Firefox Install issues

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  1. Rory Glenn Pascua

    Rory Glenn Pascua New Member

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    Where exactly do I need to copy the libflashplayer.so after downloading the current Mozilla Firefox version? I'm getting conflicting information after doing some research.


    Some say copy the file in the /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins directory
    Others say /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory

    I know the two examples above is just a 64bit difference but my 64bit machine also has the "lib" directory. Does that mean I have to copy it in there as well? Am I missing anything else?

    I copied the libflashplayer.so file on both directories and I still can't get it to work. I un-installed all versions and re-installed it.. no luck.

    BTW I am using RHEL5.
  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    You could also try your ~/.mozilla/plugins/ directory..
  3. Rory Glenn Pascua

    Rory Glenn Pascua New Member

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    Tried that too Rob. Didn't work. Do you think it has something to do with distro incompatibility?
  4. thelowbudget

    thelowbudget New Member

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    Try reinstalling FireFox from the terminal.
  5. thelowbudget

    thelowbudget New Member

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    Sorry, try updating it from the terminal with the sudo command.
  6. Rory Glenn Pascua

    Rory Glenn Pascua New Member

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    That's actually what I've been trying to do the whole time. Maybe a fresh OS install would do the trick?
  7. majcherek2048

    majcherek2048 New Member

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    Using Debian I've always used "~/.mozilla/plugins/", and I've done a couple of installations on Ubuntu using the same directory, and it always seems to be working.
    - Usually the plugins folder doesn't exist, just create the folder. Don't use the firefox subfolder!
    - Are you running the 64-bit version of Firefox, and are you using the 64-bit version of Flash Player?
    - Does it show up in "about : plugins" ? (If you don't know that one, just type it in the addressbar of your browser, remove spaces).

    Hope that helps.
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  8. Rory Glenn Pascua

    Rory Glenn Pascua New Member

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    Thanks majcherek... I'll try that..

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