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Old 02-14-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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flash player help


I'm running Mandrake 9.2 AMD64 RC1 and I can't get the flash player to work. Maybe it's because its a 64bit release. Flash is a netscape plugin and I don't have netscape installed, so maybe that's it too. In any case, I want to use it with Konqueror. I downloaded the rpm FlashPlayer-6.0-4mdk and I don't know if I installed it a long time ago or if it came installed but when I run it, it says it's already installed. Is there something I have to configure Konqueror to do so it works?

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Old 02-14-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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you have mozilla installed? i'd guess that you do. but try this.

1. open konqueror up
2. click Settings > Configure Konqueror
3. click the Plugins icon on the left.
4. make sure your mozilla plugins folder path is in there. add it if it isn't. my guess is if you didn't install mozilla from an installer from mozilla, your distro will have it in /usr/lib/mozilla.
5. click the Scan for New Plugins button.
6. click the Apply button and exit Settings

Screenshot of Konq's Settings

if you have other browser's installed and the above doesn't work, try adding those browser's plugins path and clicking the scan for new plugins button each time.

Last edited by megaspaz; 02-14-2004 at 11:48 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply megaspaz. my konqueror has a whole lot of plugins locations listed including a few mozilla locations like the /usr/lib/mozilla and I clicked scan for plugins, but no dice. Still no flash. I just tried mozilla and it doesn't even work. I got the flashplayer-installer from macromedia and when I try to run it it gives me this error:

Code:
ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
       Macromedia Flash Player installer.
Can we just not use flashplayer on AMD64 architecture or something??? Seems absurd.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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Flash Player & 64 bits machines

Hello everyone,

Has somebody already found a solution for:

"ERROR: Your architecture, 'x86_64', is not supported by the
Macromedia Flash Player installer."

greetings,
Lynxgogo
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:26 AM   #5
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As far as I can see a flash player just doesn't exist for Linux 64-bit. It's stupid, but i guess Macromedia just doesn't love us.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
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Same boat here. in the meantime, have you tried going here and installing the FlashBlock plugin, it 's "nice for restoring sanity to your browsing session".... http://texturizer.net/firefox/extensions/
 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:05 PM   #7
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you can also install a 32bit version of your browser. and then a precompiled 32bit version of the flash plugin. For instence, I'm using gentoo so I just emerged mozilla-firefox-bin and and emerged the flash player and it worked. But it doesn't seem to integrate with GTK so it has an ugly default theme while all my other programs look classy.
 
  


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