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Old 03-02-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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You tube not working on Mnadriva

You Tube works on the live CD and after installation, after updates no longer works.

Old 03-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Hi, you need to install the flash codecs, or check the links are still there, like this.


Just get a copy of it and copy it to all the dirs that your browsers and media-apps look for the flash-plugin(the file

I usually get the most recent ver from adobe, and unpack it to a dir, and copy it or link it to where it needs to be.

This way, when you update the file, you only have to re-fresh the links and it's all working again quickly. I generally keep these unpacked (system) files in a /build dir in /home/glenn/ This way it's not formatted if I have to re-install the operating system.

ln -s (s=static)
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/ /usr/lib/flash-plugin/                                    
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/ /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/ /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/                
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/ /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/
you will need admin privs to copy and create files in /usr/.. use sudo or su to root .

don't forget to type exit to finish as root.

You may also check your "/home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins" files, and put a copy or link there too, (if it's not there create it).

to be sure, to be sure!

So far I haven't come across a system that just works every time, every circumstance.

see how you go

regards Glenn

ps clarify "not formatted"

I have the /home directory and all of it's contents on a small group of partitions off the / partition.

A clean OS install usually requires formatting /usr and / (just my humble experience, Mandriva and Mandrake)

Last edited by GlennsPref; 03-02-2010 at 09:44 PM. Reason: clarify "not formatted", typos


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