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Old 11-01-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
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Problems with Flash Player for Mozilla


hi all,

I am using RH 9.0 linux, Gnome 2.2.0 (default), and Mozilla 1.2.1 (default). Everything is working fine other than being able to view flash player. I downloaded the flash player (from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...7_linux.tar.gz)
and installed in in mozilla.....it showed up in the plugins.....i was also able to browse websites but whenever i came across a page that contained flash in it, the browser closes down.
Is there something else i need to do???

Thanks
SiLiCoN
 
Old 11-01-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
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I use Debian and it took me a while to get flash to work...dunno if this applies to RedHat, but once i installed "flashplugin-nonfree" and "swf-player" everything works perfectly.

Good luck!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:23 AM   #3
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Strange. For me it just worked, AFAIR.

It may be some kind of incompatibility problem as moz 1.2.1 is pretty old, e.g. it cannot run a modern realplayer. Have you tried with a modern mozilla/firefox?

I recently installed it to debian/sarge and what I did was exactly the same: copy (or rather link) libflashplaye.so into mozilla-xxx/plugins, mozilla-firefox-xxx/plugins, and voila, flash was there, no need even to restart the browser.

Well, actually I think flash is more annoying than useful ;-)

Best,

Ott
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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well i have used it with mozilla, firefox (1.0 Preview Release) and Netscape.....everyone does the same
any clues

thanks in advance
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:22 AM   #5
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Strange,

have you tried any not-mozilla based browser which uses mozilla plugins (konqueror? Opera?). Perhaps there is something wrong with your graphcis card/driver. That is unfortunately behind my knowledge limit.

BTW, I switched flash off myself. It was too annoyng.

Best,

Ott
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:59 AM   #6
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tried it out with opera too....still did not work
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:32 AM   #7
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What about the other plugins? E.g. java and acroread.

I guess you have to find out what exactly happens. Perhaps compiling mozilla with some debug options and looking what it complains about. I have never done it myself so it is just an idea.

Best,

Ott
 
  


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