the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

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the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

Postby mrphantuan » 2010/12/30 04:54:15

Hello. The 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

The solution is to install Firefox 32 bits with the associated 32 bits plug-in. I could do it manually, however I have in the network 23 machines and I will update the CentOS soon (Version 4.7), I just trying to setup a network install with kickstart. How can I automate the browser/flash plug in installation? Should I believe there is some easier way than update manually all machines, so I will appreciate the support. I am a Linux user for a while but just recently I joined the team who try to manage the network... There is no Linux experts here so please I kindly require this information.

PS: The hardware is AMD Opteron 64 with 4Gb of RAM, with nvidia midrange graphics card.

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Celso.

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the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no

Postby pschaff » 2011/01/03 21:36:06

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Reading FAQ & Readme First is recommended for new users. The link in your post does not seem relevant to CentOS, particularly on this English-language forum.

mrphantuan wrote:
Hello. The 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.


Not true - see this thread; although I am not sure about CentOS 4.

... I will update the CentOS soon (Version 4.7), I just trying to setup a network install with kickstart.

Updates from CentOS 4.7 to the current 4.8 can be done with

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yum update
and do not require kickstart. Updates from 4.x to 5.x are not recommended; rather it is best to do a fresh install. In either case, I don't know how to do what you want with kickstart.

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Re: the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

Postby win007 » 2011/01/09 12:33:34

I am running centos 4.8 x86_64.
Downloaded flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz from adobe and extracted the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/plugins folder.
But unfortunately Firefox cannot load the plugin.

about:plugins

Default Plugin

File: libnullplugin.so
Version: 1.0.0.15
The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
* All types .* No


====================

Any one successfully enabled libflashplayer.so on centos 4.8 x86_64?

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Re: the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

Postby scottro » 2011/01/09 13:41:19

Put it in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

See if that gets better results.

Untested by me on CentOS 4 though. firefox/plugins seems logical, but for whatever reason, doesn't seem to work.

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Re: the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

Postby win007 » 2011/01/20 13:19:36

Thanks for the suggestions.

Finally found the root cause. libflashplayer.so square version needs at least GLIBC_2.4

centos 4.8 x86_64 by default only has glibc.x86_64 2.3.4. libflashplayer.so complains GLIBC_2.4 not found! Is there libflashplayer.so which is glibc 2.3.4 compatible?

$ LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/plugins/libflashplayer.so [/lib64/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/plugins/libflashplayer.so)]
LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/plugins/libflashplayer.so [/lib64/tls/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-3.6/plugins/libflashplayer.so)]


# yum list glibc
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Installed Packages
glibc.x86_64 2.3.4-2.43.el4_8.3 installed
glibc.i686 2.3.4-2.43.el4_8.3 installed

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Re: the 64 bit version installs firefox 64 bits, but there is no flash plugin available.

Postby pschaff » 2011/01/20 14:21:09

Welcome to the CentOS fora win007. Reading FAQ & Readme First is recommended for new users.

After reading the above you should realize why you should not hijack threads as you have done. Please start a new Topic for your issue to get the attention you need, providing a link to this one if required for context.

That said, and after further searching, I believe the OP was correct about no x86_64 flash plugin for CentOS/RHEL-4. (Would be glad to be proven wrong. :-D ) The options seem to be using the i386 packages or updating to a later OS. At this point the CentOS options are 5.5, and soon 5.6 or 6.0.