this has got to be some very simple config problem with my
I have created a Flex gui but every time I try to load the
swf file I get an annoying dialog box of "You have chosen to open"
<my flex file> "which is a: Shockwave Flash file".
It gives me an option of either opening it up with totem (a
media player), save to disk or choose another application to open
I have installed flash player 9 for linux and seems to work.
If I choose 'other' and then manually navigate to
/usr/bin/firefox to load the swf file my GUI comes up properly
(though maybe not the data).
Why is this happening? It's annoying. Did I install flash
incorrectly? Or Flex? Or both? Is the file association for swf
wrong? In which case...how do I fix this?
I'm running off Linux (Ubuntu 7.10), with Firefox (22.214.171.124),
with Flex beta 3 SDK and flash player 9 for Linux
Also, I'm trying to connect my Flex gui with a rails back-end
You are correct of course.
You would call the swf file via a wrapper pretty much most of
the time and calling the HTML wrapper does work and calls the swf
file inside the flash player.
Yet that would still mean that the swf file is associated
with Flash no?
In which case, why wouldn't calling the swf file directly not
load up inside Flash as well?