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Why does flash player only work if I run firefox as root?

asked 2012-02-01 22:04:55 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 13:25:20 -0500

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I have a problem, I have successfully installed flash player, but if I run firefox or chrome with my user does not work flash tells me that the plugin has failed, but if I open firefox or chrome as root flash player works fine (sudo firefox), any idea how fix this?

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Stop running your browser as root. It's not acceptable, ever. It is a HUGE security problem, especially with third party plugins like Flash installed. In addition, running a browser as root can cause file ownership issues, so that files, such as libflashplayer.so, are inaccessible to normal users.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2012-02-02 00:38:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-27 16:20:02 -0500

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updated 2012-02-27 16:21:18 -0500

Hi friend try it: make a script: you can make with gedit (copy paste)and run it as root.

!/bin/bash

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

username=$(zenity --entry --text="Username"); echo "username = $username"

su $username -c 'yum -y install flash-plugin'

when ask you user name write you user name

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answered 2012-02-01 22:11:05 -0500

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Have you googled to find this page?

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash

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Can you please retry? I know for a fact that those instructions work well. You need to restart your browser to have flash running too.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-02-01 22:53:32 -0500 )edit

It's difficult to debug this here. Please head to #fedora on Freenode.net and get this resolved. Please do post the solution here once done. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicatingandgetting_help#IRC

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-02-02 02:31:44 -0500 )edit

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