Bug 21396 - flash plugin not recognized
Summary: flash plugin not recognized
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-27 21:33 UTC by Vlado Potisk
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-01-07 15:48:10 UTC

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Description Vlado Potisk 2000-11-27 21:33:50 UTC
I'm unable to browse websites that require flash.
They claim I have no flash plugin installed
and try to force me download it.

The flash plugin is there and is functional.
Unfortunately only few sites are friendly enough
to allow the user to enter the website even after
failed check for flash player.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-27 22:15:00 UTC
What version of netscape?

What does 'about:plugins' say?

Comment 2 Vlado Potisk 2000-11-28 11:59:00 UTC
Here are the requested data


about:plugins says:

                                 Shockwave Flash

     File name: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so

     Shockwave Flash 4.0 r12
          Mime Type Description Suffixes Enabled
    application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl Yes
  application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes

     File name: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/nppdf.so
     Mime Type Description Suffixes Enabled
   application/pdf Portable Document Format pdf Yes

                             Netscape Default Plugin

     File name: /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libnullplugin.so

     The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions
     that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
     Mime Type Description Suffixes Enabled
         * All types * Yes

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-28 19:19:51 UTC
Can you give an example site that shows this problem?

Comment 4 Vlado Potisk 2000-11-28 20:06:36 UTC
These are sites of two different car makers:

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-30 05:56:16 UTC
Confirmed. Oddly enough; the flash thing on the subaru site will
play fine if you continue on into the site...

Comment 6 Bryce Nesbitt 2001-01-07 15:48:08 UTC
I see this also.  Even macromedia's official sites (www.macromedia.com and
www.shockwave.com) exhibit the problems.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-28 06:40:49 UTC
Unforutnately, we cannot really fix a) netscape's plugin interface/code or b)
the flash player. Reporting it to netscape may be the best bet.

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