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Old 11-09-2007, 01:44 AM   #1
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Fedora 8: Howto enable open source flash

Hey guys this is just a quick guide on how to enable the open source flash that comes with fedora 8. It is called gnash.

Ok lets get started:

First off install what we need (as root):

# yum install gnash gnash-plugin

Sweet now thats done. Gnash for some reason installs its plugin into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins when it needs to be in /usr/lib/firefox.../plugins.

So to fix this navigate to the firefox plugin directory. On my computer it is: /usr/lib/firefox-

Now run this command as root:

# ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Bingo, we are done. To test this you can either go to a flash enabled page, or in the address bar type in 'aboutlugins'. You will see something like:

Shockwave Flash

    File name:
    Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99. Gnash 0.8.1, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright  2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about Gnash, see Compatible Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99.

MIME Type 	Description 	Suffixes 	Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf 	Yes
I hope this helps everyone.

Old 11-09-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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thank you
Old 11-09-2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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You're welcome. I couldn't find any guide on the net so thats why I put it up here.



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