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Old 09-04-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
urbanwks
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slack64/firefox/flash trouble


this has been driving me absolutely insane. looked everywhere, tried everything suggested, still can't get flash working in firefox under the following:

slack64 14
firefox 23
flash 11

firefox 23 is located in /usr/lib64/firefox-23.0.1

i've put libflashplayer.so in:

/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
/usr/lib64/mozilla/browser/plugins
/usr/lib64/firefox-23.0.1/plugins
/usr/lib64/firefox-23.0.1/browser/plugins
~/.mozilla/plugins
~/.mozilla/browser/plugins
~/firefox/plugins
~/firefox/browser/plugins

...and in all of the /usr/lib versions of the "lib64" ones above.

clearly i'm trying to just put this thing everywhere to see what will (/won't) work.

the flash plugin (in fact, any plugins that i put in any of the above) does not show up in the about: plugins list, so it appears that firefox just isn't looking at any of the above.

any ideas on where, exactly, i can put the plugin so that firefox will find it? or perhaps something i'm just not seeing?

-also, flash/firefox works perfectly fine on firefox-15.0.1 (which is what came pre-packaged with slackware 14)

Last edited by urbanwks; 09-04-2013 at 12:59 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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use Google Chrome with his pepper flash plugin. Adobe left her flash plugin for linux. They develop only the version that Google Chrome has.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Raveriux View Post
Adobe left her flash plugin for linux. They develop only the version that Google Chrome has.
Not entirely correct. Adobe will still update the Linux plugin if security holes need to be patched.

Eric
 
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Where did you get your firefox 23?
Is it 32bit?

Do you get any complaints when you startup firefox from the command line.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Use Alien Bob's package to install flash: http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...player-plugin/

If you looking for the right place to put libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

I am using Firefox 23.0.1 on -current with no problems.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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I got FF23 directly from the firefox site. No issues/errors when running from the command line; I'll try alien bob's package and see what happens, thanks.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Sorry, forgot to answer the arch question - it's 64bit. I tried alien bob's package (for 64bit, of course), and still didn't work. It did put libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins. this is bizarre.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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Using upstream firefox on slackware 14.0 64bit, I had
to export this variable to get firefox find the plugins.

Code:
export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 09-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ml4711 View Post
Using upstream firefox on slackware 14.0 64bit, I had
to export this variable to get firefox find the plugins.

Code:
export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
I was really excited about this because it was one of those "ah! that has to be it." moments, but alas, that did not work either. i think i might just get rid of all of it and go again from scratch and see what that does.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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ok, it's working now.

i removed everything firefox and flash related, installed the firefox 23.0.1 package from slackware-current, installed alien bob's flash package, and (after upgrading my glibc) everything worked.

thanks everyone.
 
  


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