Firefox 0.9 & Flash (Linux)

After some days I’ve now finally got MozillaFirefox to display Flash content. A big “Thank you” to cappaberra on this occasion. There where probably some pieces of an old Flashblocker-Extension or something still flying around in my profile that blocked the flash plugin. Here now a short guide on how to install the flash plugin for those who also have this problem.


  1. Download the Flash plugin from macromedia.com and extract it.
  2. There should now be a new folder which contains aflashplayer.xpt and a libflashplayer.so-file. Put the libflashplayer.so into Firefox's plugins/ folder and the other file into components/ folder.
  3. Now comes the step where I previously failed: In your profile's folder there should be a chrome/ and an extensions/ folder that are used for storing extensions et al. The simplest way would be to delete these two folders and then reinstall your extensions :-)
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