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Old 10-15-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Adobie install.

Hello All. i know I must be asking a newbee question, but here it is. When i visit websites using Fedora 15 FireFox 7.0 which needs an Adobie update i download and install it using the linux rpm option, but it does not seem to install as I get messages telling me it is all ready install. Any help would be greatfully accepted. Thanks.
Old 10-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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Reboot the browser and make sure you have flash installed not just the plugin.
Old 10-15-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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I had similar kind of issue on SLES. This is what I did:

1. Downloaded the Adobe flashplayer from Adobe site in .tar.gz format.
2. Did rpm -zxvf on that .tar.gz file.
3. It unzipped as one usr folder named usr and one file
4. Copied the files that were there in usr folder and subfolders to /usr folder and sub folder manually.
5. Once done copied over to /usr/lib/browser-plugins/ directory.
6. Restarted firefox and was able to play videos on youtube.
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Thanks for the help. I tried the posted solution, but had no luck. I had to cheat and use the Add/Remove Software applet within Fedora to get Flash installed. I did'nt want to resort to that but I did.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link to the Fedora\Abode clarification. Can I ask if you can help me out the the message 'Requires a MPEG-1 Layer 3 Decode plugin' when i try to playmp3s? Thanks.
Old 10-16-2011, 12:14 AM   #7
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Please mark this thread as solved if your original question has been answered. I personally have used this site many times to help solve flash and mp3 playback issues that are common when you first install Fedora because the related software packages are not included by default.


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