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Old 08-29-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Flash and SBC Yahoo Page


I just installed the flash plugin for firefox on fedora 5 system. I got the plug in using the macromedia repository. I fallowed this guys steps:

Setup Macromedia Repository for YUM
* Type:

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/macromedia.repo

Hit enter and gedit will open.

* Type or copy and paste the following in gedit:

name=Macromedia for i386 Linux


Go to "System" > "Administration" > "Security Level and Firewall". Enter your root password and click "ok". On the "SELinux" tab click on "Modify SELinux Policy", click on "Compatibility" to open it and tick the check box next to "Allow the use of shared libraries with Text Relocation". Click "ok". Reboot your machine to implement the new SELinux policy.

* Open the terminal. Type:

su -

Hit enter. Type your root password. Hit enter.

* Type:

yum -y install flash-plugin

Hit enter. Click "accept" in the license agreement windows that appears. Wait for the installation to complete. (Note: If the Macromedia license agreement does not appear you may have to type "/usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup install" at the root prompt and hit enter.)

* At the moment there is a bug in Flash that prevents it from displaying normal text in FC5. To resolve this enter the following command as root: "mkdir -p /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/", hit enter and then enter the following command also as root: "ln -s /etc/X11/fs/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config", hit enter and then log out and back in.

* Restart Firefox to enable the flash plugin.
The issuse is that when I go to my sbc yahoo home page the news head lines do not appear. All the text is missing and the Movies are not there. The plugin does seem to work with banners and stuff though. Is there a better flash plugin than the one that I am using?
Old 08-30-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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Do you have NoScript try to turn on JavaScript. Often these flash things don't work without it.

An 2 cent answer. But maybe.


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