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Old 09-09-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Problems with mozilla flash plugin.


I was trying to install the flash plugin for mozilla.

It gave me this error message...

Browser installation directory = /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y
cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory

chmod: failed to get attributes of `/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins/libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory

Installation complete.

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I don't know what to do, I'm running slackware 9.1 and kde 3.1.

And I got the plugin from the official flash site.

I've tried redownloading and reinstalling.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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did you install it as root? perhaps your privileges are insufficient if you're installing as a normal user..
 
Old 09-09-2004, 02:36 PM   #3
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Yes, I'm root.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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Anyone got any ideas?
 
Old 09-09-2004, 08:45 PM   #5
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Are you sure you are entering the correct installation directory?

You don't need the installer script. Just follow the instructions in Readme.txt:
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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
The "plugins folder" means the subdirectory plugins under the directory where Mozilla is installed in. You should find at least libnullplugin.so (or something similar) there. Alternatively, you can copy the plug-in to your home directory so only one user can use it. (There is a hidden directory called .mozilla for storing your preferences.)

Close the browser and start it again. The plug-in should work now.

Regards
Simon
 
Old 09-10-2004, 12:33 AM   #6
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I've switched to firefox and all is well.

Thanks anyway.
 
  


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