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Old 11-08-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Installing flashplayer 9 beta

Not sure if it is completely done right.

This is what the readme.txt says:

Installation instructions

* Plugin
o To install the plugin as user:
+ Copy or move into your plugins directory (usually located): ~/.mozilla/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist
o To install the plugin as root:
+ Copy or move the file into your system browser installed plugins directory (usually located): /usr/lib/<browser_directory>/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist

Under /usr/lib/, there is not a directory for mozilla or firefox, but rather a directory for "browser-plugins". So, to install the plug-in as root, I copied the .so file over to this directory where my mplayer plug-ins already were.

I'm not sure what it means to create the plug-ins folder since they are all just heaped into one directory. I tested it on a couple of things. When I tried to view a yahoo video, it worked alright through mplayer, as it usually does. However, when I tried to access the election pop-up (which I'm not sure what it consists of), it gave me a very incomplete page, just a black screen with a few numbers showing for vs. against, and the total difference, same as yesterday. I have had a bit of trouble viewing yahoo videos in the recent past, every now and then, so I was hoping that this might correct the problem.

I am just wondering if I have done everything properly without creating a plugins folder, since evidently my system is not configured the same as above. I see that there is already an older flashplayer.xpt in the plub-ins directory while there is not a flashplayer directory under /usr/lib/, so everything is probably alright. I wonder why the election page is not accessible.
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In Firefox, you can go to "about:plugins" to see the list of installed plugins, that should verify it is properly installed.

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Old 11-08-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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I've gone through all of the tabs under Preferences in Firefox, and I am not finding anything related to plug-ins. In Mozilla, I found a plug-in finder, but that's about it.
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He means type aboutlugins on the address bar. You can also install an extension to do the same

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Old 11-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:20 AM   #6
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I downloaded the beta to my desktop (Fedora core 5), moved this file to:


Then I restarted firefox from the firefox-2.0 directory as SU and all worked fine.

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There is a detailed guide for the Ubuntu users, although it schould work with any distro.


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