Can't play Youtube videos - Followup

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Tue Dec 9 01:08:35 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 December 2008 06:29:54 pm Art Alexion wrote:
> On Monday 08 December 2008 19:20:12 Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> > I've been examining the problem further. I have installed the
> > flashplugin-nonfree. I also downloaded the flash installer (.deb) and ran
> > it.
> >
> > ...*BUT*....
> > I just looked in my ~/.mozilla directory, and it doesn't have a plugins
> > subdirectory. For whatever reason, this hasn't been created - so
> > obviously no reference to a flash plugin
> If you install via apt, you do it as root, and the plugin is installed in
> the global plugin directory with the program.  I can't remember the exact
> location, either /usr/lib/firefox or something like that.
> (I install firefox in /opt because I don't want to install all of the gnome
> dependencies that the Ubuntu install brings in.)

Of course. I do see it there ... but it doesn't show in the plugins, and when 
I go to YouTube, it tells me that flash isn't installed.

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