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Old 02-16-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
macleodjd
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firefox and flash player


I need help. I've lost track of how long I've been trying this. I have extracted the flash player tar file and moved the flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so to my firefox plugins folder. I installed Firefox in usr/lib because that is where I found the mozilla folder and I found almost nothing in the usr/local folder. The flash player isn't working and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've looked on the net and have done what everything says. Can someone please help me out?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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mine are in ~/.mozilla/plugins dir create the directories if you dont have them than put the two files there. Java on the other hand, yea right No matter were I put the .so it crashes my browser...
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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its working now. I thought I had the correct version of libstdc but I did not. From what I read, I thought that it was installed with Mandrake 9.2 but it wasn't.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:16 PM   #4
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Java plugin on linux

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Originally posted by init
mine are in ~/.mozilla/plugins dir create the directories if you dont have them than put the two files there. Java on the other hand, yea right :mad: No matter were I put the .so it crashes my browser... :confused:
Actually, it's quite simple to install the java plugin on Linux. Don't copy the file, that usually doesn't work. Instead you'll need to know where the .so file is, and create a link to it in your mozilla plugin directory. For me, this command would be:
ln -s /usr/lib/java/jre/plugin/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
This command would need to be executed from the mozilla plugin directory, and you must also make sure to have the correct path to the plugin. To check that it works, open up mozilla and type about:plugins into the address bar. You should see the java plugin listed somewhere on the page. If it's not listed, then it didn't work, and you might try it again, and be sure you have the correct plugin for the browser.

Last edited by valan; 02-17-2004 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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My firefox version crashes when I open up a java enabled live chat program or something in that nature. Works fine with mozilla just not firefox its a bit buggy still.
 
  


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