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Re: F8: Mozilla plugins (flash and mplayer) don't work



Hi Christopher,

On Nov 19, 2007 9:51 PM, Christopher A. Williams <fedoralists cawllc com> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 17:11 -0200, André Costa wrote:
> > Hi Paul,
> >
> > On Nov 19, 2007 4:14 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 gmail com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Nov 15, 2007 11:46 AM, Frank Cox <theatre sasktel net> wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:36:48 -0200
> > > > André Costa <blueser gmail com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > My problem now is Mozilla plugins:
> > > >
> > > > Do all of your plugins show up under about:plugins ?
> > > >
> > > > On this x86_64 machine I had to create symbolic links from the files
> > > > in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ to ~/.mozilla/plugins before they would show up.
> > > >
> > > > I just tried watching a trailer on apple.com and it worked.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I got fed up wrestling with this and removed firefox-x86_64.  The i386
> > > version works with the plugins, no trouble, plus I got Java support.
> > >
> > > What benefit flows from using the x86_64 firefox?
> >
> > This is pretty much what I've done, too. Damn Adobe and Sun for not
> > providing 64bit versions of their plugins (Java also doesn't work with
> > firefox-64), and Apple for not providing QuickTime at all.
> >
> > The main difference is that I kept x86_64 version around so that I
> > don't need to remove yelp (which depends on it). This is only possible
> > if you install firefox-32, which provides a convenient way of starting
> > the 32bit version (you will need to modify gnome-panel's applet
> > accordingly, and also preferred browser setting).
>
> It doesn't seem to be very well advertised, but there is a simple way to
> get 64-bit Firefox and 32-bit plugins - including Adobe and Flash - to
> run together.
>
> You need to configure nspluginwrapper, which is included by default.
> Specifically, do the following:
>
> Install 32-bit plugins as normal
> run the command mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v
>
> After doing this, I have both Flash and Adobe running quite nicely with
> F8 x86_64 on my laptop, as well as a few other things.
>
> By the way, you can find this info in the F8 release notes under section
> 10.3.1 Enabling the Flash Plugin.
>
> ...but who actually reads this stuff? :) I know I didn't and struggled
> for days as a result.

Yes, there is nspluginwrapper, and I've used it successfully with F7,
but for some reason it did not work for me (YMMV) with F8 (see my OP
-- Flash did not work, and neither did mplayer plugin, and I even
posted the output of mozilla-plugin-config). This forced me to forget
firefox-64. It sucks big time, but... =/

Regards,

Andre


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