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Old 04-14-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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NEED HELP!! Adobe Flash Player for Konqueror


I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player 10 for Konqueror. I am on Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5, kernel 2.6.27. I came upon a thread here at
linuxquestions... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...owsers-560066/

I did what the post said and it didn't work for me?! What gives..? I coppied the libflashplayer.so file to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Then I opened up Konqueror and I went to Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> Plugins, I added /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to the top of the list, and when I click Scan for New Plugins, nothing happens!! PLEASE HELP!

Linux is making me loose a lot of sleep...
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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Mine is installed in /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins/libflashplayer.so for Konqueror and /opt/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so for Firefox.

You should put the plugins along with those previously installed. Each machine, I think, has different settings.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 AM   #3
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BTW, I installed it manually. Since there is no instruction given in this forum worked for me.
 
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It should find the plug-in, but it doesn't. I have the plugin installed to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and I set the path to search for new plugins to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and when I click "Scan for New Plugins," the progress bar just flies by and nothing happens. Once again, I'm on Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5. Also, I'm logged in as root.

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
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BTW, I installed it manually. Since there is no instruction given in this forum worked for me.
How did you do a "manual" install? Can you describe step by step please?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:55 AM   #6
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and when I click Scan for New Plugins, nothing happens!! PLEASE HELP!
Indeed nothing happen, except konqueror updates the list of known plugins. In the same box click on the plugins tab and see if libflashplayer.so appear in the list of installed plugins. You can also check the available plugins by typing about:plugins.

I noticed that in Konqueror after having loaded the page with a flash video (e.g. any video at youtube) I have to click on the reload button to actually see the video. I don't know the reason of that, but you can give it a try.

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:59 AM   #7
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Ok. I download install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz, untar it in a folder. You got 2 files (libflashplayer.so & flashplayer-installer).

I then read ebuild (the one script that comes with package manager for Gentoo) and check where the program (Firefox) is installed. I also enter aboutlugins in both Mozilla and Konqueror to find their plugins location. At that time installed plugin is libnullplugin.so. Then I copied libflashplayer.so to the directory where libnullplugin.so is installed.

I then check aboutlugins in Mozilla and I can see that flash plugin has been properly installed.

---edited---

Ooops slow typist
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:01 AM   #8
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No, it's not listed in the plugins list, I have two plugins listed, one is the xine player and one is libmosvgdec.so. Should I maybe not be logged in as root to do this? I don't see how being root should affect it but maybe something with permissions?
 
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aboutlugins in konqueror shows that i have no plugins installed at all, while the plugins list under the plugin tab shows that i have the libgxine.so plugin and some other plugin. But aboutlugins is empty
 
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This http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...376/page3.html might help you.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:39 AM   #11
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I'm onto something... When I run nspluginviewer from the console, I get...

Code:
No protocol specified
nspluginviewer: cannot connect to X server :0.0
And when I run nspluginscanner from console, I get...

Code:
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libjemalloc.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libjemalloc.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libnspr4.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libnspr4.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libsqlite3.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox/libsqlite3.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libjemalloc.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libjemalloc.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libnspr4.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libnspr4.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libsqlite3.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetValue
nspluginscan: WARNING: Plugin doesn't implement NP_GetValue
kdecore (KLibLoader): WARNING: KLibrary: /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/libsqlite3.so: undefined symbol: NP_GetMIMEDescription
It looks like nspluginscan, which I'm guessing is the utility to scan for netscape (ns) plugins can't communicate with the x server maybe? Any ideas how to fix this?

EDIT: I fixed part of the nspluginscan problem, but I am still getting the warnings listed above. Also, nspluginviewer just sits there when I run it.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:20 AM   #12
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Also, if I scan for new plugins, and run ps ax in a console at the same time, the last 3 lines of output from ps ax are...

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22862 ?        R      0:00 /usr/bin/nspluginscan --verbose
22951 pts/1    R+     0:00 ps ax
22953 ?        Z      0:00 [nspluginscan] <defunct>
This indicates it is an issue with nspluginscan. Now if someone could help me figure out what these warnings mean. And what does the "<defunct>" mean?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 04:50 AM   #13
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SOLVED:

After searching for all slackpackages with nsplugin in them, I came upon kde-base, and thunderbird. Reinstalling kde-base didn't help. I installed thunderbird, and now the plugin is recognized.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 04:58 AM   #14
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Although flash player starts up in Konqueror, it fails to load video at hulu.com. Also, I now get an error "nspluginviewer has crashed." This might be only related to the hulu site. Anyways, hope this thread helps someone, someday...
 
  


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