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So this seemed simple enough. I downloaded the latest release (10.1) of Flash for Linux, with the YUM for linux package (saved in downloads as "adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm"). I then installed it by opening it, gave root password, and I should have been on my way. But when I loaded up youtube, I couldn't


I then tried running the command

Code:
 yum install flash-plugin
as root, and it installed several things into different libraries basically automatically. Flash player still didn't work.

I then tried downloading the .tar.gz file and extracting the libflashplayer.so into both /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ and ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folders. Then when I started firefox from the terminal and tried loading a flash video, I got the error message:

"failed to initialize shared library /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so [/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32]"

So I'm pretty much stumped. I tried running
Code:
 yum erase flash-plugin
but all this does is remove the 11MB package from the machine, it doesn't uninstall everything that I installed before, and I can't install again because it detects that it's already installed and won't reinstall it. Can someone help me out? Thanks

btw, extremely new to Linux, so if this is elementary for someone, I apologize
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Before going into more details...
did you restart your computer (or reloged in your account), or at least firefox after the installation?

You never know..
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Before going into more details...
did you restart your computer (or reloged in your account), or at least firefox after the installation?

You never know..
Didn't try restarting/relogging in but did restart firefox. I'm pretty certain I would only need to restart firefox for changes to work anyway. And I was trying to do some of this last night (installed the package GUI method) and have rebooted into fedora since then...so I don't think that's it.
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Didn't try restarting/relogging in but did restart firefox. I'm pretty certain I would only need to restart firefox for changes to work anyway. And I was trying to do some of this last night (installed the package GUI method) and have rebooted into fedora since then...so I don't think that's it.
I didn't think it could be that eighter but you never know...

Anyways, for wha you described, you downloaded the package manually and opened it with fedora's package manager..
I would try searching for it within the stock repositories, because that might work

A workaround would be to install google chrome or opera (both good broswers) and install flash through them
I think this would work because they use the same packages for flash
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I just download the tarball and extract the plugin to a folder where I can then copy it to one of two places.

1) /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (as root)

or

2)$HOME/.mozilla/plugins (as user)

Done.
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