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Old 04-17-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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firefox / flash issues

I can't get flash to work in firefox 1.0.2.


Shockwave Flash

File name:
Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes

ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2/plugins/

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 17 12:18 ./
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 Apr 17 12:24 ../
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 856 Apr 17 12:18 flashplayer.xpt*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2096844 Apr 17 12:18*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18460 Apr 5 08:32*

And yet when I try to view flash content, e.g., I get nothing. What's going on?

Old 04-18-2005, 08:01 AM   #2
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do u have an entry for that in

<user directory>/.mozilla/fiefox/pluginreg.dat

Old 04-18-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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Yes. I "fixed" this by exporting my bookmarks and then blowing away my .mozilla folder. I lost my extensions but no big deal. Flash works now.
Old 05-06-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Is there a solution to this problem without "blowing away" the .mozilla directory? I have flash working, but it does not work correctly - only certain things show up and it's mainly menu items that do not. Kinda annoying.


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