On 09/08/2012 05:16 PM, sudhi g81 wrote:
> I have OpenSuse 12.1 with KDE. Youtube videos does not play on Firefox.
> I have read several forum posts and done good amount of google search
> but they don’t seem to help.
> I have uninstalled flash player and installed it again using Software
> Management, Firefox shows flash as being installed, however none of the
> videos plays.
> I am new to Linux and don’t know much about terminal commands to use
> them. Pls help.
Can you show us what you did install?
This command: rpm -qa | grep flash
Is the below Adobe message about to become a problem ?
-Download Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash Player version 126.96.36.199
Your system: Linux 64-bit, Firefox**
NOTE**: Adobe Flash Player 11.2 will be the last version to target Linux as a supported platform. Adobe will continue to provide security backports to Flash Player 11.2 for Linux.
While I agree with caf4926 about the dying of flash for the time until
that happens it is not unlikely that sites will sooner or later no
longer play well with 11.2. When this happens there is a workaround to
use google chrome as browser for them.
Currently I see flash 11.3 integrated in chrome on my wife’s machine
(she plays often flash games so I installed it there that she can test
it when something does not work with Firefox as expected).
PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | email@example.comGHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz | 8GB | KDE 4.8.4 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10
Some of the issues is also due to your video hardware and the driver you use for it to work in openSUSE. You could tell us more about your PC & Video hardware. In one case, a person using a nVIDIA 6200 could not get Flash to work properly.
Thanks for the reply. I tried the first link below and only got a still for an ad. (?)
I also followed the second link and it installed lots of stuff. For kde. Did it yesterday. Upgraded firefox to 17.0 today. Does order matter? I had to select 1) replace with … several times. Sorry, I didn’t note which ones.
My video card is on the motherboard. SiS630 GUI Accelerator + 3D
I was able to get youtube videos to work in previous opensuse releases. Even had it working in smplayer when firefox would not, but now even that doesn’t work.
But I can’t remember what I did in 12.1 and before. I remember doing lots of different things and finally got it to work. Now I’ve done lots of things and just can’t seem to push the right button. I’m running out of things to try.
I don’t know how things will pan out, but remember too that things will likely deteriorate with respect to flash-player. Because as you know, support has been dropped.
James has given the correct URL for testing flash and for me it works fine. And so far, I don’t have any trouble around the web either.
Google Chrome might help though as it has it’s own built in flash.