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Old 05-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Adobe Flashplayer 10 Xandros Linux 32 bit download and install


I'm new to Linux, but here goes....

I have an Asus Eee Pc 701 4G Celeron 900 Mhz using Xandros Linux i686/32 bit.

Adobe has several options for download. Which do I select for download? Then how do I install? I have firefox 3.something?

TIA
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:07 PM   #2
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Hello,

You should be able to install the flash player through Xandros Networks; Have you tried that?

Cheers,

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Old 05-20-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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Hi,

Do you mean through system updates? It does not show the updated need when I select system updates? Can you clarify? Thanks.
 
Old 05-20-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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Hello,

After looking at all of your options, your best bet is to download the tar file located here - http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Once you download the .tar.gz for Other Linux, you will need to extract it using "tar zxvf" and run the binaries.

For a reference, look here - http://tldp.org/LDP/LGNET/156/misc/l...ing_linux.html

That should help you out man.

Cheers,

Josh
 
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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I will try that and let you know if it works. Thanks.

Pam
 
Old 05-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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Flash 10 will NOT work on Debian Etch. Plus Etch hasn't been getting security updates in forever. Either update to a newer version of Debian or install a different updated distro.

Debian -- News -- Security Support for Debian 4.0 to be terminated - http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121
 
Old 05-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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Josh,

I could not get it to work with your instructions. I was successful using Method 3 on this web site.

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/adobe_flash_10


Pam
 
Old 05-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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Oh ok, good to know though. Thanks for that link.

Cheers,

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I would strongly recommend to replace Xandros with a supported distro on that machine. Xandros is discontinued since 2007 and gets no bugfixes and security updates.
 
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TobsiSDG - Maybe I don't have Xandros. My system has updates from 2009. I'm new to the Linux system. What is a distro and how do I check to see what distro I have?

Pam
 
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TobsiSDG - Maybe I don't have Xandros. My system has updates from 2009. I'm new to the Linux system. What is a distro and how do I check to see what distro I have?

Pam
Could you give us the output of the following command?
Code:
uname -a
Cheers,

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Old 05-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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this is what I get

Linux eeepc-pam 2.6.21.4-eeepc #21 Sat Oct 13 12:14:30 EDT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

So does this tell me what distro I have? Sorry but this is Greek to me.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #13
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TobsiSDG - Maybe I don't have Xandros. My system has updates from 2009.
OK, may be I should have sorted that out better. The last release of Xandros was in 2007, I think that there were updates some time after that. But even if your last update was 2009 that means that you have software on your machine that didn't get any fix in the last two years.

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What is a distro
A distro (short for distribution) is a set of programs on top of a Linux kernel. You can also call it a flavor of Linux. There are many different distros out there, you may have heard about Ubuntu, Linux Mint and others. If you want to have an overview about the distros you should have a look at Distrowatch.

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how do I check to see what distro I have?
There should be a file in your /etc-folder that has the word release in its name. It should contain the name and version of your distribution.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #14
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Dumb question:
I see Debian version in my etc folder. Is this the distro?

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Many distros are based on Debian (Xandros, too), and not all of them change the name in the release file. I am pretty sure that it is Xandros that you are running.
You may want to have a look at Distrowatch for choosing a new distro, for a machine in that class I would recommend to go for a lightweight distribution, like Lubuntu, antiX, wattOS or Vector Linux.
 
  


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