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Old 10-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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Flash 10.1 r85 only shows "Movie not loaded"


I'm not really sure if this it the right thread, but if nothing someone will surely let me know.

I'm following the Linux from scratch webbook and installed firefox-3.6.10 from source.
I pasted the flashplayer 10.1 r85 plugin in my plugin directory (/usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.2.10/plugins).

Firefox is able to find the plugin, because it appears in the list of plugins.

However, when I open a site with a flash thing nothing happens. Firefox knows I have flash, but when I right-click where the flash thing should be I get a grey out option saying "Movie not loaded..." and the option to see information about flash, which brings me to the adobe website.

Has anyone got any experience with tackling this problem?
I've read that it could be a problem with the flash settings. Is there some document under linux which I can edit or do I really need a working flash animation for that?

Any help is very appreciated,
Hugo
 
Old 10-14-2010, 06:19 AM   #2
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Haven't worked with LFS, but with Fedora, any plugins I install go into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 10-14-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip.
Actaully /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is a symlink to the xulrunner dir.
That is why firefox is able to find the plugin.
However, the plugin is not capable of playing any flash file whatsoever.
I also says in the dropdown menu "Movie no loaded...".
If anyone things a particular flash movie should work just link it and i'll try.
However, even the test animation of adobe doesn't work.
 
Old 10-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Actaully /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is a symlink to the xulrunner dir.
Interesting - they're separate directories for me (Fedora). I'm currently running flashplayer_square_p2_32bit_linux_092710.tar.gz without any problems, but I never had problems with flash-plugin-10.1.85.3-release.i386.rpm either.

Sorry I can't help.
 
Old 10-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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Interesting, where did you get your .tar.gz file and is better than the file adobe ships?
 
Old 10-15-2010, 06:56 AM   #6
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Got it from Adobe. Don't know how or if the 32-bit version is better than any earlier version; there was no 64-bit release of 10.1.85, si I needed to upgrade for security reasons.

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Old 10-15-2010, 01:27 PM   #7
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Interestingly I also got my file there, but mine is called libflashplayer.so.
Did you actually download the flashplayer_square_p2_32bit_linux_092710.tar.gz file from adobe?
 
Old 10-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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I found the problem.
Flash has a cURL as a runtime dependency.
I found this out by starting firefox from a prompt and looking what happened when I saw a flash file.

The dependency is not noted on the adobe homepage.
This is probably, because most firefox builds include cURL for the bugreport.
I however thought I could do without that feature.

I didn't need to recompile firefox to make it work.
 
Old 10-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #9
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libflashplayer.so is the name that always seems to be used for the flash plugin, regardless of the version. As for curl, it gets installed by default in Fedora, even in spins that don't use firefox (rpm depends on it), so I never saw the problem you encountered.
 
  


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