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Old 05-04-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question Problems installing Flash


I just installed FC5 and am pretty much new to linux overall. I have a test to take on a webpage using flash. I went to the flash website and downloaded it and installed it per the instructions on their site. It said installation complete, but under about:config in firefox it shows no flash. I need to take this 10 hour online course by sunday afternoon, preferably before, so i would greatly appreciate any help anyone has. Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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one other thing, does anyone know a good overall media player with a good GUI?
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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If you followed the instructions it should work. But here are some directions
http://fedoranews.org/tchung/firefox-flash/
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:52 PM   #4
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i clicked on the availiable plugins toolbar, and it said no plugins avaliable
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #5
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I also found this and could not paste the files into their directories per the instrutions below. Do i need to be root to do that?

Hi friends...
Maybe many of you had problems installing Flash player under Phoneix / Mozilla. Even following the instructions on the Mozilla site. Well I was one of them and today I got the solution!
First follow the step just as Mozilla's site describe:

"Download Flash Player 6.0r79 then extract libflashplayer.so to your
plugins directory and flashplayer.xpt to your components directory"
Those directories are under your Mozilla directory, mostly under /usr/share.

Then download the RPM package "libstdc++2.10-2.96-0.83mdk.i586.rpm" that contains C++ libraries and install it. I used it with Redhat 9 and works great!.
Then do a log out. and enjoy your Flash player!

Good luck!
moisvon.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:07 PM   #6
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Copy these files to your FireFox Plugins directory... Your path may vary...


here is a listing of my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 kencaz kencaz 856 Mar 14 2005 flashplayer.xpt*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 kencaz kencaz 2096844 Mar 14 2005 libflashplayer.so*

Remember it's a hidden folder...

Then try restarting Firefox and use about.plugins not about.config to see if it took.

KC
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:10 PM   #7
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how do i see the hidden folders?
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:16 PM   #8
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just do
whereis or slocate the two files above. They may be in /opt/mozilla/plugins or something like that. then as a regular user

cp /whereever/they/are/flashplayer.xpt* /home/<you>/.mozilla/plugins
or wherever your mozilla plugins dir is in your home dir.

If using gnome, which i think FC does. I think you need to right click in nautilus and check show hidden files
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:22 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanhillinbl
how do i see the hidden folders?
Listing your files with the -a option will show hidden files and directories.

such as:

ls -al

The hidden files will have periods before them. You can 'cd' to them the same as other files just add the period.

KC
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:24 PM   #10
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what about the flashplayer.so file
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #11
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Quote:
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Copy these files to your FireFox Plugins directory... Your path may vary...


here is a listing of my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 kencaz kencaz 856 Mar 14 2005 flashplayer.xpt*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 kencaz kencaz 2096844 Mar 14 2005 libflashplayer.so*

Remember it's a hidden folder...

Then try restarting Firefox and use about.plugins not about.config to see if it took.

KC

Ok what about it? do the same thing for that file
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:38 PM   #12
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o ok someone else said that you had to put it in a different area.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:44 PM   #13
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It still says flash not detected. I also checked on another site and it was not detected, and the popdown toolbar for availiable plugins came up. I clicked on it and it listed flash and an "unknown" I clicked manual install on the unknown player and it brought me to the flash download, even after i downloaded and installed flash per their gui installer.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #14
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did you restart firefox?
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:52 PM   #15
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yea and it didnt work
 
  


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