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wufo 12-28-2013 05:34 PM

firefox not playing flash
 
I just installed 14.1 on a 32 bit system. Downloaded flash 11 from Adobe and guess what? No play on youtube, that's where I tested it. All I get it is a black box that eventually goes away to white. Checking firefox it says that the plugin is installed, disabling it in firefox results in a "no plugin available" error on youtube, so the plugin is detected.

tj

Bertman123 12-28-2013 05:45 PM

install one of the packages from here and you should not have any more problems.

http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien...player-plugin/

wufo 12-28-2013 06:52 PM

Nope, same problem. No play.

Thius system had a Ubuntu install that I played with first and flash worked ok. So, its not the system.

tj

Woodsman 12-28-2013 07:01 PM

What version of Firefox? In recent versions all plugins are sandboxed and are allowed to run only when explicitly allowed. All plugins are disabled by default.

zrdc28 12-28-2013 07:42 PM

/home/user/.mozilla/plugins/ is where it goes

do a "locate libflashplayer.so" cd to that directory

"ls" to make sure it is there

then do a "cp libflashplayer.so /home/user/.mozilla/plugins/"

TobiSGD 12-28-2013 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woodsman (Post 5088259)
What version of Firefox? In recent versions all plugins are sandboxed and are allowed to run only when explicitly allowed. All plugins are disabled by default.

Since the OP is using 14.1 it is most likely Firefox 24.2.0 ESR.

wufo 12-28-2013 08:48 PM

Firefox version is 24.1

Plugin is in
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Also, Tools->Addons->Plugins shows "Shockwave Flash 11,1,202,332" as always active.

If I disable flash and go to youtube I get a "no plugin" error. If I re-activate flash I just get a black block where the video would be and no error message.

tj

TobiSGD 12-28-2013 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wufo (Post 5088291)
Firefox version is 24.1

The current version for Slackware 14.1 is 24.2, so you should update that first to rule out a problem with the older version.
Your Flash version is the same that I use (on Firefox 24.2) and it is working fine here. You may want to try to start Firefox from the command-line to see if it prints out error-messages.

Bertman123 12-29-2013 07:00 AM

I have firefox 24.2 and flash Version: 11,2,202,327 and it works just fine here. I've had no issues with installing the flash package from AlienBob's repository. Maybe the version of flash that was installed from adobe's website is conflicting somehow. At least, that's the only thing I can think of.

Speek 12-29-2013 08:04 AM

Maybe you are missing a dependency for flash player? Check it with:
Code:

ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep 'not found'
If this command results in no output, all dependencies are met and this is not causing the problem.

273 12-29-2013 10:19 AM

Does Firefox who that the gnash plugin is installed? If so then you will need to disable this so that the proprietary Adobe plugin will be used for embedded Flash.

TobiSGD 12-29-2013 01:09 PM

Slackware does not come with Gnash, you have to separately build it.

coldbeer 12-29-2013 01:53 PM

Forget the system install and try this:

1) Simply download the version 26 from here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...efox/releases/
2) Unarchive it into your /home/username directory (your account directory.).
3) Go into ~/firefox/browser directory and create a "plugins" directory.
4) Drop your libflashplayer.so file inside this plugins directory.
5) Launch with: ~/firefox/firefox and it should just work.

Arcosanti 12-29-2013 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speek (Post 5088471)
Maybe you are missing a dependency for flash player? Check it with:
Code:

ldd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep 'not found'
If this command results in no output, all dependencies are met and this is not causing the problem.

Another possibility is one of the dependency libs permissions are not set correctly. Be sure to check those too.

dwblas 12-30-2013 11:38 AM

I know the flash plugin from slackbuilds.org works, but have never tried Adobe's.


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