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Old 08-17-2006, 05:50 AM   #1
vharishankar
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Status of Linux flash plugin


What's the status of the new Adobe Flash plugin? I'm unable to install the Flash plugin for Firefox in Linux. Unfortunately there are several sites which I visit which use Flash (including youtube).

Any idea regarding this?
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:05 AM   #2
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I'm running Flash 7 on Slackware 10.2/Firefox 1.5.0.4.
I extracted the installer to a temp directory, and copied
"flashplayer.xpt" and "libflashplayer.so" to my global
Firefox plugins directory.
All is well with Youtube and others.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:12 AM   #3
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Thanks. I hope they bring back the one-click installer like it used to be before though.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:20 AM   #4
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well i imagine most flash is in the process of being updated to 8 (alot of sites i have been to use flash 8 now) and there is no plugin for Linux (i read somewhere we'll be going straight to 9).

Depending on what distro this is for, some have nice easy ways like ubunut can be gotten from apt-get (or it can be done through easyubuntu)
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:23 AM   #5
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Auditek747:
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I extracted the installer to a temp directory, and copied
"flashplayer.xpt" and "libflashplayer.so" to my global
Firefox plugins directory.
Though Ubuntu offers "easy ways" of installing the plugin, I simply downloaded the Flash plugin for Linux from the official site (the package Auditek747 mentioned above) and run the installer script. Took about much less than a second and it "just worked". No need to copy anything anywhere manually..
 
Old 08-17-2006, 06:27 AM   #6
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Don't forget Flashblock!

Quote:
Homer: "Hey, what gives? I thought you had a satellite dish."

Ned: "Sure doodily-do. Over 230 channels locked out!"



--Simpsons
 
  


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