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Old 10-18-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Cool Flash-player-plugin (10.0_r12) available


I updated my Slackware boxes last night to Flash version 10. It works very well indeed.
First, I removed Flash version 9 then I installed version 10.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12...player-plugin/

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Old 10-18-2008, 11:59 PM   #2
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upgradepkg will work just fine for it. Flash 10 works better than Flash 9 on my box. With Flash 9, for instance, flash menus did not overlay other flash objects properly, but with Flash 10 it looks great.

Highly recommended.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #3
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i have problems with this new version, when i try to see videos on fullscreen (youtube) firefox freeze
 
Old 10-19-2008, 02:00 AM   #4
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Does it suppose to work with kde 3.5.9 konqueror also?
It wonīt play nice with Opera 9.60 as i have found out in my slackware 12.1 box. Opera does not even load the plugin. Deleting .opera directory didnīt help either.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 03:06 AM   #5
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i have problems with this new version, when i try to see videos on fullscreen (youtube) firefox freeze
I have the exact same problem. Other than this problem of firefox freezing when videos are full screen, flash 10 works fine for me. I did completely remove flash 9 before installing flash 10.

I did not install with the slack build script from slackbuilds.org. I am using FF 3.0.3, which I installed into /opt/firefox. I just copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins with a symlink to /opt/firefox/plugins. Flash 9 worked great for me this way, even with videos on youtube at full screen.

Perhaps I'll try and install flash 10 with the slack build script. I don't think it will make any difference though. Especially since I have FF 3.0.3 installed to /opt. I'll have to symlink it anyway.

EDIT: Using the current version of Opera, I can watch videos on youtube at full screen with flash 10 and Opera does not freeze, just firefox.

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Old 10-19-2008, 04:41 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Does it suppose to work with kde 3.5.9 konqueror also?
It wonīt play nice with Opera 9.60 as i have found out in my slackware 12.1 box. Opera does not even load the plugin. Deleting .opera directory didnīt help either.
You probably have a copy of flash 9 in ~/.mozilla/plugins/ or somewhere else.
If you use slocate, run this command to find all copies of flash 9 on your system:
Code:
 slocate  libflashplayer.so | less
and this to find any installed flash slack packages
Code:
less /var/log/packages/* | grep flash-player

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:34 AM   #7
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i have problems with this new version, when i try to see videos on fullscreen (youtube) firefox freeze
I just installed flash 10 in firefox 3.03 on Ubuntu 8.04 on the same PC that has Slackware on it. I installed it the exact same way as I said in post #5 of this thread, by copying libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. I did not install it through Ubuntu's package manager. And I made sure I completely removed flash 9 first. (I had flash 9 installed the same way, by copying libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins).

Now, here is the fun part: I can watch youtube videos full screen on Ubuntu in firefox 3.03 using flash 10, and firefox does not freeze at all. Firefox 3.03 only freezes in Slackware for me.

The firefox 3.03 I have in Ubuntu was the one that came with Ubuntu and has been updated through Ubuntu's package manager. The firefox 3.03 I have in Slackware is from Mozilla, and was installed by untarring firefox 3.03 and placing it in /opt.
I have no idea why the freezing happens in firefox in Slackware and not in Ubuntu.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #8
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Flash 10 works well in Firefox 2 for me (2.0.0.17 from patches/), and full-screen works better than ever. I'm not running Firefox 3 though, so I'm not sure whether that would work well on my PC or not. Opera is my browser of choice, but Flash stutters constantly in Opera. I've been using Flash 10 for a while (the first 10 beta crashed my browser, so I used 9 -- but the second 10 beta worked fairly well). This new 10.0_r12 is the best so far -- but it still stutters regularly in Opera for me.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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T3Slider,
How did you install flash 10? Did you use the slack build script? Or did you install it manually?
 
Old 10-19-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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well firefox freeze because flash crash (open firefox from terminal and you will see) now the problems is find why is crashing :\
 
Old 10-19-2008, 05:17 PM   #11
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Try uncheck the option about using hardware acceleration in the settings menu that appears when clicking the right mouse-button in the flash window. That seems to solve the fullscreen-issue for me.

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:59 PM   #12
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T3Slider,
How did you install flash 10? Did you use the slack build script? Or did you install it manually?
I installed it manually (I just copied libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins), but it shouldn't make a difference. If you look at the SlackBuild, these are the only real commands that gets executed:
Code:
mkdir -p $PKG/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
install -m 0755 libflashplayer.so $PKG/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

# If the user wants an opera plugin installed, then we'll do that too.
if [ ! "$USE_OPERA" = "no" ]; then
  mkdir -p $PKG/usr/lib/opera/plugins
  cd $PKG/usr/lib/opera/plugins
    ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so .
  cd -
fi
The first line just creates $PKG/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and the second just copies the libflashplayer.so file to that directory, with the correct permissions. The next part just links libflashplayer.so to $PKG/usr/lib/opera/plugins for use with opera. However, the Opera version I'm using (9.60 using the SlackBuild from slackbuilds.org) is configured to use the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory for Opera, so that part isn't useful in my case anyway. There should be no difference between using the SlackBuild and installing flash manually -- provided that you do it right.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 06:51 PM   #13
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I installed Flash 10 using the slackbuild script. No problems here with FF 3.0.3 or Opera 9.60.
 
Old 10-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #14
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I had to install seamonkey before Flash10 would work in Opera9.60...runs real smooth now, but when starting opera from commandline with -debugplugin it throws alot of error msg's about libnss3.so
 
Old 10-20-2008, 02:55 AM   #15
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Hi,

The 10 Flash work fine here on Firefox 3.03, full screen video at youtube. No freeze. No prob.

I recently fresh installed this Slack 12.1

Didn't have any Flash. Used sbo build script to install this 10 Flash.

Worked fine with Firefox 2 with full screen video at youtube.

Then got Firefox 3 Slack Current package, took the pkg apart, removed doint.sh (symlinks) and a few other things (so as to have both Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 onboard). Then makepkg on my modified Firefox 3 pkg. Then installpkg mozilla-firefox-3.0.3-i686-1.tgz

Then I manually created symlink /usr/local/bin/firefox3

which points to /usr/lib/where_3.03_is_at/firefox

But I forgot about: ~/.mozilla/firefox

Both 2 and 3 use the same folder there, same bookmarks, etc.

If I alternate between using ver. 2 and ver. 3 then when the next one of the two different firefoxes starts up, it goes to its "firefox has been updated to the latest" page.

But if I repetitively use the same one of the two ver., it does not do that.

I'll just use 3.03 for a while, it's neat.

And, 3.03 (works fine) does not freeze when watching video full screen at youtube.

Alan.
 
  


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