[Mageia-discuss] flash-plugin installed but not detected in browsers

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Sep 16 08:53:47 CEST 2011

Le 2011-09-15 22:57, Maxi a écrit :
> 2011/9/15 Kira<elegant.pegasus at gmail.com>:
>> 在 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:36:36 +0800, Maxi<maximiliano.duarte at gmail.com>寫道:
>>> 2011/9/15 Kira<elegant.pegasus at gmail.com>:
>>>> 在 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:23:18 +0800, Maxi<maximiliano.duarte at gmail.com>寫道:
>>>>> install the plugin, but keeps asking to install it.
>>>>> 2 days ago if it worked
>>>> Which browser? How do you install the plugin?
>>> in firefox 6, and chomium 13
>> And where and how do you install the plugin? From the repository
>> or the website?
> sorry, from repository

Hi Maxi,

Just in case you feel like trying this easy manual-way here are the steps:

- close Firefox
-get the latest FlashPluginv.11 from here: 
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer11.html (NOTE: from this 
point on, I will assume that you have downloaded the 64-bit version for 
- Open a Dolphin window, surf to the location on the downloaded file and 
right-click on the file "flashplayer11_rc1_install_lin_64_090611.tar.gz" 
and choose to "Extract archive here" (wait until it has completed and 
you will see a file called "libflashplayer.so" that you will need a 
little later.
-Close the Dolphin window
- open Konsole and type "su -" (this allows you to open programmes in 
super-user mode)
- type in your root password
- type "dolphin" (NOTE: if you get any error messages, just say OK to go 
on; Dolphin will eventually open)
- when Dolphin opens, you will be in Dolphin "super-user" mode
-in your Dolphin window, surf to where you downloaded the original 
flashplayer file that you downloaded (and unpacked). You will find 
libflashplayer.so. Keep this window open
- in your Dolphin window, do a Control-N (this opens a new super-user 
Dolphin window)
- in the new Window, surf to the following location: 
-"click and drag" the "libflashplayer.so" file from your first Dolphin 
window and drag it to the second Dolphin window

- close all Dolphin windows (you don't want to leave any super-user 
Dolphin windows open!!!).
-start Firefox and go here to see if your player is working: 
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/  This site will also tell you 
what version of the flash plugin you are using.

To Remove the plugin, just open a super-user Dolphin window and surf to 
Root->usr->lib64->mozilla->plugins and remove "libflashplayer.so"



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