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Old 03-21-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
kkiedrowski
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FLASH PLAYER 7 and FIREFOX


I am runing slackware 10.2
I have tried the flash player 7 on firefox 1.5 ans 1.07
I cannot get it to play.
All that happens is firefox crashed and I cannot read the error box...instead of a font I only see boxes.... is ther esomethign i am missing?
I used the flash installer from macromedia's site
 
Old 03-22-2006, 06:22 AM   #2
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Try running Firefox from a console window. It may give you some useful output. I never use the flash installer, I copy the libsomething file from the installer into the firefox plugins dir (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins on Slackware I think). That has never failed me.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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this is what I get


(firefox-bin:28383): Gdk-WARNING **: gdk_property_get(): length value has wrapped in calculation (did you pass G_MAXLONG?)
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/run-mozilla.sh: line 159: 28383 Segmentation fault "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
 
Old 03-22-2006, 11:43 AM   #4
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Segmentation fault is pretty bad. Does the aboutlugins screen in Firefox tell you that it detects the flash plugin? Maybe you should try removing the plugin by removing anything with flash in it from the Firefox plugins directory and installing the libflashplayer.so (I think) by hand. It could also mean a corrupt profile. You could try deleting (after backing it up ofcourse) then $HOME/.mozilla/firefox directory.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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yes the about plugins ells me it is installed.
I have deleted the files numerous times and manually copied them there myself.
I thoguht there might be a font issue as the firefox error screen is unreadable
if i put these files in place for Mozilla i experience the same problem
 
  


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