[CentOS] CentOS - Firefox and Flash

Wed Jan 28 16:10:12 UTC 2015
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 23.01.2015. 14:52, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Thu, January 22, 2015 12:27, Frank Cox wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 09:36:24AM -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
>>> If one has already done all that and, following the most recent FF
> update, all that is displayed is a video window with the Flash
>>> logo/Button in the middle.  And regardless of how many times one
> clicks on said button no video will show or sound will emit, what
> then?
>> What firefox plugins do you have installed that might be blocking
> flash?
>> I personally don't use flash stuff much, but I have noscript
> installed
>> and it makes me either allow javascript or click on the embedded
> flash
>> content to view it.  But so far it always seems to work when I
> either
>> allow
>> javascript on the site or click on the content.
> I thought that was the case too.  However, disabling NoScript for
> YouTube does not change the observed behaviour.  It is decidedly odd
> in that the Flash video will not play until one sets the enable html5
> option in YouTube.
> One of the artifacts of switching the html5 on in YT is that upon
> returning to the video page the video canvas shows an error message,
> with the 'Try again later' tag.  But simply clicking on the video
> frame a second time starts the video.
> I am not sure what is going on.  I have discovered that the same
> approach (switching on html5 in YouTube) has solved this issue for a
> least one of the impacted users.  I will try it on others as the
> occasion permits.
> It seems to me likely to be a FF issue at its core.

I solved that for Firefox 35.x.

I added some symlinks to $HOME/.mozilla/plugins

Here is the list of symlinks:

[drlove at kanc ~]$ cd $HOME/.mozilla/plugins
[drlove at kanc plugins]$ readlink -f *

I have not made java work though, but I have 31.x for that if necessary
Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant