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Re: A Possible Reason for Problems with Flash Player



On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com> wrote:
> 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.
>

Sorry for omitted a quote in the above. That should be

su -c 'rpm -q flash-plugin'


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