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Old 02-26-2007, 03:09 AM   #1
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Flash Player 9 & Firefox 2

Hi, everyone.

I'm kinda new using Slackware 11, but this is the second time I install it on my PC. (the first time I had troubles compiling a new kernel and I screwed up :P).
The first time, it I had no problems adding the Flash Player 9 plugin for Firefox 2, but now I just can't get it.
Downloaded and decompress the tar.gz file of FP9. In terminal I ran the ./flashplayer-installer. When it prompted the location of my browsers I used /usr/lib/firefox and /usr/lib/mozilla for my second browser.
The thing is... the FP plugin works fine in Mozilla 5.0, but in Firefox 2 I still get the "Some extra plugins are needed" sign.

What am I doing wrong? Or what should I do?


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Old 02-26-2007, 03:25 AM   #2
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check if it's really there
also make sure it's executable (chmod +x
Old 02-26-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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Although not the Slack way, will get your Firefox 2.0 working. You don't want to work with Firefox at the code level, its a real mess. my 2c
Old 02-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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is /usr/lib/firefox linked to
your current version of firefox?


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