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Old 06-27-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Question Flash player help!


I am using fedora 11 and this problem has happened with other Linux distros to. i installed flash player by doing this in terminal i went to the current directory where flash player is and i typed ./flashplayer-installer and installed flash player. i go into Mozilla and go to a youtube video and it says "Please install the latest flash player" got any ideas why this is happening?
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:03 AM   #2
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I am using fedora 11 and this problem has happened with other Linux distros to. i installed flash player by doing this in terminal i went to the current directory where flash player is and i typed ./flashplayer-installer and installed flash player. i go into Mozilla and go to a youtube video and it says "Please install the latest flash player" got any ideas why this is happening?
Not without more information. What browser are you using? Where did the installation script put the file libflashplayer.so? What other extensions have you installed? esp. any that involve flash. More information=more help.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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Not without more information. What browser are you using? Where did the installation script put the file libflashplayer.so? What other extensions have you installed? esp. any that involve flash. More information=more help.
cheers,
jdk
Fire fox and it just put it somewhere not sure the install dident ask or say.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
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Well it might be a good idea to find out, eh? From a terminal run
Code:
sudo updatedb
That will take a couple of minutes. Then run
Code:
locate libflashplayer.so
That will tell you where the file was placed. Close and reopen FFx (what version are you using?). Then in the navigation bar type
Code:
about:plugins
and see if your flash plugin is listed and if any other flash plugins are listed.

jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:15 AM   #5
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Well it might be a good idea to find out, eh? From a terminal run
Code:
sudo updatedb
That will take a couple of minutes. Then run
Code:
locate libflashplayer.so
That will tell you where the file was placed. Close and reopen FFx (what version are you using?). Then in the navigation bar type
Code:
about:plugins
and see if your flash plugin is listed and if any other flash plugins are listed.

jdk
sudo updatedb just said "[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ sudo updatedb

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for TUX:
TUX is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

and locate libflashplayer.so just said "[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ locate lipflashplayer.so
locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory"
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:30 AM   #6
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Try to login with root user and then follow the steps JDKAYE instructions. or if you still want to run from TUX then i suggest to login with root and add your tux id in /etc/sudoer via issuing command visudo.

Last edited by cj_cheema; 06-27-2009 at 01:52 AM.
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:31 AM   #7
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sudo updatedb just said "[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ sudo updatedb

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for TUX:
TUX is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

and locate libflashplayer.so just said "[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ locate lipflashplayer.so
locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory"
Obviously locate will not work if updatedb has not worked. updatedb has not worked because you haven't set yourself up a sudo account in the sudoers file.

Do you happen to know your root password? If yes, then repeat the instructions given above but first type
Code:
su
and then when prompted give the root password. Then do the updatedb command but without the "sudo" part in front of it. Then type [code]exit[/exit] to get out of root and back to your own acount. Then do the locate command as described above.
jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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Obviously locate will not work if updatedb has not worked. updatedb has not worked because you haven't set yourself up a sudo account in the sudoers file.

Do you happen to know your root password? If yes, then repeat the instructions given above but first type
Code:
su
and then when prompted give the root password. Then do the updatedb command but without the "sudo" part in front of it. Then type [code]exit[/exit] to get out of root and back to your own acount. Then do the locate command as described above.
jdk
its at /home/TUX/install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:52 AM   #9
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Is that all??? That's not going to work if that's the only place you find that file. Just to be sure, please do the other steps I mentioned in the previous posts (the one with aboutlugins) and report back. What you probably want to do is copy that file to here:
Code:
cp /home/TUX/install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /home/TUX/.mozilla/plugins/
then stop and restart ffx and it should work.
jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 01:56 AM   #10
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Is that all??? That's not going to work if that's the only place you find that file. Just to be sure, please do the other steps I mentioned in the previous posts (the one with aboutlugins) and report back. What you probably want to do is copy that file to here:
Code:
cp /home/TUX/install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /home/TUX/.mozilla/plugins/
then stop and restart ffx and it should work.
jdk
still not working all i get is a blank black screen
 
Old 06-27-2009, 02:01 AM   #11
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Can you PLEASE report back the results of
Code:
about:plugins
on your FFx.
jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 02:13 AM   #12
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Can you PLEASE report back the results of
Code:
about:plugins
on your FFx.
jdk
[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ aboutlugins
bash: aboutlugins: command not found
 
Old 06-27-2009, 02:32 AM   #13
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flash player liberary files should be reside in two location one /usr/lib/ and second in your browser plugins folder situated in same relative path ie /usr/lib/browser/ eg. in your case if you are using firefox then it should be in /usr/lib/firefox.
This is the link http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-1521 which will shed the light on your issue more clearly though the solutions in this link for firefox on opensuse plateform but this solution will work on fedora also. Hope this will solve your problem.

Regards
Charanjit Singh
 
Old 06-27-2009, 02:35 AM   #14
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[TUX@LiNuX ~]$ aboutlugins
bash: aboutlugins: command not found
NOOO! You have to type that in the navigation bar on your browser NOT as a command in your terminal.
jdk
 
Old 06-27-2009, 03:02 AM   #15
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NOOO! You have to type that in the navigation bar on your browser NOT as a command in your terminal.
jdk
nvm with this fedora mess i switched to ubuntu ill just stick with it.
 
  


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