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Old 08-05-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Linux Flash Player ???


I searched threads to get Flash Player Installed....but nothing much found ?

I have Mozilla firefox 3.0
I installed flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-release.i386.rpm
of flash player

run cmd #/usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup

checked in url://aboutlugins

but still it says no plugin installed ???

wats the sure shot solution to this....
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Installation instructions for .rpm

1. Click the "Download .rpm" link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
4. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.
You don't neet to do the setup step. Were you root when you installed the rpm?
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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ya I m logging as a root...

I get following result when i type in url://aboutlugins

Adobe Reader 8.0

File name: nppdf.so
The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/pdf Portable Document Format pdf Yes
application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes
 
Old 08-05-2008, 01:42 PM   #4
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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree - That works like a charm if you are in ubuntu. No need to do anything else.
You may try to install the same via yum if you are on Fedora, not sure though whether that works.


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Old 08-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree - That works like a charm if you are in ubuntu. No need to do anything else.
You may try to install the same via yum if you are on Fedora, not sure though whether that works.


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And if you are in Slackware just download the slackbuild for Flash-plugin

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Old 08-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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Guys, he ran an rpm file. Slackware is tgz based and Ubuntu is deb based. OP- go to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and tell us which files you have in there. If the rpm isn't working, grab the .tar.gz file and install it using those instructions. You could also go back to the Adobe page and follow the instructions for Yum which will make the install even easier.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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Guys, he ran an rpm file. Slackware is tgz based and Ubuntu is deb based. OP- go to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and tell us which files you have in there. If the rpm isn't working, grab the .tar.gz file and install it using those instructions. You could also go back to the Adobe page and follow the instructions for Yum which will make the install even easier.
This is why I don't bother answering questions unless someone specifies their distribution. He's gotten 3 different sets of instructions(all right for their respective distros), but he probably has no clue which one to follow, or flash would work..

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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Then he can't say we didn't help!
 
Old 08-05-2008, 07:02 PM   #9
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Firefox 3 might not be in /usr/lib/firefox. That version wants to place itself in ~ and that is probably where it is unless he did something manually (or unless his repository has it and did something different).
 
Old 08-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #10
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Then he can't say we didn't help!
yeah, but who's to say he's not trying to run RPM instructions on a Debian system...

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:27 AM   #11
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just to say - in dynebolic, (it doesnt have flash on the disc), i went to a webpage with flash on it, it had a "download it here" link, i clicked, it downloaded, and the page worked. on a *live* CD!!!
 
Old 08-06-2008, 10:11 AM   #12
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I m running fedora 9
 
Old 08-06-2008, 12:24 PM   #13
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Then you need to follow the advice shown for rpm based distros (including the Yum advice)
 
Old 08-06-2008, 12:46 PM   #14
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u want me to run

#yum install flash-plugin
 
Old 08-06-2008, 05:27 PM   #15
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Did you add the repository as per the advice on Adobe's site? If not, do that before running the command.
 
  


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