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Installing on RHEL 5.8 64-bit with Firefox

Jun 8, 2012 1:42 PM

Tags: #install #plugin #linux #rhel #firefox_13 #red_hat

I'm thus far unable to get a flash player plugin to work in FF 13.0 on RHEL 5.8 64 bit. I've tried the suggested YUM, rpm, and tar.gz methods, and i've placed the libflashplayer.so in just about all locations I can think of:

 

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

/home/usrname/.mozilla/plugins/

/firefox/     <== where FF13 installed

 

It always looks like it installed correctly, but when I restart FF, the plug-in is not loaded. Any ideas?

 

Thanks for any help you can provide,

 

Andrew

 
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    Jun 11, 2012 1:05 PM   in reply to and.dejong

    first determine if your firefox version is 32 or 64-bit.  i suspect it is 32-bit and you've been attempting to install the 64-bit plugin.  if this is the case, download and install the 32-bit version of the plugin in any of the 2 locations you noted above.  i usually install in ~/.mozilla/plugins for convenience.

     

    please let me know if your issue is different.  thanks...

     
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    Jun 14, 2012 10:13 AM   in reply to and.dejong

    64-bit firefox is not available as an official release.  it is available as a nightly: http://nightly.mozilla.org/

     
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