View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to make Gnash work with Firefox as a plugin?

May 30th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Hi, I am trying to replace Adobe Flash player with Gnash in Firefox, but Firefox is not recognizing Gnash as a plugin after I installed the Ubuntu package called browser-plugin-gnash. Could someone please help figure out how to use Gnash as a plugin for Firefox? I am using Firefox 4.0.1 on Ubuntu 11.04 on a 32-bit machine.


May 30th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Gnash has improved a lot lately, however it doesn't work on all sites.

I recommend that you install my Flash-Aid (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-aid/) extension and run the extension wizard. It will detect installed flash plugins, remove them and install the best option according to your system architecture and version. Additionally, it will apply some tweaks that should improve performance and fix common issues.

The Wizard mode will only offer to install Adobe flash from the repositories or from Adobe labs. If you still want to try Gnash, the use the Advanced Mode. It provides more installation options, including Gnash.

May 30th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Thanks! It worked!

donato roque
May 31st, 2011, 03:20 AM
@martindl I really would like to get a report from your use of Gnash with Firefox-4.0.