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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 8:55 am

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/phoenixlin.html wrote:Extract libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt to your Firebird plugins directory.

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/flash.html wrote:Download Flash Player 6.0r79 then extract libflashplayer.so to your plugins directory and flashplayer.xpt to your components directory

Do both locations for flashplayer.xpt work and must it be one or the other or can it be copied to both? (The reason I ask is that Flash isn't working for me right now.)
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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 9:29 am

Lots of folks here have had trouble w/ Flash and Shockwave. What has been recommended (worked for me) is to use teh "unofficial" installer for FB .7 It is here:

http://seb.mozdev.org/firebird/

The reason is that this installer installs some registry settings that lets FB know where Flash is (or vice-versa)--at least, this is what has been explained to me. At any rate, you can go to the following page adn insert the settings yourself (although they didn't say what would be a new key, what would be a sub-key, etc.--which is why I just did a fresh installation):

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/phoenix.html

Then, I went to macromedia.com, and had to install both plugins again, for it to work. But now, it works fine.

HTH,
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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 9:57 am

Thanks but the installer is for Windows I believe and I'm using Linux.
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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 12:15 pm

The main thing is that you put libflashplayer.so in MozillaFirebird/plugins or ~/.mozilla/plugins . flashplayer.xpt is needed for Flash scripting support and to be honest I don't really know what that is, but that's probably because I've not installed it in MozillaFirebird/components. But then I'd have to remember to put it in components everyday when I make a new Firebird. Whereas if I leave the plugins in my .mozilla profile I don't need to think about it. But why is flash not working for you? Have you installed a compatible version of libstdc++? What distribution of Linux are you running? Flash is buggy on Linux. Have you read http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=219625 - not a happy story.

Edit - I just ran the Flash installer and it installed flashplayer.xpt in mozilla/plugins, not components.

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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 12:38 pm

Yes, I have libstdc++2.10-2.96-0.83mdk (Mandrake 9.2). I have asked for help on this in another thread: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=41791 . I don't know what else to do.

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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 2:07 pm

Does the following give any clues? It's what I see when I launch Firebird in a terminal.
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[jr1@localhost MozillaFirebird]$ MozillaFirebird -P
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXt.so [libXt.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library libXext.so [libXext.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /opt/MozillaFirebird/plugins/rpnp.so [/opt/MozillaFirebird/plugins/rpnp.so: undefined symbol: __pure_virtual]
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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 4:18 pm

On my machine both libXt.so and libXext.so are in /usr/X11R6/lib . If you can't see them there try opening a terminal and entering
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su root
password
find / -name libXt.so
and the same for libXext.so. I don't know what to do to fix the situation though. Sorry. Check the file /etc/ld.so.conf . Mine reads
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/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/lib/qt3/lib
I hope some of this helps and if not, I hope someone who knows what's going on answers.

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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 5:19 pm

Thanks for your help. I "copy" all that. Wait for another milestone I guess and switch off Flash in the meantime - maybe get into Lynx ; )
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Post Posted December 24th, 2003, 5:21 pm

ja'far wrote:
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/phoenixlin.html wrote:Extract libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt to your Firebird plugins directory.

http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/flash.html wrote:Download Flash Player 6.0r79 then extract libflashplayer.so to your plugins directory and flashplayer.xpt to your components directory

Do both locations for flashplayer.xpt work and must it be one or the other or can it be copied to both? (The reason I ask is that Flash isn't working for me right now.)


Corrected the latter, although scripting support is a moot point with gcc3 builds anyway.

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