Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Get Flash Working in Flock Browser in Ubuntu

Many readers complained yesterday that Flock browser I reviewed about yesterday [here] had one major problem - It cannot play flash content. I too faced the same problem and finally here is the solution:
Fire up the terminal and paste this in it:
sudo nautilus
Navigate to the folder:
usr/lib/firefox/plugins and copy the only file present there 'flashplugin-alternative.so'
to this folder:
/usr/share/flock/plugins/
Restart Flock and you will have flash working.

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21 comments:

  1. Wow, I was doing a post on the same as well. Glad that you did :)

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  2. dowsnt work for me :(
    I cant copy the flashplugin file...

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  3. @ Anonymous
    Open the terminal and type in:
    sudo nautilus
    then enter your password and then try, this time you can paste it.

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  4. wow thnks man
    im rather new to linux and i'm still at the newbie stage
    but im getting better thx to people like yourself
    thx again

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  5. Hey thanks man, simple and works, I'm a newbie in linux, your post helped me.

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  6. The above didn't work for my in Ubuntu Ibex. However, coping

    /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so

    to the Flock directory as stated worked after restarting Flock.

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  7. "and copy the only file present there"
    only?

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  8. @Anonymous
    "and copy the only file present there"
    only?

    sorry if I'm wrong, what would be the correct sentence?

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  9. @ Dragon: Many thanks to you. You made my day. I was nearly giving up. But now I found the solution for my Flock Flash problem. Thanks...

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  10. Hi everyone! I copied all firefox plugins from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins to /usr/share/flock/plugins , but it still doesn't work! Anyone has an idea? I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex 64 bit version. Thanx!

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  11. I forgot to say that i've installed the deb package from www.getdeb.com and that it's flock 2.0.3 .

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  12. Thanks. Now my Flock installation plays Flash just like Firefox did.

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  13. Hi,
    i use ubuntu 9.05 and flock 2.5.
    i have had the same sound problem with flash 9.
    i solved the problem by installing flash 10 from the adobe website using the ubuntu .deb.
    after this i linked the libflashplayer.so with:
    sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /home/user/.flock/plugins
    and sudo chown -R user:group /home/user/.flock/plugins/*

    recognize that the flashplayer from the original ubuntu package is in another path.
    i have also linked the plugins from the firefox and mozilla files.

    that's works form me. hope you will find this usefull :)

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  16. me, too ^_^

    @thilohartmann your version worked, here, also on Jaunty. you saved my day <3

    PS: just one thing to add: I had to create the folder, first (flock version 2.5.6) ->
    mkdir /home/user/.flock/plugins/

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  17. Thanks... Linux bless you!!!!

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  18. I usually read every kind of topic by internet, i really love to know about every think. when i saw and advertisement in my computer that said buy viagra i wanted to know all about it. Now i want to know all about Flash working because i want to see all the useful information soon.

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  19. THanks alot...... lol work perpfct-. But. in my case i have my FLOCK directory on my user folder... home/username
    and just search ..flock/plugins/ and paste it. :) work amazing flock <3

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