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Old 07-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
doby48
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Flash 10 Install Not Working on Slackware


I have Flash 10 installed on my F10 box and had no issues there.

I have a laptop with Slackware 10.2 that I cannot seem to get it installed on. I downloaded the file and installed and the install seemed to go ok with no errors. I specified Firefox 2.0, Seamonkey and Opera and when I go to test on the flash test page I am told that I dont have flash installed. I also tried to install from Firefox and let the browser download and install the plugin automatically. I get the messsage that it has been isntalled but I need to reopen the browser, which I do, then I go back and am still told its not installed. I checked the minimum requirements and everything is met so I am at a loss since I am getting no errrors. My only thought was is there a minimum kernel requirement thats not listed? Since I am using a 2.4.x kernel on my Slackware machine and a 2.6.x on my Fedora box.

Any suggestions are appreciate. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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Usually the plugin (libflashplayer.so) goes in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, I don't know whether that would make any difference though. Maybe try Flashplayer 9? Could be more suited to older distros.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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When I installed and specified /usr/lib/mozilla I was given the error to specify a valid install dir so I installed to the specific dir of each browser. I did, however, manually copy over libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla just for kicks and still no difference. I may be able to get Flash 9 installed but unfortunatly need Flash 10 on this computer instead. The system requirements only list RHEL 5, OpenSuse 11 and Ubuntu 7.10 or later but I'm sure they will run on others. I belive all of those run on 2.6.x kernel so maybe that is the issue. Guess I will need to update my kernel on this machine and see if that fixes it. If there are any other ideas, let me know.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #4
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Try this
ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

and the output of the command will tell,
what is missing.

Old flash is here
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html
.....
 
Old 07-14-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Try this
ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

and the output of the command will tell,
what is missing.

Old flash is here
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html
.....
I tried to put it there and am told invalid install directory. I manually coppied the files there though and doesnt work. I installed to /usr/lib/firefox and /usr/lib/opera without errors.

Old flash doesnt do me any good as I specificially need Flash 10 on this machine.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:30 AM   #6
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So what did ldd <path-to-libflashplayer.so>/ libflashplayer.so
tell you about missing libraries ? ?
.....
The file must be located in
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
to work.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 07-15-2009 at 02:33 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 09:31 AM   #7
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Slackware 10.2 : libflashplayer.so , depends on 41
libraries. Ten of these are 'not found' ...
( and not available for 10.2 ).
The version used for the test is 10.0.15.3 .
Quote:
/lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found
libstdc++.so.6 => not found
libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => not found
libcairo.so.2 => not found
libnss3.so => not found
libsmime3.so => not found
libssl3.so => not found
libplds4.so => not found
libplc4.so => not found
libnspr4.so => not found
The 'long' version of 'ldd libflashplayer.so' is attached.
Attached Files
File Type: txt ldd--flash10.txt (2.6 KB, 3 views)

Last edited by knudfl; 07-15-2009 at 04:01 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
*
So what did ldd <path-to-libflashplayer.so>/ libflashplayer.so
tell you about missing libraries ? ?
.....
The file must be located in
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
to work.
.....

Sorry, I completely misread your original post. I wasn't familiar with ldd but I did that and found the culprit. Was missing libraries from XULRuntime so installed that and good to to. Thanks much!
 
  


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