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Old 01-25-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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a problem trying to download flash player 9


Warning: I am a total newbie... but so far I don't miss windows.

I have recently installed Fedora Core 6 and am trying to download flash 9 from the adobe web site, but when I click on download file I get the message:

Totem could not play 'fd://0'
Could not determine type of stream.

Can someone tell me what I've done wrong and how to fix it?

Thankyou!
 
Old 01-25-2007, 05:36 AM   #2
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relook at this link
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

hover over the tar file or the rpm....I suggest you try rpm if you are a newbie and see what happens when you click on it...your download manager should give you an option to install it
 
Old 01-25-2007, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I think that was the same link I had originally used, however this time I received this message:

An error occurred
Could not determine type of stream.

Almost exactly the same thing.
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:27 AM   #4
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what browser are you using?

2) what window manager are you using?

because it looks like you have an application trying to OPEN a link that is for downloading

if you are right handed....right hand click and see if you have an option to
save target as
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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Fedora Core 6 Tips & Tricks
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# yum -y install flash-plugin

You can get more information about this plug-in at http://macromedia.mplug.org/
 
Old 01-27-2007, 04:45 AM   #6
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Well... I downloaded the rpm file, and followed the instructions (I think) and got this result:

[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm-Uvh<rpm_package_file>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

so I tried the next suggestion with this result:

[root@localhost Desktop]# yum -y install flash-plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 433 kB 00:03
updates : ################################################## 1134/1134
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 1.8 MB 00:12
extras : ################################################## 5690/5690
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: flash-plugin
Nothing to do

I really appreciate you all taking the time to help me! Thankyou!
 
Old 01-27-2007, 05:12 AM   #7
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Fedora Core 6 Tips & Tricks
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Before you add repositories it's probably a good idea to make sure your system is fully updated first. It's still early but right now the Livna and freshrpms repositories seems to be the most useful. The easiest way to get started is to install the freshrpms-release packages:

Both 32 and 64 bits:
# rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu....fc.noarch.rpm
32 bit version:
# rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/l...6-1.noarch.rpm
64 bit version:
# rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/x86_64...6-1.noarch.rpm

To automatically install/update the Macromedia Flash version 9.0 plug-in copy This File to your /etc/yum.repos.d directory. You can browse the packages available there at http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/ and http://zod.freshrpms.net/
Macromedia Flash
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Fedora won't distribute from their site because Macromedia's license doesn't permit it, but there are no other legal barriers to using the RPMs at http://macromedia.mplug.org/.

Follow those directions, dropping the Macromedia repository configuration in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory. It should look much like this:


[macromedia]
name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

Then do the installation:


yum install flash-plugin

Installing this RPM should put the plugin in your Firefox plugin directories (and Mozilla's as well).
Two seconds of using Google.

Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Fedora-Multime...llation-HOWTO/

FedoraMain - Fedora Project Wiki
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraMain
 
  


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