[K12OSN] Adobe Flash

j.w. thomas jthomas at bittware.com
Thu Sep 3 00:51:01 UTC 2009

I'm running K12LTSP-EL5-64 (The 64-bit Centos-based version) in a 
one-room multi-grade school.  The teacher wants to send some of the kids 
to a flash-based website while she instructs others, but for the life of 
me, I cannot seem to get Flash working.

I went to adobe and followed their instructions (which is where the wiki 
directs me anyhow).  I did a "yum update flash-plugin" and everything 
was peaches.  The next step is to verify that the plug-in is installed 
by pointing Firefox to about:plugins.  But there is no joy there.  FF 
reports no plugins at all.

Almost everything I find about flash for K12LTSP has to do with getting 
sound to work, and almost nothing about getting flash itself to work. 
Maybe that will be useful next week...

I also tried the 64-bit version of flash, but got exactly the same 
result for my efforts: nothing.

I update FF to the latest in the Centos repo (some minor rev to version 
3), and was met with the same result.


Jim Thomas            Principal Applications Engineer  Bittware, Inc
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