Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010

I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1 shapes up and found that the flashplayer plugin doesn’t work with the default browser which is Midori.  Here’s a quick fix for getting flash to work with Midori on Unity 2010.  First, install the flash-player-plugin (as root in terminal or use the gui):

smart install flash-player-plugin

Next, we need to create a directory under your profile to house the flashplayer plugin and then copy it there.  I’m sure we might be able to get by with a symbolic link but I didn’t try that out…

mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins && cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

That’s it, it should work now.  I’ve done this on 32bit Unity Linux 2010.1 on a Gateway M250.  Hopefully this helps out someone out there :)

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  • http://unity-linux.org zero

    Good looking out devnet, and glad to have you back.

  • http://synergy-linux.com JMiahMan

    I wonder if there’s a System folder it looks in that we could fix a lot easier with a packaging change and have it work OTB.

  • http://synergy-linux.com JMiahMan

    Did did you try:

    export MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=”/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins”

    before doing this?

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