hope it works for ubuntu too, since the two distros are similar, but I'm not sure... Proceed at your own risk.

1. Downloaded debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb
from http://ftp.mgts.by/debian-multimedia....10.16_all.deb

2. Installed the package with
sudo dpkg -i debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb

3. Added this line to /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ lenny main

and updated the repository: sudo apt-get update

4. From the repository i installed the package
flashplayer-mozilla

I hope It wont cause any trouble to you, but some expert here may have a solution, especially for ubuntu

Vas

camphor 02-03-2009 04:40 PM

Is it not working at all, or are you having sound problems but can see the video? It's a common issue with ALSA. But yeah, I would suggest the adobe package listed above as opposed to the debian or gnash ones.

Download the .deb and open it with the GDebi package manager, which should be installed by default. If it isn't, look for it in Add/Remove. Be sure to restart your browser afterwards! ;)

mking123 02-03-2009 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by camphor (Post 3430954)
Is it not working at all, or are you having sound problems but can see the video? It's a common issue with ALSA. But yeah, I would suggest the adobe package listed above as opposed to the debian or gnash ones.

Download the .deb and open it with the GDebi package manager, which should be installed by default. If it isn't, look for it in Add/Remove. Be sure to restart your browser afterwards! ;)

It will install but firefox won't recognize it.

camphor 02-03-2009 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mking123 (Post 3430959)
It will install but firefox won't recognize it.

Did it install to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, or did it go to a mozilla directory? If the latter, firefox won't recognize it. Try this:

Code:

sudo mv /path/to/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
That firefox installation directory is the same in almost every distro, so you shouldn't see any problems there. Good luck! =:0)

mking123 02-03-2009 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by camphor (Post 3430971)
Did it install to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, or did it go to a mozilla directory? If the latter, firefox won't recognize it. Try this:

Code:

sudo mv /path/to/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
That firefox installation directory is the same in almost every distro, so you shouldn't see any problems there. Good luck! =:0)

the firefox directory in ubuntu is /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b5 (just realized this is the beta version not sure if that matters)

I put the plugin in the /usr/lib/firefox-addons folder because the folder in the /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b5 directory was a link to that.

still no luck.

camphor 02-03-2009 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mking123 (Post 3430995)
the firefox directory in ubuntu is /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b5 (just realized this is the beta version not sure if that matters)

I put the plugin in the /usr/lib/firefox-addons folder because the folder in the /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b5 directory was a link to that.

still no luck.

That's definitely strange. I'm using Slackware, but have both a firefox and a firefox-3.05 directory. Try creating a folder called plugins in your firefox-3.05b5 directory and sticking it in there. :confused:

mking123 02-03-2009 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by camphor (Post 3431016)
That's definitely strange. I'm using Slackware, but have both a firefox and a firefox-3.05 directory. Try creating a folder called plugins in your firefox-3.05b5 directory and sticking it in there. :confused:

there is one but it's a link to the other folder so the plugin is already there.

mking123 02-03-2009 05:48 PM

Ok so I downloaded the tar.gz from firefox.com and put it in the home folder, put the plugin into that folder and now it works if I run firefox from there.

camphor 02-03-2009 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mking123 (Post 3431046)
Ok so I downloaded the tar.gz from firefox.com and put it in the home folder, put the plugin into that folder and now it works if I run firefox from there.

Well, that's good at least. It can be a little troublesome though if you're used to having your programs mostly in the same directories. I'd suggest keeping it there for now, as several of your already-installed programs will try to launch from the old directory, I think.

vasmakk 02-04-2009 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mking123 (Post 3431046)
Ok so I downloaded the tar.gz from firefox.com and put it in the home folder, put the plugin into that folder and now it works if I run firefox from there.

If you have a directory named /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b5/plugins/ then every file with an *.so extension (that means plugin) should load when firefox is started from anywhere!

Now! if that directory contains only symbolic links, then you should greate one of your own too...

Put your original *.so file at another directory, e.g. /etc/alternatives
and in the /usr/lib/firefox-3.05b/plugins/ directory create a link that points to that original file... It should work

Vas

stratotak 02-04-2009 07:06 AM

you dont need to create links..just put the .so into the plugin folder..when i install flash..all i do is download it from Adobe and copy the .so to the browser plugin folder in /usr/lib/..examples.
/usr/lib/mozila/plugins
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
/usr/lib/opera/plugins
if the firefox beta has a seperate folder in /usr/lib/ just copy it to its plugin folder..
there wont be a problem with multiple libflashplayer.so ..
Ive never had a problem doing it this way..and every browser i have used works with flash..epiphany,konquror,firefox/iceweasel,seamonkey/iceape..
maybe be over kill ..but flash will work

vasmakk 02-04-2009 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by stratotak (Post 3431781)
you dont need to create links. just put the .so into the plugin folder. when i install flash..all i do is download it from Adobe and copy the .so to the browser plugin folder ...

Hi stratotak!

I have read somewhere, (and unfortunately, I don't remember where) that direct copy of *.so files into browser's directories, may cause your browser to crash in some cases. That's why I suggest to create links. But if you say that there is no problem ... you have tested it yourself and it also works ... I believe you!

PS Irrelevant! How do you guys make the "hand" appear at the down-right corner ?

Vas

stratotak 02-04-2009 09:42 AM

well..i havent had it crash on me..No more than it does on windows..I need flash to work right for my favorite site..
http://www.asian-horror-movies.com/


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