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Old 04-24-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
gomi_no_sempai
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Adobe FlashPlayer & Firefox


I'm tearing my hair out trying to get firefox to use flash for games & youtube videos. I've installed it a number of times from Adobes site, as .deb, & .taz.gz, used the package manager and such but I can not get it working.
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04, Firefox 3.0.9 & the flash 10.0.22.87
It appears to install ok, but firefox will not flash!

help,
gomi
 
Old 04-24-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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What do you have in these directories?
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
OR
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 
Old 04-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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I'm tearing my hair out trying to get firefox to use flash for games & youtube videos. I've installed it a number of times from Adobes site, as .deb, & .taz.gz, used the package manager and such but I can not get it working.
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04, Firefox 3.0.9 & the flash 10.0.22.87
It appears to install ok, but firefox will not flash!

help,
gomi
And what happens if you use synaptic to install the flash player and
flash player installer
 
Old 04-24-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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That worked for me................

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Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
And what happens if you use synaptic to install the flash player and
flash player installer
Just upgraded to 9.04 from 8.10.

Firefox flash player seemed to disapear. Let the synaptic version load, restarted firefox, and all was well.

Sam
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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What do you have in these directories?
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
OR
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
I've checked Firefox and "aboutlugins" does not show Flash

Synaptic shows that the Adobe-Flashplugin is 10.0.22.87-1, and the lastest is 10.0.22.87-2

I have ....
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin.so

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so

And ....
/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

I've just tried adding a link from /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so

What have I missed?

Last edited by gomi_no_sempai; 04-24-2009 at 07:26 PM.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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The easiest and safest way is to open Applications->Add/Remove... Type ubuntu restricted extras in the Search box, and install from there. That also downloads many other codecs/plugins so everything works. If you have Firefox running during installation, you'll need to restart it.

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Old 04-25-2009, 06:46 AM   #7
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The easiest and safest way is to open Applications->Add/Remove... Type ubuntu restricted extras in the Search box, and install from there. That also downloads many other codecs/plugins so everything works. If you have Firefox running during installation, you'll need to restart it.
I've added the ubuntu restricted extras. This is what gets me I've tried most of the common things from a fresh install. I can't think what I've missed.

Are there any problems with having Adobe-FlashPlugin 10 and Flashplugin-nonfree?
[Edit: To answer the above question myself, there appears to be. Both packages won't work. Adobe-flashplugin (ie version 10.0.22.87-2) won't work, but Flashplugin-nonfree does. So problem solved after 3 days of thinking, trying, & testing]

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