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The GNUinator 06-30-2010 11:24 AM

FF 3.6.4 -> FF 3.6.6 then Flashplayer stopped working
 
Yesterday I used slackupdate.sh [0.7.3] from darklinux.net to update Slackware 13.1, 32 bit version. I got Firefox 3.6.6, installed it, moved the libflashplayer.so to the new plugins directory. Now I can't play utube videos. about: plugins says that flashplayer is installed and working. Grabbed flash from Adobe website, overwrote the existing one, still no joy. Asked in the Firefox user forum. Answer 'same thing happen to me -- Windows Vista' ...

I'm not an advanced user. So, is this a Slackware problem, an Adobe problem, or a Firefox problem? I'm asking here because y'all are more likely to point me to a solution. I've always been able to grab the Linux version of Flash from Adobe website and install it without any issues.

Tia.
The GNUinator

bathory 06-30-2010 12:56 PM

Hi,

You didn't say where you copy the flash plugin, but it's better to put the firefox plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

Regards

The GNUinator 06-30-2010 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bathory (Post 4019571)
Hi,

You didn't say where you copy the flash plugin, but it's better to put the firefox plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

Regards

Well, I always put plugins in the same place.
/usr/lib/firefox-{version}/plugins/

I ask again, is this a Slackware problem, an Adobe problem, or a Firefox problem?... Some Windows users in the Firefox users help forums are reporting the same problem - they upgraded FF version and immediately Flash stopped working. Anyway I rolled back from FF 3.6.6 -> FF 3.6.3 and now, of course, Flash is working again. I won't upgrade FF again until somebody finds the bug and fixes it.

marnold 06-30-2010 04:55 PM

FWIW, I'm using Slackware64 13.1 with the multilib stuff. I'm running 32bit Firefox 3.6.6 and Flash works fine. I too put the plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. You don't have to change anything then when you upgrade the browser.

bathory 06-30-2010 05:36 PM

There is no bug AFAICT. I'm using 2 different boxes, running 32 and 64 bit Slackware and have no problem with the flash plugin.
Just put the FF plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and that's all.
Well, on the 64bit Slackware I use /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins for the same. Unfortunately I still have to use the previous flash version (10.0 r45) that had some security problems, because I don't want to mess with 32bit libs.

Regards

rasputin_ylong 06-30-2010 10:52 PM

I too lost libflashplayer.so when I updated to current (firefox-3.6.3 to 3.6.6). I just downloaded the tar.gz package from adobe again and extracted it to /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.6/plugins directory.

ShellyCat 07-01-2010 02:31 AM

Windows XP
 
The flash plugin for Firefox on Windows XP also stopped working yesterday, same as you, when Firefox upgraded to 3.6.6 ... so it does not seem to be a Linux-specific problem.

The GNUinator 07-01-2010 08:18 AM

SOLVED: FF 3.6.4 -> FF 3.6.6 then Flashplayer stopped working
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bathory (Post 4019814)
There is no bug AFAICT. I'm using 2 different boxes, running 32 and 64 bit Slackware and have no problem with the flash plugin.
Just put the FF plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and that's all.

Regards

I took your advice and now Flash is working and I am running Firefox 3.6.6
and the libflasplayer.so is living in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Thank you.

The GNUinator


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