Description of problem:
the flash plugin will not load at all in mozilla. Have tried
numerious times and all have failed. even tried manually and under
root and that also failed. when I tried manually I copied the two
plugin files from www.macromedia.com to
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins. that failed so I tried
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins...that failed...and i have tried for the user
instead of global also
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
it has failed everytime I have tried. I have redone my system and
checked all 3 disks. I have tried to install the plugin for the user
and under root. None of them have worked. I have even tried to
manually installing flash by cp the two plugin files to the plugin
directory but that also failed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to www.macromedia.com
2. download flash plugin
3. install flash plugin and load mozilla
plugin to load
If you install the rpm
from your Fedora CDs, then the flash plugin will load.
on my manual install I tried to install compat-libstdc++-7.3-
2.96.118.i386.rpm. However, it fail trying to install off the cd and
from a rpm from off the net. this is because add/remove programs has
a HUGE bug in it that was reported I believe on test #2 but it was
never fixed. In sum you cannot install rpm's and you cannot rebuild
the database either. so installing compat-... is not an option.
none the less if we are trying to make this operating system so
everyone can use it thoes are 2 major areas that need to be looked
at. The average windows user doesn't even know what a plugin is.
How can we expect to have them manually install these plugins and
know that they need to install other packages for these plugins to
work. We often forget that most of the linux community are huge
geeks and often programmers ourselves. We over look the little guy
that we are trying to allow to use Redhat.
Yeah, we know. However, this is a problem with the current flash
plugin. And I'm building a release note page for this for Mozilla in