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Old 04-01-2006, 01:33 AM   #1
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Question Macromedia Flash


Hi Guys,

I use the Internet among other things for downloading Crosswords.
My problem is that although I can print off a puzzle (although not very well) I cannot view it onscreen as I apparently need a plugin. This is I assume to be Macromedia Flash.
OK so I downloaded the plugin (MMFlash 7) and installed it as per instructions but nothing has changed. That is I still cannot read the Crosswords onscreen.
My browser is Firefox 1.05 as supplied with Mandriva2006.
Do I need to update my browser to the latest version, i.e Firefox 1.5 and if so do I need to delete the old version and re-install the new or will the new version merely update the older version?

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

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Old 04-01-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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The Macromedia Flash plugin comes in a file named install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz. You can d/l it from here.
When you untar it you will have among other, the files flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so. Copy them to the plugins subdirectory of your firefox and restart firefox.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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I'd rather suggest this site, it requires you click the right link(s) and nothing else.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:53 AM   #4
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OK, so I installed Flash but with no improvement.
So I went to the website on Firefox using Win2K and apparently what I need is the Java Runtime programme which I downloaded along with the install instructions (printed out).

I can unTar this with no problem but I cannot find 'Firefox' under root /usr/share or anywhere else in the root /usr/ directory.
The only reference to 'Firefox' appears in my /myname/home directory as /myname/home/.firefox so I assume that I need to untar the j2re to this directory.

Or do I need to do this as superuser in 'root'?

Now I am really confused,

Leonardo38
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:37 AM   #5
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No, unpack it everywhere you want, e.g. /usr/local/share
In order to make it work with Firefox you should copy (or create a link) only one library from the entire package. I cannot remember which one exactly, you can find it in the documentation provided either along with jre or on their site.
 
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Firefox usually located /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox, at least in Debian
 
Old 04-02-2006, 05:55 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ygrex
No, unpack it everywhere you want, e.g. /usr/local/share
In order to make it work with Firefox you should copy (or create a link) only one library from the entire package. I cannot remember which one exactly, you can find it in the documentation provided either along with jre or on their site.
It's usually called something like libjavaplugin_oji.so.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 08:21 PM   #8
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by the way this site has the official Flash packages for various Linus distributions
 
  


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