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hey mates,i installed " flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm" manually to my system in order to let firefox enable watching animated images and video ,but even thgouh firefox still not able to do so ...
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    [SOLVED] flash-plugin troubles with my firefox browser


    hey mates,i installed "flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm" manually to my system in order to let firefox enable watching animated images and video ,but even thgouh firefox still not able to do so ,
    what can i do ????plz tell me the steps,by the way i'm running RHLE 5
    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagoul View Post
    hey mates,i installed "flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm" <snip>
    Greetings

    Before I delve into things, please note that I am using PClinuxOS, so some things may be a bit different for you. The information will still apply though.

    Some suggestions from previous experiences... .

    1. Check your firefox plugins by entering "about:plugins" into the address bar. Look for something along the lines of:
    Shockwave Flash
    File name: libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 10.0 r15

    MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
    application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
    2. If the plugin is there, then fixing things will be more difficult. However, let's assume for now that it isn't. In that case, run "rpm -q flash-plugin --list" in a terminal from the command line. You should see something like:

    /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    Note whatever the link turns out to be.

    3. Now check your firefox plugins directory. I used "dir /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.7/" to do this. The /usr/lib/ directory will potentially contain a number of firefox directories, depending on how often you have upgraded. Choose the one that matches the version that you are trying to fix.

    [root@home ~]# dir /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.7/
    total 256
    <snip>
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Mar 27 15:34 plugins -> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    <snip>
    The above is what I got, summarized to highlight the link in the firefox directory to the mozilla plugins dir (the same one where the flash plugin installed itself).

    4. If anything is missing, then you have two choices. One is to either copy or symlink the "libflashplayer.so" file into your firefox plugin directory (if one exists). A more subtle approach is to create a symlink, inside the firefox directuory, to the common mozilla plugin directory. You choose.

    Summary: some how copy the libflashplayer.so file into your firefox plugin dir. :D

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    thanks buddy
    it worked just fine now

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    Cool. Glad you got it sorted.
    Can you mark the thread "Solved" using the "Thread Tools" link at the top of the page, please?
    Cheers.
    Respectfully... Sarlac II
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