Possibly OT --- Adobe flash player; how to get it to run?
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?
Well, not as such. Googling turns up (as always) several million things
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
> Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
> adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm | 4.2 kB
> /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
indication of success.
> sudo yum install flash-plugin -y
This produced a bunch of boiler-plate and finally:
> Package flash-plugin-22.214.171.1242-release.x86_64 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:
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.
P. S. It was suggested that I try Google Chrome. I did that, and under
flash does indeed work and I can play the videos from the links that I
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
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