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    vespertilio NNTP User

    Default flash player

    Hello!

    I am a routined (so, moderate) ubuntu-user, and I just wanted something else... So, I downloaded openSUSE KDE 4. However, my computer is to slow for KDE 4, so I downgraded to KDE 3. Everything works well (still a bit slow, but i don't mind (yet) ).

    But when I tried toe install Adobe Flash Player, i had a problem. My browser (firefox) doesn't recognise my installation, although it is installed. Anyone who knows how I can fix that?

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    Default Re: flash player

    vespertilio wrote:

    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > I am a routined (so, moderate) ubuntu-user, and I just wanted something
    > else... So, I downloaded openSUSE KDE 4. However, my computer is to slow
    > for KDE 4, so I downgraded to KDE 3. Everything works well (still a bit
    > slow, but i don't mind (yet) ).
    >
    > But when I tried toe install Adobe Flash Player, i had a problem. My
    > browser (firefox) doesn't recognise my installation, although it is
    > installed. Anyone who knows how I can fix that?
    >
    >


    use YaST software management to install 'flash-player'.

    Loni
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    lornix@lornix.com

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    Default Re: flash player

    the oS repos don't contain the newest development release of flash player/plugin. they containt the latest stable release; 9.0, but not version 10, which is a big step up.
    you can download a rpm package of it from here:
    Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player 10
    (if you do want to install flash 10, then i recommend first uninstalling any flash player/plugin package you installed from the oS repos).
    (you can leave flash-support installed).

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    echoes- wrote:

    >
    > the oS repos don't contain the newest development release of flash
    > player/plugin. they containt the latest stable release; 9.0, but not
    > version 10, which is a big step up.
    > you can download a rpm package of it from here:
    > 'Adobe Labs - Downloads: Flash Player 10'
    > (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html)
    > (if you do want to install flash 10, then i recommend first
    > uninstalling any flash player/plugin package you installed from the oS
    > repos).
    > (you can leave flash-support installed).
    >
    >

    Hey! I didn't know about v10... I'll give it a try too!

    If you've installed the rpm, the flash-player plugin is located
    at /usr/lib/flash-player/libflashplayer.so

    either copy the file from /usr/lib/flash-player into /usr/lib/browser-plugins:

    cp /usr/lib/flash-player/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins

    or symlink it:

    ln -s /usr/lib/flash-player/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

    you'll need to be root to do this, and if you're running 64bit Firefox, this
    plugin *MAY* not work. The new npwrapper system would let it work, I haven't
    poked around that too much (yet)

    Loni

    tested on 32bit system: Works! hooray!

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    Default Re: flash player

    The same thing happen to me. What i did to fix it was look at the online update. so open YaST > Online update > and make sure you click on patches. look at the patches/summary. you should find something with Firefox. hit Accept. then it should be working again. if not try restarting. then you should be good.

    good luck man. i hope this help you

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    Default Re: flash player

    Now that version 10 is out I imagine that people will be searching for this. Great advice above. The only information I would add is to say that the above folders that were mentioned have changed. The command for the link should be

    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins/
    After that, everything worked beautifully. My menus now display on top of the flash content below them.

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