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Old 11-21-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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Firefox plugins


Howdy,

I have Firefox 1.5.0.8 on Suse10.0

im trying to configure Firefox so that i can view this page properly to watch LOST:
http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing

But the page tells me that "Express install is not supported by this version". it tells me i need flash player 7 and links me here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

i downloaded & installed the script as (su), and told it that firefox was in this directory:
"/opt/MozillaFirefox/lib/"

The install says that it was successfull.... but i still cant view the abc.com page properly.

Is this even possible, or is this one of those windows-only websites?

Can anyone load any of the episodes from their Suse with firefox?
http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing

Please let me know. or Maybe i manually installed flashplayer incorrecetly?
Any help would be appreciated = ]
Thank you
 
Old 11-21-2006, 10:10 PM   #2
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I have no problem with it, but I using flash 9 for linux.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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Wow,

Really??

hmmm, how can i install this flash9?

thanks
 
Old 11-22-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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Wow,

Really??

hmmm, how can i install this flash9?

thanks
I have been following this thread, trying to get it to work as well. I downloaded Flash 9 here:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html

It works, just unzip the file and copy the file libflashplayer.so to your plugins folder. That file will be in the folder created by the unzip. For me, my plugin folder was:

/usr/lib/firefox/plugins

(This was done as root, but I also copied it to my home/.mozilla/plugin directory)

This is really cool, I had no idea you could watch entire episodes of past shows !!

Cueman

Last edited by cueman; 11-22-2006 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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The safest way to install plug-ins is with YaST, if you can find a repository. The next best is to find a .rpm package, download it, right-click on the file and select "Install Software". The download manager may give you the option to "open with software installer", or "install software with Zen". I did that for Flash and various video codecs and it worked fine. There is a .rpm package on the Macromedia site. I tried using their instructions first, but that didn't work, so I did it the way I described and it worked.

YaST can be a real pig, but once I got it updated and working properly, it has been a real treat to use. It can be very slow, but it is the main reason I have stuck with Suse. I've now down 3 PC's and 2 laptops and each time it gets easier.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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Great info cueman! Just like you said, this is really cool, I likewise had no idea you could watch previous shows. Thanks for that Flash 9 for Linux link and the summary instructions.

Similarly thanks bonito for the ABC link. I had no idea such a thing existed
 
Old 11-22-2006, 07:15 PM   #7
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Hey J.W., thanks!! I feel honored to have helped out someone with 5700 posts!! Hopefully as I learn more I will be able to contribute more. I currently have all the computers and laptops in my house configured as dual boot with WinXP, but I see the day soon approaching that I can ditch the Microsoft stuff !!!

I love this stuff!!

Cueman
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:28 AM   #8
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Today is YOUR Day

Quote:
Originally Posted by cueman
I have been following this thread, trying to get it to work as well. I downloaded Flash 9 here:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html

It works, just unzip the file and copy the file libflashplayer.so to your plugins folder. That file will be in the folder created by the unzip. For me, my plugin folder was:
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
(This was done as root, but I also copied it to my home/.mozilla/plugin directory)
This is really cool, I had no idea you could watch entire episodes of past shows !!
Cueman
Yo Cueman!!

i got it to work too!!
How funny it is to be enlightened by a newbie! = ]
(of course, im pretty new too)

Anyways, here's the deal:
i dont have a "/usr/lib/firefox/plugins" directory.

but instead, i put it here: "/usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so"

i did it as root (like you said), and that made it work!!
(i think putting it here makes it system-wide)

Also, i dont have that plugins directory:
"/home/bonito/.mozilla/plugins/"
either.
i thought about manually creating it... but i didnt.
But like i said, it works anyway!!!

Today is Truly a day for Thanks!!!
 
Old 11-23-2006, 12:02 PM   #9
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Hey bonito, in your home directory, you may want to select 'show hidden files' from konqueror's 'View' menu. The .mozilla folder is a hidden folder and you won't see it otherwise. There is actually a ton of stuff in there that is hidden.

Glad to gear you got it working though !!!

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Cueman
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:19 PM   #10
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probably bonito have is bowing to cueman (a man with pair of wing and a shining ring on top of his head...)

Congratulation bonito!
Regards,
Ks
 
Old 11-24-2006, 10:31 AM   #11
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Hey bonito, in your home directory, you may want to select 'show hidden files' from konqueror's 'View' menu. The .mozilla folder is a hidden folder and you won't see it otherwise. There is actually a ton of stuff in there that is hidden.

Cueman

lol,
hey, im Not THAT new!!! = ]
actually the ".mozilla" directory is there, just not the "plugins" directory within it.
Only a "firefox" directory and a "appreg" file is there.
But no worries, its working wonderfully by putting it in "/usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so"
I just mentioned it for anyone who may have a similar problem.
(this is for Suse10.0... decided to wait for 10.2 instead of going to 10.1)

Quote:
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Glad to gear you got it working though !!!
Happy Thanksgiving !!!
Cueman

Definitely!! Linux Rocks!
 
Old 11-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #12
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Hey cueman, you're putting a lot of pressure on us "not-so-competent" newbies I followed your instructions and now can use FP9! I showed my wife, who is also a Linux newbie, and now I can hear Desperate Housewives blasting on her computer
 
Old 11-25-2006, 02:41 PM   #13
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LOL... maybe I should apologize for that Although you could do a lot worse than Desperate Housewives.

I have many years of experience with Windows so the learning curve for me was maybe not as steep as some.

And bonito, sorry if I offended you at all. I certainly didn't mean to. It's hard to know the experience level of any one person, so I just state what I know, or what has worked for me.

Cueman
 
Old 11-28-2006, 04:21 PM   #14
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And bonito, sorry if I offended you at all. I certainly didn't mean to. It's hard to know the experience level of any one person, so I just state what I know, or what has worked for me.
Cueman
lol

Dont mind me!! I included a little "happy face" in that response!
So offense taken at all.

and by the way,
i just happened to have an hour or so to kill, so i decided to check out "DayBreak" as well
(http://dynamic.abc.go.com/streaming/landing)


WOW
I ended up watching 3 episodes!!
 
  


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