[webkit-help] Flash/Flash Plugin functionality in WebKit (Linux)

Elden Armbrust earmbrust at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 23:00:35 PDT 2009

I apologize profusely for my lack of seeking better a reference to how the
list works.
My platform is Linux 32-bit (Mepis/Debian) and I'm building against
clutter-webkit (which is using GLib to interface with WebKit, from the same
source tree as GTK WebKit.)  Arora (and other WebKit based browsers) are not
showing Flash embeds at all either.  I could run a debug on the process(es)
but I'm not receiving any kind of error output from any of the offending
binaries.  I will look into the GTK interface to see if there is a way to
specify/retrieve more information for plugins that may remedy the situation.


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Ariya Hidayat <ariya.hidayat at gmail.com>wrote:

> > Maybe I'm missing it (most likey, since others seem to have it working)
> but
> > I can't seem to find a/the way to get flash working in my C WebKit
> > program(s).  There's no error being reported that I'm aware of, it's just
> > simply not embedded into the rendered page at all.  I'm guessing that the
> > necessary plugin is simply not being loaded whatsoever.  So my question
> to
> > everyone here is: What is the proper way to get flash working in WebKit
> on
> > Linux? Are there certain functions I have to call?  Command line
> arguments?
> > Special locations for files?  Thanks in advance.
> Please also read
> https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-help/2009-August/000146.html
> carefully first. Detailed information (port, compiler, platform, etc)
> helps a lot, especially with plugins (32-bit and 64-bit can make a
> huge difference).
> At least on the Qt port, there are several plugin directories which
> will be searched. Refer to http://doc.trolltech.com/4.5/qtwebkit.html
> for details.
> Often you also need to "activate" the plugin support in the settings.
> I assume you use webkit-gtk, so search for plugin-related settings in
> its API.
> You might also want to use your debugging skills to breakpoint and
> trace the problem right from the plugin code in WebCore/plugins, for
> example starting from the PluginDatabase class.
> --
> Ariya Hidayat
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/ariyahidayat
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