[K12OSN] Adobe Flash
jthomas at bittware.com
Thu Sep 3 12:27:11 UTC 2009
j.w. thomas wrote:
> Almquist Burke wrote:
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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?
> I'm using version 10.0.32.18. That's the only one I can find on Adobe's
> website. I'm not positive which version of FF I've got, as I do not
> have remote access to the system and I'm not there ATM. I'll get back
> on that in a couple of hours.
Here's some of yum.log related to trying to get flash to work last night...
Sep 02 18:58:17 Updated: nspr.x86_64 4.7.4-1.el5_3.1
Sep 02 18:58:19 Updated: nss.x86_64 188.8.131.52.3-1.el5.centos.2
Sep 02 18:58:24 Installed: xulrunner.x86_64 184.108.40.206-1.el5
Sep 02 18:58:25 Updated: nss.i386 220.127.116.11.3-1.el5.centos.2
Sep 02 18:58:29 Installed: xulrunner.i386 18.104.22.168-1.el5
Sep 02 18:58:38 Updated: firefox.i386 3.0.12-1.el5.centos
Sep 02 18:58:39 Updated: nss-tools.x86_64 22.214.171.124.3-1.el5.centos.2
Sep 02 18:58:41 Updated: firefox.x86_64 3.0.12-1.el5.centos
Sep 02 18:58:42 Updated: prelink.x86_64 0.4.0-2.el5
Sep 02 19:03:25 Installed: flash-plugin.i386 10.0.32.18-release
I'm pretty sure I just did a "yum update firefox" followed by "rpm -e
flash-plugin" and then "yum install flash-plugin".
Looks to me as if it has installed both the 32- and 64-bit versions of FF?
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