This is just a note to myself and everyone else in the same spot.
Manual installation of the Flash player plugin for a new Firefox installation is done like this :
[root@lxbakalidis ~]# cd /opt/mozilla/firefox/plugins [root@lxbakalidis plugins]# ln -sf /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so
Detailed instructions for installing flash-player from Adobe are available here.
The java plugin gets installed by linking libjavaplugin_oji.so located in $JAVA_HOME/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/ in your plugin dir.
For real Player the plugin name is
nphelix.so and the plugin location is