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Slackware 13 – Install Flash player plugin in Firefox

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I recently did an upgrade of Firefox and it broke my Flash player so here is how I fixed it.

  1. Download the flash player file from Adobe the file you will download is named :
    install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
  2. As a normal user extract the .tar file from the downloaded .tar.gzip :
    gunzip install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
    This will cause the .tar.gz file to disappear and what remains will be : install_flash_player_9_linux.tar
  3. Now untar the file, what will be extracted is a file named libflashplayer.so
    tar -xvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar
  4. Now as root install the file so Firefox knows about it substitute firefox-3.6.2 for whatever version of Firefox you have.
    cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-3.6.2/plugins/
  5. Now open Firefox and your Flash player should work as normal now

Hope this helps someone!

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Written by lordfu

January 23, 2010 at 2:32 am

Posted in Slackware

5 Responses

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  1. Thank you very much:)

    Ali

    February 3, 2010 at 9:06 am

  2. This is wrong for 64bit, just like the other 234234 sites who have the exact same tutorial.

    For 64bit users who may find a dead end here, your firefox plugins folder is this:

    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

    Theo

    March 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm

  3. Thanks, it worked for me :)

    Paulina

    March 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm


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