Adobe Flash in myDSl Firefox

Forum: Multimedia
Topic: Adobe Flash in myDSl Firefox
started by: a_hardwick

Posted by a_hardwick on Mar. 06 2008,21:05
Is there any way to get flash working with mydsl version of firefox running off a frugal install?
Posted by roberts on Mar. 06 2008,21:07
Flash v7 works fine as it installs in your home directory under .mozilla. It is included in the default backup of home/dsl/
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 07 2008,02:00
Even though I dislike the direction Adobe has been taking Flash, I appreciate that it has so far been backward compatible...animations created in very old versions of Macromedia Flash still work in Adobe Flash.

It would be very sweet if some talented developer were able to create a decent open source program that could create the basics of Flash creation  that have been supported in Flash since the early days. F4l is trying to do that, but it's a very slow process.

Unfortunately it seems that most Flash development these days has been focused on just streaming video rather than flash-based animation. The streaming video doesn't really have anything to do with what flash is best at doing, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by pjamessmith on Mar. 29 2008,21:14
HI DSLers:

I want to get flash to work and saw these posting. I saw the .so and .xpt files in the .mozilla/pluggins directory..... but flash still does not work.

Could somebody please provide step-by-step instructions for getting flash to work on the most recent version of DSL?

Thank you!
Phil Smith
Duluth, GA

Posted by WDef on April 01 2008,10:13
Did you close and restart firefox?

Or hitting reload a number of times seems to get flash loaded as well.

Posted by stupid_idiot on April 04 2008,12:03
These locations are all OK:
Code Sample

1. Put flashplayer.xpt and into any of the directories above.
2. Restart Firefox.
3. Check the list of installed plugins at about:plugins.

DSL's Firefox runs with Flash 7 only. Flash 9 needs Firefox to be compiled against GTK2.

Flash 7 can still be downloaded from in a zip file.
This zip file contains multiple revisions of the player, for web authors to test their Flash movies, so it is very big:
< >
(Found on this page:
< >

Just the latest revision:
< install_flash_player_7_linux_r73.tar.gz > [1.0M]
(30-second wait required.)

Might this file be hosted on the DSL FTP as a convenience?

Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on April 04 2008,13:54
By their terms it is not redistributable online.
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