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gillmk 11-04-2009 02:41 PM

adobe flash player
 
hi everyone, my daughter bought a cnm netbook with linux, i have downloaded adobe flash player so she can play her games, but i cant open it, also i have connected wirelessly but i cant get a website to come up can anyone help please.

custangro 11-04-2009 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gillmk (Post 3744638)
hi everyone, my daughter bought a cnm netbook with linux, i have downloaded adobe flash player so she can play her games, but i cant open it, also i have connected wirelessly but i cant get a website to come up can anyone help please.

What distro are you using?

-C

gillmk 11-04-2009 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by custangro (Post 3744649)
What distro are you using?

-C

sorry im very very new at linux what does that mean :)

custangro 11-04-2009 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gillmk (Post 3744664)
sorry im very very new at linux what does that mean :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution

Linux isn't an OS per-se...it's a kernel...people have just put GNU tools on top of it to make it an OS...(this is a "simple" explanation")

There are MANY distributions and to install software is different on each one...

I guess the "best" way is go in the laptop and open a browser...go to this link...

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

What do you see?

-C

gillmk 11-04-2009 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by custangro (Post 3744672)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution

Linux isn't an OS per-se...it's a kernel...people have just put GNU tools on top of it to make it an OS...(this is a "simple" explanation")

There are MANY distributions and to install software is different on each one...

I guess the "best" way is go in the laptop and open a browser...go to this link...

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

What do you see?

-C

apparently i have linux (modified debian)

custangro 11-04-2009 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gillmk (Post 3744683)
apparently i have linux (modified debian)

Do you know how to get onto a console? terminal?

--C

repo 11-04-2009 03:14 PM

AFAIK it is debian.
What file did you download?

gillmk 11-04-2009 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by repo (Post 3744695)
AFAIK it is debian.
What file did you download?

i downloaded flash player 10 linux.deb but i cant open it

linus72 11-04-2009 03:25 PM

assuming he's got Debian Lenny?
Then you would have to get flash player via lenny backports?

if thats wrong someone please say so?

Please provide as much info about where you got the linux distro?

repo 11-04-2009 03:26 PM

you should open a terminal.
Then type
Code:

su
and the root password
to become root
then type
Code:

cd path_to_the_file
Code:

dpkg -i flashplayer10linux.deb

gillmk 11-04-2009 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by repo (Post 3744712)
you should open a terminal.
Then type
Code:

su
and the root password
to become root
then type
Code:

cd path_to_the_file
Code:

dpkg -i flashplayer10linux.deb

i dont know how to open a terminal

repo 11-04-2009 03:51 PM

Do you have a user manual?
You can download it from
http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/d...E%20Manual.pdf
They say flash should work out of the box
Quote:

You can watch flash programs online by using the Web Browser. When you browse pages with flash programs on, they will be displayed (as long as the Flash movie is compatible). You can click to play the flash program, as shown in Figure 6:
You can use video online to watch youtube.

Seems to me you can only use
Software Installer
to install software.

archlinux_jessica 11-04-2009 04:11 PM

Welcome to the world of Linux my friend (At least your daughter).

Alright please don't feel frustrated (Not saying you are, just trying to calm ya down if you are or getting there)

The reason were mentioning a terminal is because its the easiest way to explain how to explain something online.

I have a small question. At the top menu options there should be three options to the left. The right most one should say something like Systems or Services or something (Sorry I got GNOME at home but I suddenly cant remember what it says).

Click on that and see if theres something called Administration or something and look for a program called "Synaptics Package Manager" Or just Synaptics. If its not there then I'm sorry I was just seeing if you had that.

If you do. Run that program, which will ask for your Admin password. Once up you may need go into the menu and look for "Sources" Or Package sources (I dont use Ubuntu or Debian so its been awhile). If you find it, please click on Third party sources tab or something like that, I believe its the middle one. Then select unoffical or restricted mirrors that might be listed.

If all goes well. Click ok or close or whatever and then Click the Reload button. Once its loaded search for "Flash" and try to find a package for Adobe Flash player. Make sure they mention adobe of nonfree. Click on that and then click Accept at the top. It should download and install Flash then.

If it doesn't exist please tell me and we can try to bring up a terminal for you.

I'm sorry for not being extremely clear, but it has been awhile since I've used that version of Linux.

-Jessica-

gillmk 11-04-2009 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by archlinux_jessica (Post 3744794)
Welcome to the world of Linux my friend (At least your daughter).

Alright please don't feel frustrated (Not saying you are, just trying to calm ya down if you are or getting there)

The reason were mentioning a terminal is because its the easiest way to explain how to explain something online.

I have a small question. At the top menu options there should be three options to the left. The right most one should say something like Systems or Services or something (Sorry I got GNOME at home but I suddenly cant remember what it says).

Click on that and see if theres something called Administration or something and look for a program called "Synaptics Package Manager" Or just Synaptics. If its not there then I'm sorry I was just seeing if you had that.

If you do. Run that program, which will ask for your Admin password. Once up you may need go into the menu and look for "Sources" Or Package sources (I dont use Ubuntu or Debian so its been awhile). If you find it, please click on Third party sources tab or something like that, I believe its the middle one. Then select unoffical or restricted mirrors that might be listed.

If all goes well. Click ok or close or whatever and then Click the Reload button. Once its loaded search for "Flash" and try to find a package for Adobe Flash player. Make sure they mention adobe of nonfree. Click on that and then click Accept at the top. It should download and install Flash then.

If it doesn't exist please tell me and we can try to bring up a terminal for you.

I'm sorry for not being extremely clear, but it has been awhile since I've used that version of Linux.

-Jessica-

no i havent got anything like that, ive been right through the manual and thats no help it is very frustrating i have worked out how to get to the dos command thing i just dont know what to do from there

repo 11-04-2009 05:11 PM

Quote:

no i havent got anything like that, ive been right through the manual and thats no help it is very frustrating i have worked out how to get to the dos command thing i just dont know what to do from there
in the terminal (dos thingie)
could you type
Code:

whereis dpkg
whereis apt-get

and post the output?

My guess is, the distribution is altered, and it uses a different way to install software.
from the manual:

Quote:

Step 3: Select a .info file (note: the .xap file and .info file must be in the same directory, otherwise the
program will not find the installation file), and click the Open button, to display the dialog box that
indicates the progress of the installation, as shown in Figure 3.


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