I tried to install flash-9 for firefox-2.0 on FC6. Here's my odyssey
First I tried what any normal unsuspecting person would do. I tried to download flash-9 from here
The Download link next to Adobe® Flash® Player 9 is this
Looks like I should be able to get flash 9 by clicking the link there, right?
Wrong. This link takes you here and you see a "Download Now" button. The only problem is the link is this
Huh? OK, so it is detecting my OS and telling me I need flash-7
The thing is, you need to get flash-9 some other way. I went here after a quick google search
Then clicked the "Download" link next to Flash Player 9 Update beta 2
There is still a problem. This link only gives you the libflashplayer.so file. You need the flashplayer.xpt file as well. Luckily for me, I was able to use the one in the flash-7 tarball. I put them both in the plugins directory for my firefox-2.0 installation and voila! It works.
You can test your flash install here
Now I wonder what is the difference between shockwave and flashplayer?