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  1. flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    I installed gplflash from mcc for x86_64 (system is recently installed
    2008.1 x86_64). Closed all firefox sessions, restarted one firefox, surfed
    to a flash site and, it still doesnt know what to do except offer ti let me
    try and install a manual plugin.
    Why is it, that flash, real media, java etc etc are always a day late and a
    dollar short of working on 64 bit?
    Any ideas on how to get flash and all those do-dads plus sound working on
    2008.1 x86_64?
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio
    Controller (rev 02)
    Firefox 2.0.0.17
    Thanks
    Eric

  2. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    Eric wrote:
    > I installed gplflash from mcc for x86_64 (system is recently installed
    > 2008.1 x86_64). Closed all firefox sessions, restarted one firefox, surfed
    > to a flash site and, it still doesnt know what to do except offer ti let me
    > try and install a manual plugin.
    > Why is it, that flash, real media, java etc etc are always a day late and a
    > dollar short of working on 64 bit?
    > Any ideas on how to get flash and all those do-dads plus sound working on
    > 2008.1 x86_64?


    Run 32-bit firefox, use the ALSA sound system (gtk2), and use Adobe
    Flash 10.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

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    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  3. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    Jim Beard wrote:

    > Eric wrote:
    >> I installed gplflash from mcc for x86_64 (system is recently installed
    >> 2008.1 x86_64). Closed all firefox sessions, restarted one firefox,
    >> surfed to a flash site and, it still doesnt know what to do except offer
    >> ti let me try and install a manual plugin.
    >> Why is it, that flash, real media, java etc etc are always a day late and
    >> a dollar short of working on 64 bit?
    >> Any ideas on how to get flash and all those do-dads plus sound working on
    >> 2008.1 x86_64?

    >
    > Run 32-bit firefox, use the ALSA sound system (gtk2), and use Adobe
    > Flash 10.
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > jim b.
    >

    I uninstalled the 64 bit version of firefox
    Then i tried to install the i586 version and it wont let me

    Sorry, the following package cannot be selected:
    - mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.17-1.1mdv2008.1.i586

    Any ideas? I wish it would say more than "sorry" so i could
    understand why it doesnt want to install it.
    Thanks
    Eric

  4. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:10:45 -0400, Eric wrote:

    > Sorry, the following package cannot be selected:
    > - mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.17-1.1mdv2008.1.i586


    Make sure you have the main, and main updates repositories setup for i586.
    Download the specific rpm (to avoid having the x86 version selected).
    Run "urpmi ./mozilla-...i586.rpm", and look for any error messages
    in a terminal.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  5. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    Eric wrote:

    > I installed gplflash from mcc for x86_64 (system is recently installed
    > 2008.1 x86_64). Closed all firefox sessions, restarted one firefox, surfed
    > to a flash site and, it still doesnt know what to do except offer ti let
    > me try and install a manual plugin.
    > Why is it, that flash, real media, java etc etc are always a day late and
    > a dollar short of working on 64 bit?
    > Any ideas on how to get flash and all those do-dads plus sound working on
    > 2008.1 x86_64?
    > 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio
    > Controller (rev 02)
    > Firefox 2.0.0.17


    Install nspluginwrapper and then do something like

    [cooker@sidney ~]$
    nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so

    --
    sid
    RLU 300284
    Mandriva 2008.1 X86_64
    2.6.24.7

  6. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:10:45 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >
    >> Sorry, the following package cannot be selected:
    >> - mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.17-1.1mdv2008.1.i586

    >
    > Make sure you have the main, and main updates repositories setup for i586.
    > Download the specific rpm (to avoid having the x86 version selected).
    > Run "urpmi ./mozilla-...i586.rpm", and look for any error messages
    > in a terminal.
    >
    > Regards, Dave Hodgins
    >

    I installed the 32 bit firefox, then i installed the adobe flash player rpm i
    downloaded from adobe, it still doesnt work.

    # ls -l /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.17/plugins
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-10-25 10:25 libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16940 2008-09-25 09:20 libnullplugin.so*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10772 2008-09-25 09:20 libunixprintplugin.so*

    firefox seems unaware that it has this plugin installed.
    What am i missing?
    Thanks
    Eric



  7. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 13:51:01 -0400, Eric wrote:

    > I installed the 32 bit firefox, then i installed the adobe flash player rpm i
    > downloaded from adobe, it still doesnt work.


    Most likely one of the dependency packages is missing, such as libnss3 or libnspr4.
    Try running "ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so |grep not". Then for
    each module that isn't found, use urpmf $modulename to find out which package
    provides it.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  8. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so |grep not


    I ran that (as root) there was no output, if i dont pipe
    it to grep it lists 50 items.

    # ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
    libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf73b9000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0xf73a2000)
    libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xf72a4000)
    libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xf7294000)
    libXt.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXt.so.6 (0xf723b000)
    libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0xf71c0000)
    libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xf7192000)
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xf6dc4000)
    libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xf6d34000)
    libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0xf6d18000)
    libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 (0xf6cfd000)
    libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 (0xf6cf3000)
    libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0xf6cb2000)
    libcairo.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2 (0xf6c43000)
    libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xf6c03000)
    libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0xf6bfe000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xf6bfa000)
    libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xf6b3f000)
    libnss3.so => /usr/lib/libnss3.so (0xf6abb000)
    libsmime3.so => /usr/lib/libsmime3.so (0xf6a94000)
    libssl3.so => /usr/lib/libssl3.so (0xf6a69000)
    libplds4.so => /usr/lib/libplds4.so (0xf6a65000)
    libplc4.so => /usr/lib/libplc4.so (0xf6a60000)
    libnspr4.so => /usr/lib/libnspr4.so (0xf6a28000)
    libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xf6a03000)
    libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xf69f7000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xf68b3000)
    /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x56555000)
    libxcb-xlib.so.0 => /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 (0xf68b0000)
    libxcb.so.1 => /usr/lib/libxcb.so.1 (0xf6893000)
    libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xf6890000)
    libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 (0xf6887000)
    libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 (0xf686e000)
    libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xf685b000)
    libxml2.so.2 => /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 (0xf6724000)
    libXcomposite.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcomposite.so.1 (0xf6721000)
    libXdamage.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXdamage.so.1 (0xf671e000)
    libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0xf6719000)
    libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0xf6710000)
    libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0xf670c000)
    libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 (0xf6703000)
    libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0xf66fc000)
    libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0xf66f2000)
    libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 (0xf66c7000)
    libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0xf669c000)
    libpixman-1.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0xf666d000)
    libpcre.so.0 => /lib/libpcre.so.0 (0xf6645000)
    libsoftokn3.so => /usr/lib/libsoftokn3.so (0xf65ee000)
    libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xf65e8000)


  9. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    Eric wrote:
    > I installed the 32 bit firefox,


    What 32-bit firefox? 2.0.0.17 mentioned earlier, or 3.0.0.* ? Or ?

    then i installed the adobe flash player rpm i
    > downloaded from adobe, it still doesnt work.


    Which adobe flash player rpm? 9 ? 10 ? Gold ?
    For which distro (if specified) ?
    >
    > # ls -l /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.17/plugins
    > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-10-25 10:25 libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so*
    > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16940 2008-09-25 09:20 libnullplugin.so*
    > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10772 2008-09-25 09:20 libunixprintplugin.so*
    >
    > firefox seems unaware that it has this plugin installed.


    Is the version of firefox you are using exactly firefox-2.0.0.17 ?
    If an earlier 2.0 version or a 3.0 version is running, it
    won't matter what you have in /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.17/plugins.
    What are the permissions on the actual libflashplayer.so ?

    I have a symbolic link to /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    in each of /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/lib/netscape. I doubt both
    are needed, but they are there thanks to earlier installs, and I
    leave them.

    And one final thought. Did you log out and log back in so firefox
    would go through an initialization routine and find the thing?

    Cheers!

    jim b.


    --
    UNIX is not user unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  10. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    please se my responses inline
    Eric

    Jim Beard wrote:

    > Eric wrote:
    >> I installed the 32 bit firefox,

    >
    > What 32-bit firefox? 2.0.0.17 mentioned earlier, or 3.0.0.* ? Or ?
    >


    2.0.0.17 1.1.mdv2008.1 i586

    > then i installed the adobe flash player rpm i
    >> downloaded from adobe, it still doesnt work.

    >
    > Which adobe flash player rpm? 9 ? 10 ? Gold ?
    > For which distro (if specified) ?


    version 10, all it said it was for was linux, there isnt much choice on
    their website either a tar file or rpm. the tar file comes with an installer
    script that wont run because it says this is for 32 bit and i have an
    x86_64 bit system. The rpm apparently ran when i selected it and selected
    "open with installer" because after that the libflashplayer.so was there and
    it had the same md5sum as the one in the installer.

    >>
    >> # ls -l /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.17/plugins
    >> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-10-25 10:25 libflashplayer.so ->
    >> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so* -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16940
    >> 2008-09-25 09:20 libnullplugin.so* -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10772
    >> 2008-09-25 09:20 libunixprintplugin.so*
    >>
    >> firefox seems unaware that it has this plugin installed.

    >
    > Is the version of firefox you are using exactly firefox-2.0.0.17 ?
    > If an earlier 2.0 version or a 3.0 version is running, it
    > won't matter what you have in /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.17/plugins.
    > What are the permissions on the actual libflashplayer.so ?


    ls -l /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10017140 2008-10-08 13:54 /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so*

    > I have a symbolic link to /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    > in each of /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/lib/netscape. I doubt both
    > are needed, but they are there thanks to earlier installs, and I
    > leave them.
    >
    > And one final thought. Did you log out and log back in so firefox
    > would go through an initialization routine and find the thing?


    no, but i will try that now. Ok, once i logged back in, i tried firefox
    I went to the page:
    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
    and firefox crashes, it dies immediately before i can see any of the page.

    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > jim b.
    >
    >



  11. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    Eric wrote:
    >
    > I went to the page:
    > http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/
    > and firefox crashes, it dies immediately before i can see any of the page.


    Before visiting the page, in firefox give it an aboutlugins in the
    URL window, and see if firefox thinks it is installed and enabled.

    You might also try starting up firefox from a command line, and see
    if you get any error messages there when/if it crashes.

    Check the contents of /usr/bin/firefox to make sure that is
    reasonable, and not a left-over from 64-bit days.

    FWIW, I have flash working on 64-bit, but audio does not work for
    some file types. To me this is trivial, but if you are willing to
    accept that you can go back to 64-bit firefox 3 and flash (using
    npwrapper):

    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.so

    Cheers!

    jim b.


    --
    UNIX is not user unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  12. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:28:21 -0400, Eric wrote:

    > David W. Hodgins wrote:
    >
    >> ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so |grep not

    >
    > I ran that (as root) there was no output, if i dont pipe
    > it to grep it lists 50 items.
    >
    > # ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    > linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
    > libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf73b9000)


    I'm running out of ideas on this, as I don't have a 64bit system to
    experiment with, or compare to.

    On the 64 bit system, isn't there a seperate library, something like
    /usr/lib32, for 32 bit modules?

    I'd try using a script to start firefox, setting LD_PRELOAD to look in
    the /usr/lib/flash-plugin and /usr/lib32 directories first.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  13. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    David W. Hodgins wrote:
    > On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:28:21 -0400, Eric wrote:
    >
    >> David W. Hodgins wrote:
    >>
    >>> ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so |grep not

    >> I ran that (as root) there was no output, if i dont pipe
    >> it to grep it lists 50 items.
    >>
    >> # ldd /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
    >> linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
    >> libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xf73b9000)

    >
    > I'm running out of ideas on this, as I don't have a 64bit system to
    > experiment with, or compare to.
    >
    > On the 64 bit system, isn't there a seperate library, something like
    > /usr/lib32, for 32 bit modules?


    Minor note, the 64-bit system has /usr/lib for the 32-bit libraries
    and /usr/lib64 for the 64-bit libraries.

    Cheers!

    jim b.


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    UNIX is not user unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  14. Re: flash doesnt work on 64 bit

    I know it's a little late, and this might already be taken care of, but if not, do this... Download the 64 bit Adobe flash driver, and untar it into ~/.mozilla/plugins (creating the directory if needed). Once it's in place (with proper search permissions for the directories, etc.), then go to the 'about: plugins' page and see if it shows up.

    For whatever reason, I couldn't get mine (running Ubuntu Jaunty) to run globally either... Once I dropped it into the plugins directory for the user I was logged in as, it worked like a charm. Hope that helps.

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    Take care,
    Randall

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