LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
StefanP
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Distribution: Debian 4
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Flash pages working in chrome but not in firefox


I have downloaded the latest flashplayer and followed the instructions to install (copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and also all other files in corresponding locations). When I access pages with flash in Google Chrome it works but same pages don't work in Firefox. When I check adobe site it says firefox has correctly installed flash but when I check the ad-ons it says it's outdated. What can be done?

Last edited by StefanP; 08-21-2011 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,472

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Maybe if you told us what pages don't work (provide the url's) and what version of the flash plugin you're using then someone might find a solution for you. Or would you rather we guessed.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-22-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
StefanP
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Distribution: Debian 4
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
versions

sorry, latest version of flashplayer 10, firefox 6 (though 4&5 had same problem), and all YouTube pages I tried give error, also games in Facebook like Tetris.
 
Old 08-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,472

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
When you click on the Tools menu in FFx and then on the Add-ons item and then on Plugins, do you see Shockwave Flash and then the version number on the line below?
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-22-2011, 10:54 AM   #5
netnix99
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2011
Distribution: redhat, CentOS, OpenBSD
Posts: 216

Rep: Reputation: 62
...just a thought... are you running a 64-bit OS??

If so, you need the 64-bit libflashplayer.so, and it goes in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

Here is the link for the 64-bit flash http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._080811.tar.gz
 
Old 08-22-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
StefanP
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Distribution: Debian 4
Posts: 87

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Small improvement

Thank you for still trying to help me... I do not run 64 bit..

I did check right now the version and to my surprise I found (yesterday was not like that) that after installing the latest Flash yesterday I actually had 2 Shockwave Flash versions enabled:

Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999 Gnash 0.8.8 the GNU SWF Player
Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183

I disabled the 10.1 r999 Gnash... and now YouTube videos work but still Facebook games don't load and also if I go google maps it would not display images from street level (still an improvement as YouTube works now
 
Old 08-23-2011, 12:12 AM   #7
jdkaye
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 4,472

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Sorry Stefan. I don't use Facebook and know nothing about it so I can't help you there. FYI, there is a later version of Shockwave Flash 11.0 d1 (I'm using a 64bit version) but I have no idea if that will help you or not. You could always try it.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #8
rokytnji
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 13 , Various Puppys (MacPup,Slack0),MX-14
Posts: 2,504
Blog Entries: 16

Rep: Reputation: 794Reputation: 794Reputation: 794Reputation: 794Reputation: 794Reputation: 794Reputation: 794
I just installed Shockwave Flash 11.0 d1 (32 bit) in my AntiX 11 install. I guess it depends on your distro where libflashplayer.so goes.

In my /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder there is a flash-mozilla.so symlink that points to /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree folder where libflashplayer.so actually sits where Iceape browser and Opera Browser can pick it up. But like I said. Depends on Distro for file location sometimes.

Edit. Noticed your Debian 4 in profile. Mine is

Code:
$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy)
Release:	testing
Codename:	wheezy
Code:
$ locate libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so

Last edited by rokytnji; 08-31-2011 at 10:02 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefox & opera slow responding in opening pages while chromuim working fine !! wanas Linux - Networking 1 09-13-2010 05:57 AM
Can't get flash working on Firefox 3 with Ubuntu 9.04 Lossenelin Linux - Software 2 07-01-2009 07:50 AM
Firefox 64bit: How to get rid of annoying yellow bar on flash pages? sureshot324 Linux - Software 4 09-03-2006 10:42 AM
help getting flash working in fedora 5 firefox. extendedping Linux - Software 2 07-01-2006 03:25 AM
Flash working on Mozilla, not on Firefox Maxwell Rain Linux - Software 1 07-17-2004 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration