[users] 64 bit flash-plugin and 64 bit Firefox question

Todd And Margo Chester toddandmargo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 02:41:36 CEST 2011

On 06/08/2011 05:40 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jun 2011, Todd And Margo Chester wrote:
>> On 06/08/2011 02:01 PM, Bill McGonigle wrote:
>>> On 06/08/2011 03:07 PM, Todd And Margo Chester wrote:
>>>> So, not ask too stupid a question and face the slings and
>>>> arrows of such, but how does one get rpmforge's 64 bit
>>>> flash-plugin to work with 64 bit Firefox?
>>> This is rather generic, I don't have your combination of versions, but on my machines I have a symlink:
>>> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 41 May 13 11:20 /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ->   /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
>>> which seems to do the trick.
>> I tried both the link and the actual code.  Got ignored by both.  The
>> nspluginwrapper
>> (may have that mis-spelled) thing did not help either.  It is like FF is
>> ignoring everything
>> in /usr/lib64/mozilla.
>> :'(
>> What edition/whose edition of Firefox are you using?
> Normally, you simply have to install the package and it should work.
> Unless you have done manual modifications (eg. added some other plugin(s)
> in your home directory or other locations).
> The RPM package ships with a tool called
> '/usr/lib/flash-plugin/homecleanup' and a tool called
> '/usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup'. You could try running those, but they may
> not 'undo' whatever modifications you did by hand.
> You may want to look at all the various Firefox and Mozilla plugin
> directories and remove anything already there. Then reinstall the RPM
> package and optionally re-run homecleanup and/or setup.
> Hope that helps ?
Hi All,

I switched from mozilla.org's binary package to
and flash woke up.   And so did Java and Acrobat Reader.

I did notice that when I yum'ed  fedorapeople's package, I
got 16 additional dependencies.

Before I completely got rid of the Mozilla.com's binary, I
tried running it in parallel with fedorapeople's.  Mozilla's still
did not catch the plugins.

Thank you all for the help!  Mystery solved.


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