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Old 03-15-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Flashplayer for Linux

i've installed the flash plugin for mozilla so many times on other distros, that this is confusing me. i need some help.
i've uncompressed the tar.gz file for the flashplayer. everytime i run the install script and it asks me to enter the path to the plug-in directory (i.e. /usr/lib/mozilla/plug-ins), the script tells me that it cannot find the path. i also extracted the flashplayer.xpt and files to the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory, but this is not working.
am i doing something wrong ? is there another way around this ?

thanks in advanced for the info.
Old 03-15-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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Take a look at this tidbit I found here .

"In order to use the flashplayer plugin with Mozilla in Fedora Core 1, Install the package "compat-libstdc++" via 'apt-get install compat-libstdc++' (if you have apt ofcourse) or from the Fedora Core 1 installation CD3. Then make sure you have and flashplayer.xpt in the correct mozilla directory." - copied from

There's always the Mozilla plug-in FAQ , but you mave have been there already.

Good luck and I hope this helps,

Old 03-15-2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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You can also put those files in ~/.mozilla/plugins but it will only work for your user of course.
Old 03-15-2004, 02:53 AM   #4
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just finished installing compat-libstdc++, and it works.

thanks for the info. you guys rock!!
Old 03-15-2004, 08:42 AM   #5
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Please read the unofficial fedora f.a.q. before asking questions:
Old 03-15-2004, 09:53 AM   #6
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i never knew there as an unofficial f.a.q. but thanks for bringing it to my attention. obviously i'm not as smart as you are.
Old 03-15-2004, 11:42 PM   #7
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and im not smart at all
Old 03-16-2004, 06:35 AM   #8
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point the installer at /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1 and the installer installs it, but then theres summat else u need todo in the terminal (i can't remember) but its only one command and after that it works fine


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