Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437258
Flash not working with Firefox 3 beta
Last modified: 2008-05-21 11:41:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Flash is not working with FF 3 beta even when flash-plugin is installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install firefox 3 beta (or RHEL 5.2 beta)
2. Install flash-plugin from the supplementary cd
3. Visit a website that has flash
Flash objects are not displayed
Flash objects are displayed
This is on x86_64 system with flash-plugin and firefox for i386 when running the
32bit version of firefox. That setup used to work on RHEL5 U1.
In steps to reproduce:
3. Run the 32bit version of Firefox (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b4pre/firefox)
The answer is simple -- don't use firefox-32, but instead install
nspluginwrapper (both x86_64 and i386 packages). Then flash-plugin works even
firefox.i386 was bad hack which was never officially supported, isn't supported,
and with the advent of nspluginwrapper it is quite certain that it won't be
RHEL 5.2 x86_64 repo has nspluginwrapper.x86_64 only.
Additionally it still has firefox 32/64 bit packages which means that 32bit is
I'm hitting another bug with the 64bit version of FF3 and I'm not able to verify
your workaround at the moment.
(In reply to comment #2)
> The answer is simple -- don't use firefox-32, but instead install
> nspluginwrapper (both x86_64 and i386 packages). Then flash-plugin works even
> with firefox.x86_64
firefox.x86_64 with nspluginwrapper.x86_64 and flash-plugin.i386 - not working.
nspluginwrapper.i386 not available in x86_64 repo
(In reply to comment #5)
> firefox.x86_64 with nspluginwrapper.x86_64 and flash-plugin.i386 - not working.
Not that nspluginwrapper is not workaround anymore but the official solution
> nspluginwrapper.i386 not available in x86_64 repo
OK, THAT is a bug. I will investigate what to do about it.
firefox.x86_64 with nspluginwrapper.i386 and flash-plugin.i386 - works for me.
Now i'm not sure what sense does it make to have firefox.i386 in x86_64 tree... :)
Can someone clarify the list of i386/x86_64 firefox/nspluginwrapper packages
should be in the x86_64 tree? Thanks.
both 32 and 64bit versions of both packages unless FF.i386 is removed for some
reason depending on why it was added to the repo.
change committed in distill and should show up in the next set of trees.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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