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Old 01-30-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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Flash wont work in Mozilla 1.6 and Others


Hello,

I just moved from Redhat 9 to Mandrake 9.2 and I am having a few problems.
Ill only ask one here.

I downloaded the flash player from macromedia. I installed it just like I did on my old Redhat system. But it wont work.

After the installer is finnished the following files were in the mozilla plugins folder.

/usr/local/mozilla/plugins
flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so
libnullplugin.so

When I go to the Help > About Plugins menu it lists nothing.

What do I need to do to get flash installed.

I also specified for flash to be installed for Forebire 0.7 and Netscape 7.1. None of these work.

I installed it as root but nothing.

Thanks in Advance.

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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You need to install the flash plugin in the /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins folder. That's where mine went by default, anyway. Works fine

Edit: For the sake of clearing up confusion on my part...

When I say install the plugins to the /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6/plugins folder, you're going to specify it like this:

/usr/lib/mozilla-1.6

You will not need to tack on the /plugins folder. The flash installer knows where to put it. The reason why I'm clearing this up is; I've seen a lot of people get confused on this minor detail. Pardon me, folks.

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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/usr/local/mozilla is the default.

you gotta make it point to where you have mozilla installed.

example, mine is /home/jace/Desktop/Programs/Mozilla/plugins


(where the file you extracted mozilla to is)
 
Old 01-30-2004, 01:36 PM   #4
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what about directions from ninja's sig?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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Ninja Cow:
In the /usr/lib folder it only has mozilla-1.4, the default instalation that came with Mandrake.

questionasker:
I installed mozilla into /usr/local/mozilla. I added a launcher in my taskbar that pointed to /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla.

I installed it in the default location puropsely.

When I run the flashplayer installer I specify that directory.

I have installed the flash player successfully in Redhat, but not in Mandrake.

When I load the installer script it says that it has to install 2 fonts.

Then it asks you to specify your directory. If you specify a directory that does not exist then it gives you an error. If you specify a directory that does not have a browser in it it says "Please enter a valid installation path"

I specify the correct directory.

It says Macromedia Flash Player 6 will ....
then it lists the browser installation directory then it asks, Proceed with .. (y/n/q)

Then it says Perform another installation. I then proceed with FireBird and Netscape.

I have successfully got this working using this exact same method with my RedHat box.

So I have tried enverything you guys have said.

If you can think of anything else please let me know.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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I think mandrake is just a little screwy. I am having a few other problems that I had no problem with in Redhat. Others include printing and samba.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:46 PM   #7
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that just may be it.
you have me stumped.

flash works fine for me on jamd006, which is redhat based.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:24 PM   #8
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I figured it out.

I joined a mozilla forum and I got an reply in minutes, I got you guys for Linux and them for Mozilla.

I needed GNU libstdc++ installed.

The link to the article at mozdev can be found here: http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/phoenixlin.html

The link to the thread in the other forum is here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=352163#352163

Thanks Again Guys!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:30 PM   #9
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looks like it would have siad you needed
GNU libstdc++

by like the failed dependancy.

oh well, at least you resolved it.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:47 PM   #10
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Well, the mozilla installer said nothing about that package. I'm just glad it works.

Hopefully others will find this post if they find them selves in the same position.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #11
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I'm having the same problem, and I've check about every FAQ or troubleshooting page I can find.

On my box, I have

Code:
[root@enigma install_flash_player_6_linux]# rpm -qa | grep libstdc++
libstdc++5-3.3.1-2mdk
So, it looks like I have the correct files installed, and the installation works just fine, and flash even works great in Opera, just not in firebird (or firefox as its now known).
 
  


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