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Adobe FlashPlayer with Firefox When Setting up EM Express for DB12c

As we all know, it’s always the little things that come back to bite us when we are working with our own VM setups.  I’m using the newest Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.16 and have been quite happy with my new Linux6 installation.  I configured my listener and was ready to work with EM Express, but when logging in, received the error that I needed Adobe Flash Player to proceed.

Strange thing was, I was quite aware of this and had already updated it.  Just for the fun of it, I tried again, and was told that it was already installed…which means it’s just NOT installed in the location that the library plugin is needed to be located for the recognition for EM Express.

Sure enough, upon checking the /usr/lib64/Mozilla/plugins/ the libflashplayer.so was no where to be found.  I searched the file system and even though upon installation, yum had said everything was installed successfully, nothing was located when running:

find / -name libflashplayer.so -print

The answer was to perform the installation again, but to download the tar.gz version of the file, then copy it over to the appropriate directory as the root user and change the permissions to match the other, pre-existing plugins.

From the Adobe site, choose the tar gzipped file, choose to save the file.  Once saved, choose to extract the .so file to an easily accessible location:

tar_adobe

Open a terminal window and as the root user, copy it to the /usr/lib64/Mozilla/plugins directory and then change permissions so it matches the others:

adobe_plugin

Once completed, attempt to log into EM Express once again:

EM_Express

This should correct this very annoying problem and let you get down to the real business at hand-  playing with the EM Express and DB12c! :)

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