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Old 03-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #1
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What to install to view Facebook videos?


Hi. I'm on Slackware 64 14.2. I use seamonkey as my web browser, and every time I try to view Facebook videos I get this message that says Flash unavailable. I can view YouTube videos just fine, even in full screen. Even on Facebook. I just can't view those pesky Facebook videos. What should I install to get beyond this message? Thank you in advance for any advice you are able to offer towards solving this.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 10:35 PM   #2
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The YouTubes may be playing under HTML5. Try installing Flash.

Download the latest version for Linux from the Adobe website, decompress it, then, as root, copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib[or lib64, depending on your architecture]/mozilla/plugins.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 10:57 PM   #3
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I untarred the archive into ~ and issued a cd into ~/usr and looked for the file. This is what I have:
Code:
michael@caitlyn usr $ ls -R
.:
bin  lib  lib64  share

./bin:
flash-player-properties

./lib:
kde4

./lib/kde4:
kcm_adobe_flash_player.so

./lib64:
kde4

./lib64/kde4:
kcm_adobe_flash_player.so

./share:
applications  icons  kde4  pixmaps

./share/applications:
flash-player-properties.desktop

./share/icons:
hicolor

./share/icons/hicolor:
16x16  22x22  24x24  32x32  48x48

./share/icons/hicolor/16x16:
apps

./share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps:
flash-player-properties.png

./share/icons/hicolor/22x22:
apps

./share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps:
flash-player-properties.png

./share/icons/hicolor/24x24:
apps

./share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps:
flash-player-properties.png

./share/icons/hicolor/32x32:
apps

./share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps:
flash-player-properties.png

./share/icons/hicolor/48x48:
apps

./share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps:
flash-player-properties.png

./share/kde4:
services

./share/kde4/services:
kcm_adobe_flash_player.desktop

./share/pixmaps:
flash-player-properties.png
Could it be this ~/usr/lib64/kcm_adobe_flash_player.so? I couldn't find a libflashplayer.so.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 11:01 PM   #4
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I copied the file there, and for the moment Facebook videos work. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 03-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #5
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Could it be this ~/usr/lib64/kcm_adobe_flash_player.so? I couldn't find a libflashplayer.so.
It's entirely possible that Adobe has changed the name of the file since the last time I had to install Flash, but I'm glad it's working and thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 06-01-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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I reinstalled Slackware for the first time today since February. I followed the above advice. I went to the link posted above and selected the file flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz, downloaded and extracted it, and then copied the libflashplayer.so file to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins. The flash player shows up on my About plugins page in seamonkey. Facebook won't let me watch videos. Do I need to restart seamonkey? I'll try doing that and post back here if it works.
 
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Reloading seamonkey worked. I can now view Facebook videos.
 
  


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