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Old 06-27-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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32 bit Firefox/Flash on Slack 13.1 multi


I'm running Slack 13.1 64 bit. I'd like to try running multi for
32 bit support so I can run a 32 bit version of firefox using the
32 bit flash plugin.

Here's what I did:

- followed Alien Bob's Wiki and download and installed all the *txz files.
(Thank you Eric for all the work you put into this).
- installed a bunch of required libraries following the instructions on the Wiki
- installed the 32 bit 10.1 version of the flash player plugin in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins/
- started the 32 bit 3.6.3 version of firefox; it seems to work fine.
- go to about plugins and verify that Shockwave Flash (libflashplayer.so) is
version 10.1 r53 and it is enabled.
- run "ldd libflashplayer.so" and verified that all libraries are found.
- run "ldd /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.3/firefox-bin" and verified all libraries are found.
- go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ and click on "test your adobe flash
player installation" I will get this error:

Adobe Flash Player error: could not load cURL library

- I verified (repeatedly) that I do have what I think is the correct package
(curl-compat32-7.20.1-x86_64-1) installed.

How can I fix (or start debugging) this error?

Walt.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, have you tried the 64bit plugin? I'm not sure if it's stable, but I was running 64bit slackware with 64bit firefox and had no problems with flash.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Just out of curiosity, have you tried the 64bit plugin? I'm not sure if it's stable, but I was running 64bit slackware with 64bit firefox and had no problems with flash.
Adobe have withdrawn the 64-bit flash plugin because they were not able to come up with a release that was not insecure.
Their web site states that new 64-bit releases will start appearing again at some unknown future moment in time.

Eric
 
Old 06-27-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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Just for encouragement. I am currently running the 64-bit OS and a 32-bit Firefox & Flash plugin. I did it just today, downloaded the official version of both firefox & of the plugin & it started right up.

Unfortunately I don't have any idea on your curl error.
 
Old 06-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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You are running multilib, correct? If so, could you detail how you determined which libraries you needed to install for firefox?
 
Old 06-27-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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I didn't make any determinations. I ran a full install of Slackware 13.1 x86_64. Then I downloaded Alien's Multilib gcc & glibc packages & replaced the originals. Then I ran the package converter that makes the -compat32- files.

I just let the package converter convert everything it wanted to. Then I installed them all. (It converts maybe 100 packages)

I didn't make any decision besides those. It just kinda works.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:00 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Adobe have withdrawn the 64-bit flash plugin because they were not able to come up with a release that was not insecure.
Their web site states that new 64-bit releases will start appearing again at some unknown future moment in time.

Eric
Ok, I wasn't aware of that since I've changed to 32bit for the moment. That explains why I had such a hard time to find anything but an alpha-release
 
Old 06-28-2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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Solved

I finally tracked this down to an error I had in my /etc/rc.d/rc.M.
For some reason I can't explain, I had commented out a couple
of lines including /usr/bin/update-pango-querymodules
When I fixed those edits (and let the script run like it is supposed to), flash worked for me.

I can't tell any difference between 64 and 32 bit versions of firefox.
I'm going to run the 32 bit version (so flash works reliably for me) and continue to run everything else as 64 bit.

Kudos to Alien Bob and his co-workers for providing this most excellent multilib environment. You guys rock!
 
  


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