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Old 06-28-2009, 04:07 AM   #1
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Question Testing installation of Adobe Flashplayer & Java scripts


I am trying to get my Linux (MythTV) box (running Mandrake V10.0) to view the following site: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/

It requires Adobe Flashplayer, and the ability to run Java scripts.

I have installed Firefox V2.0.0.20 (V3 will not install).

I believe I have successfully, manually installed Adobe Flashplayer from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/tha...dlm=&item_sgc=

I tried to access the iView site above but it seems to think: I either don't have Flashplayer installed or Javascripts enabled (or both).

Can someone please help me to verify and correct my installation?
 
Old 06-28-2009, 04:12 AM   #2
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I am trying to get my Linux (MythTV) box (running Mandrake V10.0) to view the following site: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/

It requires Adobe Flashplayer, and the ability to run Java scripts.

I have installed Firefox V2.0.0.20 (V3 will not install).

I believe I have successfully, manually installed Adobe Flashplayer from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/tha...dlm=&item_sgc=

I tried to access the iView site above but it seems to think: I either don't have Flashplayer installed or Javascripts enabled (or both).

Can someone please help me to verify and correct my installation?
If you type
Code:
about:plugins
in your ffx navigation bar do you see the flash plugin listed? In your Preferences menu, is javascript enabled?
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:33 AM   #3
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Hi jdkaye,

about: plugins only lists the default plugin.

I believe I installed the plugin correctly. Do I have to re-boot the machine?

This begs the question - Is Flashplayer V10 supported in this configuration?

Any help would be valuable... :-)
 
Old 06-28-2009, 04:53 AM   #4
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No, you almost never have to reboot a linux box. You do have to stop and restart ffx. If you've done that and flash doesn't appear in
Code:
about:plugins
then you haven't installed it correctly. You need to make sure that the libflashplayer.so file is in the correct folder for you system. It is often not placed correctly by the installation script. You can easily do it manually.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:31 AM   #5
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jdkaye,

I have checked the system.

Ffox is installed in /usr/lib/firefox and the plugin is in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins.

Does this seem correct?

P.S. javascript is enabled.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 07:26 AM   #6
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jdkaye,

I have checked the system.

Ffox is installed in /usr/lib/firefox and the plugin is in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins.

Does this seem correct?

P.S. javascript is enabled.
Clearly that's not where it goes since it doesn't show in Firefox. Try putting it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and stop and retart FFx. That should work.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:18 AM   #7
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Hi jdk,

I tried that and nothing changed !

Should I try re-installing Ffox and the flashplayer plugin at the /usr/lib/mozilla location?

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Old 06-29-2009, 01:36 AM   #8
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I don't see the point of that. What version of FFx have you installed? and did you install it from a package or from the Mozilla FFx website?
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:55 AM   #9
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I have installed Ffox V2.0.0.20 from their website by accessing older implementations (V3 will not install, since it requires updates to libraries & etc).

I downloaded their tar package and installed it from that.

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P.S. There is also a very old version of mozilla installed on the system. Should I remove that? If so how do I do that?

Last edited by il-uvatar; 06-29-2009 at 01:58 AM. Reason: typos & extra info
 
Old 06-29-2009, 02:32 AM   #10
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And where did you put it? The normal place following your procedure would be to put it in /opt. Is that where it is? If so then you should put the libflashplayer file in /opt/firefox/plugins
Another point is that version 2.0.0.20 is very old and could cause problems. I know you said you can't install v.3 but then you should expect more and more problems as time passes.

Finally, if all fails you can try putting the plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins and that will work for your own account but will not work for other accounts. This isn't a problem if you're the only one with an account (besides root) on the machine.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:01 AM   #11
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Flashplayer 10 doesn't work too well, even with FF 3.0.11 which I have - try an older version in /home/yourusername/.mozilla/plugins ?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #12
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Flashplayer 10 doesn't work too well, even with FF 3.0.11 which I have - try an older version in /home/yourusername/.mozilla/plugins ?
Works fine for me in both 3.0.11 and 3.5rc2. OTOH, it may not work on 2.0.0.20 at all which is what the OP is using. So an older version may be advisable but then on the current websites ... who knows.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #13
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Hi jdk,

I loged in as root and I installed Ffox in /usr/lib/firefox and I directed that the plugin be installed in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins.

There is no /opt directoy on this machine.

I also put the plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins but nothing changes !

I am quite lost here.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:14 AM   #14
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Hi jdk,

I loged in as root and I installed Ffox in /usr/lib/firefox and I directed that the plugin be installed in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins.

There is no /opt directoy on this machine.

I also put the plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins but nothing changes !

I am quite lost here.

regards,
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I am also. What exactly did you install? What version? still 2.0.0.20? How did you install it? Did you do it with a package? or download a tarball from the Firefox website? More details=more and better help.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:15 AM   #15
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Dear rylan76,

Unfortunarely, the website requires Adobe Flash Player 10. If it is not installed correctly the site dispays the mssg:

<quote>
WARNING

Your browser does not seem to be compatible with iView. iView requires Adobe Flash Player 10 and above, and Javascript to be enabled.
<endquote>
 
  


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