Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222100
Flash plugin doesn't install in Firefox
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
When visiting a page made in Flash, Firefox tries to install the missing plugin.
User is prompted to allow installation.
License screen appears, user selects "I accept" and goes on.
Firefox reports that plugin is succesfully installed, however the notification
for installing plugin keeps reapearing and page's Flash content remains invisible.
It does not matter if user is root or not (installing the plugin as root is
expected to make it available for all system users).
Is it possible that this is related to bug #207621 from FC6test3 ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(stock Fedora Core 6 + updates)
Steps to Reproduce:
The flash content of the page remains invisible after plugin installation.
The flash content of the page should became visible without any manual hack of
This is due to Bug #189622 where Flash Player 7 using text relocations, which is
disallowed by selinux policy.
Flash Player 9 due out soon fixes this problem.
Meanwhile, you can either:
1) http://macromedia.mplug.org/ Use the Flash Player 7 RPM from here which
avoids this problem.
2) http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html Use Flash Player 9 Beta2
3) Wait until Flash Player 9 is released soon.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189622 ***