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Old 04-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Flash Player doesn't work in Suse 9.3!

I have some strange behaviors with Flash Player after clean installation of Suse 9.3. This behavior was reproduced on two independent x86 systems. Both Firefox and Konqueror no longer recognize/utilize Flash Player. I did try a FP install from source but that did not change any of the noted behaviors. Also, in Konqueror, I did scan for new plugins.

Although I'm not a fan of busy web pages, FP is necessary to view some correctly. Anybody have this problem and a successful resolution?

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Old 04-24-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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Flash seems to working for me without doing anything special. Do you have a link for a site that uses flash that does not work for you?

Did you get the 4 Multimedia Option Packs from YOU? Maybe that might be related?

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Old 04-25-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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Are you by chance using x86_64? If you are the plugins won't work. You will need to uninstall your current browser and put on the non 64bit one. The plugins are only 32bit so you need a 32bit browser to have plugins work inside the browsers.
Old 05-16-2005, 02:15 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with SuSE 9.3 on a 32bit platform, allthough some sites worked, but the most didn't (e.g.

The problem is that there are two flashplayers installed, the Macromedia one and the Open Source GPLFlash one. What I did was uninstalling both and manually installing the version (rpm) from

Maybe only uninstalling the GPLFlash or the Macromedia Flashplayer will also work.

I think SuSE made a mistake to include the not yet mature open source GPLFlash.


Old 09-12-2005, 08:35 AM   #5
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Problem solved

Thank you. Your suggestion of uninstalling the both the GPLFlash and the Macromedia Flashplayer, and then reinstalling only the Macromedia Flashplayer, solved the problem.


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