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Old 05-08-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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installing flash player for firefox in backtrack 5


i am struggling with installing flash player for firefox in backtrack 5 following these steps

first remove the current flash player
root@bt:~# apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
root@bt:~# rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper

next download and install the latest flash layer
root@bt:~# mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
root@bt:~# mkdir flash
root@bt:~# mv -f install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz flash/
root@bt:~# cd flash/
root@bt:~/flash# tar xvfz install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
root@bt:~/flash# cp -f libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/


above instructions were provided on this link http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...l_Flash_Player

however all the commands executed without any errors still i cant manage to watch any flash videos on my web browser. the browser says u need to install flash player to watch this video.can somebody help me out fixing this issue.

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Old 05-08-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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If you look at the Add-ons Manager on Firefox and click on "Plugins" does it show the Shockwave Flashplayer as installed?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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If you look at the Add-ons Manager on Firefox and click on "Plugins" does it show the Shockwave Flashplayer as installed?
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no,the list is empty.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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Then your flash plugin is not installed. Can you post the output of this command.
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ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Do it logged on as yourself. Don't logon as root or use sudo.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Then your flash plugin is not installed. Can you post the output of this command.
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ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Do it logged on as yourself. Don't logon as root or use sudo.
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ls: cannot access /home/david/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so:No such file or directory
 
Old 05-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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ls: cannot access /home/david/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so:No such file or directory
No, you left out the dot "." before "mozilla". Try again.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #7
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No, you left out the dot "." before "mozilla". Try again.
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ls -a ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
ls: cannot access /home/david/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so: No such file or directory

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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That is your problem. You must move libflashplayer.so to the /home/david/.mozilla/plugins folder. Your mistake was your ran the this command as root:
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root@bt:~/flash# cp -f libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
The result is that libflashplayer.so was placed in /root/.mozilla/plugins and not in /home/david/.mozilla/plugins where it belongs.
Please mark this thread as [Solved] if flashplayer now runs after moving that file.
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