[CentOS] Adobe Flash Install Woes

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 21:02:36 UTC 2009


On 3/29/09, William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-29 at 09:23 -0500, Chuck wrote:
>> I am having a hell of a time getting adobe flash to work on a recent
>> 5.2 install.
<snip>
>> An rpm check of both firefox and the flash plugin return with no
>> complaints.
>>
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> I notice you said in another post that shockwave came default. Here too
> I guess. But when I test at the site Lanny referenced, it fails for me
> too. When I try to download, it says I'm not supported. I just wondered
> if your shockwave works.

I believe, but am not positive, from some reading on the Adobe site,
that one of their viewers also contains the other one. So, I suspect
that the one it says is not available for your box or mine is included
in the one that we do have installed and running.

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> My setup is "box stock" for this stuff, so I don't think you should need
> to mess with tarballs, source, betas, etc.

So is my box and messing with tarballs, etc., when it is not
necessary, and it is not necessary in this case;  is *strongly*
discouraged by the CentOS developers and very knowledgeable people on
this list. Explained in the Support documentation (Wiki) on centos.org

Bill: Do you remember if there is a command one needs to use, to get
the plugin to work?
I'm not sure if I had to do that  for Flash or another Firefox Plugin
or if it was for something else.


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