Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Cuireadh an snáithe seo sa chartlann. Cuir ceist nua má tá cabhair uait.

Where do I put libflashplayer.so for linux?

more options

openSuSE 12.1 firefox 33.1

Flash doesn't load by default so I downloaded the flash plugin. I have libflashplayer.so, where do I put that file so that firefox will load it?

The '<installdir>/plugins' directory doesn't exist, so I created it and copied there. No luck. Copied into the root install directory. No luck. There's a components directory with some .so files so I copied it there and updated the manifest. Still no joy.

Where does it go?

Réiteach roghnaithe

This is installed from tarball, 64 bit, installed to /usr/lib64/firefox. The proper location has changed to:

/usr/lib64/firefox/browser/plugins/

After untarring, the .../browser directory exists, but not .../browser/plugins, so it's not obvious that is the new home. The old directory (/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/) no longer works.

Read this answer in context 👍 6

All Replies (4)

more options

in the .mozilla folder for the user (need to be able to view hidden folder/files) create a folder named plugins then place libflashplayer.so and any other Plugins you want Mozilla products like Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird to use.

more options

See also:

Note that there is a difference between the location of a 32 bit Firefox version and 64 bit Firefox versions. The regular Firefox version is 32 bit.

more options

The 64-bit Firefox version for Linux is regular also. https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/

The location depends on how you install it as whether by package or by where you extract tarball from mozilla.org

Also OpenSUSE 12.1 is three years old now. http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=suse

Athraithe ag James ar

more options

Réiteach Roghnaithe

This is installed from tarball, 64 bit, installed to /usr/lib64/firefox. The proper location has changed to:

/usr/lib64/firefox/browser/plugins/

After untarring, the .../browser directory exists, but not .../browser/plugins, so it's not obvious that is the new home. The old directory (/usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/) no longer works.