I installed a generic “desktop” configuration CentOS 5.4 with Firefox, etc.
Sadly for me, Firefox won’t install the flash plug in automatically, and the manual “yum” didn’t seem to fix it either. Course, I don’t know what I’m doing.
Anybody know what’s up with that?
You are correct! This has to be done manually. It’s hard to believe with such a powerful OS CentOS 5.4 is not able to do this. I had the same issue and now I’m able to use Firefox to its fullest extent.
Try these steps.
** Open a terminal window by right clicking the mouse and then ‘New terminal’
** Download the flash plugin from adobe site using the command
$ wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
** Extract the file using the command
$ tar xzvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
** This will extract the file libflashplayer.so Copy the to the folder
** using the command
$ cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
** Close the firefox and start it again.