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Old 07-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
staham
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flash player in Suse 10.1


Anyone got this working?

I've never cared about flash before, so I've never bothered to install it. Now I happend to find a page that uses flash, but I seem unable to get it to work.

I've tried installing with both the rpm package provided on the Suse CDs, and with the package from macromedia's site.

In Firefox, aboutlugins gives this information:
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 7.0 r63

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

So it seems firefox found the plugin, but it just does not want to work. I get no error messages or anything, just a blank page, when I try a page with flash.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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Flash and Shockwave Flash are 2 different things. There is currently no native support for shockwave flash player in linux. There are ways to install it under wine, as I've installed flash 8 under it.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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I don't care about shockwave. Just flashplayer. For example, what I think they use on video.google.com.

If you download the thing, whatever it's named, from macromedia's site or an from an rpm site, (and there is a linux version of that, named flash-player - Macromedia Flash Plug-In).
However, if you download that thing, it will contain two files:
flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so
These two files go into the browser plugin directory (for example /usr/lib/browser-plugins/)
The install does that.

If you then start Firefox, and type about: plugins (no space between : and p),
firefox says:
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 7.0 r63

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

Clearly, it has found the file. I don't care if its named Flash or Flash Shockwave or whatever - as the thing comes in a linux version, it should be possible to use it.

So, my question, again, is, does anyone know what could be the problem?

I've tried both Suse's rpm and Macromedia's package.
I notice one difference if I unistall - then the browser complains that I haven't got a plugin. That's the only difference.
I use a 32bit processor. AMD 1.3Ghz

Last edited by staham; 07-06-2006 at 10:56 AM.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 11:10 PM   #4
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Got it, sorry for the confusion. The only other suggestion I have is to copy it to your local plugin directory.

$HOME/.mozilla/plugins

You are correct that these are the only 2 files needed for flash to work.
flashplayer.xpt
libflashplayer.so

Sorry again for the confusion on my part,
Pete
 
Old 07-07-2006, 01:36 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'll try that when I get home today.

No problem, it's just that I got quite annoyed over this flashplayer.. I never wanted it before, as it seems unstable (I've tried it in windows and it hanged the computer every now and then), so I didn't want to pollute my Linux computer with crap. But now that I use adblock, I've heard that it's possible to block flash as well, and just use it where I want to use it.
And when I finally install it, it doesn't work, and I think I spent an hour installing/uninstalling and moving the files around...

Staffan

Last edited by staham; 07-07-2006 at 02:20 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:47 AM   #6
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I solved this problem by moving the .mozilla folder away. Apparently it was something in there that made it not work.
 
  


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