[K12OSN] Adobe Flash

Almquist Burke burke at thealmquists.net
Thu Sep 3 07:12:23 UTC 2009

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On Sep 2, 2009, at 7:51 PM, j.w. thomas wrote:

> 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.

Just curious, what version of flash are you installing, and what  
version of Firefox (32 or 64 bit)? When you do the about:plugins, you  
should get SOMETHING, even if it's just the "default plugin." Did you  
try other sites with flash? And are you sure they aren't using some  
other adobe thing, like director, and not actually flash?
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