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Old 09-27-2006, 10:20 AM   #1
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How to install Flashplayer in Firefox ?


I got the message that I sucessfully installed flashplayer . However, I still find I coud not load flash in firefox. What's wrong ?

My procedure is as follows.

tar -zxvf {filename}

cd {dir}
./flashplayer-installer


and I was aked to give the path.

afterwards, I was told that flashplayer was succesfully installed.

I am running Fedora at home.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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After you first time run mozilla or firefox, a directory is created: ~/.mozilla. After this if you run your flash installer just like you did, the plugin is added there. Firefox should grab it automatically. You'll see your plugins in Firefox by wiring the following as the web page address:
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about:plugins
and then press ENTER. There should read "libflashplayer". If it reads, it's working - if it's not there, you've got some problem with the default plugins directory.

Oh, and remember: Linux flash player is version 7, and some flashes are made with Flash 8, so those flashes won't work with you before Flash9 is released for Linux; there is no flash 8 for Linux.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:31 AM   #3
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Also note that if you're using a 64-bit OS like Fc5-64 flash doesn't work. It wants 32-bit.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b0uncer
After you first time run mozilla or firefox, a directory is created: ~/.mozilla. After this if you run your flash installer just like you did, the plugin is added there. Firefox should grab it automatically. You'll see your plugins in Firefox by wiring the following as the web page address:
Code:
about:plugins
and then press ENTER. There should read "libflashplayer". If it reads, it's working - if it's not there, you've got some problem with the default plugins directory.

Oh, and remember: Linux flash player is version 7, and some flashes are made with Flash 8, so those flashes won't work with you before Flash9 is released for Linux; there is no flash 8 for Linux.
THank you for your information. I notice that there is no "libflashplayer". Where should it be then ? I am afraid my Firefox didn't grab in automatically !
 
Old 09-27-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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You may have accidently installed it to the wrong place. Do a...

Code:
updatedb
locate libflashplayer
This will give you the directory where the libflashplayer is. Then just copy the libflashplayer file into your firefox plugins directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins or something to that effect).
 
Old 09-27-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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Quoted from rowancompsciguy:
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This will give you the directory where the libflashplayer is. Then just copy the libflashplayer file into your firefox plugins directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins or something to that effect).
Or if you wish to install it only for a particular user, use the /home/username/.mozilla/plugins directory instead. This is the default. Putting the libflashplayer.so file to /usr/lib/.... makes it available for every user (as far as I know).

It just needs to be in the mozilla's (or firefox's, but firefox looks for the .mozilla/plugins automatically by default) plugin directory, the browser looks for plugins from there when it's launched, so you don't need to "tell" the browser to look for it.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 02:52 PM   #7
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Did you reboot after you installed?




/me runs fast!
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:15 PM   #8
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Yes, I've followed every steps above, however, it still doesn't work. I've put the two files in /usr/lib or under my firefox/plugins.

Any ideas ?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:38 PM   #9
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Mine is in ~/.mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 09-29-2006, 05:48 PM   #10
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Excue me , I am a newbie. What does
Code:
~/
mean ?
 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:42 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wlaw
Excue me , I am a newbie. What does
Code:
~/
mean ?
~ = /home/user/

e.g. for me:

/home/dive/
 
Old 11-13-2006, 12:22 PM   #12
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Yes, I've followed every steps above, however, it still doesn't work. I've put the two files in /usr/lib or under my firefox/plugins.

Any ideas ?
I just finished installing firefox-2.0 and flashplayer 9.0 under Fedora core 5.

What I did was the following as the SU:

1.) I downloaded the firefox-2.0 tarball and extracted it to my Desktop.
2.) I created a new directory in: /usr/lib/ called firefox-2.0
3.) I executed ./firefox within this directory, this resulted in and error: could not resolve libstdc++.so
4.) Installed this library with install/remove utility
5.) Repeated step 3 and was successful
6.) I downloaded flashplayer 9.0 beta to my Desktop
7.) Moved the resulting libflashplayer.so to: /usr/lib/fire-fox-2.0/plugins
8.) executed ./firefox once again.

The key was that you must be in SuperUser mode to accomplish these tasks.

I have heard that you may be able to install these items using .mozilla/, the hidden directory in you /home directory. I haven't tried this yet.

Ken
 
Old 12-05-2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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Question Problems with Flashplayer 9

I installed Flashplayer 9 and put de Firefox plugin on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, but still Firefox doesn't seem to find it, maybe I'll try to put the plugin on my home directory.

The standalone player works fine, but I have noticed other problems too: I can't get the sound working and the most of the times I can't interact with the swf file (it doesn't seem to accept keystrokes or mouse clicks), so actually I can't play any of my flash games.

I've been browsing the internet and found there are at least two free implementations of an alternative GNU flash player: gnash player and swfdec, but I would like to know where can I find a binary package for my distro. Im running DSL (Debian) on a Pentium IV 486 PC.
 
Old 10-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Oscar Estrada View Post
I installed Flashplayer 9 and put de Firefox plugin on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, but still Firefox doesn't seem to find it, maybe I'll try to put the plugin on my home directory.

The standalone player works fine, but I have noticed other problems too: I can't get the sound working and the most of the times I can't interact with the swf file (it doesn't seem to accept keystrokes or mouse clicks), so actually I can't play any of my flash games.

I've been browsing the internet and found there are at least two free implementations of an alternative GNU flash player: gnash player and swfdec, but I would like to know where can I find a binary package for my distro. Im running DSL (Debian) on a Pentium IV 486 PC.
Maybe it's too late, but plugins are in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins directory
 
  


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