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23-01-2004, 11:30 AM
Does anyone know how to get the flash plugin working in Mozilla on Mandrake9.2??
I have tried with Mozilla 1.4 and also upgraded to 1.6
The flash plugin is flash-plugin-6.0.79-2.i386.rpm.
Have also tried the generic plugin from Macromedia.
Any flash sites just crash Mozilla.

24-01-2004, 02:42 PM

24-01-2004, 06:11 PM
It didn;t seem to want to work for me either, although I didn't try very hard.

It worked fine with all previous versions of mandrake.

25-01-2004, 08:35 AM
I had got the Macromedia Flash Plugin working from Macromedia.

Here is how i did it

1. Download flash plugin, what the heck, download it from my ftp site, ftp://ilikelinux.no-ip.info/install_flash_player_6_linux.tar
2. Extract the tar file to your Desktop
3. Start up a Terminal. (not super user.)
4.use this command cd Desktop/install_flash_player_6_linux
5. Make shure that you are not in root.
6. type ./flashplayer-installer
7. Follow instructions.

25-01-2004, 09:52 PM
I had a play with ldd and found the problem. There is a missing library which the RPM version complains about.

The easiest way to get it installed is to follow the second linux link (http://macromedia.mplug.org/site_uh.html) at the macromedia site and get the MDK9.2 RPM.

Then at a root terminal, run "urpmi flash-plugin-6.0.79-2.i386.rpm", and let it install the other required library.

When its done it will tell you to run /usr/lib/flash/setup to complete the install.

28-01-2004, 08:54 PM
Weird, I just cant get it to work, although it worked for me on 9.1 and I got it going on my wifes comp in 9.2 with the 9.1 flash rpm.
Have now installed Slackware 9.1, which has flash built in.
Thanks for the help people.