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Old 03-23-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Where do I place the flashplayer plugin?

I just downloaded Adobe's pre-release for Flashplayer 10; but I don't know where to put it.
Old 03-23-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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I installed flashplayer 10 (flashplayer-mozilla) from Debian Multimedia.

But here's the instructions from Adobe's website.
Old 03-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #3
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For individual users you can put here:
For system-wide it depends on how you installed your FFx.
Old 03-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #4
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For global installation, you can put in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins.
Old 03-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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what am I doing wrong?

A website keeps refusing to play content and directs me to download adobe-flashplayer, it installs OK, but still doesn't play the videos which I think are swf, I get the same direction to the adobe site.

I have Debian Lenny with up to date iceweasel.

I have modified as follows, copying the from the tarball to replace the same file in these directories, reserving the original files in case this is a mistake:

jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# cp
jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# ls
jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# rm

jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# cp /home/jan/ /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/
jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# ls
jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# ls -l
total 19784
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10131640 2009-03-26 08:14
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10089232 2009-03-26 08:05
jan:/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin# cd /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins
jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# ls libflash*
jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# ls -l libfla*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8115888 2008-09-23 23:09
So the "" replaced, is a few months older

jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# cp
jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# ls libfla*
jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# ls master*
jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# rm

jan:/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins# cp /home/jan/ /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins/
Another possible problem is that the file association in iceweasel makes no reference to the flashplayer plugin, it will use swfplayer or mplayer.

The fact that my laptop (Ubuntu) plays from this website may be relevant.

Old 03-26-2009, 06:43 PM   #6
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remove sfwdec-mozilla, then using either backports apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree or use and do apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla


File name: /usr/lib/flashplayer-mozilla/
Shockwave Flash 10.0 r22
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Thanks craigevil. Meantime I updated iceweasel, and a user that had addon mediaplayer connectivity was then able to watch x shockwaveflash content. I note in associations x swf had specified, but making the corresponding change to user2 didn't work. Mediaplayer connectivity + xswf associated with almost any application enabled user2 to call up the video without reverting to the default "you need updated adobeflashplayer10" screen but it wouldn't play, even using
As a shortcut I reserved the .mozilla directory in the user that had the problems by renaming to .mozillaMASTER then substituted in the "correct" version with file ownerships altered, it was mucky but effective. I'll keep your suggested fix in mind for next time it goes wrong. I'd be interested to find out why user1 came right just with the copied in then iceweasel updated. It was definitely not a systemwide problem as the fix was in the user's home directory.


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