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Old 01-21-2002, 10:55 AM   #1
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install Macromedia flash in Konqueror?


Hi,

I wanted to install flash into my browser, so I went to Macromedia's website and downloading their archive for linux flash. The install instructions said to put a .so and .class file into the directory /usr/lib/netscape/plugins (or something like that, I can't quite remember). Incidently, the files were already there... Anyways, I couldn't find a similar directory for Konqueror (maybe I just didn't look hard enough). Is it possible to run flash from Konqueror, and if so, how? Secondly, Netscape wouldn't run flash, eventhough the files were in the plugin directory. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-21-2002, 11:16 AM   #2
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Just found this:

In order to get Flash working in Konqueror you are going to need to install the following packages:

kdebase-nsplugins
lesstif
Flashplayer-5.0.1

If you are a owner of a MD 8.1 powerpak these are on your CDs.

After installing the above packages click on the KDE Control Panel.

Click on Web Browsing
Click on Netscape Plugins
Click on Scan for new plugins

Click on the plugin tab and it should show under mine types X- shockwave and FutureSplash Player. Click on Apply.

While still in the Control Panel

Click on File Browsing
Click on File Associations
Click on Application

Scroll down until you see x-shockwave

Click on the Embedding Tab
Click on the button - Show file in embedding viewer
Click on Apply


Just found out that FlashPlayer-5.0-2mdk is available for download.
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Old 01-24-2002, 03:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the GREAT INFO!!! I now have FLASH!!
 
Old 01-24-2002, 09:10 PM   #4
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Well, I still don't have it. I'm in the same situation as sluggo. I have the same 2 files already in /usr/lib/netscape/plugins

libflashplayer.so and ShockwaveFlash.class

When I browse to a flash-enabled site (like disney.com) while using netscape...
netscape just freezes up. I have to xkill it.

When I browse using konq, I get bombarded with macromedia download windows because konq doesn't know I have it. I have enable global plugins selected in konq configuration.

Where the hell do you get kdebase-nsplugins? I comes on the CDs with the mandrake power-pak edition but I have the mandrake standard edition. So I searched freshmeat, rpmfind, download.com, but couldn't find anything like kdebase-nsplugins.

I can't believe its such a major hassle for a stupid little thing like flash.
 
Old 01-25-2002, 10:50 AM   #5
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Pekuekfir, try this. Go to www.macromedia.com and download the flash file for linux. It's just an archive with two files and a readme. Put the two files in the /usr/lib directory I mention above. The two files that you already have in there are newer (by date), but they are version 4. You need to use the version 5 files, downloaded from macromedia. I struggled with this until I realized what version I had. To check your version:
1. open Netscape
2. browse to "about:netscape" without the quotes
3. go to the bottom of the page to see what version of shockwave you have

As for the kdebase etc, you probably already have these. To check, go to a command prompt and type:

rpm -qa | grep kdebase-nsplugins

rpm -qa | grep lesstif

I think that's the correct syntax...

sluggo
 
Old 01-26-2002, 10:13 PM   #6
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If you do a custom install of netscape 6.2.x you can select to install the latest flash plugin, then you do "nspluginscan" to enable it for konq.
 
Old 01-28-2002, 05:59 AM   #7
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I found the rpm files on CD3 of my set. I downloaded the iso images from the internet and burned them. If all else fails and you have a CD writer, just download CD3.

 
Old 07-04-2002, 01:24 PM   #8
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thanx
 
  


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