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first ...... i have read the search posts for this subject and i am still left with a few questions if i may ,,,,
flash downloaded from adobe.com into root and untar then cp the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ...
have not changed version of FF .. v 22.214.171.124
used to work this way ... now doesn't ...
tried deleting the libflashplayer.so first then cp from root still no good
have read there may be an .xpt file, i have only the .so and the installer in the directory /install_flash_player_9_linux
running kernel version 126.96.36.199
looked for the adblock extension ... i do not have that installed, only TalkBack and DOMInspector ...
i see talk of a firefox directory ... i have not one, only the ~/mozilla directory ...
run as root ... don't really know how to set up a usr account for /home/NAME
You can create a regular user account by running adduser as root. It is very bad practice to use the root account all the time, for various reasons. The Flash player tarball contains an install script that you can use, rather than copying the file manually, though it shouldn't matter either way. You probably want to copy it to ~/.mozilla/plugins as your normal user (obviously once you've created an account).
I know this is an indirect answer to your question, however I must point out that I've had much better experiences since I installed slapt-get and installed Flash Player from Slacky.eu. Try that. When I did it by downloading from Adobe, I had to reinstall every time I upgraded Firefox, and the full screen on youtube didn't work well. Now it works wonderfully.
ok .... done ....
now that i have ~/.flash-player-plugin-188.8.131.52-i386-1sl.tgz what do i do with it?
is it a .tar.gz file and simply tar -zxvf it or is this a package that has its own install rules ,,, i opened the folder and found an installation script but do not know how to initiate it ...
have downloaded the correct .tgz from Slacky.eu as noted and thanks for the heads up about slackware intstallation packages ... i had no idea ...
anyway ,,, used the installpkg from a Konsole from the Desktop .. it installed fine with no errors about the 3rd time ... (still new to Slackware) and went out to test the two websites that have been giving me HELL for over a week now ... and still i get the beautiful screen .... "Click here to download plug-in" ... so i am definently missing something here .... all this used to work and i guess Firefox auto upgraded because last Friday or so these two websites would not work .... there is only so many places to put libflashplayer.so right???? so .... any ideas would be great ... i am trying to get this done for my daughter as i am trying to study for an upcoming A+ exam .....
thanks for any help, suggestions, comments, directions etc ...
also, would Flash be considered an Add-on by Firefox??? because it is certainly NOT in there ,,, about extensions/????
Last edited by wdave58; 05-16-2008 at 06:21 PM.
Reason: add to already existing post
 Dowload http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...9_linux.tar.gz
 Extract it
Do the following ...
 Open the teminal
 cd to install_flash_player_9_linux
 do-> $ su root
typein the pass ..
[a] if it can't be executed do
chmod ug=+rx ./flashplayer-installer
 you are done ..
 if it asks for browser path
give something like this
<NOTE : this varies ... >
My firefox is located here
my firefox plugins are in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ...
when i run ./flashplayer-installer the install pgm asks for installation path ...
i put in the above path and i get
"please enter an accurate install path" ....
there is no where else that i know of where firefox plugins reside ...
i used to just download the .tar.gz and untar it in the root and copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and everything was groovy ...
not anymore ... i tried that last friday first thing .... now a week later i have pulled my hair out trying to figure out what has changed (besides the fact that firefox upgraded and wiped out the previous flash) or something like that ....
i did try the chmod command but the install program has no problem running only it gets to the place where it asks for the instal path and .... you know ...
does flash show up anywhere in the browser settings????
could it be a privacy or pop-up issue????
really tried that though, took pop-up blocker off and still no dice ...
even Konqueror will not play flash ... and last time as soon as Firefox started working .... so did Konqueror ....
anybody still have any ideas?????
you have illuminated me .... it DOES work this way .... not sure when using an installer exactly what is being copied where but it WORKS !!!!! :-)
thanks, i wish you would mail me ....
anyway,,, i know that i have been copying the libflashplayer.so file to the plugin directory for a year and it has been working, don't know why it STOPPED working, but this is a solution i can KEEP!!!!!
and YES there is a /usr/lib/firefox directory ,,, i swear i have looked for it before in the /usr/lib folder and NEVER seen it !!!!!
thanks again and if there is anything i can do for you let me know ......