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Old 11-07-2004, 02:01 PM   #1
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Fedora 2 Mozilla flash/java not working


Hi,

Im ALMOST all there with fedora!

one last problem that i hope someone can help with, and hopefully its just a real quick answer.

heres what i did.

After installing fedora 2, when i bring up the browser, everything works EXCEPT flash animations, and some java menus.

what it would do is show a box where the animation should go, with a little icon in the middle.

So figuring it needed the plug-in, i went to the netscape page and dl'd it and installed it.

now same thing happens only not the little icon. so i think its there, but just wrong.

so i think that either:

a) there is a settting smoewhere in the browser to say "show flash/java images" or
b) I installed something wrong?

what was i suppose to do, and how can i fix it?

thanks
--Karl
 
Old 11-07-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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As far as I know, there's no option to disable Flash in Mozilla. Java *can* be disabled, I'm not sure if it's disabled by default. To enable it: go to Edit -> Preferences, click on 'Advanced'.

To check if the plug-ins are installed correctly, go to Help -> About Plugins... If you don't see the Flash player and Java VM there, they aren't installed correctly.

How you are supposed to install Flash: download the plugin from macromedia.com, unpack the tar file, and run the installer script.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 05:47 PM   #3
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I have the following 2 in:

application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes


but its not showing shockwave (.swf files), it looks like it wants to, but it doesnt.

doenst explain why i cant see some java menus

are there any other "manditory" plugins i should have?

(IE: let me know what YOU have installed)
 
Old 11-07-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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I really have no clue what could be wrong then with the Flash files ...

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are there any other "manditory" plugins i should have?
(IE: let me know what YOU have installed)
At the moment? Only the unix print plugin that comes standard with Mozilla 1.8a. I don't even have Flash installed right now, as I suspect it of frequently crashing my browser.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 06:31 PM   #5
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To make flash player work in Mozilla you need to have these library's in your plugins folder.
flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so

In mandrake they are at
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

For java to work you need
libjavaplugin_oji.so

shockwave flash player

http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp
 
Old 11-07-2004, 06:56 PM   #6
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hmm. it worked... sortof... I did what you said and it worked!

bu t i think i found a bug.. maybe you can check this out and see if it does ti on yours (or anyone using fedora core 2 )


if you go to:

http://www.ballselector.com/demo.htm

youll see some flash banners.

now go to:

https://www.leaguetournaments.com

there should be a flash on the right side there, but it just shows blank

the only difference is one is an HTTPS page, and the other is a HTTP page.

is it possible the flash doesnt work on secure pages?
this does work using internet explorer and netscape on windows

thanks
--Karl

Last edited by delphipgmr; 11-07-2004 at 07:03 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:38 PM   #7
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I opened that page in konqueror, mozilla, and firefox.
The page did not render correctly. The flash object did not play.

I think that some web page designers write HTML for the page to be IE specific.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:43 PM   #8
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no, i wrote the page.

it has to do with the https:

if i make it http, it works fine.

and it works fine in windows with netscape and IE.

for some reason it looks like flash doesnt render when its on a secure page. (the first example i showed you had the same flash animation as is suppose to be in the https version)

im installing fedora 3 now, ill see if it works there.


can someone try it with regular redhat and see if it renders there?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #9
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It does not has to do with https or not, i have checked a couple of http and flash movie does not render (www.diablesdelclot.com). Here there should be an animation, but does not show up, and it's not https. I guess it has to do with some specific animations that would only work under windows player
 
  


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