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Old 06-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Hulu Desktop - Slackware 13.37


I can't seem to get HuluDesktop to find the installation of libflashplugin.so.

I have the following installed and configured:

1) Installed flash flash-player-plugin-10.3_r181-i386-1_SBo.tgz from SlackBuilds
2) Installed huludesktop huludesktop-0.9.8-i386-1_SBo.tgz from SlackBuilds
3) Configured .huludesktop with the correct location of libflashplayer.so
4) Keep getting the following message:

Code:
Hulu Desktop could not locate the Flash plugin.

If you already have it installed, please modify
~./huludesktop with the correct location of libflashplayer.so.

[X Close] Download Flash
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12537796 Jun 18 12:08 /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
In Firefox -- Add ons:

Shockwave Flash
Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181 More

.huludesktop:

flash_location = /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so


Any ideas?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Do you happen to be running 64bit?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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Whoops, forgot to mention that this is a 32-bit installation of 13.37.

Yeah, I did a "google" search, but only found this issue with 64bit installations, but nothing for 32-bit.
 
Old 06-18-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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Just an idea, make sure the 'flash_location' configuration option you added is under a group category labeled [flash]. There should already be such an option and group category by default.

I don't use the app but I was curious.

I built 0.9.8-1 from a slackbuilds.org slackbuild script. I used the 32-bit Fedora (RPM) packaged from hulu.com.

I ran the app and received the expected error message. Then I edited the following in $HOME/.huludesktop:

WAS:

[flash]
flash_location = (null)

CHANGED TO:

[flash]
flash_location = /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Ran just fine.

I have Flash 10.3 r181 installed. I'm using 13.1.

I installed the package in my 13.37 virtual machine. The app started fine there too.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 05:44 AM   #5
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I did all of that. How did you install the .rpm? I tried running rpm2tgz and it said it wasn't a valid cpio archive. I downloaded the Fedora .rpm from hulu.com.


I still get the same message over and over again (can't find libflashplayer.so).
 
Old 06-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #6
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Can you use the slackbuild script from slackbuilds.org?

The primary command in that script is:

rpm2cpio < $CWD/$PRGNAM-$PKGARCH-$VERSION.rpm | cpio -imdv
 
Old 08-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
Just an idea, make sure the 'flash_location' configuration option you added is under a group category labeled [flash]. There should already be such an option and group category by default.

I don't use the app but I was curious.

I built 0.9.8-1 from a slackbuilds.org slackbuild script. I used the 32-bit Fedora (RPM) packaged from hulu.com.

I ran the app and received the expected error message. Then I edited the following in $HOME/.huludesktop:

WAS:

[flash]
flash_location = (null)

CHANGED TO:

[flash]
flash_location = /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

Ran just fine.

I have Flash 10.3 r181 installed. I'm using 13.1.

I installed the package in my 13.37 virtual machine. The app started fine there too.
I was having difficulties similar to the original poster (on Slack 13.37 32-bit), both after using the slackbuild script, and after simply installing the .rpm file using slack's rpm utility. Hulu worked perfectly through Firefox, but I could not get the libflashplayer.so error to stop in huludesktop, even after editing the .huludesktop file.

In my installation, I discovered that /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins seemed to be the _only_ place in the filesystem that the huludesktop executable could find the flash plugin, no matter how the flash_location parameter was edited in the .huludesktop file. Where I had installed the plugin In /usr/lib/firefox/plugins the flashplayer worked fine for Firefox, but could not be found by Huludesktop even after setting flash_location = /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so Moving the plugin to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so and editing the .huludesktop file to match fixed everything.

So either version of huludesktop works, the slackbuild version from the .deb or the naked .rpm file, but apparently only with the libflashplayer.so in this one path. Something must be odd with the huludesktop executable.
 
  


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