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Old 10-12-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Post Getting the Flash Plugin to work with Chromium in Fedora 11



Dear Friends,

I switched to Linux in April and haven't looked back since. It's been a great experience, and I owe most of my success to the helpful people here. Sorry if I'm boring you, I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks.

So I recently installed Chromium, but can't view flash videos or games. "No problem", I thought. I remember having to sort it out with Firefox when I first got things running. I looked for some tutorials online, tried every one I could find and nothing has worked. Here are all of the sites I visited, so as to avoid confusion and such.

http://my.opera.com/bashphoenux/blog...sh-on-chromium
I went here, but when I used the cp command as root, it said "no such file or directory".

So then I went here: http://rajaseelan.com/2009/07/27/how...edora-11-i686/
But when I did the Yum install, it told me I already had the latest version and there was nothing to do. Thus the subsequent commands didn't work.

Ditto with this one: http://www.fergytech.com/2009/07/a-c...-on-fedora-11/ Yum told me the requested package didn't exist.

At this point, I'm beginning to see a pattern, and several of the Ubuntu tutorials said to link the plugin folder for Chromium to the one for Firefox. I managed to do that, successfully, but when I type in
Code:
 chromium-browser --enable-plugins
it opens a new instance of Chromium (without my theme) but still refuses to play flash videos. I'm sorry, this post must have been almost unbearable to read, but i wanted to be as detailed as possible.

Now what?

 
Old 10-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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The nightly builds of chromium seem to have plugin support and extensions enabled by default. As long as you have plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, chromium should recognise them and use them. You can get the latest build from here.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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I feel really stupid asking this, but what do I do with the file once I've unzipped it? How do I run it?
 
Old 10-16-2009, 12:24 AM   #4
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you put it in the plugins folder

"yum install flash-plugin" should have installed it ,if you added the adobe repo
see
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html
and
http://www.dnmouse.org/autoten.html
for flash
http://dnmouse.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7
 
Old 10-18-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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I have the flash plugin installed. I meant the chromium build. I downloaded it from the website he provided, I just don't know what to do with it afterwards.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
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If you're running Fedora, you're best off adding the chromium repo and installing through that.

Afterwards, the command would be

chromium-browser --enable-plugins

You *might* have to copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins, or it might work with libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

To enable the repo, here's some instructions.

http://www.fergytech.com/2009/07/a-c...-on-fedora-11/
 
Old 10-19-2009, 11:23 PM   #7
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I really appreciate the help, but I've already gone through that site's instructions with no success.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 05:30 AM   #8
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well i am the poster of that article, unfortunately :P
i re-installed Chromium on ubuntu , i didnt need to make any amendments to any file, the flash content is working properly!!
try
Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following two lines
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
save and exit the file
and then sudo apt-get update
and then sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
and after installation the flash just started working normally !! without any tweaking ...
 
  


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