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Flash plugin RPM installed but not being used by Firefix in fedora

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I've followed the instructions to install the flash plugin by downloading the
YUM version and then installing the RPM. I got no errors when doing any of
this. However, flash still does not work in Firefox. If I do 'about:plugins'
it isn't listed.

Any suggestions on what to try next. All I'm getting from Google is variations
of the same instructions I've already done.
$ uname -a
Linux gary.ringways.co.uk 3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 13 13:36:17
UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ rpm -qa|grep firefox
firefox-21.0-3.fc17.x86_64
$ rpm -qa|grep flash
flash-plugin-11.2.202.285-release.i386
$ ll /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 172
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 39 Jun 6 13:21
libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 176032 May 15 10:53 nppdf.so

posted Jun 6, 2013 by anonymous

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2 Answers

+1 vote

Try out the open source version - gnash-plugin :-)
yum remove flash-plugin
....
yum install gnash-plugin

answer Jun 6, 2013 by anonymous
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selinux?
su -c "cat /var/log/audit/audit.log | grep mozilla"

answer Jun 6, 2013 by anonymous
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