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Old 08-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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Flashplayer issues AGAIN!!!! VERY UPSET


Ok,

Heres the issue....Under the ROOT's account, youtube and yahoo mail works fine WITHOUT asking me to download the stupid flash thing again...

But, under MY User account...it still does...

Last time the issue was that one said here that I accidentally downloaded the plugin for SPARC instead of for X86. I had changed that a while back ago now.

So how come under ROOT, the YouTube website works, and under my account, it does not???

This is making me very very upset now..

Please help,

Thx
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Hi.

One of two things has happened:
1) The root flash install put the plugin in root's /root/.mozilla tree
2) The root flash install put the plugin in the system Firefox plugins directory (/usr/lib/firefox/plugins for example), but the permissions on the plugin files are too restrictive.

Dave
 
Old 08-12-2007, 03:23 PM   #3
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Sounds like a permissions issue to me.

Depending on your browser, and the flavour of Linux, this may change a little, but on my Ubuntu box, with firefox:

/usr/lib/firefox (the directory in which firefox is actually installed) contains a directory called plugins. The flash plugin consists of two files, flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so. You can check the ownership and permissions of the files with ls -l:
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx root root ... flashplayer.xpt -> /var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplayer.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx root root ... libflashplayer.so -> /var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
This shows that, although they are owned by root, they have full read-write-execute permissions for all. If your system shows more restricted permissions (particularly, something like lrwx------ ...) then the permissions need to be modified.

The above also shows that the plugins are just links to the actual files held in /var/cache/flashplugin-nonfree, so navigate to this directory (or whichever directory on your system, if necessary) and execute sudo chmod 777 <filename>.

Edited to add: please see note I've added on permissions below... These permissions are unnecessarily lax

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Old 08-12-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Folks...Please...(in a nice way)..Its NOT Firefox Im using. Im using the dfault Mozilla browser that came preinstalled under CDE...


Ok, heres what I did now..

As ROOT, I changed the directory's files on "OTHER" OR..WHERE IT SAYS "OTHER" to FULL WRITE PERMISSIONS.

This directory is:

/usr/sfw/lib/mozilla/plugins and now EVERYTHING has changed in to full write permissions and lets see what happens...

I will post back later.

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Old 08-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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Actually, just thought that those permissions are much too lax, so I've changed them to 744 (rwxr--r--) for libflashplayer.so and 755 (rwxr-xr-x) for flashplayer.xpt.Flash works fine with these settings.

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Old 08-12-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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I believe the permissions should be 755 for both files.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #7
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Will not work for some reason under ROOT>

# sudo chmod 755 libflashplayer.so
sudo: not found
# chmod 755 libflashplayer.so
chmod: WARNING: can't access libflashplayer.so


Whats the deal here???

OK...anyway, If I go into PROPERTIES of these two files everything turns up like this:

ROOT: full read and full write
SYS: full read and full write
OTHER: full read and full write

Should this work or not?
 
Old 08-12-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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I may have got it..


Ok,,,


Under the PERMISSIONS ADVANCED PROPERTIES...I went to where it says ADD USER for those two files...ANd I added my user account name and let see what happens.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 04:08 PM   #9
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I think I got it working this time...

So it was the permissions issue...at least for Youtube...Lets try the other sites...
 
Old 09-15-2007, 04:54 AM   #10
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Im sorry but I have to open this case up again since Im having the same issue with this problem again.

I thought I had this flashplayer working again after I done giving permissions to myself as FULL WRIE AND READ ACCESS and I swear that after that under my user account it had worked...YouTube and Yahoo worked well after those permission settings...

Now, I was gone for 2 weeks and during that time, I had my PC unplugged and also, during that time, my password had expired (resetted a new password). Now when I came back, I tried going to YouTube to checkout some videos, and there we go again....That same window popped up asking me to download the shockwave/flashplayer.

What can be happening here???

Now here are my permission settings again for my useraccount for these files here > FLASHPLAYER.XPT and LIBFLASHPLAYER.SO inside of this directory here > USR/SFW/LIB/MOZILLA/PLUGINS

MYUSERNAME> READ/WRITE/EXECUTE

I do not understand why its doing this AGAIN!!!!!!


Please help.

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Old 09-16-2007, 03:29 AM   #11
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How come its asking me this again once I changed my login passowrd?

It had worked before the password expired.
 
  


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