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Old 07-03-2005, 04:36 AM   #1
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Problem Flash Player in Firefox


Hello

I have this problem: i had installed Flash Player but in firefox i can't see anything.

There is a blank screen where i should see the animation. However the "flash" context menu works fine ("about flash player" or anything like that)

Thanks

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Old 07-03-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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hi, I am pretty new at this stuff but I just installed flash player last week in fedora 3. followed the instructions on this page and it worked perfectly.
Was much easier then installing java

link
 
Old 07-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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You did install a new version flash player?
 
Old 07-03-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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I followed these instructions


Quote:
To manually install the Plug-in Player for Linux, follow these directions:

- Copy the following files to your browser's plugins folder:
libflashplayer.so
flashplayer.xpt
these two files have full read execute access
but there is yet a blank screen where i should see flash animation, the rest of web page is normal and the context menu works fine

"Zoom , quality , about....."

this may be a graphical problem
 
Old 07-03-2005, 03:25 PM   #5
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yes, I installed ver 7 the latest as firefox came with no plugin for it.

I learned in my java install the best way was to follow the instructions from the website that produced the plugin. As I tried to follow a java tutorial and got my system all screwed up but when I followed Suns instructions it went smooth as pie.

Step One: So I did the same thing with Flash. I went to Macromedia's website (linked above)

Downloaded flash to my desktop. It created a folder just as It said it would called (install_flash_player_7_linux )

Step two: I then opened a terminal typed su - to get to root.

In root from the terminal navigated my way to this new directory it created and entered the command: (since I am often not sure where it creates the directories I usually use nautlus to doublecheck path, as I recall it put it in my home directory.)

./flashplayer-installer

Step three: closed the firefox browser and restarted it and I was done.

3 easy steps no muss no fuss .
hope that helps
 
Old 08-02-2005, 04:30 AM   #6
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try www.phong.com and see if you have problem viewing the page. I'm using ubuntu 5.04 anyway

thanks
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:56 AM   #7
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oh well using ubuntu even easier just go to
http://ubuntuguide.org/
make sure you have your extra repositories added in...it has a copy and paste there.

start synaptic double click on flash player and apply the package it will download and install
 
Old 08-02-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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yes, it works for that page but the page doesn't display 100% normally it resides in the left 1/3 of the page in my ubuntu.
but you see the images, hear the sounds, have links.
the way its displayed suggests to me that it is written more for windows then linux thats thier coding not yours.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:24 PM   #9
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that is to say it doesn't work. To me, only full page loaded is only consider work.

:-)
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:53 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by lonetree
try www.phong.com and see if you have problem viewing the page. I'm using ubuntu 5.04 anyway

thanks
I think it is a bug with Flash and Firefox. The above link only shows about 1/3 of the page.
On my desktop running Debian sid and Firefox 1.0.6 and on my laptop running Ubuntu with Firefox 1.0.6 and Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25, all I get is the 1/3 page on www.phong.com .

But works ok with Opera 8.02
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:57 PM   #11
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ok, I'll give opera a try.

thnaks
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:13 PM   #12
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ok. I have downloaded and tried opera. Flash really works fine. Hopefully either firefox or MM should look into this. This problem has been there ever since ver 4.10, hopefully breezy will have this solved.

Now, another issue arised, no multi-media plugins for opera. How do I enable this?

thanks
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:54 PM   #13
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Plug-In Documentation for Opera for Linux
http://www.opera.com/docs/plugins/
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:59 PM   #14
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Thanks Craigeveil. will try that later, just browsing through, it's in rpm, for the plugins. Is there any ubuntu or debian package?
 
  


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