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    flash player in ffox in Zenwalk 4.2


    i am encountering browser crashes everytime i visit a flash enhanced site. .

    i would like to ask...

    WHERE is the right directory for the flash player to be installed? ?

    in

    1. /home/user/.mozilla/plugins

    OR

    2. /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ? ?

    i have downloaded the 2 packges..

    the one from adobe site

    the other one is from linuxpackages. .

    any help? ?

    i had also posted this in zenwalk forum.. just seeking for other suggestions
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    What happens when you run FF from the CLI?

    I know this may sound odd but what is the DefaultDepth in your xorg.conf under the Screen section? If it is not 24, try changing it to 24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    I know this may sound odd but what is the DefaultDepth in your xorg.conf under the Screen section? If it is not 24, try changing it to 24.
    That's not necessary anymore with FlashPlayer 9, this bug has been sorted out.

    As for installing the Flash player, always use your distro's package manager whenever possible. In this case FlashPlayer is in the Zenwalk repositories, so you can install it like that :
    Code:
    netpkg flashplayer
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    Good to know about flash 9.

    Are you sure its in the zenwalk repos? I just checked and couldn't find it. If in fact it isn't, here are some instructions (look at the third post).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Are you sure its in the zenwalk repos? I just checked and couldn't find it. If in fact it isn't, here are some instructions (look at the third post).
    You are right about this one.

    I got confused by this, which essentially says that flash was added to Zenwalk repositories on January 18th, then taken off to LinuxPackages on February 2nd (that's the part I missed earlier).

    So I guess now it's here.

    Once downloaded, it can be installed like that :
    Code:
    installpkg flash-player-9.0.31.0-i486-2kjz.tgz
    I hope that clarifies everything.
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    ok i have downloaded the file already.. i will update this post of what will be the result. thanks
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