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Re: A Possible Reason for Problems with Flash Player



On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 12:53:19PM -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
>> 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?
>
> The F9 flash plugin
>
> total 476
> ---------- 1 root root  25900 2008-12-09 00:16 npconfig
> ---------- 1 root root  92700 2008-12-09 00:16 npplayer
> ---------- 1 root root   3394 2008-12-09 00:16 npviewer
> ---------- 1 root root 162172 2008-12-09 00:16 npviewer.bin
> ---------- 1 root root 114544 2008-12-09 00:16 npwrapper.so
> ---------- 1 root root     85 2008-12-09 00:16 nspluginplayer
> ---------- 1 root root  60112 2008-12-09 00:16 plugin-config
>

That is not the flash-plugin. You are listing the files in the
nspluginwrapper directory. Try "su -c "rpm -q flash-plugin". If
flash-plugin is not installed go to http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer/
and download the rpm package. You should receive
flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-release.i386.rpm.


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