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    Default What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    I just got a Firefox update from 3.6.17 to 3.6.18. Now I cannot view any Flash vids. I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message.

    I select the "Install Missing Plugins" button, select Adobe Flash Player, go through all of the steps, and receive "success!".

    And I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message. "What?" I exclaim, "I just installed it!" I have done this more than once.

    What is required to actually get functionality that I already had?

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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Did you upgrade from a 32-bit to 64-bit version?

    Install flash-player from YaST? I also have pullin-flash-player installed.

    Does Add-ons > Plugins show it as installed?
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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimoe666 View Post
    I just got a Firefox update from 3.6.17 to 3.6.18. Now I cannot view any Flash vids. I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message.

    I select the "Install Missing Plugins" button, select Adobe Flash Player, go through all of the steps, and receive "success!".

    And I get the "Additional plugins are required to display all of the media on this page - Install Missing Plugins" message. "What?" I exclaim, "I just installed it!" I have done this more than once.

    What is required to actually get functionality that I already had?
    Can you watch Youtube?
    Make sure gnash is not installed.
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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by rafter22 View Post
    Did you upgrade from a 32-bit to 64-bit version?
    I have no idea. I just installed what was listed as available from Online Updates. Since all of the libraries are in /usr/lib64 I am guessing it was a 64bit to 64bit installation.

    Install flash-player from YaST? I also have pullin-flash-player installed.
    Indirectly, yes. It was initiated by Online Update. What is pullin-flash-player?

    Does Add-ons > Plugins show it as installed?
    No. Not since the upgrade. Not since attempts to (re- re- re-)re-installed Adobe Flash Player.

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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Can you watch Youtube?
    No.
    Make sure gnash is not installed.
    I tried Gnash. It was one of the plugin options listed along with Adobe Flash and SWFdec. It showed the video portion but the sound was not there because an MPEG4-AAC codec is missing.

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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    I said do not or make sure it is not installed

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    zypper rm gnash
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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I said do not or make sure it is not installed
    I did. It is not installed.

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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimoe666 View Post
    I did. It is not installed.
    So if flash is not working and you are sure you followed the guide
    Post the result of:
    Code:
    ls /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    and
    Code:
    uname -a
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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    So if flash is not working and you are sure you followed the guide
    Post the result of:
    ls /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    uname -a
    opensuse v11.3
    Code:
    > ls -l /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    total 584
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     28 2011-06-28 10:42 javaplugin.so -> /etc/alternatives/javaplugin*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 110816 2010-07-05 16:22 libtotem-cone-plugin.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 115552 2010-07-05 16:22 libtotem-gmp-plugin.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  77712 2010-07-05 16:22 libtotem-mully-plugin.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  90496 2010-07-05 16:22 libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 140656 2011-04-19 18:04 libvlcplugin.so*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     51 2010-07-16 12:39 npwrapper.so -> ../../lib/nspluginwrapper/x86_64/linux/npwrapper.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  48528 2010-07-05 16:41 packagekit-plugin.so*
    
    > uname -a
    Linux sma-station14l 2.6.34.8-0.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-06 18:11:26 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    I also found these:
    Code:
    /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib/opera/plugins/libflashplayer.so

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    Default Re: What does it take to restore Flash in FF v3.6.18 and v5.0?

    I got it working. I downloaded the 64bit beta version of Adobe Flash and copied it to </usr/lib64/browser-plugins/>. Flash vids are now played.

    I am guessing that FF v3.6.18 no longer looks in </usr/lib/browser-plugins/> for plugins.

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