Firefox 3 not detecting flash player on Ubuntu 8.04

About a month has been passed, I installed Ubuntu 8.04. Firefox 3 was the default installed on it.
From starting I faced lot many problems regarding the Flash on FF3. Somehow sometimes it played flash videos, but always got hanged after playing 4-5 seconds of video. After referring lot many google searches, I installed FF3, ‘lashplugin-nonfree’, ‘swfdec-mozilla’, ‘adobe-flashplugin’.. lot many times. But still the problem was not solved.

Finally, Part of Solution found on Ubuntu forums, got it worked. This is how:

sudo apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common swfdec-mozilla && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree libflashsupport

That leads to flash working on Opera only, still not in FF3. The problem I got when I launched it from command line. It was not able to initialize shared libraries. So copying all the shared libraries (.so files e.g.,, total of 16 files) from FF3 source to ‘/usr/lib’ got it worked.

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