I now have flash working properly in Firefox 3 as well as Firefox 2 on my system!
Until now, I could not find a way to get my perfectly working flash from FF2 to translate to Firefox 3. It was killing me. I don’t particularly like flash, but it is an excellent way to view videos online, and needed for many websites, unfortunately.
Whenever I got the ‘Plugin needs to be installed to niew this content…’ error bar, I would try to install and it said that I already had Flash installed.
While reading a thread on installing Firefox 3 the hard way, I found a comment that explained what was wrong. The plugins were only installing to the FF2 plugins dir, not FF3.
To get Flash working in FF3, run this command:
‘sudo cp /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/* /usr/lib/firefox3preb3/plugins’
Note that the ‘firefox3preb3’ line might be different on yuor system. That was mine. It will be something obvious and similar, though. Just ls first to see what it is called.
This works perfectly, and all of the plugins now work! Firefox 3 is addictive. You can’t go back once you use that awesome url bar for a while. It can read your mind.
For getting some plugins to work, you need to link them. To do this, do ‘sudo ln -s -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin.so /usr/lib/[your FF3 dirname]/plugins/’. This will link it, and now Java will work (after a Firefox restart, of course). This may link other stubborn plugins as well. YMMV.
Thanks to Solarwind from the Ubuntu Forums for finding the solution to the Java problem.
Some working Flash for proof.
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