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Cannot enable flash in Firefox 8.0.1 under linux x64, as there is no "plugins" directory
I'm trying to add the adobe Flash Plugin to Firefox 8.0.1 under 64 bit linux but the "plugin" directory where you used to copy the "libflashplayer.so" file has dissapeared. I have installed the latest "flash-plugin" rpm from Adobe (flash-plugin-220.127.116.11-release.x86_64) and this contains the libflashplayer.so file but I cannot get firefox to recoginise its presence. I also tried copying the "libflashplayer.so" file to my ~/.mozilla/plugins directory but this also failed to work
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Please see this.
You can select the yum version here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
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Modified by Vivek
Hi Wilfred, thanks for your suggestions
The "flash-plugin" I have came from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and was installed after firefox with "yum install" This rpm installs into usr/bin, usr/lib64 and usr/share where as my firefox is in /usr/local. Having done the install what you used to do was copy /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so into (in my case) /usr/local/firefox/plugins
I had a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash and on a 64 bit architecture it seems to imply that there is no need to copy the libflashplayer.so any more so I guess firefox is suposed to look in all the standard places
On the "mozilla" site https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/installing-flash#w_installing-the-flash-plugin-manually It seems to suggest the copy is still needed. The above page has a specific link (about 1/2 way down on the RHS under the adds) to confirm this is still required for Firefox 8
Please try putting the libflashplayer.so shared library into /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins and chmod 755 if necessary.
I think it would be better to go with the yum installation instead of the manual rpm version of flash player because the customized Firefox from the RH/Fedora repositories which I assume you installed via yum, may look for the support files in slightly different filesystem hierarchies.
Did you install a 64 bit Firefox version or the regular 32 bit Firefox version?
If you have a 32 bit Firefox version then you need a 32 bit Flash version.
See Flash Player on 64-bit operating systems:
You can create a plugins folder in the Firefox profile folder and place a symlink to the Flash plugin in that folder if Firefox doesn't find it in the default locations.