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Re: A Possible Reason for Problems with Flash Player



On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 12:25:21PM -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> > After attempting to install the Firefox Flash plugin,
> > I kept getting SELinux alerts every time I started Firefox.
> > After deleting all the files in the directory
> > /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper, I continued to get SELinux alerts.
> > The flash plugin attempts to make the stack executable, which
> > SELinux does not permit on my system.
> >
> > The alerts from one invocation of Firefox follow:
> >
> >  2/home/daf}firefox
> > Error: /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugin-config not found
> >       /usr/lib64/nspluginwrapper/plugin-config not found
> > FoxyProxy settingsDir = /home/daf/.mozilla/firefox/jde131vm.default
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 1 (1)
> > ** Message: GetValue variable 2 (2)
> > LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
> > /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npwrapp
> > er.so [/usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npwrapper.so: cannot open shared object
> > file: Pe
> > rmission denied]
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetMIMEDescription
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetMIMEDescription return
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin name.
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue return
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue: returning plugin description.
> > GCJ PLUGIN: thread 0x9fc7cf0: NP_GetValue return
> > LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
> > /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashpl
> > ayer.so [/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so: cannot enable
> > executable stack
> >  as shared object requires: Permission denied]
> >
> > ---------------------------
> > Not quite sure what to do with this, other than to ignore it.>
> 
> You left out the most important facts regarding your problem:
> 
> 1. Version and architecture of Fedora. (I'm assuming that you are
> using a x64 version.)
> 2. Whose flash plugin and version?
> 
> Have you tried the 64-bit alpha release from Adobe.
> http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html ? Just extract it
> and place it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/, restart Firefox and check
> "about:plugins" to see if it installed.

I'm running 32-bit F9. It was originally my intention to install 64-bit,
but the Fedora 9 Bible came with a DVD containing only the 32-bit
version.


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