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Old 04-04-2005, 05:44 AM   #1
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A question on flash-plugin


Hi folks,

FedoraCore2
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1

I just ran

# yum install flash-plugin
.......
.......
Registering flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6

Registering flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/local/netscape
Setup is complete.
Installed: flash-plugin 7.0.25-1.i386
Transaction(s) Complete

Please advise how can I register flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/bin/firefox

TIA

B.R.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Re: A question on flash-plugin

Quote:
Originally posted by satimis
Hi folks,

FedoraCore2
Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1

I just ran

# yum install flash-plugin
.......
.......
Registering flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.6

Registering flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/local/netscape
Setup is complete.
Installed: flash-plugin 7.0.25-1.i386
Transaction(s) Complete

Please advise how can I register flashplayer as a XPCOM component in
/usr/bin/firefox

TIA

B.R.
satimis
The HOWTO for Flash says to copy the plugin from either the Netscape or Mozilla directory and paste it into the firefox plugins directory with firefox closed as in not running at the time.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 04:33 AM   #3
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same problem

Hey everyone,

I have the same problem:
I installed the plug-in (flash-plugin-7.0.25-1) via yum (as it says on www.fedorafaq.org). Then I copied flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.2/plugins while firefox wasn't running, but I still can't see flash movies
I'm using FC3 64bit-version on an Athlon64.

I'm glad for any help,
max
 
Old 04-05-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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Re: same problem

Hi max2004,

Have you closed "firefox" before doing symbolic link?

satimis
 
Old 04-06-2005, 02:28 AM   #5
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Direct quote from the Macromedia ReadMe.txt file:

Quote:
To manually install the Plug-in Player for Linux, follow these directions:

- Copy the following files to your browser's plugins folder:
libflashplayer.so
flashplayer.xpt

If you installed Firefox as part of the Fedora Core 3 installation, you need to copy both files to the
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins
directory. If this directory doesn't exist, create it. Any version of Firefox 1.0.X should look in that directory, amongst others, for plugins. That way when a new version of Firefox 1.0.X+1 is installed, the flash plugin should still work for the newer version, as long as it is version 1.0.something. If you want flash for Mozilla, copy both these files to
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

In Fedora Core 2, Firefox wasn't part of the core packages and wasn't installed at installation time. So, where the plugins directory is at will depend on what directory you installed Firefox to if you installed manually, or where yum installed FIrefox to, if you used yum. Use search to find a plugins directory under firefox-something and copy the files to there.

If installing flash with yum doesn't provide both these files,
go HERE and download this file. Use gunzip and tar then copy libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins

@Max
Don't know anything about the 64 bit version, can't help you there, although you might want to try copying the files to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins just for grins. Might work, might not.

EDIT:
In Firefox, if you type
aboutCOLONplugins
(except type : instead of COLON) in the address bar instead of an URL, Firefox should list every plugin that it knows about.

Pudge

Last edited by Pudge; 04-06-2005 at 03:23 AM.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:04 AM   #6
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Quote:
Have you closed "firefox" before doing symbolic link?
Yes, I have (and I have restarted firefox a couple of times since then).

Quote:
you need to copy both files to the
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins
Okay, I tried this, but it didn't work either. There was no "firefox-1.0" directory in the /usr/lib, so I created one. I also have these two files in the /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.2/plugins (which already existed) - without success.

Thanks for the hint with about : plugins.
Code:
Default Plugin
    File name: libnullplugin.so
    The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
MIME Type       Description    Suffixes      Enabled
*                 All types       .*            No


Shockwave Flash
    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25
MIME Type                               Description                  Suffixes               Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash           Shockwave Flash              swf                       Yes
application/futuresplash                FutureSplash Player          spl                       Yes
So the Flash-Plugin should be installed, but when I go to let's say
http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html
I have an "plugin missing" icon on the site.


Thanx for you support guys!
Max
 
Old 04-06-2005, 07:42 AM   #7
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Hi max2004,

In my case I just did

# ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/flashplayer.xpt /usr/firefox/plugins/flashplayer.xpt

and

# ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so


"firebox" and "plugin" already existing, not necessary to create them.

Pls try

# find / -name plugins | grep firefox

to find out their directories

satimis
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:10 AM   #8
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hey satimis,

I do not have an /usr/firefox directory, so I tried /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/ but it still doesn't work
The find-command returned (ran as root):
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins
/usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.2/plugins

Isn't it weird that about : plugins says that it is installed??

Thanx, max

BTW: The link I posted above leads to a page that requires a quick-time-plugin, not a flash-plugin, but I've tried other sites that have flash content and it doesn't work.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #9
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Hi max2004,

Quote:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins
Thiese directories you just created. Remove them

Quote:
usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.2/plugins
These are the right directories you need to create symbolic links to. Please go through my previous posting. Tks

satimis
 
Old 04-06-2005, 12:24 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by max2004
So the Flash-Plugin should be installed, but when I go to let's say
http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html
I have an "plugin missing" icon on the site.

Thanx for you support guys!
Max
If aboutCOLONplugins lists flash, then flash IS available to Firefox. I have flash installed, and when I went to http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html it also told me I didn't have the necessary plugin installed. So, I don't know what plugin that web page wants, but it isn't flash. Perhaps Real player, or quicktime or something, but not flash. Since that is an Apple site, it probably wants Quicktime movie viewer.

Go to Macromedia's site to test the flash plugin. If you see the revolving rectangle saying "Macormedia Flash Player successfully installed" then it's installed. Just below the revolving rectangle, I also got a small box that said "Version 7,0,25,0 installed successfully". Don't forget, flash is only one of several plugins out there.

Another way to test flash is to go to http://puzzles.usatoday.com/. This page requires Flash, if you can work the crossword puzzle, then flash is installed.

This is off topic, but a good place to test your Java plugin is http://joseph.king-online.com/client...y_mountain.php
Monday through Friday. On Saturday it might or might not be up, and this web page is never up on Sunday. Click twice on "start" then click "hard" or "easy". If you can't type in letters, click refresh.

Pudge

Last edited by Pudge; 04-06-2005 at 01:06 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 10:49 PM   #11
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Hi Pudge,

Tks for your input. I succeeded passing the top 2 tests except follow;

Quote:
........This is off topic, but a good place to test your Java plugin is http://joseph.king-online.com/client...y_mountain.php
Monday through Friday. On Saturday it might or might not be up, and this web page is never up on Sunday. Click twice on "start" then click "hard" or "easy". If you can't type in letters, click refresh.
I re-installed Java plugin according to following URL

http://java.com/en/download/help/5000010500.xml#rpm
To install the Linux RPM (self-extracting) file

and configured "Firefox

# ls -l /usr/firefox/plugins/
total 20
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 Apr 6 10:08 flashplayer.xpt -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/flashplayer.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 Apr 6 10:08 libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 50 Apr 8 10:35 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> ./jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18840 Feb 25 20:30 libnullplugin.so

But still I could not pass this test. Any advice. TIA

B.R.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:58 PM   #12
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Does Java appear when you do
about : plugins
in firefox? If not, and if the Java page does not work, then I suspect that the pathname in your link is incorrect.

You listed your link as
libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I suspect that something more should go in front of /jre1.5.0_01
such as /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01

If you downloaded
jre-1_5_0_01-linux-i586-rpm.bin
when you run this, it creates a rpm and then the rpm automatically installs the Java plugin in:
/usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
so in this case your link would be
libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

However, if you downloaded
jre-1_5_0_01-linux-i586.bin
it doesn't create a rpm and it will install the Java plugin under whatever directory you downloaded it to and installed from.

If this is the case, then use Search to find what the full pathname is for libjavaplugin_oji.so probably
/something/something/jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
and adjust your symbolic link as necessary.

I recommend using jre-1_5_0_01-linux-i586-rpm.bin as the rpm it builds puts the plugin in a standardized directory. I'm all for standardization and conformity.

Hope that helps.

Pudge

Last edited by Pudge; 04-08-2005 at 12:02 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 12:23 AM   #13
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Hi Pudge,

Tks for your advice.

Quote:
You listed your link as
libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /jre1.5.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I suspect that something more should go in front of /jre1.5.0_01
such as /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01
Sorry I forgot to provde full path.

It should be;
/usr/java/jre1.5.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so

Problem solved by removing the existing link and re-symbolic link it with full path.

Tks again

B.R.
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Old 04-08-2005, 01:00 AM   #14
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satimis;
You are quite welcome.

I'm glad you got it working. Did you try and solve the crossword while you were there?

Pudge
 
Old 04-08-2005, 01:42 AM   #15
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Hi Pudge,

Quote:
[b]........ Did you try and solve the crossword while you were there?
I tried and it worked. However I'm not skillful on crossword puzzle.

satimis
 
  


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