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Old 09-29-2011, 05:56 AM   #16
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1. It's Jonathan not Josh.
2. At a terminal type
Code:
sudo updatedb
(it may take a minute or two)
then type
Code:
locate libflashplayer.so
and that will tell you where to find libflashplayer.so
3. I'm not sure what you mean "I'm having trouble finding the '/mozilla/plugins' folder." You left out the "~" before the "/" and you left out the "." before mozilla.
Try this
Code:
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
You need to type this command exactly as it appears above. Then you won't have trouble.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:00 AM   #17
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I found 'libflashplayer.so' in the Adobe Tar archive. Now to copy it to...
 
Old 09-29-2011, 06:34 AM   #18
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Sorry Jonathan, I'll remember.
Found libflashplayer.so - two copies, one that I copied and downloaded into:
/home/iri/downloads and the other: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so.

But cannot find ~/.mozilla/plugins. I was just abbreviating before; but it's not there. I'll try a Search. ---No luck. Trouble is... I'm not familiar with the Linux file organisation. If I could set up a 'tree' that would help. Is there a 'Program Files' folder like Windoz? I thought 'etc' served that purpose.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:53 AM   #19
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Ok, I guess you don't have FFx installed. Is that correct? What browser do you use?
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I'm not familiar with the Linux file organisation. If I could set up a 'tree' that would help. Is there a 'Program Files' folder like Windoz? I thought 'etc' served that purpose.
Thankfully not. The linux file system is nothing like the windows one. You may want to read this: http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:24 AM   #20
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Cant find Plugins

Thanks for that link on files- interesting. Also found I have the Garrels "Intro to Linux" which has a Tree-type chart. But I still can't find the mozilla/plugins directory. It seeems to be under "usr/lib/mozilla/ " but, as per attached, I can't find it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:37 AM   #21
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I still can't find the mozilla/plugins
Remember that it linux all files beginning with "." (which you forgot again) are hidden. Make sure you have enabled your file manager to view hidden files or on the terminal you need to type this:
Code:
ls -a
which will then list all files and folders including hidden ones. Remember you are looking for the ~/.mozilla/plugins folder which should exist if you have installed Firefox.
Another possibility is to put it in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/plugins folder, if that one exists.
ciao,
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:22 AM   #22
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Thanks Jonathan, I've been reading up on various texts and trying a couple of things. With respect, I don't think I omitted the period -- but anyway -- Yes I have F-fox installed but, although there is a ".mozila" folder, there is no "plugins" folder in it. Don't know where F/fox stores the plugins in Linux. Meantime I have found an '.adobe' folder with a folder in it called "AssetCache". This contains an empty file called "8586SDSW8". I have copied the libflashplayer.so file there hoping it might help. No luck so I'll try copying the nphelix.so & xpt files as suggested above, if I can find them!

The attached composite grab shows the BBC iPlayer window "stalled" (hanging) as I mentioned in the original Post, plus a 'Nautilus' window and two Terminals with info re '.mozilla' and '.Adobe' directories. Note it's gone back to the hanging window now, instead of the window saying "Install Flash".
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
odd it was my understanding that the BBC movie player was MS windows ONLY because of the very over restrictive DRM
and all other players were busted by the BBC's move to windows only DRM.
I have no problem watching BBC

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As root, copy the file to
Code:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Code:
sudo cp /home/iri/downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
On my system the Download directory is with a capital "D"
restart firefox

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Old 10-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #25
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Thanks repo, to my surprise the command was accepted without complaint (because I cannot find a 'plugins' directory in 'mozilla'). But it still has not solved the problem. Attached shows Terminal screen with command apparently accepted. Result is the same as the attachment to my last post (BBC iplayer screen). Thanks for your suggestion; pleased to see the command showing full hierarchy of files concerned. Helps an old-time DOS user to understand.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:50 AM   #26
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Did you restart firefox?
What happens if you press the play button?
Do you have sound when you play youtube video's?

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Yes, just re-started -- and U-tube and other audios OK. will do a more complete check.
More later...
Re "Play" button... there is only one button: To Stop when playing.. to Start when stopped. Have tried it many times
Have just watched a U-Tube-type on-line video. No troubles.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:02 AM   #28
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From the help page

Quote:
Browser problems - Mozilla Firefox
• Please try upgrading to the latest version
• Enable cookies
• Upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player*
What happens if you use another browser like opera or google chrome?

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:11 AM   #29
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Try flash-aid-

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/flash-aid/

Its a lot eiaser than sodding around finding the right directory for libflashplayer.so.
 
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Thanks Cascade9 -- have now installed Flash-aid. But no change. Have tried to update to F/Fox 7 from 6.0.2, but it has been withdrawn for Linux while they find a bug. I think Vn.6 should work. Can other Ubuntu (or any Linux) user get these programs ? Anybody: try... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0159f82#segments . Just click on "Listen Now". Does it work for you ?? I've been trying for a week. Maybe I'm doing something stupid? Any help appreciated

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