Afaik, this should work. Forwarded to our Linux/Mozilla expert for their review.
Thanks for your response.
Any word from the Linux/Mozilla expert?
He just got back into the office yesterday from a two week break. He let me know that he'd try this out shortly.
Has anyone had a chance to look into this one
thanks very much
can anyone point me to a repository than still has Open Suse 11.4 iso for download?
bah... thanks george492. i neglected to add /en to the path. downloading now.
i'm not able to reproduce that specific issue (see screenshot).
here's the steps i used: base suse 11.4 install included no flash and firefox 4beta 64-bit
- installed current x86_64 flash player. copied libflashplayer.so to ~/.mozilla/plugins
- confirm that firefox 4 picks up and loads the player http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
- download firefox 9.0.1 64-bit @ ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/9.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/
- make sure all instances of firefox are exited
- launch firefox from the firefox-9.0.1
- confirm firefox 9 picks up and loads the player http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
I will try out this strategy.
Can you tell me the md5sum of the libflashplayer.so that you used?
I am using:
Also, I reverted to firefox 4.0.1 and I have the same problem:
N.B. When I last had flash working with firefox 4.0.1 I think I was using the 32-bit version
and nspluginwrapper. Perhaps there are some residuals that are causing the problem.
i don't have access today to the machine i tested, but the checksum should be
0485791c89b04e73fe75f11c5d20dbc1 libflashplayer.so (64-bit)
flash player 11 is available in 64-bit which means you don't have to run nspluginwrapper (suggest to uninstall it). since you no longer need the wrapper it will be more stable running in the native 64-bit firefox browser.
ping me if you have any other questions. thanks...
I found the player with the checksum you indicate (must be a very recent update).
I had already uninstalled nspluginwrapper.
But no luck.
pluginreg.dat still shows:
Any suggestions of things to look at/for?
Any idea why firefox determines the player to be Invalid?
if the checksums are the same for libflashplayer.so make sure your version of firefox is 64-bit. when i went to the firefox site, the default download is the 32-bit version. let me know...
This is what it is showing:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686 on x86_64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1
where is that information coming from?
i usually verify in terminal... navigate to the firefox directory and type the following command:
input: file firefox
output: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.9, stripped
make sure there are no other instances of firefox running. you can launch firefox by typing the following command:
the importance of this is that you are not potentially launching another version of firefox which doesn't understand the 64-bit plugin in ~/.mozilla/plugins
I am beginning to see light ...
So, I got that information from the 'TroubleShooting Information' under 'Help' after launching firefox.
However, using your method - alas, it claims to be 32-bit!
I couldnt find the 9.0.1 64-bit to download, but I found a test version 13 which i downloaded just
to try out. Using file firefox it indicates it is 64-bit. ./firefox -version reports 13, but when
I run it ./firefox and look in About, it stills says 9.0.1.
So, I think the solution is to uninstall all versions of firefox, find the 9.0.1 64-bit and
try that. Do you have a link to the 9.0.1 64-bit?
i gave the link to the 64-bit firefox 9.0.1 earlier: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/9.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/
it comes from the release branch, so it will probably update to 10.0.2 after the next launch. looking forward to hear this works for you...
Didnt work on first try, but worked after a system reboot.
Thanks very much for your help.
Not sure why the x86_64 tar file I first downloaded installed the 32 bit version though.
i am glad you are up and running!