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Basilisk for Linux "can't see" flash plugin

Postby ianas » Thu, 11 Jan 2018, 00:26

I recently got Basilisk for Linux and am getting use to it
one thing that bugs me is that Basilisk can't see installed flash-player
flash is in

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/usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so

but Basilisk says I don't have flash installed
afaik this is where flash should go and Firefox from my distro and from mozilla see and use flash
is this a bug to be reported or do I have to link flashplayer.so to another location if so where?

ps. I'm running opensuse leap 42.3 (an rpm based distro) but that shouldn't matter

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Re: Basilisk for Linux "can't see" flash plugin

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Thu, 11 Jan 2018, 00:40

Try the Pale Moon solution of symlinking it where it thinks it needs to be... Dunno if it will work but hey! Worth a shot.

http://linux.palemoon.org/help/faq/#noplugins
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Re: Basilisk for Linux "can't see" flash plugin

Postby ianas » Thu, 11 Jan 2018, 02:45

I really don't like create new directories in /usr
I'll try creating a plugins sub-folder in Basilisk's folder and linking libflashplayer.so over there

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Re: Basilisk for Linux "can't see" flash plugin  Topic is solved

Postby ianas » Thu, 11 Jan 2018, 20:55

I created basilisk/plugins/ and linked libflashplayer.so in it
but Basilisk still does not see it?
afaik the default for all mozilla based plugins was to scan for plugins in this directory
I'll try putting this dir in basilisk's profile folder and try again

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apparently the best way to make basilisk see flash without creating directories in /usr is to make a plugins directory inside your profile and link flash in it

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mkdir ~/.moonchild productions/basilisk/<uuid>.default/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.moonchild productions/basilisk/<uuid>.default/plugins/libflashplayer.so

you should replace <uuid>.defau with your directories unique user id mine is zjhnqw1c.default
by linking flash to your distributions package you can keep flash up to date by using your distro's software management tools (in my case just doing zypper up)
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