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I just found this post in the "More Like This" column to the right. Strange that my search of the forum did not show that thread earlier. Anyway, good Mr. Legros gives some advice that I found helpful: the stand-alone flash player is only available in a 32-bit version. But it can be made to work on a 64-bit Linux server. I just got it working this morning. Both 64-bit and also some 32-bit dependencies must be installed.
On a 64-bit OS like RHEL 6, simply using "yum install <package>" will install the 64-bit version of the package. e.g.
yum install libcurl
To get the 32-bit version, use:
yum install libcurl.i686
I grabbed the latest 10.3 Linux projector sa player from the Adobe site, version 10.3.183.11.
On RHEL 6, here is the list of packages I installed per the Adobe Linux readme (note some were already installed and did not need to be updated). All of these are x64:
* libfreetype.so.6 This was listed, but due to a dependency problem, I did not install
Then I checked this helpful blog post and installed the following additional modules (32-bit):
There were more modules listed, but I only installed these... (the less changes to a system, the better).
Ok, at this point, I could run the "flashplayerdebug" executable and launch the GUI window, but I was seeing this warning in the console: (flashplayerdebugger:17237): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "clearlooks". To get rid of this, I also installed:
After all the above the player opens fine with no warnings, though I have not ran any SWFs yet. When I close the GUI window, however, I do see a warning and a critical error:
(flashplayerdebugger:19650): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: instance with invalid (NULL) class pointer
(flashplayerdebugger:19650): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_handlers_disconnect_matched: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
This seems to be a bug in the player itself. I just hope it does not cause me any issues.
I hope this is helpful to someone else. I know it will be helpful to me the next time I have to install the player on Linux!
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Another update - I now have CI running using the headless mode in Linux, RHEL 6.1 x64.
I saw some runtime warnings and added the following packages to the install dependecies list:
I also was seeing the following failure launching vncserver at first:
Attempting start on :99 ...
Executing 'vncserver' with arguments:
The ' characters around the executable and arguments are
not part of the command.
You will require a password to access your desktops.
getpassword error: Invalid argument
Cannot start xnvc on :99, cycling ...
vncserver was prompting for a password. I ran the command "vncserver :99" manually from the command line, entered a password, and it created a profile of some sort. After this, I saw that I could run vncserver without being prompted for the password.
I started up my CI engine again, and everything just ran perfectly! Thanks for the hard work on this, guys!