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Re: A Possible Reason for Problems with Flash Player



On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> 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.
>

OK, F9.  Whose plugin?


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