Possibly OT --- Adobe flash player; how to get it to run?

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Dec 25 21:25:28 UTC 2013

On 24/12/13 22:14, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-12-24 at 21:56 +1300, Rolf Turner wrote:
> [Looking for Flash Player]
>> Grateful for any suggestions and/or advice.
> Googling didn't turn this up?
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash
Well, not as such.  Googling turns up (as always) several million things 
and that
one was not, uh, prominent.  After looking through the first half dozen 
or so hits,
I gave up.

That being said, thanks for pointing out that site to me.

***That*** being said, it still doesn't work.  I followed the 
instructions to the letter.

> sudo yum install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm -y
This gave:

> Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
> adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm                    | 4.2 kB     
> 00:00
> Examining 
> /var/tmp/yum-root-mliVX0/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm: 
> adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch
> /var/tmp/yum-root-mliVX0/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm: does 
> not update installed package.
> Error: Nothing to do

Which is pretty much as I expected, given that I had installed the 
damned thing already.

> sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linuxThi

This produced no response at all --- no error message, but neither was 
there any
indication of success.

> sudo yum install flash-plugin -y

This produced a bunch of boiler-plate and finally:
> Package flash-plugin- already installed and 
> latest version
> Nothing to do
So it would *appear* that everything was already in place as it should 
be.  But then:

> Type the following text in the Firefox address bar:
> about:plugins
When I did that I got:
>   No installed plugins found
I must be missing some key element in my set-up, but I have no idea what.
Can anyone enlighten me?  Grateful for any advice.


     Rolf Turner

P. S.  It was suggested that I try Google Chrome.  I did that, and under 
Google Chrome,
flash does indeed work and I can play the videos from the links that I 
was sent.

Nevertheless I would rather stick with using Firefox (the devil I know) 
and I would like
to understand just *why* flash is refusing to work under Firefox. As I 
said, I would
appreciate enlightenment!

     R. T.

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