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

Posted: 2010/12/30 04:54:15
by mrphantuan
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.

Regards,
Celso.

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

Posted: 2011/01/03 21:36:06
by pschaff
Welcome to the CentOS fora. Reading [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=47]FAQ & Readme First[/url] is recommended for new users. The link in your post does not seem relevant to CentOS, particularly on this English-language forum.

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

Not true - see [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=27638&forum=38&post_id=113590#forumpost113590]this thread[/url]; although I am not sure about CentOS 4.

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... I will update the CentOS soon (Version 4.7), I just trying to setup a network install with kickstart. [/quote]
Updates from CentOS 4.7 to the current 4.8 can be done with [code]yum update[/code]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.

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

Posted: 2011/01/09 12:33:34
by win007
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?

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

Posted: 2011/01/09 13:41:19
by scottro
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.

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

Posted: 2011/01/20 13:19:36
by win007
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

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

Posted: 2011/01/20 14:21:09
by pschaff
Welcome to the CentOS fora [b]win007[/b]. Reading [url=https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=47]FAQ & Readme First[/url] 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.