Monday, January 14, 2008

Getting Flash to work with Firefox on Ubuntu 7.10

Me's had problems with getting flash to work with Firefox. Whenever a page with flash content is opened in Firefox, it complained that it can't find a flash plugin, even though it was installed already. When you try to install the flash plugin again, it would complain that flash is already installed and that Firefox requires a reboot.

Here's a solution for this problem that Me came across, on the net ofcourse. ;-).

This is what you've to do:

  1. Get the flash player plugin from this link.
  2. Open a command prompt, navigate to the folder where the above file is downloaded.
  3. If you want the fix to be available across all users, run
    sudo ./flashplayer-installer
    To enable it only for the current user, run
  4. The installer would prompt the user to close all existing browser windows before proceeding with the install.
  5. Installation is done, Firefox is ready to take in flash pages as well!

However, please do note that the above plugin from Adobe is not free (as in GPL free). To try a free flash player plugin, do try out Gnash - more about it in some other post.

Adios Amigos!


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