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problem with Flash plugin

asked 2013-10-21 06:17:11 -0500

Zututukulipa gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 13:22:31 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hi, newbie again

Problem is that I downloaded flash by terminal by YUM I think, cause I wanted to play a few vids on Youtube just as tutorial 'cause I'm newbie in Linux and especially in Fedora.

But my problem is that I cant play vids directly on Youtube, but when I play Youtube video added on other site, I can see it without problem.

For example:

|| - this one I cant see

|| - but first video here I can see without problem

Im using Firefox (maybe switch to chrome? it has build-in flash but I don't like Chrome)

Any advices ?

Sincerely - Ur beloved Newbie :)

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Edit: funny fact is, that Cobra was right in spite of the fact that Search that Casep recommended found flash IN folder and even IN Firefox plugins... (maybe just wrong version for youtube?)

Zututukulipa gravatar imageZututukulipa ( 2013-10-22 01:05:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-21 07:34:27 -0500

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Just going to the Adobe website and installing the flash player from there isn't enough if you selected the 'Yum' version. That just puts the adobe repository onto your system. You still need to install the flash-plugin with yum after that, i.e. yum install flash-plugin

It could be that you see some sites work and others not because YouTube has an HTML 5 player that kicks in when flash isn't available, and you might occasionally be seeing this in use sometimes.

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answered 2013-10-21 06:34:19 -0500

Hi: For what you says I think you've installed flash, but not enabled it on Firefox Take a look at Looks like Step 7 is what you're missing. The only difference is, as you installed it via rpm the .so should be located on /usr/lib/flash-plugin/ You can check it with

rpm -ql flash-plugin | grep .so

Also, as you installed it via rpm you should better use a sym link (ln -s) instead of cp), but that's for the advanced lesson ;)

Kind regards

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