this has got to be some very simple config problem with my
Every time i try to open an swf file I get an annoying dialog
box of "You have chosen to open" <my flex file> "Which is a
Shockwave Flash file" or something along those lines.
It gives me an option of either opening it up with totem (a
media player) or save to disk.
I have installed flash player 9 for linux and it works since
if I decide to open up with firefox (i.e. instead of totem I choose
other, then navigate and manually pick /usr/bin/firefox to open the
swf) my flex gui comes up properly (although the data is wrong).
Why is this happening? It's annoying. Did I install flash
incorrectly? Or Flex? Or both? Or what is more likely is that for
some reason firefox isn't associating swf with flash. In which
case...how do I fix this?
I'm running off Linux (Ubuntu 7.10), with Firefox (126.96.36.199),
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
First ensure that you have the Flash Player installed in
Firefox. You can go to a site like adobe.com and be sure you see
the animated swf playing. In FF, you can go to
Tools-&gt;Options-&gt;Content and click on the
&quot;Manage...&quot; button under the File Types
group. This should bring up a dialog that shows what file types are
associated with particular plugins. In my FF installation, I have
the type SWF that has an action to open with Shockwave Flash.