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Old 10-12-2003, 01:47 PM   #1
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Plug in help


Ok Im using Mozilla, Konqueror, and Netscape as my webbrowsers, and I downloaded a Macromedia Flash plug in. It said to copy flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so in my mozilla plug in dir, so I did. Is there something I have to do to make it run? I tried to open something that uses Shockwave and it still said I needed the plug in. TIA
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Old 10-12-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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for netscape/mozilla, i don't think you need to do anything else. for konqueror you need to search for plugins in Settings > configure konqueror. make sure you have a path where the plugins are at and click the search for new plugins button.

maybe you need to login/logout also. i don't remember. flash 6 didn't work to well for me, so i went back to flash 5. i guess also check to see that the permissions are set right for those 2 files.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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for netscape/mozilla, i don't think you need to do anything else. for konqueror you need to search for plugins in Settings > configure konqueror. make sure you have a path where the plugins are at and click the search for new plugins button.

maybe you need to login/logout also. i don't remember. flash 6 didn't work to well for me, so i went back to flash 5. i guess also check to see that the permissions are set right for those 2 files.
when I go to "about plug ins" in mozilla, it's not listed... I've logged out since I d/led it
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:14 PM   #4
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which mozilla plugin directory? i apologize as i'm not to familiar with slackware. on redhat there's /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/local/mozilla. /usr/lib/mozilla is the old version distributed by red hat. i stick all of my plugins in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins. for konqueror, i make sure that path is included in konqueror's plugin path and i have konq scan for new plugins. for mozilla/netscape, i don't remember doing anything special at all besides the copying of those files to the plugins directory. the only thing i can think is to check the permissions. you need to set the exec bits for user/group/other.

edit: also, if you are upgrading flash from an older version of flash, there will be flashplayer.class file (flashpluginplayer.class, i don't remember the exact name, but it's a flash*.class file). i think you need to delete that file.

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Old 10-12-2003, 02:26 PM   #5
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which mozilla plugin directory? i apologize as i'm not to familiar with slackware. on redhat there's /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/local/mozilla. /usr/lib/mozilla is the old version distributed by red hat. i stick all of my plugins in /usr/local/mozilla/plugins. for konqueror, i make sure that path is included in konqueror's plugin path and i have konq scan for new plugins. for mozilla/netscape, i don't remember doing anything special at all besides the copying of those files to the plugins directory. the only thing i can think is to check the permissions. you need to set the exec bits for user/group/other.

edit: also, if you are upgrading flash from an older version of flash, there will be flashplayer.class file (flashpluginplayer.class, i don't remember the exact name, but it's a flash*.class file). i think you need to delete that file.
usr/include/mozilla-1.3/plugins
 
Old 10-12-2003, 04:39 PM   #6
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Re: Plug in help

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I tried to open something that uses Shockwave and it still said I needed the plug in.
Shockwave and Flash are two different things. Shockwave is not available on Linux without using Crossover to be able to run the Windows version. I haven't tried it myself so I can't say if it works. Flash doesn't work very well on Linux in my experience. The sound is allways jumpy. If you can't get flash to work at all the problem may be permissions. Check the permissions on the flashplayer.xpt and ShockwaveFlash.class
 
Old 10-12-2003, 04:51 PM   #7
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My flash works ok once I upgraded to the ALSA drivers [www.alsa-project.org - how to's are all over this site]

Andrew is correct tho about Shockwave - that is not flash and unfortunately [I've searched the net till I am blue and even wrote Macromedia about it] there is no linux version.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 04:54 PM   #8
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I think you want to put all the plugins into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins no matter what version of mozilla you are using.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 05:46 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Plug in help

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Shockwave and Flash are two different things. Shockwave is not available on Linux without using Crossover to be able to run the Windows version. I haven't tried it myself so I can't say if it works. Flash doesn't work very well on Linux in my experience. The sound is allways jumpy. If you can't get flash to work at all the problem may be permissions. Check the permissions on the flashplayer.xpt and ShockwaveFlash.class
No but Shockwave and Macromedia are, and that's what I'm trying to get.., that's what I downloaded Macromedia Flash. I checked the permissions.. I don't know what's up
 
Old 10-12-2003, 07:03 PM   #10
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Yeah Macromedia makes them both - Flash has a linux port but for some reason Shockwave does not - so we can't play any of those really cool games on the internet for the kiddos.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 07:30 PM   #11
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Yeah Macromedia makes them both - Flash has a linux port but for some reason Shockwave does not - so we can't play any of those really cool games on the internet for the kiddos.
I downloaded something for linux that was called macromedia flash so it should work right? I don't know what I'm doing
 
Old 10-12-2003, 08:26 PM   #12
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yeah Flash will work.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:50 AM   #13
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but it's not working... I try to open something in the browser w/ Macromedia and it still says I don't have the plug in. I d/l'ed the file, and copied the 2 files into usr/include/mozilla-1.3/plugin. That's all it said to do.. did I skip something?

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Old 10-13-2003, 06:04 PM   #14
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/usr/local/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/local/netscape/plugins/flashplayer.xpt

/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.1/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.1/plugins/flashplayer.xpt
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flash-plugin
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/flashplayer.xpt
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/LICENSE
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so


got these ??????????

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Old 10-13-2003, 06:24 PM   #15
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review this just to be sure -

http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...nguage=English



Installation Instructions
1. Click the "Download Now" button. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the Installer.

2. Save the Installer to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.

3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_6_linux will be created.

4. Navigate to this directory and from the command line type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer (Note: this can only be run from the command line). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).

5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

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