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Old 09-27-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Need help installing Flash


I'm using Fedora 15 64bit and have gone to the adobe website to download and install the yum package, the package installs correctly, I restart FireFox (and even the machine) but cannot access flash videos. I tried to install again but am told by my system that it is already installed. Appreciate the assistance.

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Try installing real Flash Player. The "alternative" versions of Flash built-in to most distros are not always fully compatible with every Flash video.


You can get Flash Player here:


If you need help installing, or enabling in browser, post back with your distro information (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.)
 
Old 09-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Does Shockwave Flash show up in your plugins of the Add-ons tab of Firefox? What do you mean exactly by "cannot access flash video". What do you try and how does FFx react?
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Shockwave Flash doesn't show up as one of the plugins when in FireFox I click on Tools > Add-Ons > Plugins. That being said if I go to adobe's site and tried to download and install the yum installer package the system gives me a message saying that the application is already installed and then stops there.

What I mean by cannot access flash video is say for example I go to site http://espn.go.com/video/, the very top of the page has a window where video is suppose to automatically start displaying. Instead there is a message that says "You need to have the Adobe Flash Player 9 to view this content. Please click here to continue." The link takes me back to Adobe's site to install Flash. Other websites that have flash video behave in similar fashions.

Many thanks for taking the time to address my issue.


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Does Shockwave Flash show up in your plugins of the Add-ons tab of Firefox? What do you mean exactly by "cannot access flash video". What do you try and how does FFx react?
jdk
 
Old 09-28-2011, 02:29 AM   #4
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Installing flashplayer involves placing the file libflashplayer.so in the correct folder. What that folder is depends on your distro and whether you want it system-wide or limited to a given user. The single-user option is dead easy. You just place the file in ~/.mozilla/plugins it will certainly work for you. If you don't have other users on your system this solution should be good enough.
ciao,
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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Thank you so very much for all your help. I tried going through the Nautilus file explorer and copy and paste the file as you instructed but wasn't able to so I tried going to the terminal. Gave me the opportunity to learn the copy command (my apologies I'm only on chapter 16 of linux for dummies) as well as the su command. My user access even though in the administrator group didn't allow me to copy of the file so I though perhaps using the elevated privileges would do the trick. Learned how helpful when typing out long file paths the tab key can be in linux and got the file copied. Restarted Firefox and when I did the same espn.com example I gave earlier of flash not working works now as it should.

Thank you again for all your assistance with this. I hope to be able to someday pay it forward.
 
Old 09-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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I'm sure you will and as a first step please mark this thread as SOLVED (use the Thread Tools just below your first post). This will help other who have a similar problem and are looking for a solution.
Above all... have fun.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #7
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that might be the 32 bit version of flash for the 32 bit ff on a 64 bit OS
yes it can be a bit confusing sometimes

for flash you might want to have a look at Mjmwired's help page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f15.html
and flash
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f15.html#flash
and have a look at the BIG yellow link at the top of the fedoraforum web site
"Fedora Set-Up Guides"
http://www.fedoraforum.org/
 
Old 09-28-2011, 07:08 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info, I'll definitely check them out
 
  


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