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Old 09-02-2009, 06:10 AM   #1
Gangleri
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Flashplayer -plugin on Slackware 13.0


I've just fished installing slack but I can't figure out hot to run the flash plugin for Firefox.
I've tried first with:
flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386 but Firefox did not recognize the plugin so I ran :
Code:
ldd /usr/lib64/firefox-3.5.2/plugins/libflashplayer.so
not a dynamic executable
So I've downloaded the 64bit version:
libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so and put it in :
usr/lib64/firefox-3.5.2/plugins ... It seems to load the plugin but when I open a page on the place where the flash should be it's a black space.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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You could always try the official installer at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/
also (first) make double sure you've removed ANY other versions of Flashplayer on your system, no matter where they are
If it still doesn't work theres the free GNU Flashplayer at gnashdev.org
 
Old 09-02-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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It (libflashplayer.so) should be in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 12:48 AM   #4
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Problem solved. I've used some unofficial build of Slackware 13 and it has messed the libraries. I've reinstalled with the official DVD and placed the plugin in :
/usr/lib/mozzilla/plugins.

So it works fine now
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gangleri View Post
Problem solved. I've used some unofficial build of Slackware 13 and it has messed the libraries. I've reinstalled with the official DVD and placed the plugin in :
/usr/lib/mozzilla/plugins.

So it works fine now
I'm using the official Slackware 13 64bit downloaded from ftp.slackware.org.uk and the flash plugin wont even load for me.

I've placed libflashplayer.so (downloaded from Adobe's site) in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins but if I do aboutlugins in Firefox nothing flash related appears.

I tried doing "ldd libflashplayer.so" to see if I was missing any dependencies but the response I get is "not a dynamic executable".

Any ideas?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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Did you download ther 64bit one? - It might help if you read his whole post. He got the same error as you.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:13 AM   #7
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Did you download ther 64bit one? - It might help if you read his whole post. He got the same error as you.
Ah, crap. I was reading two threads at once and thought I was posting to the other one. You're right. It's exactly the same problem

Incidentally, I am using the 64bit plugin.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:45 AM   #8
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Also if you want it per user you can just install to ~/.mozilla/plugins which should work. =P I do that just to make it easy on myself and in case it messes up or I need to update I don't have to go into root. =D
 
Old 09-11-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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Hi there,

I'll just try to explain what to do in order to get it to work, cause the above posts weren't entirely clear for me.

What did not work for :

I got a file from adobe named :
install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

it contained libflashplayer.so

When I did an ldd on that file it gave the no dynamic executable error.
Placing it in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins didn't work, firefox didn't show it in his plugin list...

----------------------

now what did work :

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...6_64.so.tar.gz
it's from : http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

extract the file and you get a libflashplayer.so again... if I do an ldd on this file it shows lots of dependencies etc, so that looked promising.
copy the .so over to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

restart firefox... TADA it works ;-)


have fun

cheers
Benjamin
 
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:44 PM   #10
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bennethos,

Thanks very much. That worked perfectly.

And thanks again to Volkerding for another great release.

I was nervous about making the jump to 13, but it was the most pleasant installation I've ever done.
 
  


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