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Old 27th November 2006, 01:21 AM
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Exclamation Flash just wont work.

I've had no problems what so ever with my install of FC6 until this, I'm trying to get flash to work in either Firefox of Opera but I cant. I've followed several guides, tried ver. 7 and 9 with no sucess.
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Old 27th November 2006, 03:14 AM
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I've had no problems what so ever with my install of FC6 until this, I'm trying to get flash to work in either Firefox of Opera but I cant. I've followed several guides, tried ver. 7 and 9 with no sucess.
have you tried this guide? It's always worked for me ...even fc6: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
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Old 27th November 2006, 09:42 PM
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It's working now, but how about shockwave, does it work in linux?
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Old 27th November 2006, 10:57 PM
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It's working now, but how about shockwave, does it work in linux?
You can get shockwave working with wine and the windows version of firefox 1.5.0.7 for example
(http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefox/?1557)

(we're using wine, so do a 'yum install wine*' first)

(install the windows version of firefox #9 (using wine to run the setup program)), launch using wine and go to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi to install shockwave)

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Old 27th November 2006, 11:38 PM
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I recommend getting setroubleshoot (instead of turning off SELinux or setting a global text relocaiton policy). Best to stay informed about what's running on your box. Also, I recommend that newcomers to this thread do some searching on search engines for "text relocation" and the battle to get proprietary software makers (Adobe) to write code that doesn't rely on it.
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Old 27th November 2006, 11:40 PM
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eh?!



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Old 27th November 2006, 11:48 PM
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That's why I recommend people do some reading. It's not something I can explain in a post.

Start here: http://people.redhat.com/drepper/textrelocs.html

Basically, Flash player 7, 8, 9 beta and Gnash use "text relocation" which means they are self-modifying code; they write to areas of memory and then execute it. This is bad because it makes exploitable code. If we want Linux to remain virus-free we will have to encourage software makers to spend a little more time debugging their code before foisting it upon us.
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Old 28th November 2006, 01:01 AM
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eh?!
sideways, Appreciate the chaps contribution. at least!
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Old 28th November 2006, 02:18 AM
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er, yeah, ok ...

anyway, if you're not too paranoid get FlashPlayer 9 for linux here

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html
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Old 28th November 2006, 02:27 AM
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Nope aint paranoid, but I got it working so I'm not gonna screw with it anymore.
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Old 28th November 2006, 02:32 AM
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ahem, I think I meant fozner was paranoid.


how about shockwave, you asked, any luck?
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Old 28th November 2006, 12:25 PM
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Havent got around to playing with shockwave yet, I'll post when I do however.
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Old 30th November 2006, 09:04 PM
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There is no decent shockwave player for linux, but you can run the windows version of firefox under wine and install it through there...
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