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Old 07-22-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Adobe flash player


I have Linux/Linux etch and I cannot seem to download some versions o adobe flash player, when I go to some sites and the require me to download the latest AFP, my computer just stacks it in my downloads and I end up with 10 different versions AFP just sitting in my computer, I thy to open and it says cannot open program etc. also sometimes i go to sites and I cannot type in some comment bars, also some of the links in Yahoo won't work like my address book won't open...i cannot adjust my filters, I click and nothing happens, I am so frustrated.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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First of all which distribution of linux are you using?
Some distributions use deb and some use rpm based package management.
So first of all u must know the distributuion of linux are you using.

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:36 AM   #3
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I've heard many reports that debian lenny has a serious performance issues with flashplayer, however I never tried that myself. If that's true there is probably the same problem with etch, as it's even older, but you need to try anyways.
Are you using firefox(iceweasel)? If you downloaded a *.deb version, just dpkg -i <path-to-flash-player-you-downloaded.deb> as root.
There is an alternate way to install it manually, unpacking from tar.gz into /usr/lib/firefox/plugins (create a directory if one doesn't exist and put libflashplayer.so in there). Also as root, of course.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 11:45 PM   #4
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Yeh i have problems but not like windows, I'd much rather have this than windows, thanks guys
 
Old 07-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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Etch is ancient, security support for it ended in Feb and flash 10 will not work on it.

Upgrade to the current Debian stable.
 
Old 07-25-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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ok will do i just happen to have it thanks fellas
 
Old 07-25-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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some distros comes with Adobe Flash Player "pré-instaled" - try a http://linuxmint.com/ LiveCD to see it
 
Old 07-26-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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how do I uninstall Dabian Etch and install a newer better version version?
 
Old 07-26-2010, 01:35 PM   #9
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how do I uninstall Dabian Etch and install a newer better version version?
1. Backup all important data

2. Boot up from a Debian install disk

3. Install the newer version using the same partitions as you are currently using--BUT**


**I recommend always having a separate DATA partition--I typically mounth this to a directory in /home and the create links in user accounts as needed. In this way, I can install various versions of Linux without ever disturbing my data.
 
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:50 PM   #10
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how do I uninstall Dabian Etch and install a newer better version version?
You don't, you upgrade to Lenny.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 -- Release Notes
http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/releasenotes

Ensure your Etch installation is up to date, (aptitude update; aptitude dist-upgrade). Change your sources.list so it points to lenny.
Then do
aptitude update; aptitude install aptitude;
aptitude safe-upgrade; aptitude full-upgrade

During <etch->lenny>, apt may warn 'W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 4D270D06F42584E6'. Lenny's Release file is signed by two keys, only one of which you have. The chain of trust has not been broken and you can proceed with the upgrade. This is a different message to if you had untrusted sources. Once the lenny version of "debian-archive-keyring" is installed, the message goes.

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:52 PM   #11
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That sounds so simple, thank you
 
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where is my iso file located on my computer or linux software?
 
Old 07-27-2010, 07:56 AM   #13
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where is my iso file located on my computer or linux software?
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #14
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where is my iso file located on my computer or linux software?
ISO image does not get automatically created, you will have to create one if you need it and then you can either store it on your harddisk or on a CD/DVD.

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-ISO-File-in-Linux
 
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where is my iso file located on my computer or linux software?
You would typically download an ".iso" file, which is an image of a CD or DVD.

using this file with a CD/DVD burner, use the option to "burn from iso", "burn image", or something similar.

After creating the CD/DVD, then boot from it.
 
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