Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112503
latest flash plugin not working in mozilla 1.4.1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
Having installed the Macromedia flash plugin as described by
Macromedia in the \usr\lib\mozilla-1.4.1 directory the two expected
components are installed as expected (flashplayer.xpt and
libflashplayer.so) but the browser still has no flash functionality
nor is the plugin shown when you check for it in Help about plugins.
The instalation was done as root and therefore should be globally
Prior to installing the flash plugin I have installed the latest sun
java runtime with no problem and just to see if this was causing the
problem I removed the java functionality by temporarily deleting the
required symbolic link in \usr\lib\mozilla\plugins but after
re-downloading an re-installing the flash plugin it is still not
recognized by the browser and therefore still doesn't work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1) Gecko/20031114
Shockwave Flash 6.0 r79
see problem description
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install following instructions provided
install claims to be successful and the requisite files appear where
flash plugin being visible in Help about plugins (but it isn't) and
sites that should use the plugin still display the jigsaw symbol
The plug-in was compiled for an older version of the Standard C++
Library. You need to install the package "compat-libstdc++".
The official Flash Player 6 packages from http://macromedia.mplug.
org/ know about the exact library requirements.
I have been to http://macromedia.mplug.org/ and downloaded the RPM
version for fedora core 1 and installed it and everything now works as
The one that I had downloaded before from a link within the normal
macromedia site http://www.macromedia.com and following the shortcut
Download Flash Player only offers what appears to be the generic
version of the plugin (which bye the way works fine in Red Hat 9)
Just to clarify, the plug-in contained in the RPM package does not
differ from the version downloadable from macromedia.com. The
package contains some custom scripts, though, which automate (de-)
installation and upgrades.
The "compat-libstdc++" package is needed in Red Hat Linux 9, too, but
it's apparently part of the common installation types.
OK, the plugin is installed, loaded, working... But the sound is
When I try to play any .swf with sound I get only ticking... Always
the same ticking... But for examle xmms works fine and on my previous
system (Mandrake 9.2) everything worked fine (Mozilla 1.3.x and the
Is that only my problem??
Can I fix it??
I'm not an experienced user, so please help me ;-)
Jan Machac your sound problem is probably symptomatic of your sound
driver which can either play only one PCM stream at once, or is buggy
in some other way. There are unfortunately limitations in sound
capability in Linux. In any case this is NOTABUG for mozilla.