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Kilz
June 23rd, 2006, 09:05 PM
This howto is Obsolete
When I started this thread long ago on June 23, 2006 I never in would have thought it would last this long and help so many people. It may yet help someone. But for the majority of users this is outdated info. A 64bit Flash (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772490) and Sun Java plugin (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1011899) are available. Granted they are still under development, but both seem to work as well if not better than the 32bit.
Its been fun, but I wont be actively supporting this thread any more. I encourage all 64bit users to move to the 64bit plugins asap.



Kilz

12/16/2008


Below left in place as a record in case someone may find it useful. Anyone still running Dapper , until its end of life date in 2011 may need this information

This script is a way to run the 32bit firefox on the amd64 version of Ubuntu. That way all plugins will work. The script works on Dapper, Edgy, Feisty, Gutsy, and Hardy.

Automated Install
This page will be making more than just Firefox available. To do that some changes were necessary.
First you need to make sure the repositories are enabled.
Second, install the Base-plugin script
The browser install files below can install other Firefox varients and are also used to upgrade to new versions.

You need to make sure the universe and multiverse are enabled (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#enabling_extra_repositories) before installing anything. If you are using Kubuntu look here. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu)
Kubuntu go users may have to install ia32-libs-gtk through Adapt.

Browser Install Script (Updated 7/20/08 )
This script allows you to choose the browser you want to install from the ones on this page. It also lets you choose if you want to install the plugins by asking before the plugin is installed. You only have to run this script once. The script needs to be ran from the folder that extracts. That folder should also be on your Desktop. After running this script once you can install any of the other browsers below by double clicking on its deb file. :D
*****I have just created a new script with all new versions, including Swiftweasel. The new script will work on Dapper, Edgy, Feisty,Gutsy, and Hardy (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/ff32_3in1_6294.tar.gz).

Firefox 2.0.0.17 (updated 10/06/08 )
This is the famous Firefox browser. The binaries are from Mozilla and not repackaged Ubuntu files. This Firefox32 .deb file will update previous installs to 2.0.0.17
The deb's below are for upgrading or adding Firefox as a second browser after running the install script. Do not install the deb by itself.
Firefox32 deb (Dapper-Feisty) (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/firefox32-2.0.0.17-ubuntu-amd64.deb).
Firefox32 deb (Gutsy) (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/firefox32-2.0.0.17-ubuntu_7.10-8.04_amd64.deb). Do not install this deb to Hardy Heron.

Firefox 3.0.3 (updated 10/06/08 )
This is the famous Firefox browser. The binaries are from Mozilla and not repackaged Ubuntu files. This Firefox32 .deb file will not update previous installs of the 2.0 series, it installs to a new folder. It is only available for Gutsy and Hardy.
The deb's below are for upgrading or adding Firefox as a second browser after running the install script. Do not install the deb by itself.
Firefox32 deb (Gutsy-Hardy) (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/firefox32-3.0.3-ubuntu_7.10-8.04_amd64.deb).


Swiftweasel 3.0.3 (updated 10/10/08 )
This is a new project I recently was told about. It is an optimized build of the Mozilla Firefox code with free branding. The person running the project even made the deb file for me. :D Please go to its web site (http://sourceforge.net/projects/swiftweasel) and take a look for yourselves.
The deb's below are for upgrading or adding Swiftweasel as a second browser after running the install script. Do not install the deb by itself.
This version is built on Ubuntu according to its build config. I plan on adding it to the install script as a main option. But you can download it now and install it if you want. There is now a version for Gutsy-Hardy and Feisty. The 3.0 version is not available for Dapper Drake. All 2.0 versions are available from the Swiftweasel site on Sourceforge (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=195473&package_id=230717).
Hardy
for Intel processors (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_intel-pgo_ubuntu_8.04_AMD64.deb) and one for AMD (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_amd-pgo_ubuntu-8.04_AMD64.deb?use_mirror=).
Gutsy
for Intel processors (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_intel-pgo_ubuntu-7.10_AMD64.deb) and one for AMD (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_amd-pgo_ubuntu-7.10_AMD64.deb).
Feisty
for Intel processors (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_intel-pgo_ubuntu-7.04_AMD64.deb?use_mirror=) and one for AMD (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-3.0.3_amd-pgo_ubuntu-7.04-AMD64.deb).
Dapper- Dapper cant use 3.0, 2.0.0.14 is still avilable for it.
for Intel processors (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-2.0.0.14_nocona-32bit_ubuntu-AMD64.deb) and one for AMD (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/swiftweasel/swiftweasel32-2.0.0.14_athlon64-32bit_ubuntu-AMD64.deb).
Repository
Swiftweasel also has a repository. (http://swiftweasel.tuxfamily.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Apt) After adding the repository if you installed debs with the script or downloaded them from this page. You may have to uninstall swiftweasel and reinstall it in synaptic to get automatic updates.

IceCat 2.0.0.12 (Updated 4/27/08 )
Due to some non free things that are in Firefox and restrictions Mozilla places on its binaries. The GNU.org has made a totaly free (as in beer and freedom) compile of the Firefox code. I have made deb files of it in case you want to use it. It is a lot faster than the normal Firefox builds. Originally named Iceweasel, it is now named IceCat.
The deb's below are for upgrading or adding Iceweasel as a second browser after running the install script.
IceCat32 2.0.0.12 (Dapper-Feisty) deb file. (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/icecat-2.0.0.12-ubuntu_amd64.deb)
IceCat32 2.0.0.12 (Gutsy-Hardy) deb file. (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/icecat-2.0.0.12-ubuntu_7.10-8.04_amd64.deb)

Flock 1.1.1 (updated 4/11/08 )
Flock is a fork of Firefox that adds a lot. It offers blogging and picture tools. It is released under the GPL and is Free as in freedom and as in beer.
The deb's below are for upgrading or adding Flock as a second browser after running the install script.
Flock32 1.1.1 (Dapper-Feisty) deb file. (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/flock32-1.1.1-ubuntu_6.06-7.04_amd64.deb)
Flock32 1.1.1 (Gutsy-Hardy) deb file. (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/flock32-1.1.1-ubuntu_7.10_amd64.deb)

Other Plugins
I will be adding other plugins over time. This will help make this a one stop howto for setting up 32 bit Firefox on AMD64.

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat is a .pdf viewer. It is possible to have it open .pdf files inside Firefox. But its a memory hog, isn't free as in freedom, and isn't necessary as Ubuntu has pdf viewers installed by default. But it is free as in beer and some people need it in some cases.

First off download Adobe Acrobat (http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0.5/enu/AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.tar.gz) and save it to your desktop or move it there if you have files saved to another location.

cd ~/Desktop
tar -xzvf AdobeReader_enu-7.0.5-1.i386.tar.gz AdobeReader
cd ~/Desktop/AdobeReader
sudo ./INSTALL

It will tell you how much space it will use and the path it will install to , press Enter
It will say the directory doesn't exist do you want it to make one, press y
It will ask if you want to install the plugin, press y
It will ask if you want the automatic install , press n
It will ask if you want to do a manual install, press y
It will give you 3 choices, pick 2. Perform user-specific installation (Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape)
It will install the plugin, and bring you back to the 3 choices, choose 3. Quit
The plugin is installed, restart Firefox. When you next try to open a pdf you may get an error, dont worry, click ok. Then it will ask you to agree to an EULA. Then it will open Acrobat up in Firefox.

If you already have Adobe Acrobat installed or something goes wrong try this. Make sure to change <username> to your username.

sudo cp -r -p /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins/
sudo chown -R <username>:users /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins/nppdf.so
If you keep geting a "PPKLight" error, this command will solve it. The file is not nessasary and causes errors.

sudo rm /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins/PPKLite.api

Alternate Java
The 1.6.0.6 java in the Hardy repositories may have issues logging into secure sites like banks. The 1.6.0.5 plugin from Sun is reported not to have these issues. To install it.
To install java from sun web page:
1. Uninstall the java package the script installs. In a terminal type
sudo apt-get remove sun-java6-jre ia32-sun-java6-bin
2. Download jre-6u5-linux-i586.bin (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=jre-6u5-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_Developer), saving it to your desktop. If you save files in a different location you will need to edit the following commands, or move the file to your desktop.
3. Open a terminal and type

cd ~/Desktop
chmod 777 ./jre-6u5-linux-i586.bin
./jre-6u5-linux-i586.bin

3. Move the extracted folder
sudo mv ~/Desktop/jre1.6.0_05 /usr/local/java
4. Update the java plugin link

sudo rm -f /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
sudo ln -s /usr/local/java/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins/
5. Restart Firefox 32

How to get Help
This Thread is over 100 pages long, it is quite old. In order to make the best use of my time I have decided to write some guidelines.. If you dont read this section and dont provide the information I may not be able to help you.
1. If you notice a problem after install close all browsers. Only start the 32bit version and see if the problem is still there.
2. Turn off all desktop effects (Beryl, compiz and compiz fusion) and restart the browser.
3. If the problem remains go over the manual howto steps to make sure everything is as it should be.
4. Apply the fixes in the common problems area.

If the problem continues. Do not PM me. Make a post. In the post make a short description of what isnt working. Also provide this information
1. What you are running (Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu)
2. Your version of (Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu)
3. The exact name of the tar.gz file you downloaded.
4. Open the Browser, click Help then About Firefox. Copy the bottom section starting with "Mozilla/5.0" and paste it into the reply.
5. Provide the reply to
ls -al /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins
6. If its a Flash issue
/ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

If you make any post be prepared to reply to it a few times while working out the issue. If you plan on disappearing and never replying, dont even post.

Common Problems (All Versions of Ubuntu)

Firefox
Before reporting any issue make sure that when you start 32bit Firefox that all other browsers are closed. Since 64bit and 32bit Firefox share a settings and profile folder, and only one profile can be open at one time. When you have 64bit firefox open, no matter what menu item or launcher you click a 64bit firefox window will open.

Errors
Error 1

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Ignore this error.

If a plugin doesnt seem to work, and typing
about:plugins in the address bar of the browser dose not list them try this making sure to replace USERNAME in the following command with the name you use to login with.


sudo chown -hR USERNAME:users /usr/lib32/firefox32/plugins

Unmet Dependencies ia32-libs
Users with any of the following errors during install are directed to this post. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4417385&postcount=914)
The ******* in rthe following error is a wildcard that represents any package name.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
********: Depends: ******** but it is not going to be installed
or

******** depends on ia32-libs; however:
Package ia32-libs is not installed.


Email Links
You must setup what program is called for some things. There is a post on the settings for email (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2582830&postcount=11) here, and this one is for making the "open" in the downloads window to work (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2685097&postcount=11).

Printing
This post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=467983) may be able to help users print from the browsers in this howto. Printing from 32bit browsers is not supported by this howto. If this link dose not help you print to a file, then open the file and print it.

Other Languages
The Firefox32 howto can not guarantee support for other languages. But Ubuntu user tkrisz has a solution to the languages problem that has worked so far. See his post for further details. (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2207010&postcount=543)

Sound
If you have tried all the other fixes for sound in flash. Close all browsers and open programs. Open a terminal and type in
killall esd
Then start Firefox and see if flash has sound. If it dose you may have to do this to make sure that other applications are not using the sound card.

KDE Appearance
Some themes may look bad, especially for users running KDE. This deb may help (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/ia32-gtk2-engines-pixbuf_2.10.11-AMD64.deb). After installing you will need to restart the browser. Also please realize, Firefox32 is created, built, and maintained by a user, not a developer. The whole purpose of Firefox32 is to make plugins work, not to make it blend into the system. That may be beyond my ability. Minor differences in the appearance of Firefox 32 vs the 64bit browser the developers completely integrated are to be expected.
If you would like to complain, please direct your complaints to the Ubuntu developers who refuse to offer a 32bit browser to 64bit users and expect 64bit users to use a browser without plugins.

Flash Sound
Finally to make sure sound works with flash use this command, make sure to change <username> to your username.

chown -R <username>:users /home/<username>/.macromedia
Then download and double click on this package (http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/ia32-alsa-oss_1.0.10-1_amd64.deb) to install it.

If you are still haveing problems try this

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
and

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss


Feisty common problems

Connection
Some people who install the Fiesty script will find that the browser and other 32bit applications cant access the internet. This is because of ipv6 support. It is possible to disable ipv6 and everything will work (to me it seems faster to).

for ubuntu

1. gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
2.Comment out this line: alias net-pf-10 ipv6
3.Save the file
4.gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
5.Add this line: blacklist ipv6
6.Save the file and restart your computer

for kubuntu

1.kdesu kate /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
2.Comment out this line: alias net-pf-10 ipv6
3.Save the file
4.kdesu kate /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
5.Add this line: blacklist ipv6
6.Save the file and restart your computer

You must reboot for changes to take effect.

Errors
Another Feisty Error that I have seen a few times is this one.

Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.Using the fallback 'C' locale.
To fix it, Go Here (http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=amd64&file=pool%2Funiverse%2Fi%2Fia32-libs-gtk%2Fia32-libs-gtk_25_amd64.deb&md5sum=e810a79e9dece355c4737998732b2de1&arch=amd64&type=main)and download the ia32-libs-gtk package, double click on the .deb file and let gdebi install it. Afterwards please rerun the install script as half the packages did not install because this dependancy was not installed.

Error 2

/usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgobject-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Go here (http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=amd64&file=pool%2Funiverse%2Fi%2Fia32-libs-gtk%2Fia32-libs-gtk_25_amd64.deb&md5sum=e810a79e9dece355c4737998732b2de1&arch=amd64&type=main) and here to download (http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=amd64&file=pool%2Fmain%2Fi%2Fia32-libs%2Fia32-libs_1.5ubuntu9_amd64.deb&md5sum=8da1f0b3a40ea2c12cf2beff686e93c1&arch=amd64&type=main) the packages to make sure they are installed.

Appearance
Feisty will require you to do some extra setup. You do not have to do this if you are installing to Dapper or Edgy.
Download the gtk-qt-engine package (http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gtk-qt-engine/gtk-qt-engine_0.71~svn20070224-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) to your desktop.
Open a terminal

cd ~/Desktop
sudo dpkg -x gtk-qt-engine_0.71~svn20070224-0ubuntu3_i386.deb ~/Desktop
sudo cp ~/Desktop/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/* /usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
sudo mkdir /usr/lib32/kde3
sudo cp ~/Desktop/usr/lib/kde3/* /usr/lib32/kde3
sudo rm -rfd ~/Desktop/usr

Hardy common problems
Connection issues
Since the 3.0 beta and Firefox32 share a settings folder. Those that install the 32bit Firefox32 bay have to disable ivp6. This is not an issue with the Swiftweasel packages.
In the address bar type
about:config
In the filter type ipv6, right click on the line that says network.dns.disableIPv6 and select togle.
Restart the Firefox browser.

Problems with addon's
Firefox32 2.0.0.* and Firefox 3.0 are sharing a settings folder. Uninstall Firefox32 2.0.0.* . Use Swiftweasel32 or Firefox32 version 3.0.

Secure Applets
Some secure applets may need an extra package installed
sudo apt-get install lib32nss-mdns

Missing Icons for some themes
As pointed out by darthcloud (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5215251&postcount=1499). Open a terminal, enter the following.

gksudo gedit/usr/local/bin/firefox32-3
Change this line

linux32 /usr/local/firefox32-3/firefox $@
to
/usr/local/firefox32-3/firefox $@

Save the file and restart your browser.

The Old Howto
The old manual howto is avilable for download (http://home.comcast.net/~ubuntume/old-ff32-howto.pdf). It is no longer supported. It is hopelessly out of date and will not work on the newer releases of Ubuntu (Gutsy-Hardy) Use at your own risk. No support is avilable for it.

JoWilly
June 26th, 2006, 12:07 AM
Very nice howto Kiltz :)

JoWilly
June 26th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Tip: you could update it with installing the deb packages with "dpkg -i --force-architecture" (easier to uninstall and keeps the system consistent).

Flash : http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/f/flash-player/flashplayer-mozilla_7.0.63.0-0.0_i386.deb

Realplayer:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/r/realplay/realplayer_10.0.7-0.0_i386.deb

Adobe reader 7.0.8:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/a/acroread/acroread_7.0.8-0.0_i386.deb

Adobe reader plugin:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/a/acroread/mozilla-acroread_7.0.8-0.0_i386.deb


The java 1_5_0_06 deb is in the ubuntu repo. I have not found a 1_5_0_07 deb yet; it should be arround... if someone has a link please post it :)

Kilz
June 26th, 2006, 01:18 AM
Tip: you could update it with installing the deb packages with "dpkg -i --force-architecture" (easier to uninstall and keeps the system consistent).

Flash : http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/f/flash-player/flashplayer-mozilla_7.0.63.0-0.0_i386.deb

Realplayer:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/r/realplay/realplayer_10.0.7-0.0_i386.deb

Adobe reader 7.0.8:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/a/acroread/acroread_7.0.8-0.0_i386.deb

Adobe reader plugin:
http://www.debian-multimedia.org/pool/main/a/acroread/mozilla-acroread_7.0.8-0.0_i386.deb


The java 1_5_0_06 deb is in the ubuntu repo. I have not found a 1_5_0_07 deb yet; it should be arround... if someone has a link please post it :)

Thanks, Ill have to think about that. I did it this way so someone downloading the applications always gets the latest versions strait from the creators. Sometimes the .deb files can be a little old.
But if they force in an application can it be removed with apt-get or dpkg?

JoWilly
June 26th, 2006, 02:12 AM
Thanks, Ill have to think about that. I did it this way so someone downloading the applications always gets the latest versions strait from the creators. Sometimes the .deb files can be a little old.
But if they force in an application can it be removed with apt-get or dpkg?

Yes, you can remove the packages with dpkg -r

Marillat always tries to have the latest versions of the software.

linuxted
June 26th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Java
We will be installing Sun's Java.
First we need to get Java (http://www.java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp) On that page download the "Linux (self-extracting file)" package. You do not want the 64 bit package. You may have to edit the commands below if the file name has changed.

cd ~/Desktop
sudo bash
chmod 777 ./jre-1_5_0_07-linux-i586.bin
./jre-1_5_0_07-linux-i586.bin

You will have to agree to the EULA, then it will extract to your desktop.
We will now install it


mkdir /usr/local/java32
cp -r -p ./jre1.5.0_07/* /usr/local/java32
cd /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/
ln -s /usr/local/java32/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so ./
Restart Firefox and go HERE (http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp) to test Java.
If your browser locks up verifying this will fix it. Change <username> to your username.

sudo chown -R <username>:users /home/<username>/.java




Nice writeup, but I find Java crashes after using your procedure on these chat sites once I log on... http://annies-haven.org/AHchat.html
http://www.hopeaz.com/Chat2.htm

the 64bit installs are even worse, they crash *before* I enter a password.

I'm beginning to think amd64 linux and Java might never work (its been over a year now)

](*,)

Kilz
June 29th, 2006, 12:23 AM
I had to register to login, sorry , but you are right it crashes on login.
I dont know why but I will look into it.
Just a question, but you do know those applets connect to IRC chat servers? Chatx is a program designed to connect to those servers and is available through synaptic. You would have to ask them for the server address and other info , but it may be possible to access the chat rooms that way.

linuxted
June 29th, 2006, 03:03 AM
I had to register to login, sorry , but you are right it crashes on login.
I dont know why but I will look into it.
Just a question, but you do know those applets connect to IRC chat servers? Chatx is a program designed to connect to those servers and is available through synaptic. You would have to ask them for the server address and other info , but it may be possible to access the chat rooms that way.

Thanks for looking into this (and sorry about the registration- I forgot about that). I will try to install chatx to see what it does. I'm not sure I'll be successful with the server address though.

I appreciate the help,
linuxted

linuxted
June 29th, 2006, 03:11 AM
I had to register to login, sorry , but you are right it crashes on login.
I dont know why but I will look into it.
Just a question, but you do know those applets connect to IRC chat servers? Chatx is a program designed to connect to those servers and is available through synaptic. You would have to ask them for the server address and other info , but it may be possible to access the chat rooms that way.


I couldn't find chatx in synaptic. Is it in a special repository?

Thanks

Kilz
June 30th, 2006, 01:09 AM
I couldn't find chatx in synaptic. Is it in a special repository?

Thanks
sorry, got that backwards , its xchat.

dahli.llama
July 1st, 2006, 12:05 AM
I could not get this to work with flash, plus there were some problems with your instructions.

First off, I was copying and pasting your commands and at the point in red...


cd ~/Desktop
tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz firefox
sudo mkdir /usr/local/firefox32
cd ~/firefox
sudo cp -r -p ./* /usr/local/firefox32/

I had a problem, because no firefox directory had been created in my home directory, but instead it was on my desktop, so that should be cd firefox, or cd ~/Desktop/firefox

Then when I was actually trying to install Flash, I never had the option to change the directory. I was told that it was going to install it to /home/<username>/.mozilla and all I had for options were Yes, No, or Quit. And if I selected No, it just repeated over and over.

So right now I do have a working 32 bit Firefox install, but no Flash.

EDIT: Ok, so I figured out that you need a sudo before the last line of the flash install line, otherwise it can't install to anywhere but your home directory.

Just thought I'd point that out.

Everything works great now.

Berticus
July 2nd, 2006, 09:30 PM
Sound still doesn't work for me after I did:
sudo chown -R berticus:users /home/berticus/.macromediaWell, not exactly like that. Obviously I used my real username.... Anyway, the sound still doesn't work...

Kilz
July 2nd, 2006, 10:51 PM
Sound still doesn't work for me after I did:
sudo chown -R berticus:users /home/berticus/.macromediaWell, not exactly like that. Obviously I used my real username.... Anyway, the sound still doesn't work...
Please open your home folder, Click Edit, then Preferences in the menu. in the View tab, click the box next to Show hidden and backup files, then close it. Close the home folder, open it up again. Find .macromedia and try to open it.

Kilz
July 2nd, 2006, 10:53 PM
I could not get this to work with flash, plus there were some problems with your instructions.

First off, I was copying and pasting your commands and at the point in red...


cd ~/Desktop
tar -xzvf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz firefox
sudo mkdir /usr/local/firefox32
cd ~/firefox
sudo cp -r -p ./* /usr/local/firefox32/

I had a problem, because no firefox directory had been created in my home directory, but instead it was on my desktop, so that should be cd firefox, or cd ~/Desktop/firefox

Then when I was actually trying to install Flash, I never had the option to change the directory. I was told that it was going to install it to /home/<username>/.mozilla and all I had for options were Yes, No, or Quit. And if I selected No, it just repeated over and over.

So right now I do have a working 32 bit Firefox install, but no Flash.

EDIT: Ok, so I figured out that you need a sudo before the last line of the flash install line, otherwise it can't install to anywhere but your home directory.

Just thought I'd point that out.

Everything works great now.

Thanks for pointing this out, im changing it.

Berticus
July 3rd, 2006, 02:03 AM
I checked and rechecked .macromedia's permission, and it's belongs to me and it's under the users group. I also chmoded the whole thing to 777, and the sound still won't come out. Sound does work for me. I've checked it with other files.

Kilz
July 3rd, 2006, 07:44 PM
I checked and rechecked .macromedia's permission, and it's belongs to me and it's under the users group. I also chmoded the whole thing to 777, and the sound still won't come out. Sound does work for me. I've checked it with other files.
What sites are you visiting that do not have sound?

Berticus
July 3rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
I'm checking out youtube to test it all out. But I've stumbled some games, and they also don't produce sound.

Kilz
July 3rd, 2006, 10:19 PM
I'm checking out youtube to test it all out. But I've stumbled some games, and they also don't produce sound.
Would you please go to /usr/local/firefox32/plugins and check and see if the flashplayer and libflashplayer belong to you?

Berticus
July 4th, 2006, 03:38 AM
yes, and the permission is 755.

Kilz
July 4th, 2006, 06:22 PM
yes, and the permission is 755.
Try this.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1

Ryan H
July 5th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Everything worked great! Thank you for this awesome HowTo! ^_^

-Ryan H

linuxted
July 6th, 2006, 01:34 AM
sorry, got that backwards , its xchat.


I can't seem to get xchat to work with those websites. Any suggestions?

I've added the website as the server but it won't connect.

:(


Thanks

Berticus
July 6th, 2006, 03:39 AM
Try this.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
Still doesn't work.

geek.de.nz
July 6th, 2006, 05:32 AM
# apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk gsfonts gsfonts-x11 linux32
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
Package ia32-libs-gtk is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
ia32-libs
E: Package ia32-libs-gtk has no installation candidate
# apt-get install ia32-libs gsfonts gsfonts-x11 linux32
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
gsfonts is already the newest version.
Package gsfonts-x11 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package gsfonts-x11 has no installation candidate
# apt-get install ia32-libs linux32
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
E: Couldn't find package linux32


gives me the first problem here.
Seems like it doesn't find the packages in the default repositories. Where can I find the right ones I need to add?

I've got the 64-bit version of Kubuntu 6.06 (dapper) installed freshly on an AMD Sempron 2600.

geek.de.nz
July 6th, 2006, 05:58 AM
OK, think I fixed it by uncommenting some repos in /etc/apt/sources.list:


deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe
deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://nz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security main
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper-security universe


Hope that helps someone.

Kilz
July 6th, 2006, 05:26 PM
I can't seem to get xchat to work with those websites. Any suggestions?

I've added the website as the server but it won't connect.

:(


Thanks
XChat is an IRC chat program. You cant use the web page address for the chat room server. The pages you linked to before have forums. You might want to post there, expalin that you have problems accessing the chat on the web page, and ask them for the chat servers address.


Still doesn't work.
At this point I am going to have to look into this further

ALIENDUDE5300
July 6th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Thanks, very useful.

Kilz
July 11th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Just added 2 more automatic setup scripts. :mrgreen:

Kilz
July 11th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Still doesn't work.
I have done a little more investigation. Flash uses oss where other programs use asla. This

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

should fix the problem.

Ryan H
July 11th, 2006, 08:17 PM
This worked perfectly, untill I restarted. After I restarted it was the exact same as Firefox 64-bit. I know the pointer is selected for the 32 bit version.

-Ryan H

Lil_Eagle
July 11th, 2006, 08:52 PM
I like the new scripts. You're getting better and better! One thing though. You're so throrough that your script deletes itself, resulting in an error. It is of course a harmless error, but perhaps you should warn people. Perhaps just before the rm commands:
echo "You will now see an error, this error is because the script is deleting itself and is harmless."
(The error is: sudo: Unable to get working directory)

Other than that, it's great. This should definately be a sticky.

Kilz
July 11th, 2006, 09:23 PM
I like the new scripts. You're getting better and better! One thing though. You're so throrough that your script deletes itself, resulting in an error. It is of course a harmless error, but perhaps you should warn people. Perhaps just before the rm commands:
echo "You will now see an error, this error is because the script is deleting itself and is harmless."
(The error is: sudo: Unable to get working directory)

Other than that, it's great. This should definately be a sticky.
Thanks, I'm learning a lot, I just started the shell scripts a few days ago and I'm real happy with how they work so far. I taught myself a little php so I figured shell scripts cant be that difficult.
Yes, I delete the folder. Because it becomes a root folder and is hard to delete. You cant just send it to the trash. Ill add the line to the bottom of the script.

Kilz
July 11th, 2006, 09:27 PM
This worked perfectly, untill I restarted. After I restarted it was the exact same as Firefox 64-bit. I know the pointer is selected for the 32 bit version.

-Ryan H
What stopped working when you restarted? If you are saying the 64bit version of Firefox took over its possible you are using the wrong launcher.
This howto doesn't replace the 64bit version. It adds the 32bit version. That's why the howto has you create a launcher on your desktop. You can drag that launcher to a taskbar and delete the one for 64bit firefox that is there.
The 64bit version is still in the Application menu, it will still launch if you open a html file on your desktop unless you select open with other application and choose firefox32.

Ryan H
July 14th, 2006, 01:27 AM
I know it adds the 32-bit version, I'm saying the 32-bit is now exactly like the 64-bit version. I ran the file /usr/local/firefox32/firefox in the terminal and all it did was launch the 64-bit version.

-Ryan H

Edit: I used your installer and it installed everything perfectly. :D Only it currupted the application installer. The one for downloading updates. I reinstalled it via
sudo apt-get install -f, but I'm not sure what your script did to it.

-Ryan H

Kilz
July 14th, 2006, 10:04 PM
I know it adds the 32-bit version, I'm saying the 32-bit is now exactly like the 64-bit version. I ran the file /usr/local/firefox32/firefox in the terminal and all it did was launch the 64-bit version.

-Ryan H

Edit: I used your installer and it installed everything perfectly. :D Only it currupted the application installer. The one for downloading updates. I reinstalled it via
sudo apt-get install -f, but I'm not sure what your script did to it.

-Ryan H
Of the three avaiable what one did you install?

dimis
July 18th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Hi Kilz with your killing HOW-TO!
Two question though.
1) Do you know what causes the error shown in this picture:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k275/dimis13/flash32_problem_small.png

I mean, is there a way I can make the 'catalogue' appear in front of the flash? I believe this is the correct thing to happen, since on some options one can not see the various choices that are available because they are 'behind' the flash movie.


2) I have Acrobat Reader installed, but unfortunately I can not find the Browser directory you have in your manual:

dimis@mypc:~$ which acroread
/usr/bin/acroread
dimis@mypc:~$ cd /usr/bin
dimis@mypc:/usr/bin$ ls -l acroread
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 2006-07-14 18:21 acroread -> ../lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
dimis@mypc:/usr/bin$ cd /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/
dimis@mypc:/usr/bin$ cd /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/
dimis@mypc:/usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0$ ls -l
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-07-14 18:21 bin
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 2006-07-14 18:21 Reader
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2006-07-14 18:21 Resource
dimis@mypc:/usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0$
So my question is: What do you suggest I should do if I want the plugin? Perhaps uninstalling Reader and re-installing through your HOW-TO?

Thank you in advance,
- dimis -

Kilz
July 19th, 2006, 01:22 AM
1)I have that happen to me to. I wish I knew why it dose it. I have it happen on the ATI drivers page and the Chicago Cubs mlb site.

2) Its possible you installed the acrobt reader.deb file with a sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i. Its possible to do the same thing with the plugin. Download the acrobat plugin deb file. (http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=i386&file=pool%2Fmultiverse%2Fa%2Facroread%2Fmozilla-acroread_7.0.1-0.0.ubuntu1_i386.deb&md5sum=aebde26e05ae3561c7f6fff774632567&arch=i386&type=main) and save it to your desktop.

cd ~/Desktop
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i mozilla-acroread_7.0.1-0.0.ubuntu1_i386.deb
Then you will have a Browser folder with the plugin at /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so
Then just edit the cp command and finish that section.

bbfuller
July 19th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks Kliz, followed the HowTo yesterday to get 32 bit Firefox with Flash Java and Real Player plugins. I was doing it through KDE on top of Ubuntu and it worked like a dream.

If you are using Gnome you probably don't get this glitch though. I like to leave the browser open on the desktop when I shut down and in KDE it's there again when I log in. However with both versions of Firefox on the machine it's 64 bit that gets restored.

Guess I'll have to post on the Kubuntu forum.

Kilz
July 19th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Thanks Kliz, followed the HowTo yesterday to get 32 bit Firefox with Flash Java and Real Player plugins. I was doing it through KDE on top of Ubuntu and it worked like a dream.

If you are using Gnome you probably don't get this glitch though. I like to leave the browser open on the desktop when I shut down and in KDE it's there again when I log in. However with both versions of Firefox on the machine it's 64 bit that gets restored.

Guess I'll have to post on the Kubuntu forum.

You are correct, when I close down gnome, windows left open do not open again when you log in. But there is a problem of opening html on your desktop, for some reason it will default to the 64bit version. If you dont need the 64 bit version. A work around for that is to delete the contents of /usr/lib/firefox and replace it with the contents of /usr/local/firefox32. I bet that would solve your problem to.

struess
July 19th, 2006, 04:30 PM
working great, kilz... thanks a lot :)

dimis
July 19th, 2006, 04:53 PM
This is strange I believe. I downloaded and installed the plugin for Acrobat and now is the default option for firefox32. Yet, whenever I select to view a pdf file with acroread it does not open a window with the pdf file.

By the way, I tracked down the following when I open firefox from a shell:

$ firefox32
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
I changed permissions of the /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0.0 (where the link points) to 666 and still the error arises. But I really don't care about this.

Anyway, in order to fix my acrobat-plugin problem, is there a way of uninstalling those "forced-architecture" installations, since I can't find them with Synaptic?

Thanks again for your time (and of course the detailed HOW-TO)
- dimis -

Kilz
July 21st, 2006, 02:59 AM
This is strange I believe. I downloaded and installed the plugin for Acrobat and now is the default option for firefox32. Yet, whenever I select to view a pdf file with acroread it does not open a window with the pdf file.

By the way, I tracked down the following when I open firefox from a shell:

I changed permissions of the /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0.0 (where the link points) to 666 and still the error arises. But I really don't care about this.

Anyway, in order to fix my acrobat-plugin problem, is there a way of uninstalling those "forced-architecture" installations, since I can't find them with Synaptic?

Thanks again for your time (and of course the detailed HOW-TO)
- dimis -

Hi
Good because the "object cant be preloaded" errors are best ignored. It has nothing to do with why the acrobat plugin isnt working.
There are a number of reasons the plugin may not be working. Are you sure the /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so file exists?
Did you do both commands

sudo cp -r -p /usr/lib/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/
and this one changing <username> for your username?

sudo chown <username>:users /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/nppdf.so
Anyway, if you want to uninstall the plugin package the command is.

sudo dpkg -r mozilla-acroread

happyisland
July 21st, 2006, 02:41 PM
Just wanted to write in to thank Kilz for the java/flash script. I am a total linux beginner, having switched from XP about a week ago, and it was really helpful. Anything similar for NVIDIA driver support out there that you know of?
Thanks again,
HI

futureman
July 22nd, 2006, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the great how to, one question though, after installing the mplayer plug-in, whenever i try to view a video a mplayer plug-in screen pops up or is embedded saying buffering, when it's done nothing happens, or sometimes firefox crashes. Any ideas?

Ron Byers
July 22nd, 2006, 03:57 PM
I tried using your script and while I was able to install a lot of code to /usr/home/Firefox32. A lot of it was everything I had in my downloads folder. What is the command to remove everything and start over? Thanks

Kilz
July 22nd, 2006, 06:23 PM
I tried using your script and while I was able to install a lot of code to /usr/home/Firefox32. A lot of it was everything I had in my downloads folder. What is the command to remove everything and start over? Thanks

The script installs firefox and plugins to /usr/local/firefox32 The command to dete it is.

sudo rm -rfd /usr/local/firefox32
If you installed it to a different folder you will have to edit. You might want to run the automated setup script to avoid problems.

Kilz
July 22nd, 2006, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the great how to, one question though, after installing the mplayer plug-in, whenever i try to view a video a mplayer plug-in screen pops up or is embedded saying buffering, when it's done nothing happens, or sometimes firefox crashes. Any ideas?

Try this, change YourUserName to your user name.

sudo chown -R YourUserName:users /usr/local/firefox32/

Ron Byers
July 22nd, 2006, 10:05 PM
Thanks, I removed the failed install and was able to install Firefox 32 using your script. Just have to remember to do it from the desktop. My problem was trying to do in the install from my downloads directory. Swept everything up in the directory and copied it to /usr/local/Firefox. :D

Now if I could just figure out how to get my HP Deskjet F340 (one of those litle usb combo machines -- scanner, printer, copier) up and running life with the AMD64 would be great. The computer identifies the machine. When I install the driver suggested, and try to print a test page, nothing.

There seems to be some sort of utility available in the synaptic manager, but the repository doesn't seem to be on line this afternoon. I guess I ought to transfer this comment elsewhere.

Kilz
July 22nd, 2006, 11:09 PM
Thanks, I removed the failed install and was able to install Firefox 32 using your script. Just have to remember to do it from the desktop. My problem was trying to do in the install from my downloads directory. Swept everything up in the directory and copied it to /usr/local/Firefox. :D

Now if I could just figure out how to get my HP Deskjet F340 (one of those litle usb combo machines -- scanner, printer, copier) up and running life with the AMD64 would be great. The computer identifies the machine. When I install the driver suggested, and try to print a test page, nothing.

There seems to be some sort of utility available in the synaptic manager, but the repository doesn't seem to be on line this afternoon. I guess I ought to transfer this comment elsewhere.
You could drag the launcher into the taskbar to add it and delete the other one if you want. You could also use the alacarte menu editor to edit the command of firefox in the menu to firefox32 so that starts the 32bit version.

dimis
July 22nd, 2006, 11:16 PM
Hi Kilz,
Forgive me for my late feedback. I guess too much work will kill me .. :(
Anyway, I suspect that on my latest post all the problems existed because I had forgotten to include the commands regarding nppdf.so. Unfortunately, after a long day I followed all of the commands on your post sequentially. But this meant, that in the end ... I removed acrobat! :p

As a result, I followed all commands that you provide on the first page and everything went smoothly. Ofcourse I had a problem with PPPKLight, but with your final command this was resolved. :)

Thanks again for your time and patience,
Regards,
- dimis -

Ron Byers
July 22nd, 2006, 11:44 PM
It was the install that had to be launched from Desktop. I didn't pay enough attention to your script.

I have Firefox32 all set up now.

You know this Ubuntu is supposed to be an easy version of Linux. Your scripts are great, but. . . .

What is most disturbing is the sudden difficulty I seem to be having with my little HP printer. The 32 bit v. 64 bit stuff makes sense, but I had a devil of a time with my old deskjet with my old computer running Breezy. Not so with earlier versions of Linux. Cups used to be one of those packages that just plain worked. Things seem to have gone backward.

I will work it out, I always do, but I have to say that new desktop users are going to be frustrated.

futureman
July 22nd, 2006, 11:46 PM
I tried that, but still no video, i did get an error message this time though, after buffering it said

Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory

Any ideas?

Kilz
July 23rd, 2006, 10:11 PM
I tried that, but still no video, i did get an error message this time though, after buffering it said

Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory

Any ideas?

Do you have mplayer and the win32codecs installed?

futureman
July 23rd, 2006, 11:11 PM
yes i do, but it doesn't work, i get no video with most formats, here's the error i get:


MPlayer 2:0.99+1.0pre7try2+cvs20060117-0ubuntu8 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 Newcastle,Winchester,San Diego,Venice; Sempron Palermo (Family: 15, Stepping: 0)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.

Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing /home/mike/video.wmv.
ASF file format detected.
VIDEO: [WMV3] 320x240 24bpp 1000.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
name: FileCabi.net - Where you Provide the Entainment!
================================================== ========================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 22050 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 32.0 kbit/4.54% (ratio: 4006->88200)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
================================================== ========================
open: No such file or directory
vo_mga: Couldn't open /dev/mga_vid
open: No such file or directory
vo_mga: Couldn't open /dev/mga_vid
tdfxfb: This driver is only supports the 3Dfx Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo 5
Couldn't open /dev/3dfx
vo_xvmc: X-Video extension 2.2
vo_xvmc: X-Video MotionCompensation Extension version 1.1
================================================== ========================
Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
DMO dll supports VO Optimizations 0 1
DMO dll might use previous sample when requested
GetOutput r=0x0 size:230400 align:1
StreamCount r=0x0 1 1
Decoder supports the following formats: YV12 YUY2 UYVY YVYU RGB8 RGB555 RGB565 RGB24 RGB32
Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x1b)
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred colorspace: Packed YUY2)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
DMO dll supports VO Optimizations 0 1
DMO dll might use previous sample when requested
GetOutput r=0x0 size:230400 align:1
StreamCount r=0x0 1 1
Decoder supports the following formats: YV12 YUY2 UYVY YVYU RGB8 RGB555 RGB565 RGB24 RGB32
Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x1b)
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred colorspace: Packed YUY2)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
VDecoder init failed :(
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x33564D57.
Read DOCS/HTML/en/codecs.html!
================================================== ========================
Building audio filter chain for 22050Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
AO: [oss] 22050Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Building audio filter chain for 22050Hz/2ch/s16le -> 22050Hz/2ch/s16le...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A: 110.8 (01:50.8) of 113.0 (01:53.0) 0.3%

Exiting... (End of file)

Ron Byers
July 23rd, 2006, 11:35 PM
In an effort to install my printer, I thought that maybe I should just reinstall Ubuntu. Why not following Kilz's scripts I had gotten Firefoxt32 to install properly. Life was good. I could do it again.

Wrong. I reinstalled Ubuntu using the alternate disk and found that I mistakenly installed the wrong version of unbuntu 64. Apparently I installed the server version. I spent most of last night hunting down lots and lots of missing software. Finally, I threw up my hands and reinstalled again. This time I had the right version but still some of the packages were missing. I had to hunt them down and am just now back to where I was 24 hours ago.

All of this is to suggest that many of the problems I have read in this thread are similar to those I experienced last night. I suspect a comment as to the installed version of Ubuntu64 might be in order.

Kilz
July 24th, 2006, 02:43 PM
yes i do, but it doesn't work, i get no video with most formats, here's the error i get:


Can I please have a link to the media you are trying to play.

Kilz
July 24th, 2006, 02:45 PM
In an effort to install my printer, I thought that maybe I should just reinstall Ubuntu. Why not following Kilz's scripts I had gotten Firefoxt32 to install properly. Life was good. I could do it again.

Wrong. I reinstalled Ubuntu using the alternate disk and found that I mistakenly installed the wrong version of unbuntu 64. Apparently I installed the server version. I spent most of last night hunting down lots and lots of missing software. Finally, I threw up my hands and reinstalled again. This time I had the right version but still some of the packages were missing. I had to hunt them down and am just now back to where I was 24 hours ago.

All of this is to suggest that many of the problems I have read in this thread are similar to those I experienced last night. I suspect a comment as to the installed version of Ubuntu64 might be in order.
What problems are you having on a fresh install?

Ron Byers
July 25th, 2006, 01:17 AM
I can't use my printer. Frankly, it is frustrating. I have tried both a usb deskjet and an old cannon bjc-3000. Both have been recognized. The printer install recommended a driver. Neither of the printers would print a thing. I have tried everything I can think of to get a printer to work. Nothing.

As to your scripts, after I reinstalled the first time I didn't have several of the programs. Linux32, gsfonts-x11, alsa-osso come to mind. All are out of date packages. I reinstalled again, and I had them. Maybe I am wrong but I think that a lot of the programs needed for the scripts reside on a server someplace and are called as part of the generic install process. Ubuntu's servers were really slow yesterday. Maybe they timed out? Heck I don't know, but when I tried to install Firefox after the first reinstall of ubuntu, the script didn't work properly on several different levels. Messing around I got it to work, but only after I paid close attention to the process.

The printer thing is frustrating. I am almost ready to chuck ubuntu. I can't even use the cups administrative package.

Kilz
July 25th, 2006, 02:26 AM
I can't use my printer. Frankly, it is frustrating. I have tried both a usb deskjet and an old cannon bjc-3000. Both have been recognized. The printer install recommended a driver. Neither of the printers would print a thing. I have tried everything I can think of to get a printer to work. Nothing.

As to your scripts, after I reinstalled the first time I didn't have several of the programs. Linux32, gsfonts-x11, alsa-osso come to mind. All are out of date packages. I reinstalled again, and I had them. Maybe I am wrong but I think that a lot of the programs needed for the scripts reside on a server someplace and are called as part of the generic install process. Ubuntu's servers were really slow yesterday. Maybe they timed out? Heck I don't know, but when I tried to install Firefox after the first reinstall of ubuntu, the script didn't work properly on several different levels. Messing around I got it to work, but only after I paid close attention to the process.

The printer thing is frustrating. I am almost ready to chuck ubuntu. I can't even use the cups administrative package.

Yes, but at least you dont have a lexmark, I did and found the only way to use it was to hook it up to my wifes computer(windows) and then share it. I then set it up as a network printer in cups.
Ill do a look around for a bjc-3000 howto for you. Maybe we can get one working.
Some of the repository servers were offline yesterday. So it may have been hit or miss downloading things, and the scripts download/use apt-get.

Edit, I went looking and found this page (http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Canon-BJC-3000), it linked to this page that may help you (http://www.turboprint.de/english.html).

Ron Byers
July 25th, 2006, 02:47 AM
Thanks, I will follow that lead. I have reloaded the gnome printer administration tool, and have posted a new thread here. Maybe somebody can help.

MilesTEG1
July 27th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Hello, thanks for this HowTo.
It works perfectly ;)
But I want to change the icon in the firefow windows. It is a Grey/black X. (the little icon in the title bar, and in the taskbar before title of the windows)
How can i change it ?

Thanks++

Kilz
July 30th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Hello, thanks for this HowTo.
It works perfectly ;)
But I want to change the icon in the firefow windows. It is a Grey/black X. (the little icon in the title bar, and in the taskbar before title of the windows)
How can i change it ?

Thanks++

In order for everything to run corectly the 32bit browser runs under linux32. One of the negitives is no firefox icon.

Vlatko
August 4th, 2006, 08:26 PM
before i follow this guide do i have to remove firefox i already have installed?

kekojeep
August 5th, 2006, 07:00 AM
Hi there, first, congratulations for the great howto, everything worked 100%, even for a completely newbie to linux as me.. now, I have a question. I'm using Kubuntu on amd64, the newly installed Firefox 32 bits has an ugly appearance, with some contours on the different parts of the window, very different from the original Firefox 64 that came installed.. how can I fix this? Is it using some different library (GTK for example??).. any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Keko

Zottan
August 6th, 2006, 12:33 AM
can you say howto make this for liferea?? thanks :D

Kilz
August 6th, 2006, 03:55 PM
before i follow this guide do i have to remove firefox i already have installed?

Nope, the 32bit version this howto/scripts installs dosent replace the firefox already on your system. You can replace it if you want to, but it isnt nessasary.


Hi there, first, congratulations for the great howto, everything worked 100%, even for a completely newbie to linux as me.. now, I have a question. I'm using Kubuntu on amd64, the newly installed Firefox 32 bits has an ugly appearance, with some contours on the different parts of the window, very different from the original Firefox 64 that came installed.. how can I fix this? Is it using some different library (GTK for example??).. any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Keko

Sorry , I have been unable to make things as seamless for the Kubuntu version as Ubuntu.


can you say howto make this for liferea?? thanks

Liferea is in the repositories. You can install it with Synaptic. Take a look here (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#installing_with_synaptic) to learn about how to use Synaptic. You will also have to enable the universe repositories (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#enabling_extra_repositories).

Lonthong
August 7th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Hello Kilz, thanks for this detail howto.
However, I am experiencing problem with flash at adobe.com whereby it stayed on top of tab menu that I pointed with mouse. Exact same problem as someone else few pages back. Is there any solution for this already??

I also made launcher for firefox32 on top taskbar - next to e-mail icon (I also got an entry on applications - internet - firefox32 webbrowser
Running firefox 32 is no problem at all. But if I click the icon for firefox 64, it also launched firefox32 and of course java/flash/mplayer are properly displayed as it supposed to be.
Samething happenned if I click applications-internet-firefox webbrowser (i.e original firefox 64). Any idea of what causing this?

EDIT.
I just turned on my computer, strange enough, now all icons launched firefox 64 (V.1.5.0.5). What I installed was firefox32 v 1.5.0.6.
Check the java page & sure enough it could not be displayed properly

Stirling
August 8th, 2006, 05:25 AM
...

Kilz
August 8th, 2006, 05:29 AM
Please note the Swiftfox deb files provided by Kilz are not official Swiftfox debs. The official ones are available at http://getswiftfox.com/ubuntu.htm. If you choose to use the ones provided by Kilz please do so at your own risk.

That is only because of me. (http://forums.getswiftfox.com/viewtopic.php?t=18) Up untill my posts the creator was more intrested in his traffic and google income and refused to make installers. (http://forums.getswiftfox.com/viewtopic.php?t=8) In fact he is still insisting on a link to a download page and not one to a direct download. I write install scripts, that stipulation makes them impossible. I think I will go on using my own .deb files. Since they are foss, I can.

Stirling
August 8th, 2006, 05:58 AM
...

drlock
August 8th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks for the great install script. I have been really disapointed at the lack of Multi-Media options for the AMD64, but this fixes a lot of my needs. I made one little change to your swiftfox script, so that if ~/Desktop/sf-plugins does not exist it creates it instead of croaking.

Here is the patch:

1a2,4
>
> DIR=~/Desktop/sf-plugins
>
3c6,10
< cd ~/Desktop/sf-plugins
---
>
> if [ ! -d $DIR ]; then
> mkdir $DIR
> fi
> cd $DIR


Thanks again

Kilz
August 8th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Hello Kilz, thanks for this detail howto.
However, I am experiencing problem with flash at adobe.com whereby it stayed on top of tab menu that I pointed with mouse. Exact same problem as someone else few pages back. Is there any solution for this already??

I also made launcher for firefox32 on top taskbar - next to e-mail icon (I also got an entry on applications - internet - firefox32 webbrowser
Running firefox 32 is no problem at all. But if I click the icon for firefox 64, it also launched firefox32 and of course java/flash/mplayer are properly displayed as it supposed to be.
Samething happenned if I click applications-internet-firefox webbrowser (i.e original firefox 64). Any idea of what causing this?

EDIT.
I just turned on my computer, strange enough, now all icons launched firefox 64 (V.1.5.0.5). What I installed was firefox32 v 1.5.0.6.
Check the java page & sure enough it could not be displayed properly

The launcher command should be firefox32 not firefox 32.

Kilz
August 8th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the great install script. I have been really disapointed at the lack of Multi-Media options for the AMD64, but this fixes a lot of my needs. I made one little change to your swiftfox script, so that if ~/Desktop/sf-plugins does not exist it creates it instead of croaking.

Here is the patch:

1a2,4
>
> DIR=~/Desktop/sf-plugins
>
3c6,10
< cd ~/Desktop/sf-plugins
---
>
> if [ ! -d $DIR ]; then
> mkdir $DIR
> fi
> cd $DIR


Thanks again

Thanks, I think the sf-1.5.0.6-2-plugins.tar.gz eztracts to a sf-plugins directory. But I have made the changes in case someone removes the script from it, deletes the folder its in, or extracts it to someplace other than the desktop.

QuartersMostly
August 9th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Anyone have any idea why the mplayer plugin will supposedly download 99% of a file, then just hang? When I right click the plugin in Firefox and select play, mplayer spits out the error "mplayer execv: no such file or directory."

Kilz
August 9th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Anyone have any idea why the mplayer plugin will supposedly download 99% of a file, then just hang? When I right click the plugin in Firefox and select play, mplayer spits out the error "mplayer execv: no such file or directory."

You may need to install mplayer, While the script should do that its possible it couldnt download it for some reason. Mplayer is alaiable in Synaptic or use

sudo apt-get install mplayer

Zottan
August 9th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Liferea is in the repositories. You can install it with Synaptic. Take a look here (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#installing_with_synaptic) to learn about how to use Synaptic. You will also have to enable the universe repositories (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#enabling_extra_repositories).

i refered to liferea 32bits , because mi liferea for amd64 crashes with flash posts on feeds :S

QuartersMostly
August 10th, 2006, 12:06 AM
You may need to install mplayer, While the script should do that its possible it couldnt download it for some reason. Mplayer is alaiable in Synaptic or useI can't believe that was it! Thanks!

Now to get Totem to work... I'll have to look into this a bit.

CeeDub
August 11th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Great HowTo. Worked perfectly. But my only concern now is the 64 bit Firefox. When I open web pages from outside (for example Gaim), It uses the 64 bit version. I don't want that to happen. How can I change the default browser to be my 32 bit version?

phossal
August 11th, 2006, 01:12 PM
This how-to is as how-to's should be. I have only recently converted back to a *nix box after a 5-year hiatus. It was fairly disappointing to fall in love with Ubuntu so quickly, only to realize my new hardware made core activities retro-impossible. So many forums claim any flash/java support within Firefox on the AMD64 platform is impossible, but (as usual) there are 100 nay-saying fools for every one person who knows what's up. I only wish there was a way to reach all the disappointed people who turned their backs on Linux and Ubuntu out of frustration over this issue. I just might have to mirror this. Thanks! Great work.

Kilz
August 11th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Great HowTo. Worked perfectly. But my only concern now is the 64 bit Firefox. When I open web pages from outside (for example Gaim), It uses the 64 bit version. I don't want that to happen. How can I change the default browser to be my 32 bit version?

Yes there is a way, This will replace the 64bit firefox completly. I have done this myself, but dont suggest it to others unless they are sure.

sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/firefox/*
sudo rm -f /usr/bin/firefox
sudo cp -r -p /usr/local/firefox32/* /usr/lib/firefox/
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox32 /usr/bin/firefox
If you followed the manual howto you could alternetly setup firefox in /usr/lib/firefox arter running the first 2 command above and when creating the launcher replacing firefox32 with firefox. But I would only do that if starting out from nothing.
Each time you upgrade firefox32 you will have to do this.

sudo rm -rfd /usr/lib/firefox/*
sudo cp -r -p /usr/local/firefox32/* /usr/lib/firefox/

Kilz
August 11th, 2006, 01:43 PM
This how-to is as how-to's should be. I have only recently converted back to a *nix box after a 5-year hiatus. It was fairly disappointing to fall in love with Ubuntu so quickly, only to realize my new hardware made core activities retro-impossible. So many forums claim any flash/java support within Firefox on the AMD64 platform is impossible, but (as usual) there are 100 nay-saying fools for every one person who knows what's up. I only wish there was a way to reach all the disappointed people who turned their backs on Linux and Ubuntu out of frustration over this issue. I just might have to mirror this. Thanks! Great work.

Thanks, I agree I have to constantly point people who say flash wont work here. The FUD is all over.

beamo
August 11th, 2006, 08:28 PM
kilz, thank you so much for the tremendous package. I used this how-to a few months ago, before you wrote the scripts, and got everything to work with little trouble. This time it was an absolute breeze. Great stuff! :D

dogson
August 12th, 2006, 08:03 PM
In your Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-3.tar.gz script is the 4 & 5 lines really correct?

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
sudo cp -r -p ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/launcher/* ~/Desktop/

shouldnt it be
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
at line 4 and the 5th line i dont know what that is supposed to do?, i could be wrong tho :)
Maby you should also include how to install w32codecs for wmv9 playback in your hotwo.

Kilz
August 12th, 2006, 08:15 PM
In your Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-3.tar.gz script is the 4 & 5 lines really correct?

sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
sudo cp -r -p ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/launcher/* ~/Desktop/

shouldnt it be
sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
at line 4 and the 5th line i dont know what that is supposed to do?, i could be wrong tho :)

Looks like I need to do some editing. The launcher shouldnt be there. The newest .deb file includes a launcher in the menu. The old one didnt. Thanks for pointing out its still there, version 4 will remove it.

mattlach
August 12th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks for all your effort with this.


I am ahving dome trouble and would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.

After installing Firefox32 I am having some odd graphics bugs.

https://home.comcast.net/~mkarlsson/ubuntuforums/firefoxissues.jpg

As you can see above, the dividers between the tabs, as well as all radio buttons, check boxes, scroll bars, etc. are all missing/blank/grey.

This does not happen with the 64bit version installed with apt-get.

I also did this on Breezy without a problem, but now in dapper I am having issues.

Does anyone know what might be wrong, and how I might fix it?

Thanks,
Matt

azmrb
August 12th, 2006, 11:38 PM
When I click on a trailer at apple it displays the mplayer plugin logo and starts buffering but always stalls at 99%

I made sure I am the owner of all the plugins under firefox32 and I do have the latest version of mplayer installed, I use it a lot.

Is there anything else I should check or is there a general methodology to use to diagnose this problem. Everything else worked like a charm, Thanks

Never mind. I uninstalled mplayer and then ran the script and it works now. Everything worked. Thanks a bunch.

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Thanks for all your effort with this.


I am ahving dome trouble and would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.

After installing Firefox32 I am having some odd graphics bugs.

https://home.comcast.net/~mkarlsson/ubuntuforums/firefoxissues.jpg

As you can see above, the dividers between the tabs, as well as all radio buttons, check boxes, scroll bars, etc. are all missing/blank/grey.

This does not happen with the 64bit version installed with apt-get.

I also did this on Breezy without a problem, but now in dapper I am having issues.

Does anyone know what might be wrong, and how I might fix it?

Thanks,
Matt

What happens if you click on System >Preferences >Themes. Then click on Theme details and chose another control set?

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 12:46 AM
When I click on a trailer at apple it displays the mplayer plugin logo and starts buffering but always stalls at 99%

I made sure I am the owner of all the plugins under firefox32 and I do have the latest version of mplayer installed, I use it a lot.

Is there anything else I should check or is there a general methodology to use to diagnose this problem. Everything else worked like a charm, Thanks

Never mind. I uninstalled mplayer and then ran the script and it works now. Everything worked. Thanks a bunch.

Cool , perhaps it just didnt like that version of mplayer, I know the script instlls it to so you should still have it.

infinitepi
August 13th, 2006, 06:00 AM
What happens if you click on System >Preferences >Themes. Then click on Theme details and chose another control set?
i changed themes and the problem was not solved...
http://www.infiniteloopweb.com/images/Screenshot-1.png
it seems like a problem displaying check boxes and radio buttons....

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 12:45 PM
i changed themes and the problem was not solved...
http://www.infiniteloopweb.com/images/Screenshot-1.png
it seems like a problem displaying check boxes and radio buttons....

What theme did you change it to?

infinitepi
August 13th, 2006, 05:23 PM
i chaged it to 'smokey blue' theme

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 06:16 PM
i chaged it to 'smokey blue' theme

Look in synaptic and please tell me what version of ia32-libs-gtk you are running or type this in a terminal

sudo apt-cache show ia32-libs-gtk
Also are you running Kubuntu?

standards
August 13th, 2006, 07:35 PM
hey- worked great, thanks.

except it's *super* unstable. at least it was, i reinstalled without the mplayer plugin (but with java and flash) and i've made it past the 10 minute mark, which is a first. previously it would crash everytime i tried to download something, loaded new pages, and just randomly.

mplayer is not vital for me, but i'm wondering if i'm the only one who is having trouble with it? is it possible to somehow use the amd64 mplayer plugin with firefox32? or something like totem?

*oops, just crashed again. so i guess it's something else.

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 08:19 PM
hey- worked great, thanks.

except it's *super* unstable. at least it was, i reinstalled without the mplayer plugin (but with java and flash) and i've made it past the 10 minute mark, which is a first. previously it would crash everytime i tried to download something, loaded new pages, and just randomly.

mplayer is not vital for me, but i'm wondering if i'm the only one who is having trouble with it? is it possible to somehow use the amd64 mplayer plugin with firefox32? or something like totem?

*oops, just crashed again. so i guess it's something else.

What version of Ubuntu are you running Firefox32 on?

standards
August 13th, 2006, 09:46 PM
oh, dapper amd64. recently reinstalled from 686.

other idea: is it possible that my java's aren't getting along? i have 1.5 x86_84 for "normal" stuff and i see that the script installed j2re 1.4 for firefox32. i don't know, i'm pretty new at this stuff.

*update: for what it's worth, i can consistently crash ff by trying to edit/preferences.

Kilz
August 13th, 2006, 10:31 PM
oh, dapper amd64. recently reinstalled from 686.

other idea: is it possible that my java's aren't getting along? i have 1.5 x86_84 for "normal" stuff and i see that the script installed j2re 1.4 for firefox32. i don't know, i'm pretty new at this stuff.

*update: for what it's worth, i can consistently crash ff by trying to edit/preferences.

Its possible. You can remove the java plugins in /usr/local/firefox32/plugins or the j2re 1.4 package to see if thats the case.

mattlach
August 13th, 2006, 10:40 PM
What happens if you click on System >Preferences >Themes. Then click on Theme details and chose another control set?

Geez...


That worked... I Didn't think that could be a theme issue because the 64 bit version liiekd fine. It was only the 32 bit version that didn't work...

Oh well. I feel silly, but now it works! :p

Kilz
August 14th, 2006, 12:29 AM
Geez...


That worked... I Didn't think that could be a theme issue because the 64 bit version liiekd fine. It was only the 32 bit version that didn't work...

Oh well. I feel silly, but now it works! :p

Im thinking its possibly something to do with ia32-libs-gtk and that control theme. Can you tell me what version you are running. Please type
sudo apt-cache show ia32-libs-gtk in a terminal to get the version.

Bosonator
August 14th, 2006, 02:00 AM
Hi Kilz,

Very nice script - thanks! I'm also having trouble with sound in flash (tried it on the flash movies on www.illwillpress.com). Unfortunately, I checked for the /home/bosonator/.macromedia folder, and it doesn't exist (did an ls -l in my home directory, so yes... I did see all the other hidden folders). Should this have been created when I ran the script, or should it have already been there? What do you suggest I do? Thanks in advance!

Kilz
August 14th, 2006, 02:20 AM
Hi Kilz,

Very nice script - thanks! I'm also having trouble with sound in flash (tried it on the flash movies on www.illwillpress.com). Unfortunately, I checked for the /home/bosonator/.macromedia folder, and it doesn't exist (did an ls -l in my home directory, so yes... I did see all the other hidden folders). Should this have been created when I ran the script, or should it have already been there? What do you suggest I do? Thanks in advance!

To tell you the truth this is a new one. I would probably try following the flash section of the howto and manualy setting up flash. This is probably why you are not getting sound as thats the settings folder.

infinitepi
August 14th, 2006, 04:16 AM
Look in synaptic and please tell me what version of ia32-libs-gtk you are running or type this in a terminal

sudo apt-cache show ia32-libs-gtk
Also are you running Kubuntu?

version 16

babuu
August 14th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Anyone experiencing this?

The strange looking filebrowser window is 32 bit firefox and the correct one is 64 bit.

I am running Dapper on an AMD64 and 32 bit firefox as described in this great howto!

Help...?

Kilz
August 14th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Anyone experiencing this?

The strange looking filebrowser window is 32 bit firefox and the correct one is 64 bit.

I am running Dapper on an AMD64 and 32 bit firefox as described in this great howto!

Help...?

Yes I have seen this. Just a question did you follow the howto, or install the script?

toykilla
August 15th, 2006, 01:11 AM
I get this error

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 02:06 AM
I get this error

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.


Ignore it, the file only loads graphics to programs launched to downloaded files. An example of it not installed can be found in the attached graphics in this post. (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1377586&postcount=102)

toykilla
August 15th, 2006, 02:20 AM
I am not getting sound though. And that is the only error I am getting. I DO have sound in Wine and everything else.

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 02:33 AM
I am not getting sound though. And that is the only error I am getting. I DO have sound in Wine and everything else.

Ok did you install a script or do the howto. What steps have you done to get sound working so we dont duplicate steps.

toykilla
August 15th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I installed with the script and then tried these steps:


chown -R <username>:users /home/<username>/.macromedia

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1

sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

Flash movies play (i.e. youtube.com)

There is no sound however.

toykilla
August 15th, 2006, 02:47 AM
nevermind.. I logged out and back in and now the sound works ](*,)

infinitepi
August 15th, 2006, 03:05 AM
Look in synaptic and please tell me what version of ia32-libs-gtk you are running or type this in a terminal

sudo apt-cache show ia32-libs-gtk
Also are you running Kubuntu?

version 16

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 03:28 AM
nevermind.. I logged out and back in and now the sound works ](*,)

Please be aware there is a bug with using flash and youtube, if you adjust the sound there it can go out. Go to another site and adjust it up to fix it.

ekerazha
August 15th, 2006, 10:34 AM
Could I install the official Ubuntu i386 Firefox package with --force-architecture ? Does it work?

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Could I install the official Ubuntu i386 Firefox package with --force-architecture ? Does it work?

You would have some problems. But it may work in some ways. Take a look here (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1377586&postcount=102) the attached graphics as an example of problems you will see.
You could just as easily use the .deb file on the main page that will avoid this and not have to force anything.
firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb (http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb)

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 12:53 PM
version 16

Thats the version I have. But its not the current one, did you lock the version? Are you using Kubuntu or Xubuntu?

babuu
August 15th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Anyone experiencing this?

The strange looking filebrowser window is 32 bit firefox and the correct one is 64 bit.

I am running Dapper on an AMD64 and 32 bit firefox as described in this great howto!

Help...?

Yes I have seen this. Just a question did you follow the howto, or install the script?


I installed it manually by following the howto.

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM
tripple post, look below

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 05:24 PM
tripple post, see below

Kilz
August 15th, 2006, 05:25 PM
I installed it manually by following the howto.

This is the section you need to go over to maks sure its done. If you still cant get it to work, or dont want to mess with it simply install the firefox32.deb file. (http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb)

Next


gksudo gedit /usr/local/bin/firefox32

Copy the following code into the editor.


#!/bin/sh
export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0
linux32 /usr/local/firefox32/firefox $@

Then we make it executable


sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/firefox32

Get the attached file libpangohack.tar.gz (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=12277&d=1152141374) This file contains 2 lib's. The libs enable you to do things like open a downloade file with the file roller without saving it first. Extract the file to your desktop it will make a folder called libpangohack. Open a terminal and paste in the following.


sudo cp -r ~/Desktop/libpangohack/* /usr/lib32

You can delete the files from the desktop now.

infinitepi
August 16th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Thats the version I have. But its not the current one, did you lock the version? Are you using Kubuntu or Xubuntu?

using Ubuntu and no, i didn't lock the version (that I know of?)

babuu
August 16th, 2006, 02:48 PM
This is the section you need to go over to maks sure its done. If you still cant get it to work, or dont want to mess with it simply install.


#!/bin/sh
export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0
linux32 /usr/local/firefox32/firefox $@


Aaa silly me, I had that originally but removed the LD_PRELOAD line since I thought it didn't have any effect since I got the preload error on startup. I should have seen the connection....

thx anyway!!!

hansoffate
August 16th, 2006, 04:13 PM
I used the script and it seems as though it didn't work for me. here is my code.

Thanks for the help
-Hans


hansoffate@hansoffate-desktop:~$ cd ~/Desktop/ffinstall
hansoffate@hansoffate-desktop:~/Desktop/ffinstall$ sudo ./Firefox
Password:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
--08:08:06-- http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
=> `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb'
Resolving home.comcast.net... 204.127.198.24
Connecting to home.comcast.net|204.127.198.24|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 8,563,152 (8.2M) [text/plain]

50% [=================> ] 8,563,152 310.21K/s ETA 00:28

08:08:34 (300.30 KB/s) - `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb' saved [8563152/8563152]

(Reading database ... 106872 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace firefox32 1.5.0.6 (using .../firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firefox32 ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox32:
firefox32 depends on linux32; however:
Package linux32 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing firefox32 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox32
--08:08:36-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable

The file is already fully retrieved; nothing to do.

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 106872 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree 7.0.63.3ubuntu3 (using flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (7.0.63.3ubuntu3) ...

--08:08:47-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/j/j2se1.4-i586/j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 22,509,784 (21M) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 22,509,784 311.97K/s ETA 00:00

08:09:59 (310.39 KB/s) - `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [22509784/22509784]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 106872 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace j2re1.4 1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3 (using j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement j2re1.4 ...
Setting up j2re1.4 (1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3) ...

You may get a 'sudo: Unable to get working directory' error when the script cleans up after itself. Please disregard it.
hansoffate@hansoffate-desktop:~/Desktop/ffinstall$ firefox32
/usr/local/bin/firefox32: line 5: linux32: command not found
hansoffate@hansoffate-desktop:~/Desktop/ffinstall$

Kilz
August 16th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Aaa silly me, I had that originally but removed the LD_PRELOAD line since I thought it didn't have any effect since I got the preload error on startup. I should have seen the connection....

thx anyway!!!

The error has nothing to do with the running of firefox. Editing things in a howto that you have no idea what they do can cause problems. ](*,) Its amazing you forgot to mention you edited something. :roll:

Kilz
August 16th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I used the script and it seems as though it didn't work for me. here is my code.

Thanks for the help
-Hans



This part of the error is whats stoping the install


dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox32:
firefox32 depends on linux32; however:
Package linux32 is not installed.
Linux32 should be in the repositories of Ubuntu, but it isnt in the Kubuntu repositories. Are you running Kubuntu, or maybe Xubuntu?

emelpy
August 17th, 2006, 01:32 AM
Hey, First off I'd look to say good job on the how-to and also on being so prompt with replying to everyone's posts.

Okay I am a newbie to Ubuntu (and Linux) so forgive me if this seems like a stupid post.

I ran the script and it seemed like everything worked fine but when I start up firefox by typing
firefox32 into the terminal it seems like it is starting up 64-bit firefox. When I go to help>about in firefox it says the version is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060727 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5. I have tried searching for a revelevant answer to my problem but to no avail. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,Curtis

Kilz
August 17th, 2006, 02:54 AM
Hey, First off I'd look to say good job on the how-to and also on being so prompt with replying to everyone's posts.

Okay I am a newbie to Ubuntu (and Linux) so forgive me if this seems like a stupid post.

I ran the script and it seemed like everything worked fine but when I start up firefox by typing
firefox32 into the terminal it seems like it is starting up 64-bit firefox. When I go to help>about in firefox it says the version is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060727 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5. I have tried searching for a revelevant answer to my problem but to no avail. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,Curtis


The script should install a Firefox32 Web Browser entry in the Applications >Internet menu. You shouldnt have to type anything into a terminal once its installed.
Saying that, I do believe something went wrong. Wich of the scripts did you install?
Can you click on Places > Computer File System > usr > local, and see if there is a firefox32 folder, and if there is , is there a Firefox file? If so click on it and see what happens.
If there is no firefox32 folder, or firefox file, please try to install the script again. Afterwards imediatly type in firefox32. If the 64bit browser still launches, highlight eveything in the terminal since you started installing the script, right click on it then select copy, then paste it into a post here.

emelpy
August 17th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Yes, there is a firefox32 folder in usr/local and in that folder there is a application file called "firefox" (without the 32). When I execute this file it opens up Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060727 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5. For some reason 32-bit firefox is not being launched.

Cheers, Curtis

edit: the script I installed was the one with Firefox32 Flash Java, and Mplayer plugin.

Kilz
August 17th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Yes, there is a firefox32 folder in usr/local and in that folder there is a application file called "firefox" (without the 32). When I execute this file it opens up Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.0.5) Gecko/20060727 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.5. For some reason 32-bit firefox is not being launched.

Cheers, Curtis

edit: the script I installed was the one with Firefox32 Flash Java, and Mplayer plugin.

Ok lets see if we can make this work. It looks like the files are in place but it is somehow not opening the one we want. We are going to save the Firefox files and setup links to firefox32 in its place. In case you ever want to undo this it will just be deleting links and renaming. Open a terminal and paste in the next 4 commands one at a time. Then close all open browser windows and restart firefox32 by the menu.


sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox32 /usr/bin/firefox
sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox32 /usr/lib/firefox

If something goes wrong. I dont think it will but there is always a chance. You can open up firefox at /usr/lib/firefoxOld or reinstall the Firefox package in syanaptic.

bender[OO]
August 18th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Hey, This thread is really useful, thanks for making it! I installed the flash player and the Mplayer. The flashplayer seemed to make things at youtube.com work perfectly. The mplayer works perfectly for that link you set up for people to test to see if it worked, but when I go to sites like www.filecabi.net www.break.com www.thatvideosite.com I can only hear the audio and there is no video with mplayer. Can you help me out?

Thanks.

Kilz
August 18th, 2006, 03:22 AM
;1391744']Hey, This thread is really useful, thanks for making it! I installed the flash player and the Mplayer. The flashplayer seemed to make things at youtube.com work perfectly. The mplayer works perfectly for that link you set up for people to test to see if it worked, but when I go to sites like www.filecabi.net www.break.com www.thatvideosite.com I can only hear the audio and there is no video with mplayer. Can you help me out?

Thanks.

There is something you can do, but it will make the 32bit Mplayer the standerd one. mplayer32 dosnt have controls to click on. So if you use the stand alone MPlayer a lot it may not be a good idea. Of course you could always launch it in a terminal as mplayer64 or create a shortcut.


sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer64
sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/mplayer

dominicguy
August 18th, 2006, 09:47 AM
I get this error:

dpkg: error processing /home/angelus/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/firefox32-1.5.0 .6_amd64.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
/home/angelus/Desktop/ffinstall/firefox32/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
chmod: cannot access `/usr/local/bin/firefox32': No such file or directory
--04:41:29-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin -nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16,492 (16K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 16,492 --.--K/s

04:41:29 (170.79 KB/s) - `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [1 6492/16492]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 74219 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree 7.0.63.3ubuntu3 (using flashplugin-nonf ree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (7.0.63.3ubuntu3) ...

cp: target `/usr/local/firefox32/plugins/' is not a directory: No such file or d irectory

Kilz
August 18th, 2006, 12:28 PM
I get this error:

I would have to see the whole install to see what isnt being done. Try it again, and copy/paste from the begining please.

toykilla
August 18th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Need help getting the sound to work again. It stopped working in flash for some reason and I cant get it working again. MP3, videos, etc.. work fine.

BatteryCell
August 19th, 2006, 01:46 AM
Hmm, I was just wondering, does anyone else use a different engine for amarok that allows them to listen to music and view flash video, because I'm using the xine plugin (the only one I could find) and have to turn off amarok in order for flash to run.

emelpy
August 19th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Ok lets see if we can make this work. It looks like the files are in place but it is somehow not opening the one we want. We are going to save the Firefox files and setup links to firefox32 in its place. In case you ever want to undo this it will just be deleting links and renaming. Open a terminal and paste in the next 4 commands one at a time. Then close all open browser windows and restart firefox32 by the menu.


sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox32 /usr/bin/firefox
sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox32 /usr/lib/firefox

If something goes wrong. I dont think it will but there is always a chance. You can open up firefox at /usr/lib/firefoxOld or reinstall the Firefox package in syanaptic.

Awesome, that worked like a charm. I got all of the plug-ins working now. Now to figure out how to get sound working in flash:-k

TriZz
August 19th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Ok lets see if we can make this work. It looks like the files are in place but it is somehow not opening the one we want. We are going to save the Firefox files and setup links to firefox32 in its place. In case you ever want to undo this it will just be deleting links and renaming. Open a terminal and paste in the next 4 commands one at a time. Then close all open browser windows and restart firefox32 by the menu.


sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox32 /usr/bin/firefox
sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox /usr/lib/firefoxOld
sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox32 /usr/lib/firefox

If something goes wrong. I dont think it will but there is always a chance. You can open up firefox at /usr/lib/firefoxOld or reinstall the Firefox package in syanaptic.

Ok - love the ease-of-use of the script, and your dedication to answer everyone with problems. I think your commitment to your "how to" is unrivaled. I was having the exact same problem as Emelpy, so I ran these commands - and now, when I click "Application > Internet > Firefox" - I get a pop-up box that says "Error - Could not launch application. Details: Failed to execute child process "firefox" (No such file or directory)"

...any suggestions kind sir?

toykilla
August 19th, 2006, 03:35 AM
I rebooted and sound worked in flash for awhile. Later after listening to some mp3s it stopped working. Perhaps Amarok is messing with the sound somehow?

BatteryCell
August 19th, 2006, 05:12 AM
I agree with Trizz that this is most likely one of the most usefull and most well monitored threads :-)

Kilz
August 19th, 2006, 03:26 PM
I rebooted and sound worked in flash for awhile. Later after listening to some mp3s it stopped working. Perhaps Amarok is messing with the sound somehow?

Thats possible. Dose the sound in flash come back after a roboot?

Kilz
August 19th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Ok - love the ease-of-use of the script, and your dedication to answer everyone with problems. I think your commitment to your "how to" is unrivaled. I was having the exact same problem as Emelpy, so I ran these commands - and now, when I click "Application > Internet > Firefox" - I get a pop-up box that says "Error - Could not launch application. Details: Failed to execute child process "firefox" (No such file or directory)"

...any suggestions kind sir?

If you used Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-4, the newest version, Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-5 fixed a bug in the script. Please get it and try it.


I agree with Trizz that this is most likely one of the most usefull and most well monitored threads

Thanks, we all help where we can, this is my way of giving back for the for everything the Ubuntu community has given me. :D

TriZz
August 19th, 2006, 04:04 PM
If you used Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-4, the newest version, Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-5 fixed a bug in the script. Please get it and try it.



Thanks, we all help where we can, this is my way of giving back for the for everything the Ubuntu community has given me. :D

I ran the new script, and I think we've made progress. It no longer gives me the error, but it still doesn't open firefox.

All that happens is that cursor turns into a circular processing icon (I would assume it'd be the equivalent to windows hour-glass) for about 30 seconds, then nothing.

...any further suggestions?

Just for reference, last night - I tried to uninstall firefox and re-install it in the synaptic package manager to no prevail.

Kilz
August 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
I ran the new script, and I think we've made progress. It no longer gives me the error, but it still doesn't open firefox.

All that happens is that cursor turns into a circular processing icon (I would assume it'd be the equivalent to windows hour-glass) for about 30 seconds, then nothing.

...any further suggestions?

Just for reference, last night - I tried to uninstall firefox and re-install it in the synaptic package manager to no prevail.

The Firefox package is the 64bit one, the script installs the firefox32 package. I would like to see the install history, can you please try to install the script again, then copy and paste it into a message here?
Another bit of info that would be helpfull is if you could open up a terminal. Then type in firefox32 and copy/paste in any errors here.

TriZz
August 19th, 2006, 10:11 PM
I would like to see the install history, can you please try to install the script again, then copy and paste it into a message here?


trizz@ubuntu:~$ cd ~/Desktop/ffinstall
trizz@ubuntu:~/Desktop/ffinstall$ sudo ./Firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
ia32-libs-gtk is already the newest version.
gsfonts is already the newest version.
Package mplayer is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package mplayer has no installation candidate
--16:51:20-- http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
=> `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb'
Resolving home.comcast.net... 204.127.198.24
Connecting to home.comcast.net|204.127.198.24|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 8,563,152 (8.2M) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 8,563,152 418.55K/s ETA 00:00

16:51:36 (526.20 KB/s) - `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb' saved [8563152/8563152]

(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace firefox32 1.5.0.6 (using .../firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firefox32 ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox32:
firefox32 depends on linux32; however:
Package linux32 is not installed.
firefox32 depends on gsfonts-x11; however:
Package gsfonts-x11 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing firefox32 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox32
--16:51:46-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16,492 (16K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 16,492 99.08K/s

16:51:46 (98.68 KB/s) - `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [16492/16492]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree 7.0.63.3ubuntu3 (using flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-nonfree:
flashplugin-nonfree depends on gsfonts-x11; however:
Package gsfonts-x11 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
flashplugin-nonfree
cp: cannot stat `/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/*': No such file or directory
--16:51:47-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/j/j2se1.4-i586/j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 22,509,784 (21M) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 22,509,784 659.61K/s ETA 00:00

16:52:23 (621.78 KB/s) - `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [22509784/22509784]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace j2re1.4 1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3 (using j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement j2re1.4 ...
Setting up j2re1.4 (1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3) ...

ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so' to `/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so': File exists
--16:52:41-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/m/mplayerplug-in/mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
=> `mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 431,334 (421K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 431,334 390.07K/s

16:52:42 (388.82 KB/s) - `mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb' saved [431334/431334]

--16:52:43-- http://folk.ntnu.no/grannas/debs/mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb
=> `mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb'
Resolving folk.ntnu.no... 129.241.56.95
Connecting to folk.ntnu.no|129.241.56.95|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5,179,924 (4.9M) [application/x-debian-package]

100%[====================================>] 5,179,924 318.53K/s ETA 00:00

16:53:00 (304.82 KB/s) - `mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb' saved [5179924/5179924]
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mplayer32 1.0pre7-1 (using mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mplayer32 ...
Setting up mplayer32 (1.0pre7-1) ...
--16:53:02-- http://www.people.virginia.edu/~drf8f/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20060501.tar.bz2
=> `essential-20060501.tar.bz2'
Resolving www.people.virginia.edu... 128.143.22.98
Connecting to www.people.virginia.edu|128.143.22.98|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 9,511,636 (9.1M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 9,511,636 349.69K/s ETA 00:00

16:53:30 (343.95 KB/s) - `essential-20060501.tar.bz2' saved [9511636/9511636]

essential-20060501/
essential-20060501/vsshdsd.dll
essential-20060501/vmnc.dll
essential-20060501/README
essential-20060501/tvqdec.dll
essential-20060501/lsvxdec.dll
essential-20060501/wmsdmod.dll
essential-20060501/vdowave.drv
essential-20060501/VDODEC32.dll
essential-20060501/DECVW_32.DLL
essential-20060501/wmvadvd.dll
essential-20060501/msms001.vwp
essential-20060501/mi-sc4.acm
essential-20060501/AvidQTAVUICodec.qtx
essential-20060501/BeHereiVideo.qtx
essential-20060501/CLRVIDDC.DLL
essential-20060501/CtWbJpg.DLL
essential-20060501/LCMW2.dll
essential-20060501/LCODCCMW2E.dll
essential-20060501/QuickTime.qts
essential-20060501/QuickTimeEssentials.qtx
essential-20060501/QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx
essential-20060501/ViVD2.dll
essential-20060501/acelpdec.ax
essential-20060501/alf2cd.acm
essential-20060501/aslcodec_dshow.dll
essential-20060501/atrac3.acm
essential-20060501/atrc.so.6.0
essential-20060501/clrviddd.dll
essential-20060501/cook.so
essential-20060501/drvc.so
essential-20060501/dspr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/iac25_32.ax
essential-20060501/icmw_32.dll
essential-20060501/imc32.acm
essential-20060501/ir41_32.dll
essential-20060501/ir50_32.dll
essential-20060501/ivvideo.dll
essential-20060501/jp2avi.dll
essential-20060501/lhacm.acm
essential-20060501/m3jp2k32.dll
essential-20060501/msh261.drv
essential-20060501/msscds32.ax
essential-20060501/nsrt2432.acm
essential-20060501/qpeg32.dll
essential-20060501/qtmlClient.dll
essential-20060501/rt32dcmp.dll
essential-20060501/sipr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/tm20dec.ax
essential-20060501/tokf.so.6.0
essential-20060501/tokr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/vid_3ivX.xa
essential-20060501/vivog723.acm
essential-20060501/voxmsdec.ax
essential-20060501/vp4vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vp5vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vp6vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264core.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264dec.dll
essential-20060501/vsslight.dll
essential-20060501/vsswlt.dll
essential-20060501/wma9dmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmadmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmspdmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmv9dmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmvdmod.dll
essential-20060501/wnvwinx.dll
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/lib/win32': File exists
You may get a 'sudo: Unable to get working directory' error when the script cleans up after itself. Please disregard it.
sudo: cannot get working directory
trizz@ubuntu:~/Desktop/ffinstall$


Another bit of info that would be helpfull is if you could open up a terminal. Then type in firefox32 and copy/paste in any errors here.


trizz@ubuntu:~$ firefox32
/usr/local/bin/firefox32: line 5: linux32: command not found
trizz@ubuntu:~$

I hope all of this helps! Really, I appreciate your assistance in this...

Kilz
August 20th, 2006, 05:01 AM
trizz@ubuntu:~$ cd ~/Desktop/ffinstall
trizz@ubuntu:~/Desktop/ffinstall$ sudo ./Firefox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
ia32-libs is already the newest version.
ia32-libs-gtk is already the newest version.
gsfonts is already the newest version.
Package mplayer is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package mplayer has no installation candidate
--16:51:20-- http://home.comcast.net/~deletebox/firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb
=> `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb'
Resolving home.comcast.net... 204.127.198.24
Connecting to home.comcast.net|204.127.198.24|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 8,563,152 (8.2M) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 8,563,152 418.55K/s ETA 00:00

16:51:36 (526.20 KB/s) - `firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb' saved [8563152/8563152]

(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace firefox32 1.5.0.6 (using .../firefox32-1.5.0.6_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement firefox32 ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox32:
firefox32 depends on linux32; however:
Package linux32 is not installed.
firefox32 depends on gsfonts-x11; however:
Package gsfonts-x11 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing firefox32 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox32
--16:51:46-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 16,492 (16K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 16,492 99.08K/s

16:51:46 (98.68 KB/s) - `flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [16492/16492]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace flashplugin-nonfree 7.0.63.3ubuntu3 (using flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.63.3ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement flashplugin-nonfree ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of flashplugin-nonfree:
flashplugin-nonfree depends on gsfonts-x11; however:
Package gsfonts-x11 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing flashplugin-nonfree (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
flashplugin-nonfree
cp: cannot stat `/usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/*': No such file or directory
--16:51:47-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/j/j2se1.4-i586/j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb
=> `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 22,509,784 (21M) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 22,509,784 659.61K/s ETA 00:00

16:52:23 (621.78 KB/s) - `j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb' saved [22509784/22509784]

dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace j2re1.4 1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3 (using j2re1.4_1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement j2re1.4 ...
Setting up j2re1.4 (1.4.2.02-1ubuntu3) ...

ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so' to `/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so': File exists
--16:52:41-- http://ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net/ubuntu/pool/multiverse/m/mplayerplug-in/mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb
=> `mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb'
Resolving ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net... 216.165.129.138
Connecting to ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net|216.165.129.138|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 431,334 (421K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 431,334 390.07K/s

16:52:42 (388.82 KB/s) - `mozilla-mplayer_3.17-1ubuntu1_i386.deb' saved [431334/431334]

--16:52:43-- http://folk.ntnu.no/grannas/debs/mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb
=> `mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb'
Resolving folk.ntnu.no... 129.241.56.95
Connecting to folk.ntnu.no|129.241.56.95|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5,179,924 (4.9M) [application/x-debian-package]

100%[====================================>] 5,179,924 318.53K/s ETA 00:00

16:53:00 (304.82 KB/s) - `mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb' saved [5179924/5179924]
(Reading database ... 88254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mplayer32 1.0pre7-1 (using mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mplayer32 ...
Setting up mplayer32 (1.0pre7-1) ...
--16:53:02-- http://www.people.virginia.edu/~drf8f/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20060501.tar.bz2
=> `essential-20060501.tar.bz2'
Resolving www.people.virginia.edu... 128.143.22.98
Connecting to www.people.virginia.edu|128.143.22.98|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 9,511,636 (9.1M) [application/octet-stream]

100%[====================================>] 9,511,636 349.69K/s ETA 00:00

16:53:30 (343.95 KB/s) - `essential-20060501.tar.bz2' saved [9511636/9511636]

essential-20060501/
essential-20060501/vsshdsd.dll
essential-20060501/vmnc.dll
essential-20060501/README
essential-20060501/tvqdec.dll
essential-20060501/lsvxdec.dll
essential-20060501/wmsdmod.dll
essential-20060501/vdowave.drv
essential-20060501/VDODEC32.dll
essential-20060501/DECVW_32.DLL
essential-20060501/wmvadvd.dll
essential-20060501/msms001.vwp
essential-20060501/mi-sc4.acm
essential-20060501/AvidQTAVUICodec.qtx
essential-20060501/BeHereiVideo.qtx
essential-20060501/CLRVIDDC.DLL
essential-20060501/CtWbJpg.DLL
essential-20060501/LCMW2.dll
essential-20060501/LCODCCMW2E.dll
essential-20060501/QuickTime.qts
essential-20060501/QuickTimeEssentials.qtx
essential-20060501/QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx
essential-20060501/ViVD2.dll
essential-20060501/acelpdec.ax
essential-20060501/alf2cd.acm
essential-20060501/aslcodec_dshow.dll
essential-20060501/atrac3.acm
essential-20060501/atrc.so.6.0
essential-20060501/clrviddd.dll
essential-20060501/cook.so
essential-20060501/drvc.so
essential-20060501/dspr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/iac25_32.ax
essential-20060501/icmw_32.dll
essential-20060501/imc32.acm
essential-20060501/ir41_32.dll
essential-20060501/ir50_32.dll
essential-20060501/ivvideo.dll
essential-20060501/jp2avi.dll
essential-20060501/lhacm.acm
essential-20060501/m3jp2k32.dll
essential-20060501/msh261.drv
essential-20060501/msscds32.ax
essential-20060501/nsrt2432.acm
essential-20060501/qpeg32.dll
essential-20060501/qtmlClient.dll
essential-20060501/rt32dcmp.dll
essential-20060501/sipr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/tm20dec.ax
essential-20060501/tokf.so.6.0
essential-20060501/tokr.so.6.0
essential-20060501/vid_3ivX.xa
essential-20060501/vivog723.acm
essential-20060501/voxmsdec.ax
essential-20060501/vp4vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vp5vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vp6vfw.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264core.dll
essential-20060501/vssh264dec.dll
essential-20060501/vsslight.dll
essential-20060501/vsswlt.dll
essential-20060501/wma9dmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmadmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmspdmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmv9dmod.dll
essential-20060501/wmvdmod.dll
essential-20060501/wnvwinx.dll
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/lib/win32': File exists
You may get a 'sudo: Unable to get working directory' error when the script cleans up after itself. Please disregard it.
sudo: cannot get working directory
trizz@ubuntu:~/Desktop/ffinstall$




trizz@ubuntu:~$ firefox32
/usr/local/bin/firefox32: line 5: linux32: command not found
trizz@ubuntu:~$

I hope all of this helps! Really, I appreciate your assistance in this...

Yes this helps a lot, I see that you are failing a dependancy of linux32. You can go here and download the deb file (http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?arch=amd64&file=pool%2Fmain%2Fl%2Flinux32%2Flinux32_1-3_amd64.deb&md5sum=ab48ebf45abe7b9c6c8b979eeaafa56a&arch=amd64&type=main) to install it. After that rerun the script and everything should be ok.
Just to help me make the script better, are you in fact running Ubuntu and not Kubuntu or Xubuntu? With the version of Dapper Drake?

TriZz
August 20th, 2006, 05:22 AM
I am running Ubuntu - but I don't know exactly how to tell you 'which' version I'm running.

I am running Dapper.

Kilz
August 20th, 2006, 12:37 PM
I am running Ubuntu - but I don't know exactly how to tell you 'which' version I'm running.

I am running Dapper.

Thanks, Dapper is a version, Im just wondering why the script didnt install linux32. It should have. Kubuntu doesnt have it in its repositories. Thats why there is a seperate script for Kubuntu. I was just wondering if Xubuntu has it if you were running it.

TriZz
August 20th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks, Dapper is a version, Im just wondering why the script didnt install linux32. It should have. Kubuntu doesnt have it in its repositories. Thats why there is a seperate script for Kubuntu. I was just wondering if Xubuntu has it if you were running it.

Ok, I thought maybe you were looking for 6.06.XX - which I didn't know how to answer. Nope, it's regular Ubuntun Dapper Drake for me.

Everything is working swimmingly now. Kilz, again - thank you for the script and the continued support. Your dedication is admirable. It's people like you who make Ubuntu so appealing, not only because of the OS - but because of the outstanding community that comes with it.

Thanks.

TriZz
August 20th, 2006, 02:43 PM
OH! And other thing, it may not have worked because the update manager had a broken link. When I manually installed the Linux32 - it forced me to run:


sudo apt-get install -f

before I could install the package. I don't know if the link became broken as a result of the script - or it was broken before. When I ran that code - it actually downloaded Linux32 - as well as something else, but I forget what the other item was.

Maybe that helps with figuring out what happened?

fancyydk
August 20th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Wow! This HOWTO is by far the best howto. Everything worked so seemlessly. Thank you so much for your hard work Kilz. Some plugins including java are outdated, but that's ok since we can individually download each plugin and install following your instructions. Thanks again!

statue
August 21st, 2006, 05:42 AM
Hey thanks a ton for this Kilz, only problem is that i can't see any boxes, scroll bars, checkboxes, they don't appear...any idea?

Kilz
August 21st, 2006, 12:26 PM
Hey thanks a ton for this Kilz, only problem is that i can't see any boxes, scroll bars, checkboxes, they don't appear...any idea?

Its the control theme you are using. Try another one.

D_frag
August 21st, 2006, 08:40 PM
I dunno whats wrong but when i try this command when installing the flash player i get /sudo linux32 ./install_flash_player_7_linux/flashplayer-installer

sudo: linux32: command not found

mick.mdu
August 22nd, 2006, 04:36 AM
This all worked well...cheers

Disastorm
August 23rd, 2006, 01:24 AM
It seemed to work but when i run firefox32 firefox opens up and if i goto About it stil says its the x86_64 version and when i try to see flash stuff it still doesnt work....

Kilz
August 23rd, 2006, 01:31 AM
It seemed to work but when i run firefox32 firefox opens up and if i goto About it stil says its the x86_64 version and when i try to see flash stuff it still doesnt work....

Read page 15

Disastorm
August 23rd, 2006, 01:51 AM
diont get a linux32 error. when i type firefox32 it says

disastorm@JioFreed:~$ firefox32
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

*edit it works now. All i did was uninstall the x64 version and reinstall it and now they both work.*
The plugins dont seem to work though i get

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so [/usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]

for all the plugins but i checked and the file really does exist. What do I do?

mobius1111
August 23rd, 2006, 03:18 AM
Thanks very much! This all worked beautifully. Being new to Ubuntu (but a bit of experience in UNIX System V and other variants), I was hoping for the best. Your expert instructions were right on the mark. Cheers! Oh, and BTW: Firefox 1.5.0.6 gave me Flash and Java first time out after your mods. Cool!

xtknight
August 23rd, 2006, 04:15 AM
I'm not having much luck at all. :(

Firefox32 installs fine, but I can't for the life of me get it to load plugins. I used the script.


:/usr/local/firefox32$ linux32 ./firefox
No errors are reported here.


about:plugins shows that no plugins are installed.


:/usr/local/firefox32/plugins$ ls -al
total 3388
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-08-22 22:37 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root users 4096 2006-08-22 22:32 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 856 2006-08-22 22:47 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2154768 2006-08-22 22:47 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 62 2006-08-22 22:37 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19496 2006-07-28 18:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244412 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244540 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244572 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 245660 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244860 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in.xpt

Clearly there are plugins above.


:/usr/local/firefox32/plugins$ linux32 ldd libflashplayer.so
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0x55840000)
libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0x55852000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0x55874000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 (0x55877000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 (0x5595d000)
libXt.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXt.so.6 (0x5596b000)
libXmu.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXmu.so.6 (0x559b9000)
libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0x559ce000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x56555000)
libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6 (0x55afd000)
libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libSM.so.6 (0x55b00000)
libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libICE.so.6 (0x55b08000)

And they supposedly have no missing dependencies. I symlinked ~/.mozilla/plugins and /usr/share/firefox32/plugins to /usr/local/firefox32/plugins, and still nothing. Even chowning to username:users has no effect and still no errors from FF. Where is it searching for the plugins?? ](*,)

When I use the script's firefox32, it does say LD_PRELOAD of pangohack failed but that's it, and I don't suspect that is related.

shazbot
August 23rd, 2006, 12:15 PM
very usefull, many thanks now have java and flash woking, phew it was hard

Am unable to instale the mplayer as get
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer
trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$

and

trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$ chown -R trevor64:users /home/trevor64/.macromedia chown: cannot access `/home/trevor64/.macromedia': No such file or directory
trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$

was amessage that I got, but
flash seems to work and I now have a folder named jre1.5.0_08 on the desktop which is untidy but it is locked so how do I place it in my home folder ??

again many thanks

Kilz
August 23rd, 2006, 08:13 PM
I'm not having much luck at all. :(

Firefox32 installs fine, but I can't for the life of me get it to load plugins. I used the script.


:/usr/local/firefox32$ linux32 ./firefox
No errors are reported here.


about:plugins shows that no plugins are installed.


:/usr/local/firefox32/plugins$ ls -al
total 3388
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-08-22 22:37 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root users 4096 2006-08-22 22:32 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 856 2006-08-22 22:47 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2154768 2006-08-22 22:47 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 62 2006-08-22 22:37 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19496 2006-07-28 18:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244412 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244540 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244572 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 245660 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 244860 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 981 2006-08-22 22:37 mplayerplug-in.xpt

Clearly there are plugins above.


:/usr/local/firefox32/plugins$ linux32 ldd libflashplayer.so
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libpthread.so.0 => /lib32/libpthread.so.0 (0x55840000)
libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0x55852000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib32/libdl.so.2 (0x55874000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libX11.so.6 (0x55877000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXext.so.6 (0x5595d000)
libXt.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXt.so.6 (0x5596b000)
libXmu.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXmu.so.6 (0x559b9000)
libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0x559ce000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x56555000)
libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libXau.so.6 (0x55afd000)
libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libSM.so.6 (0x55b00000)
libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib32/libICE.so.6 (0x55b08000)

And they supposedly have no missing dependencies. I symlinked ~/.mozilla/plugins and /usr/share/firefox32/plugins to /usr/local/firefox32/plugins, and still nothing. Even chowning to username:users has no effect and still no errors from FF. Where is it searching for the plugins?? ](*,)

When I use the script's firefox32, it does say LD_PRELOAD of pangohack failed but that's it, and I don't suspect that is related.
Use the script, the load prangohack only helps load gtk widgets in applications firefox opens, like opening an archive with a downloaded file autonmaticly. Im not sure why its not woring for you. Did you install with an install script or manualy?

Kilz
August 23rd, 2006, 08:17 PM
very usefull, many thanks now have java and flash woking, phew it was hard

Am unable to instale the mplayer as get
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package mplayer
trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$ do you have the universe and multiverse (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#enabling_extra_repositories) enabled?

and


trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$ chown -R trevor64:users /home/trevor64/.macromedia chown: cannot access `/home/trevor64/.macromedia': No such file or directory
trevor64@ubuntu64:~/Desktop$
was amessage that I got, but You may not have a folder if this is on a newly installed dapper.


flash seems to work and I now have a folder named jre1.5.0_08 on the desktop which is untidy but it is locked so how do I place it in my home folder ??

again many thankstry this

sudo chown -R trevor64:users /home/trevor64/Desktop Afterwards you should be able to delete it.

gokhanmansur
August 23rd, 2006, 08:28 PM
Hi,

I did whatever you wrote and really could install Firefox32 and Flash, thanks for that :) But I have a problem: After I write the commands below, I am still cannot hear the sound of flash applications.

chown -R <username>:users /home/<username>/.macromedia
then,
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

What is the problem, how can I fix the problem ?

Kilz
August 23rd, 2006, 11:04 PM
Hi,

I did whatever you wrote and really could install Firefox32 and Flash, thanks for that :) But I have a problem: After I write the commands below, I am still cannot hear the sound of flash applications.

chown -R <username>:users /home/<username>/.macromedia
then,
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1
sudo apt-get install alsa-oss

What is the problem, how can I fix the problem ?

Did you do it exactly as shown, or did you replace the <username> with the name you sign in with?

Kilz
August 23rd, 2006, 11:09 PM
diont get a linux32 error. when i type firefox32 it says

disastorm@JioFreed:~$ firefox32
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

*edit it works now. All i did was uninstall the x64 version and reinstall it and now they both work.*
The plugins dont seem to work though i get

LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so [/usr/local/firefox32/plugins/libflashplayer.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]

for all the plugins but i checked and the file really does exist. What do I do?

open a terminal, type in

ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins

Then do the same thing with
ls -al /usr/local/firefox32
Copy the output of both and paste it in a message here.

xtknight
August 23rd, 2006, 11:53 PM
I don't know. Must have been something I did. I purged all the debs and then reran the script and it's working perfectly now. Thanks!

Kilz
August 24th, 2006, 01:17 AM
I don't know. Must have been something I did. I purged all the debs and then reran the script and it's working perfectly now. Thanks!

Cool. :D One nice thing about the script is it installs .deb files unlike the howto. Its easy to remove everything.

Disastorm
August 24th, 2006, 03:52 AM
i think I have the same problem as xtknight. what did he do? delete mozilla and reinstall?

Kilz
August 24th, 2006, 09:32 PM
i think I have the same problem as xtknight. what did he do? delete mozilla and reinstall?

Basicly, try it and see if it fixes anthing.

tkrisz
August 25th, 2006, 01:33 AM
I have the same as xtknight and Disastorm and have the 64 bit version, too.
In addition i have:


Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}
Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}
Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}

(Adblock Plus is an extension)

Here are the requested directories:


krisz@notata:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins
összesen 1272
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root users 62 2006-08-22 02:39 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 19496 2006-07-29 00:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244412 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244540 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244572 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 245660 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244860 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in.xpt
krisz@notata:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32
összesen 12844
drwxr-xr-x 11 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 2006-07-29 00:38 .autoreg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 230 2006-07-29 00:38 browserconfig.properties
drwxr-xr-x 3 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 chrome
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 components
drwxr-xr-x 5 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 defaults
drwxr-xr-x 5 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 extensions
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 5247 2006-07-29 00:38 firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 9950748 2006-07-29 00:38 firefox-bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 greprefs
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 icons
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 567648 2006-07-29 00:38 libmozjs.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 176328 2006-07-29 00:38 libnspr4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 426044 2006-07-29 00:38 libnss3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 241260 2006-07-29 00:38 libnssckbi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 15232 2006-07-29 00:38 libplc4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8612 2006-07-29 00:38 libplds4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 138200 2006-07-29 00:38 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 476 2006-07-29 00:38 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 421088 2006-07-29 00:38 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 126908 2006-07-29 00:38 libssl3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 94844 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom_compat.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 687132 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom_core.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10144 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8648 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpistub.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10256 2006-07-29 00:38 mozilla-xremote-client
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 plugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 177 2006-07-29 00:38 readme.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 1646 2006-07-29 00:38 removed-files
drwxr-xr-x 6 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 res
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10492 2006-07-29 00:38 run-mozilla.sh
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 searchplugins
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 67444 2006-07-29 00:38 updater
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 145 2006-07-29 00:38 updater.ini
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 21320 2006-07-29 00:38 xpicleanup
krisz@notata:~$


I have one more minor thing. The 64 bit version speaks to me on my language, while my firefox32 speaks English. How can I set its language to my language?

Kilz
August 25th, 2006, 03:49 AM
I have the same as xtknight and Disastorm and have the 64 bit version, too.
In addition i have:


Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}
Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}
Adblock Plus: abp.QI to an unknown interface: {a6cf906b-15b3-11d2-932e-00805f8add32}

(Adblock Plus is an extension)

Here are the requested directories:


krisz@notata:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins
összesen 1272
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root users 62 2006-08-22 02:39 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 19496 2006-07-29 00:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244412 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244540 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244572 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 245660 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 244860 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 981 2006-08-22 03:08 mplayerplug-in.xpt
krisz@notata:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32
összesen 12844
drwxr-xr-x 11 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 2006-07-29 00:38 .autoreg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 230 2006-07-29 00:38 browserconfig.properties
drwxr-xr-x 3 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 chrome
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 components
drwxr-xr-x 5 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 defaults
drwxr-xr-x 5 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 extensions
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 5247 2006-07-29 00:38 firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 9950748 2006-07-29 00:38 firefox-bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 greprefs
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 icons
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 567648 2006-07-29 00:38 libmozjs.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 176328 2006-07-29 00:38 libnspr4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 426044 2006-07-29 00:38 libnss3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 241260 2006-07-29 00:38 libnssckbi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 15232 2006-07-29 00:38 libplc4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8612 2006-07-29 00:38 libplds4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 138200 2006-07-29 00:38 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 476 2006-07-29 00:38 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 421088 2006-07-29 00:38 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 126908 2006-07-29 00:38 libssl3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 94844 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom_compat.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 687132 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom_core.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10144 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpcom.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8648 2006-07-29 00:38 libxpistub.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10256 2006-07-29 00:38 mozilla-xremote-client
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 plugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 177 2006-07-29 00:38 readme.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 1646 2006-07-29 00:38 removed-files
drwxr-xr-x 6 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 res
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10492 2006-07-29 00:38 run-mozilla.sh
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-22 03:06 searchplugins
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 67444 2006-07-29 00:38 updater
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 145 2006-07-29 00:38 updater.ini
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 21320 2006-07-29 00:38 xpicleanup
krisz@notata:~$


I have one more minor thing. The 64 bit version speaks to me on my language, while my firefox32 speaks English. How can I set its language to my language?

Have you rebooted since the install?

Secondly on the top of the howto is this statment.

*** The howto/scripts may not install 32bit firefox with support for languages other than English. If you try it and your language is supported please send me a messsage so I can add it to the list.***

I dont know how to add other languages at present.

CeeDub
August 25th, 2006, 07:57 AM
Thanks for the how-to. It works like a champ. One question - In the regular firefox (64-bit) I can print things no problem, but with the firefox 32-bit, When I want to print something, my hp Deskjet 3845 is not listed. I'm assuming it's the 32-bit workaround thing. Is there any way I can work around this?

Kilz
August 25th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the how-to. It works like a champ. One question - In the regular firefox (64-bit) I can print things no problem, but with the firefox 32-bit, When I want to print something, my hp Deskjet 3845 is not listed. I'm assuming it's the 32-bit workaround thing. Is there any way I can work around this?

At present there is no software work around I know of. Ill look into it to see if it can be done. Untill then , print to a file, then open up the ps file and print it.

CeeDub
August 25th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks Kilz. Great How-to. I almost tossed Linux altogether when I couldn't even surf the internet how I used to. You saved Ubuntu in my eyes.

About the printer thing - that's how I've been doing it. Printing to a file and everything. The only problem is that my computer is somewhat of a community computer. All my roommates and friends use it for homework and the like. Many of them are computer illiterate. Most don't even know that I'm not even running Windows. Anyways, I just need to make sure everything people need to do can do it on my machine. So as soon as you know of a workaround, I'd love to know about it. Thanks a million.

RedXanthus
August 26th, 2006, 03:32 AM
First off, thanks a lot, the script worked flawlessly.

The only major problem I'm having with it is that the 32 bit flash plugin can't share ALSA with regular 64 bit applications. I'm used to flipping regularily between Rythembox and Youtube, so it's a bit of an annoyance.

I don't suppose there's any easy workaround for this problem, but figured I'd ask just to make sure you don't have any ideas.

Cheers.

tkrisz
August 26th, 2006, 04:39 PM
I rebooted several times.

Ouch, i missed that it is English only.



Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory


I get it if i click on certain media content such Windows Media Player file or online radio. Can i do something or it is not solvable?

Thanks for the help.

patrickfromspain
August 26th, 2006, 06:20 PM
I haven't read the whole post, but what I have found a very easy way. I have an Ubuntu 32 bit install with swiftfox running (with flash plugin in the extensions directory).

The only thing I did was to copy over the swiftfox folder and launch it, and it worked like a charm!

quinalt
August 26th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Excellent, thank you very much! Now I just have to figure out how to become more than a monkey that can copy and paste :)

zjwagner
August 27th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Umm, I followed the howto and my sound for flash doesnt seem to work at all. When I entered the following code:

zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/.macromedia
chown: cannot access `/home/zjwagner/.macromedia': No such file or directory


I searched for a similar error on the thread and found some modified code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ sudo chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/Desktop


This didn't return an error but sound still didnt work. Everything in the howto went fine, I have no idea why this isnt working. Any help would be appriciated.

Kilz
August 27th, 2006, 03:29 AM
I rebooted several times.

Ouch, i missed that it is English only.



Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory


I get it if i click on certain media content such Windows Media Player file or online radio. Can i do something or it is not solvable?

Thanks for the help.

It sounds like mplayer was not installed. open synaptic and see if it is.

Kilz
August 27th, 2006, 03:30 AM
Umm, I followed the howto and my sound for flash doesnt seem to work at all. When I entered the following code:

zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/.macromedia
chown: cannot access `/home/zjwagner/.macromedia': No such file or directory


I searched for a similar error on the thread and found some modified code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ sudo chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/Desktop


This didn't return an error but sound still didnt work. Everything in the howto went fine, I have no idea why this isnt working. Any help would be appriciated.

Did you install from a automated setup script or manualy follow the howto?

Kilz
August 27th, 2006, 03:32 AM
I haven't read the whole post, but what I have found a very easy way. I have an Ubuntu 32 bit install with swiftfox running (with flash plugin in the extensions directory).

The only thing I did was to copy over the swiftfox folder and launch it, and it worked like a charm!

I don't recommend Swiftfox. It is non free software. It is not redistributable. Its the tivo of browsers, it takes the FOSS code and turns the binaries into its own license with a loophole in the MPL.

tkrisz
August 27th, 2006, 09:44 AM
It sounds like mplayer was not installed. open synaptic and see if it is.


That was my idea, too. (My only idea.)
I have mplayer32 installed. There's no mplayer to install. There's a kmplayer, that is not installed, but i'm in GNOME. Should i install that?
I have allowed all sources.

Kilz
August 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM
That was my idea, too. (My only idea.)
I have mplayer32 installed. There's no mplayer to install. There's a kmplayer, that is not installed, but i'm in GNOME. Should i install that?
I have allowed all sources.

If you dont see mplayer you dont have the Multiverse enabled. You may have to enable it and the universe, there is a link at the top of the main howto page. If you added them , you may need to reload if you havent already.

tkrisz
August 27th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Thanks. I thought, that if i check all the boxes i enable everything.
Now i installed mplayer, but seems like it is not working well.

W. Media Player video: this is quite good, the sound is ok, but sometimes the picture becomes cloudy or some ghosts are in the backround. Then it becomes good again.
I checked my favourite online radio. It says it is downloading something, but stops surprising fast, but no sound. Sometimes it is even freezing my browser. (.ram file)
I checked the test you suggest with the movie trailers. The first 2 seconds were OK, but then it was extremely slowly buffering. And sometimes even freezed my browser.
There are no control buttons.

dominicguy
August 28th, 2006, 04:02 AM
this happen when I was trying out the mplayer plug-in

Error: mplayer execv: no such file or directory

:?



TY

Kilz
August 28th, 2006, 05:18 AM
this happen when I was trying out the mplayer plug-in

Error: mplayer execv: no such file or directory

:?



TY

Read posts 174, 178, 181, 182, and 183.

dominicguy
August 28th, 2006, 05:23 AM
Read posts 174, 178, 181, 182, and 183.

:D I got it working now..

TY

alexandermimix
August 28th, 2006, 10:30 AM
awsome \\:D/

nothing (except steam games) is holding me to XP anymore....

tkrisz
August 28th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Hmmm...
I downloaded that wmv file.
It is the same with Xine, Gxine, MedaPlayer and Mplayer.
However i checked it on XP and i experienced no problem there.
Do you have idea where can the problem be?

aceracer24
August 28th, 2006, 09:41 PM
Lots of pages to read through so I am being lazy. I have a problem . When I install firefox32 using your script, I no longer have access to firefox 64bit. No big deal I guess but synaptic keeps asking me to update ia32-libs-gtk. I did this last night and today only 64bit firefox was working even when i made sure I clicked the 32bit icon. No matter what I do, 64bit FF comes up. So..I redid the install and now like I said, no 64bit FF and I am getting asked to update again. Any idea's?

Hemmer
August 28th, 2006, 11:23 PM
fantastic guide mate. got it working first time. can't thank you enough...

Disastorm
August 29th, 2006, 01:26 AM
open a terminal, type in

ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins

Then do the same thing with
ls -al /usr/local/firefox32
Copy the output of both and paste it in a message here.

disastorm@JioFreed:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins
total 2156
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 856 2006-08-22 21:52 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 2154768 2006-08-22 21:52 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root users 54 2006-08-28 20:20 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /etc/alternatives/libjavaplugin_oji_mozilla_firefox.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 19496 2006-07-28 18:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11600 2006-07-31 11:59 libunixprintplugin.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-qt.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-qt.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-rm.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-rm.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 40 2006-08-28 20:23 mplayerplug-in.xpt -> ../../mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.xpt

disastorm@JioFreed:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32
total 4228
drwxr-xr-x 6 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 .
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 2006-08-22 20:10 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 0 2006-07-28 18:38 .autoreg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 230 2006-07-28 18:38 browserconfig.properties
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 2006-08-28 20:23 chrome -> ../../share/firefox/chrome
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 8192 2006-08-28 20:23 components
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 2006-08-28 20:23 defaults -> ../../share/firefox/defaults
drwxr-xr-x 5 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 extensions
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7732 2006-07-31 11:59 firefox
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 90416 2006-07-31 11:59 firefox-bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42 2006-07-31 11:50 firefox.cfg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 457 2006-07-31 11:50 firefox-xremote-client
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 2006-08-28 20:23 greprefs -> ../../share/firefox/greprefs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2006-08-28 20:23 icons -> ../../share/firefox/icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 657 2006-08-22 21:42 install.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11176 2006-07-31 11:59 libgfxpsshar.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 150632 2006-07-31 11:59 libgkgfx.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 106448 2006-07-31 11:59 libgtkembedmoz.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19928 2006-07-31 11:59 libgtkxtbin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 110768 2006-07-31 11:59 libjsj.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 731800 2006-07-31 11:59 libmozjs.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 176328 2006-07-28 18:38 libnspr4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 426044 2006-07-28 18:38 libnss3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 241260 2006-07-28 18:38 libnssckbi.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 15232 2006-07-28 18:38 libplc4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 8612 2006-07-28 18:38 libplds4.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 138200 2006-07-28 18:38 libsmime3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 476 2006-07-31 11:57 libsoftokn3.chk
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 421088 2006-07-28 18:38 libsoftokn3.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 126908 2006-07-28 18:38 libssl3.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 135848 2006-07-31 11:59 libxpcom_compat.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 874744 2006-07-31 11:59 libxpcom_core.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12984 2006-07-31 11:59 libxpcom.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11208 2006-07-31 11:59 libxpistub.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10256 2006-07-28 18:38 mozilla-xremote-client
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7 2006-07-31 11:59 pkg-ver
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 plugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 177 2006-07-28 18:38 readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 335 2006-08-22 21:42 registry
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 38376 2006-07-31 11:59 regxpcom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 1646 2006-07-28 18:38 removed-files
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 2006-08-28 20:23 res -> ../../share/firefox/res
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 10492 2006-07-28 18:38 run-mozilla.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 2006-08-28 20:23 searchplugins -> ../../share/firefox/searchplugins
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 67444 2006-07-28 18:38 updater
-rw-r--r-- 1 root users 145 2006-07-28 18:38 updater.ini
drwxr-xr-x 3 root users 4096 2006-08-22 21:41 updates
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 27960 2006-07-31 11:59 xpcshell
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 35904 2006-07-31 11:59 xpicleanup
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 81824 2006-07-31 11:59 xpidl
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 32192 2006-07-31 11:59 xpt_dump
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 25440 2006-07-31 11:59 xpt_link

tkrisz
August 29th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Ok in more detail:

.wmv 8 :
it works on 70% of the video well, but simetimes go mad (see attachment, 1st: OK). It is the same in every video player: xine, totem, mediaplayer...

.ram
I tried to listen to some online radio in my browser, but it does not work at all. It writes:
Getting playlist...
Then: Playing http://123.45.67.89 (for 1/2 sec.)
Then: Stopped.
No sound output. Just a grey screen with the mplayer logo.

Quick Time 7:
1 file has freezed my Firefox, otherwise it seems like working with the movie trailers, except for 1 thing: It buffers only 99%, then i have to rightclick on Play 2-3 times to start.

I have no control buttons for the plugins. Should i have?

What i did was the following: i used your script, but forgot to enable universe and multiverse, then i installed mplayer due to your howto.

This is what i get if i type mplayer videoname.wmv:


krisz@notata:~$ mplayer Desktop/grosics.wmv
MPlayer 2:0.99+1.0pre7try2+cvs20060117-0ubuntu8 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 Newcastle,Winchester,San Diego,Venice; Sempron Palermo (Family: 15, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.


91 audio & 204 video codecs
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing Desktop/grosics.wmv.
ASF file format detected.
VIDEO: [WMV2] 352x288 24bpp 1000.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
name:
author:
copyright:
comments:
================================================== ========================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 32000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 32.0 kbit/3.12% (ratio: 4000->128000)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
================================================== ========================
================================================== ========================
Requested video codec family [wmv8] (vfm=dshow) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Requested video codec family [wmvdmo] (vfm=dmo) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffwmv2] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg M$ WMV2/WMV8)
================================================== ========================
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default
alsa-init: playback open error: No such file or directory
AO: [oss] 32000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/s16le -> 32000Hz/2ch/s16le...
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 288 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 352x288 => 352x288 Planar YV12
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 9% 3% 0.7% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 7% 1% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 6% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 6% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
A: 18.4 V: 18.4 A-V: -0.000 ct: -0.065 386/386 5% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Exiting... (Quit)

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 05:30 AM
disastorm@JioFreed:~$ ls -al /usr/local/firefox32/plugins
total 2156
drwxr-xr-x 2 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root users 4096 2006-08-28 20:23 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 856 2006-08-22 21:52 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 2154768 2006-08-22 21:52 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root users 54 2006-08-28 20:20 libjavaplugin_oji.so ->

Something doesnt look quite right , can you enter this

md5sum /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin
and post the results.

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Ok in more detail:

.wmv 8 :
it works on 70% of the video well, but simetimes go mad (see attachment, 1st: OK). It is the same in every video player: xine, totem, mediaplayer...

.ram
I tried to listen to some online radio in my browser, but it does not work at all. It writes:
Getting playlist...
Then: Playing http://123.45.67.89 (for 1/2 sec.)
Then: Stopped.
No sound output. Just a grey screen with the mplayer logo.

Quick Time 7:
1 file has freezed my Firefox, otherwise it seems like working with the movie trailers, except for 1 thing: It buffers only 99%, then i have to rightclick on Play 2-3 times to start.

I have no control buttons for the plugins. Should i have?

What i did was the following: i used your script, but forgot to enable universe and multiverse, then i installed mplayer due to your howto.

This is what i get if i type mplayer videoname.wmv:


krisz@notata:~$ mplayer Desktop/grosics.wmv
MPlayer 2:0.99+1.0pre7try2+cvs20060117-0ubuntu8 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 Newcastle,Winchester,San Diego,Venice; Sempron Palermo (Family: 15, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.


91 audio & 204 video codecs
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing Desktop/grosics.wmv.
ASF file format detected.
VIDEO: [WMV2] 352x288 24bpp 1000.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
name:
author:
copyright:
comments:
================================================== ========================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 32000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 32.0 kbit/3.12% (ratio: 4000->128000)
Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
================================================== ========================
================================================== ========================
Requested video codec family [wmv8] (vfm=dshow) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Requested video codec family [wmvdmo] (vfm=dmo) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffwmv2] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg M$ WMV2/WMV8)
================================================== ========================
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default
alsa-init: playback open error: No such file or directory
AO: [oss] 32000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/s16le -> 32000Hz/2ch/s16le...
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 288 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 352x288 => 352x288 Planar YV12
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 9% 3% 0.7% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 7% 1% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 6% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
[wmv2 @ 0xbadbb0]J-type picture is not supported 6% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Error while decoding frame!
A: 18.4 V: 18.4 A-V: -0.000 ct: -0.065 386/386 5% 0% 0.6% 0 0
Exiting... (Quit)



wmv is Windows Media Video it is a proprietary format from Microsoft. Its possible that these files will not play right as Microsoft wont give out all the details to make them all work on Linux. Some play fine, some dont.
Real media or .ram files have been iffy since firefox 1.5.0.5 was released. I put a note on the front page about that a long ago.
While we got the plugin to work, I recommend running the script again to make sure all files were installed now that you have the repositories turned on.

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 05:44 AM
Lots of pages to read through so I am being lazy. I have a problem . When I install firefox32 using your script, I no longer have access to firefox 64bit. No big deal I guess but synaptic keeps asking me to update ia32-libs-gtk. I did this last night and today only 64bit firefox was working even when i made sure I clicked the 32bit icon. No matter what I do, 64bit FF comes up. So..I redid the install and now like I said, no 64bit FF and I am getting asked to update again. Any idea's?

Open a terminal and type in

md5sum /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin
post the results.

Disastorm
August 29th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Something doesnt look quite right , can you enter this

md5sum /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin
and post the results.

disastorm@JioFreed:~$ md5sum /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin
0287802533b848b68ebbdd4dfa8d77fc /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin

sadhaka
August 29th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Hi... Thank you for the good instructions on this topic. However, I
found that after the install was finished, all of the toolbar menus and
also the title bars of most GUI-based applications, e.g. synaptic and
gnome-commander, displayed nothing but empty boxes instead of letters! I
hunted around a bit and found a reference to using `update-pango-modules' and `update-pangox-aliases'.
Running these seems to have solved the problems, except for one: the File/Open File dialog box in Firefox itself.
This dialog is still completely unusable, and I really NEED to use it to get some time-sensitive work done.
I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what to do next...:confused:

Thanks in advance...

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 06:32 PM
disastorm@JioFreed:~$ md5sum /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin
0287802533b848b68ebbdd4dfa8d77fc /usr/local/firefox32/firefox-bin

You have 64bit firefox installed to that location. I dont know how you managged that. But its there.

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Hi... Thank you for the good instructions on this topic. However, I
found that after the install was finished, all of the toolbar menus and
also the title bars of most GUI-based applications, e.g. synaptic and
gnome-commander, displayed nothing but empty boxes instead of letters! I
hunted around a bit and found a reference to using `update-pango-modules' and `update-pangox-aliases'.
Running these seems to have solved the problems, except for one: the File/Open File dialog box in Firefox itself.
This dialog is still completely unusable, and I really NEED to use it to get some time-sensitive work done.
I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what to do next...:confused:

Thanks in advance...

Did you run the automated setup script, or did you follow the manual howto?

zjwagner
August 29th, 2006, 08:11 PM
a

zjwagner
August 29th, 2006, 08:17 PM
Umm, I followed the howto and my sound for flash doesnt seem to work at all. When I entered the following code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/.macromedia
chown: cannot access `/home/zjwagner/.macromedia': No such file or directory



I searched for a similar error on the thread and found some modified code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ sudo chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/Desktop



This didn't return an error but sound still didnt work. Everything in the howto went fine, I have no idea why this isnt working. Any help would be appriciated.

sadhaka
August 29th, 2006, 08:31 PM
I followed the manual instructions at the beginning of this thread. One difference, though: I created /opt/firefox for the installation, and the script you devised, firefox32, lives in /opt. BTW, it looks like this now:

#!/bin/sh
export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0
linux32 /opt/firefox/firefox $@

And here's how /usr/lib32's pango stuff looks:

boomer@gobstopper:~$ ls -l /usr/lib32/libpa*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpango-1.0.so.0 -> libpango-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 225076 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpango-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 -> libpangocairo-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27972 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 -> libpangoft2-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 147200 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2006-08-27 13:43 /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0 -> libpangohack.so.0.0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2994 2006-08-27 13:43 /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangox-1.0.so.0 -> libpangox-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40308 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangox-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 -> libpangoxft-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 22640 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0.1201.2

And lastly, here are the error messages I get when I run firefox32 from a terminal:
boomer@gobstopper:~$ /opt/firefox32
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Thanks for the help...

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 09:18 PM
I followed the manual instructions at the beginning of this thread. One difference, though: I created /opt/firefox for the installation, and the script you devised, firefox32, lives in /opt. BTW, it looks like this now:

#!/bin/sh
export GTK_PATH=/usr/lib32/gtk-2.0
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0
linux32 /opt/firefox/firefox $@

And here's how /usr/lib32's pango stuff looks:

boomer@gobstopper:~$ ls -l /usr/lib32/libpa*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpango-1.0.so.0 -> libpango-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 225076 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpango-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 -> libpangocairo-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27972 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 -> libpangoft2-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 147200 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2006-08-27 13:43 /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0 -> libpangohack.so.0.0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2994 2006-08-27 13:43 /usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0.0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangox-1.0.so.0 -> libpangox-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40308 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangox-1.0.so.0.1201.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 2006-08-06 10:37 /usr/lib32/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 -> libpangoxft-1.0.so.0.1201.2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 22640 2006-08-04 06:06 /usr/lib32/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0.1201.2

And lastly, here are the error messages I get when I run firefox32 from a terminal:
boomer@gobstopper:~$ /opt/firefox32
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Thanks for the help...

Ignore the error

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Kilz
August 29th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Umm, I followed the howto and my sound for flash doesnt seem to work at all. When I entered the following code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/.macromedia
chown: cannot access `/home/zjwagner/.macromedia': No such file or directory



I searched for a similar error on the thread and found some modified code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ sudo chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/Desktop



This didn't return an error but sound still didnt work. Everything in the howto went fine, I have no idea why this isnt working. Any help would be appriciated.

open synaptic and see if alsa-oss is installed.

tkrisz
August 29th, 2006, 10:41 PM
I've rerun your script (v6). It runs errorless but no advance.
What about w32codecs? I've just read about it. Can that help?
Someone told here this and i experienced the same:
your script downgrades ia32-libs-gtk from version 16.2 to version 16 (just for your information)
I've examined those wmv videos again. And the error ALWAYS appears around cuts. So it means that i probably won't meet totally unenjoyable videos.
Actually i can listen online radios with Realplayer or amarok.
Seems like enjoying full multimedia is an unreachable dream.
(Is there a project for playing wmv 9 files or flashplayer 8?)

Thank you once again. Actually it is lot lot better than the 64 bit firefox attempt with nspluginwrapper. I gave that up.

Kilz
August 30th, 2006, 12:35 AM
I've rerun your script (v6). It runs errorless but no advance.
What about w32codecs? I've just read about it. Can that help?
Someone told here this and i experienced the same:
your script downgrades ia32-libs-gtk from version 16.2 to version 16 (just for your information)
I've examined those wmv videos again. And the error ALWAYS appears around cuts. So it means that i probably won't meet totally unenjoyable videos.
Actually i can listen online radios with Realplayer or amarok.
Seems like enjoying full multimedia is an unreachable dream.
(Is there a project for playing wmv 9 files or flashplayer 8?)

Thank you once again. Actually it is lot lot better than the 64 bit firefox attempt with nspluginwrapper. I gave that up.

If you installed the mplayer script, it installs w32codecs in /usr/lib/win32. Are you using Kubuntu?
No, there is no way to play each and every wmv9 file. Nor is there a Flash 8 for linux on any version of linux. They are propretary formats. We are kind of stuck. But I understand that Flash 9 for linux is going to be released , we have no date as of yet when that will be though.

tkrisz
August 30th, 2006, 02:47 AM
I've seen those codecs, but i didn't know that this is the w32codecs.
No, i'm not a Kubuntu user. But plan to try KDE in the future.

Here's a 2-step solution for the language problem if you still have the 64 bit Firefox installed beside the 32 bit Firefox.

:KS Copy the language pack(s) from
/usr/lib/firefox/extensions
to
/usr/local/firefox32/extensions

:KS Edit
/usr/share/firefox/defaults/pref/firefox.js
and add:


// Use LANG environment variable to choose locale
pref("intl.locale.matchOS", true);

(Editing the appropriate line in about:config does not work.)

Kilz
August 30th, 2006, 03:46 AM
I've seen those codecs, but i didn't know that this is the w32codecs.
No, i'm not a Kubuntu user. But plan to try KDE in the future.

Here's a 2-step solution for the language problem if you still have the 64 bit Firefox installed beside the 32 bit Firefox.

:KS Copy the language pack(s) from
/usr/lib/firefox/extensions
to
/usr/local/firefox32/extensions

:KS Edit
/usr/share/firefox/defaults/pref/firefox.js
and add:


// Use LANG environment variable to choose locale
pref("intl.locale.matchOS", true);

(Editing the appropriate line in about:config does not work.)

Thank you verry much for the langauge fix, I will add a link to your post on the howto. :D

Kilz
August 30th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Umm, I followed the howto and my sound for flash doesnt seem to work at all. When I entered the following code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/.macromedia
chown: cannot access `/home/zjwagner/.macromedia': No such file or directory



I searched for a similar error on the thread and found some modified code:


zjwagner@zjwagner-laptop:~$ sudo chown -R zjwagner:users /home/zjwagner/Desktop



This didn't return an error but sound still didnt work. Everything in the howto went fine, I have no idea why this isnt working. Any help would be appriciated.

please make sure these packages are installed.


sudo apt-get install lib32asound2 alsa-oss

sadhaka
August 30th, 2006, 04:18 AM
Ignore the error

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Ok, I will ignore the error... But, do you have any idea what to do about the Firefox File/File Open dialog box? It's still unreadable, being filled with empty boxes in place of characters. I've tried examining about:config, but it's just a rat's nest to me...

Thanks again...

Kilz
August 30th, 2006, 05:03 AM
Ok, I will ignore the error... But, do you have any idea what to do about the Firefox File/File Open dialog box? It's still unreadable, being filled with empty boxes in place of characters. I've tried examining about:config, but it's just a rat's nest to me...

Thanks again...

Just off the top of my head, try the human theme that is the default if you are not using it. My sugestion if that doesnt fix it is do a Automatic script install to see if it solves the problem.

sadhaka
August 31st, 2006, 12:44 AM
Well, ok... So I uninstalled firefox32, and then ran the automated
script to reinstall, as you suggested. I now still have 64-bit firefox
(1.5.0.5, though) with the java plugin successfully installed, and whose
menus all appear to be working properly. However, when run from the
terminal it complains as follows:


LoadPlugin: failed to initialize shared library
/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
[/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so: cannot
open shared object file: No such file or directory]

The file it complains of not being able to find seems to be right where
it belongs:


boomer@gobstopper:~/Desktop$ ll
/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 213016 2005-09-19 13:44
/usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so

I also now have firefox32 (1.5.0.6), with apparently both the java and
the flashplayer plugins installed, but whose File/File Open and Save
Page As dialog boxes are screwed up, showing only empty character
squares in place of letters. It also generates the following error
message on starting, which you said it was ok to ignore,
I remember:


ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libpangohack.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD
cannot be preloaded: ignored.

When I then attempt to use either the File Open or Save Page As dialogs,
I also get the following errors, in addition to unusable dialog boxes:


(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **: pango_shape called with bad font,
expect ugly output

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **: pango_font_get_glyph_extents
called with bad font, expect ugly output

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
(firefox-bin:22310): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22310): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22310): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory
Failed to load Pango module for id: 'BasicScriptEngineFc'
(firefox-bin:22310): Pango-WARNING **:
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so: cannot open shared
object file: No such file or directory

Yet the file 'pango-basic-fc.so' DOES exist, though apparently both in /usr/lib AND in /usr/lib32:


boomer@gobstopper:~/Desktop$ locate pango-basic
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-x.so
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.la
/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-x.la
/usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-x.so
/usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so
/usr/lib32/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-x.so
/usr/lib32/pango/1.5.0/modules/pango-basic-fc.so

And finally:


(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-CRITICAL **:
_pango_cairo_font_map_get_renderer: assertion `PANGO_IS_CAIRO_FONT_MAP
(fontmap)' failed

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-WARNING **: pango_font_get_metrics called
with bad font, expect ugly output

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-CRITICAL **:
_pango_cairo_font_map_get_renderer: assertion `PANGO_IS_CAIRO_FONT_MAP
(fontmap)' failed

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-CRITICAL **:
_pango_cairo_font_map_get_renderer: assertion `PANGO_IS_CAIRO_FONT_MAP
(fontmap)' failed

(firefox-bin:22394): Pango-CRITICAL **:
_pango_cairo_font_map_get_renderer: assertion `PANGO_IS_CAIRO_FONT_MAP
(fontmap)' failed


I suppose I could just give up on using firefox32, but I have the
feeling that this pango error, if that is what it is, might be easily
solved by a tweak or two... As always, any help is appreciated.

GIE
August 31st, 2006, 02:10 AM
All install steps for firefox worked fine except for Adobe Acrobat reader.

In this case it works in all cases (tested, that is) but prining. When ever I click the print icon or file->print the section of the Firefox screen enclosing the Adobe reader clears to blank. No clue as to what is happening.

When I try to use the reader with the command line:

acroread file.pdf

the reader opens up with the message:

(acroread:8037): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtengine",

appearing twice on the console before acroread displays the file.

Again, when I try to print, acroread dies with no message.

I am using KDE/kubuntu. Is there a possibility that another library is needed by acroread that is not on my system?

Suggestions greatly appreciated. ](*,)

Kilz
August 31st, 2006, 03:05 AM
Well, ok... So I uninstalled firefox32, and then ran the automated
script to reinstall, as you suggested. I now still have 64-bit firefox
(1.5.0.5, though) with the java plugin successfully installed, and whose
menus all appear to be working properly. However, when run from the
terminal it complains as follows:
Of corse it cant find it. The browser is 64bit, and the plugin is 32bit.



I suppose I could just give up on using firefox32, but I have the
feeling that this pango error, if that is what it is, might be easily
solved by a tweak or two... As always, any help is appreciated.I have a feeling that something was messed up while you did the old manual howto. What that is I have no idea. You might want to try doing a search in synaptic for pango and reinstalling those packages.

Kilz
August 31st, 2006, 03:41 AM
All install steps for firefox worked fine except for Adobe Acrobat reader.

In this case it works in all cases (tested, that is) but prining. When ever I click the print icon or file->print the section of the Firefox screen enclosing the Adobe reader clears to blank. No clue as to what is happening.

When I try to use the reader with the command line:

acroread file.pdf

the reader opens up with the message:

(acroread:8037): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtengine",

appearing twice on the console before acroread displays the file.

Again, when I try to print, acroread dies with no message.

I am using KDE/kubuntu. Is there a possibility that another library is needed by acroread that is not on my system?

Suggestions greatly appreciated. ](*,)

Unfortunatly printing is one area I have not had any sucess. I havent yet figured out how to get the browser pages to print or pdf's.

IbeeX
August 31st, 2006, 07:57 PM
Hi I installed firefox32 and flash is vorking but new firefox hawe uglier fonts then original ubuntu firefox can something be done with that?

Kilz
September 1st, 2006, 04:17 AM
Hi I installed firefox32 and flash is vorking but new firefox hawe uglier fonts then original ubuntu firefox can something be done with that?

Fonts are changable in Edit > Preferences > Content tab

BatteryCell
September 2nd, 2006, 02:13 AM
All install steps for firefox worked fine except for Adobe Acrobat reader.

In this case it works in all cases (tested, that is) but prining. When ever I click the print icon or file->print the section of the Firefox screen enclosing the Adobe reader clears to blank. No clue as to what is happening.

When I try to use the reader with the command line:

acroread file.pdf

the reader opens up with the message:

(acroread:8037): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "qtengine",

appearing twice on the console before acroread displays the file.

Again, when I try to print, acroread dies with no message.

I am using KDE/kubuntu. Is there a possibility that another library is needed by acroread that is not on my system?

Suggestions greatly appreciated. ](*,)

Well if you can print from other things such as konqueror I think you might be able to just download the page and then open it again in the browser you can print from. This kind of defeats the purpose but...

zjwagner
September 2nd, 2006, 02:43 AM
open synaptic and see if alsa-oss is installed.

It is.

quik77
September 2nd, 2006, 03:22 AM
annoying problem with the script here,

First off I am running 64bit edgy Ubuntu so probably has something to do with this.

When I run the script it freezzes on the configuration of j2re1.4... just hangs there i can highlight the OK but it won't take a click, so I have closed or force quit that window... the problem is I get


E: The package j2re1.4 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

from apt-get upgrade

and

$sudo dpkg -P j2re1.4
dpkg: error processing j2re1.4 (--purge):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting a removal.
Errors were encountered while processing:
j2re1.4

from trying to remove with dpkg

the package is there.. but It just sits there and I don't know what to do with it.. Its also stopping me from getting any updates/upgrades done atm

so Kinda at a loss here](*,)

Kilz
September 2nd, 2006, 04:15 AM
annoying problem with the script here,

First off I am running 64bit edgy Ubuntu so probably has something to do with this.

When I run the script it freezzes on the configuration of j2re1.4... just hangs there i can highlight the OK but it won't take a click, so I have closed or force quit that window... the problem is I get


from apt-get upgrade

and


from trying to remove with dpkg

the package is there.. but It just sits there and I don't know what to do with it.. Its also stopping me from getting any updates/upgrades done atm

so Kinda at a loss here](*,)

I did try the script on knot1 without problems. Im not sure why it messed up for you. All I can suggest is trying

sudo apt-get -f install
and hit enter. If you still want to use 32bit firefox on Edgy you might want to use the manual howto.

Kilz
September 2nd, 2006, 04:23 AM
It is.

open up a terminal and type in

ls -l ~/.macromedia
then post the results.

Kilz
September 2nd, 2006, 04:26 AM
Well if you can print from other things such as konqueror I think you might be able to just download the page and then open it again in the browser you can print from. This kind of defeats the purpose but...

konqueror can open pdf's? Since I use Gnome I dont know.

Seryozha
September 2nd, 2006, 11:58 AM
I have fresh install of Ubuntu and ran your script that includes everything. I am having the same issue as zj where i have no sound. I ran the suggested commands on the previous pages and still have no luck with sound in flash. I have tried rebooting and logging out and back in as i noticed some people said this worked but nothing. the last thing you asked zj to do was ls -l ~/.macromedia i did this and my results are:
total 4
drwx------ 3 seryozha users 4096 2006-09-02 05:17 Macromedia

Hope this helps you help me.

Thanks

Kilz
September 2nd, 2006, 03:28 PM
I have fresh install of Ubuntu and ran your script that includes everything. I am having the same issue as zj where i have no sound. I ran the suggested commands on the previous pages and still have no luck with sound in flash. I have tried rebooting and logging out and back in as i noticed some people said this worked but nothing. the last thing you asked zj to do was ls -l ~/.macromedia i did this and my results are:
total 4
drwx------ 3 seryozha users 4096 2006-09-02 05:17 Macromedia

Hope this helps you help me.

Thanks

No problem, we will keep working on the sound issue. Just to make sure we are all looking at a site that uses Flash 7. From now on when checking for sound we will use this site. (http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx)
The next command I want you to run is
ls -l /usr/local/firefox32/plugins please paste the results back here.

Seryozha
September 2nd, 2006, 10:40 PM
here are the results:

total 2136
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 856 2006-09-02 05:03 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 2154768 2006-09-02 05:03 libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 19496 2006-07-28 17:38 libnullplugin.so


i did notice before thes files when i was troubleshooting were owned by root and changed them to my user. still no luck :(

Kilz
September 3rd, 2006, 02:32 AM
here are the results:

total 2136
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 856 2006-09-02 05:03 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 2154768 2006-09-02 05:03 libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 19496 2006-07-28 17:38 libnullplugin.so


i did notice before thes files when i was troubleshooting were owned by root and changed them to my user. still no luck :(

You said you ran the script that installs everything. But you only have the flash plugins. Im wondering if everything in the script installed.

Seryozha
September 3rd, 2006, 02:51 AM
You said you ran the script that installs everything. But you only have the flash plugins. Im wondering if everything in the script installed.

I thought this was kind of odd too. Should i try running it again?

Seryozha
September 3rd, 2006, 03:18 AM
I thought this was kind of odd too. Should i try running it again?

ok i tried running the script again and ive got more in the plugins folder. they were all assigned to root so i changed them to my user. now i've got:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 856 Sep 2 05:03 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 2154768 Sep 2 05:03 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 seryozha users 62 Sep 2 21:07 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 19496 Jul 28 17:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244412 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244540 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244572 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244860 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 245660 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in.xpt

still no sound though :(

Kilz
September 3rd, 2006, 05:05 AM
ok i tried running the script again and ive got more in the plugins folder. they were all assigned to root so i changed them to my user. now i've got:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 856 Sep 2 05:03 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 2154768 Sep 2 05:03 libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 seryozha users 62 Sep 2 21:07 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/j2se/1.4/jre/plugin/i386/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 seryozha users 19496 Jul 28 17:38 libnullplugin.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244412 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-gmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244540 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-qt.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244572 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-rm.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 244860 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in-wmp.xpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 245660 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in.so
-rw-r--r-- 1 seryozha users 981 Sep 2 21:07 mplayerplug-in.xpt

still no sound though :(

What version of the script did you install, what was the archive files name? Have you tested the mplayer plugin for sound?

Seryozha
September 3rd, 2006, 05:34 AM
What version of the script did you install, what was the archive files name? Have you tested the mplayer plugin for sound?

the name of the archive is Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-7.tar.gz

when i view a page tha uses the mplayer plugin i can hear sound but i do not see any video. attached is a screenshot

Kilz
September 3rd, 2006, 01:09 PM
the name of the archive is Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-7.tar.gz

when i view a page tha uses the mplayer plugin i can hear sound but i do not see any video. attached is a screenshot

To fix Mplayer to work on windows media in web pages


sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer64
sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/mplayer

What web pages have you tested Flash on?

BatteryCell
September 3rd, 2006, 05:20 PM
Hmmm, when I try to do the second mv command I get a stat error:


mv: cannot stat `/usr/bin/mplayer32': No such file or directory


And then I also get the cannot get working directory error that you said was ok.
So I went to /usr/bin and ran ls | grep mplayer and indeed got:


gmplayer
kmplayer
mplayer64


The first command works though (hence the mplayer64).

Seryozha
September 3rd, 2006, 07:11 PM
To fix Mplayer to work on windows media in web pages


sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer /usr/bin/mplayer64
sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/mplayer

What web pages have you tested Flash on?

when i ran the second command, sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/mplayer, i get mv: cannot stat `/usr/bin/mplayer32': No such file or directory


also now when i view the same page i was viewing yesterday thay gave me sound it now does not work at all. after buffering i get Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory

as far as flash goes i have tried the rueters one u gave me the other day, youtube, homestarrunner.com and a few others i cant remember right off that i just came across. they all work but none of them have sound.

Kilz
September 3rd, 2006, 09:00 PM
Hmmm, when I try to do the second mv command I get a stat error:
Code:

mv: cannot stat `/usr/bin/mplayer32': No such file or directory


And then I also get the cannot get working directory error that you said was ok.
So I went to /usr/bin and ran ls | grep mplayer and indeed got:

please download and run the newest version of the script, there is a lot of new stuff added.




when i ran the second command, sudo mv /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/mplayer, i get mv: cannot stat `/usr/bin/mplayer32': No such file or directory


also now when i view the same page i was viewing yesterday thay gave me sound it now does not work at all. after buffering i get Error: mplayer execv: No such file or directory

as far as flash goes i have tried the rueters one u gave me the other day, youtube, homestarrunner.com and a few others i cant remember right off that i just came across. they all work but none of them have sound.
Download the newest version on the front page and install it. Youtube will not have sound, it uses flash 8 now.

GIE
September 3rd, 2006, 09:13 PM
Having exhausted any means to get the originally downloaded Acroread to print w/wo Firefox32 I downloaded another version of Acroread that prints very nicely with command-line execution. Of course, this f__ks up the Firefox plugin.

Because Acroread is worthless with Firefox32 is there any way to install KPDF into Firefox32 as I doubt that I can have two different Acroreads funtioning?

A second question is whether I have to trash the current Firefox32 and redo the other plugins?

What I would settle for is a download of any clicked-on pdf file for later processing by a command-line execution.

Failing all this, maybe I should just write-off 64bit kubuntu as a pipe dream and reload with a fully 32bit system.

Seryozha
September 3rd, 2006, 09:46 PM
Download the newest version on the front page and install it. Youtube will not have sound, it uses flash 8 now.

Awesome. i have video and sound now in mplayer. Still no sound in flash though:( i tryed using the reuters page u gave me to test the flash.

Kilz
September 4th, 2006, 12:54 AM
Awesome. i have video and sound now in mplayer. Still no sound in flash though:( i tryed using the reuters page u gave me to test the flash.

For reasons I have yetto understand some people dont have sound in flash even after I make sure everything I know to fix is fixed. These people are mostly Kubuntu users. I will keep looking into it, but so far we have tried everything I know to do.

Kilz
September 4th, 2006, 01:03 AM
Having exhausted any means to get the originally downloaded Acroread to print w/wo Firefox32 I downloaded another version of Acroread that prints very nicely with command-line execution. Of course, this f__ks up the Firefox plugin.

Because Acroread is worthless with Firefox32 is there any way to install KPDF into Firefox32 as I doubt that I can have two different Acroreads funtioning?

A second question is whether I have to trash the current Firefox32 and redo the other plugins?

What I would settle for is a download of any clicked-on pdf file for later processing by a command-line execution.

Failing all this, maybe I should just write-off 64bit kubuntu as a pipe dream and reload with a fully 32bit system.

Its easy to remove the acrobat reader plugin

sudo rm /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/nppdf.so
close all open firefox windows and restart firefox and it will be gone.
Then click Edit > Preferences > Downloads tab. Click the View & Edit Actions button. Highlight pdf and click change action. On the settings that pos up you will have some choices. If you are using kpdf on KDE it will be the default application. Check that box and it should open up pdf's in kpdf when you double click on the file.

kob0724
September 4th, 2006, 05:28 PM
For some reason, Mplayer will start downloading a movie and then one of two things will happen:
All I will get is sound
All of a sudden my screen goes black and I get logged out and then logged back in again.

Whats going on?

Kilz
September 4th, 2006, 06:24 PM
For some reason, Mplayer will start downloading a movie and then one of two things will happen:
All I will get is sound
All of a sudden my screen goes black and I get logged out and then logged back in again.

Whats going on?

What version of the script did you install, the file name will tell me that. What sites are you going to that do this?

kob0724
September 4th, 2006, 11:50 PM
I used
Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-6.tar.gz

And one example is:
http://www.alldumb.com/item/34489/

Seryozha
September 4th, 2006, 11:52 PM
I used
Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-6.tar.gz

And one example is:
http://www.alldumb.com/item/34489/

get and run version 9 from the first page. It fixed my issues. I was having the same issue with no video but i had sound.

Kilz
September 5th, 2006, 03:01 AM
I used
Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-6.tar.gz

And one example is:
http://www.alldumb.com/item/34489/

If you use Kubuntu, the kubuntu version is 6. But the file name would be K-Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-6.tar.gz.
If you use Ubuntu go to the first page and download version 9.

HeresJohnny
September 6th, 2006, 07:37 PM
Hi!

I installed Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-9.tar.gz. While Mplayer appears to be working, flash doesn't. I get a message that says 'blahblahfile.swf' has been dowmloaded. Starting playback...
and then, nothing. Maybe my settings are wrong? Do you know how I could fix that? I love to follow mlb games on espn's Gamecast, but I'm crying now...
Thanks in advance for the help, as I'm still a noob.:-k

Kilz
September 6th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Hi!

I installed Firefox32-flash-java-mplayer-9.tar.gz. While Mplayer appears to be working, flash doesn't. I get a message that says 'blahblahfile.swf' has been dowmloaded. Starting playback...
and then, nothing. Maybe my settings are wrong? Do you know how I could fix that? I love to follow mlb games on espn's Gamecast, but I'm crying now...
Thanks in advance for the help, as I'm still a noob.:-k

Ok lets see if we cant get this working for you. I checked on my install and Gamecast works. Something must have messed up during the install.
First lets make sure the pulgin was installed. Open a terminal and type or paste in this command. Copy the results and paste them into a reply.


ls -l /usr/local/firefox32/plugins/

HeresJohnny
September 6th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Another one of those 'user headspace errors'](*,)

Before posting the results, I decided to double-check the instructions again. I had forgotten to enable the extra repositories. I repeated your howto after enabling them, and the script worked like a charm. Outstanding!!!
Thanks, Kilz. Now I'm about 85% of where I need to be, and crossing off stuff on my to-add file left and right. You da man!8)

Kilz
September 7th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Another one of those 'user headspace errors'](*,)

Before posting the results, I decided to double-check the instructions again. I had forgotten to enable the extra repositories. I repeated your howto after enabling them, and the script worked like a charm. Outstanding!!!
Thanks, Kilz. Now I'm about 85% of where I need to be, and crossing off stuff on my to-add file left and right. You da man!8)

Cool, its a important step because the requirements for some packages have to be installed in some cases. If you come across any real headache's post in the 64bit users section. Some of the things long time 64bit users know are real stumpers to 32bit users.

edrappin
September 9th, 2006, 12:08 AM
Great how to. Thank you so very much. You are very kind to help everyone out.

1) I am using kubuntu. How would I get the kaffeine mozilla plugin working?

2) Do I need to install a 32 bit version of azureus so that I can download torrents from web pages?

Thanks so much for the help

Kilz
September 9th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Great how to. Thank you so very much. You are very kind to help everyone out.

1) I am using kubuntu. How would I get the kaffeine mozilla plugin working?

2) Do I need to install a 32 bit version of azureus so that I can download torrents from web pages?

Thanks so much for the help

1. Im not sure how to get the kaffine plugin working, but I will look into it. Since there is a package it shouldnt be that hard. But the reason I went with the mplayer plugin is that there was an easy to install 32bit version of mplayer and win32codecs for the proprietary formats that seem to be all over the web. Im not sure the 64bit version of kaffine would be able to play them, or how had it would be to install a 32bit version of it.
2. You should be able to start 64bit Azureus do use downloaded torrent files.