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Old 09-04-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
glenellynboy
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Smile can't move file from desktop to Mozilla plugins on Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.3.E


I am trying to update my flash player to version 10. I currently have version 9. I have managed to download version 10 and move the file, that says install it, to my desktop. How do I move it to the Mozilla plugins directory? I checked and my loaded version is still 9.

My computer is an Acer Aspire One.

Thanks very much.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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You can move it here: ~/.mozilla/plugins The file you're moving should be libflashplayer.so If you have a multiuser system and want the plugin to function system-wide then try
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
ciao,
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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If the correct version has been extracted to your desktop, then:

Code:
sudo cp ~/Desktop/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
or for 64-bit

Code:
sudo cp ~/Desktop/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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still having trouble

The file that is on my desktop is called: install flash player 10 linux(10). Within that file is the file called: libflashplayer.so. What do I do in this case?
 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:27 AM   #5
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The file you're interested in is libflashplayer.so. Move that file to the appropriate directory (see postings above).
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #6
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The file you're interested in is libflashplayer.so. Move that file to the appropriate directory (see postings above).
ciao,
jdk
libflashplayer.so is held within another folder which is on the desktop. I tried adding the folder name to the copy instruction but it still didn't work.
 
Old 09-05-2011, 12:10 PM   #7
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libflashplayer.so is held within another folder which is on the desktop. I tried adding the folder name to the copy instruction but it still didn't work.
I don't understand what you said. Can you put down exactly what command you gave to move the folder?
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Well, now I see that the file has disappeared from my desktop somehow, so I need to start all over again.

How do I move the file from downloads to the desktop. I can't find the instruction I used before.

Sorry, I feel so maladroit.
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
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How do I move the file from downloads to the desktop. I can't find the instruction I used before.
You don't. Just leave them where they are. No reason to move them to the desktop. Remember you and move anything from anywhere to anywhere.
How do you move something? It's not hard. Think of the logic.
1. Do you want to move something or do you want to copy something? In this case you don't need to keep 2 copies. Therefore you move it.
2. The command is mv and you need to tell it 2 things:
a. What do you want to move and where is it?
b. Where do you want to put it.
The move command does exactly this. Suppose your download directory is in /home/yourusername/Downloads and you want to move it to, say, /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.
Since /usr is not in your home directory you must do this as root or use sudo. AndrewThomas has shown you how to copy it in his post above. If we want to move it all we do is this:
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sudo mv ~/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
This tells the system to move the file libflashplayer.so from your home directory (that's what the ~ means -- it's an abbreviation of the current user's home directory) to the system-owned folder /.usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/.
That's it.
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #10
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Ok. I've done that and looked at Mozilla/plugins and the file was there. But then I went to the page that finds what your version is and it still says version 9. Is it possible there was a file of the same name already in plugins, from an earlier version, and my move command was just ignored?

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:16 PM   #11
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First things first: (libflashplugin.so). You'll need to be root to move that file to its proper place. Open a terminal window and (as root) issue the command:
Code:
mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
This should overwrite any existing file by that name in the directory where firefox plugins are normally stored. Close firefox, then restart it and look at the aboutlugins page. You should see that your version of flashplayer has been updated. If not, open a terminal window, navigate to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and show us the output of
Code:
ls -al
.

Second things second: (Linpus Lite). I've got a Aspire One ZG5 (I got the 120GB version that came with WinXP rather then LL). I tried running LL on the ZG5 back when I first got it - and quickly abandoned the idea. LL is based on Fedora 8, which is now almost four years old - it was out-of-date when your ZG5 was manufactured!
I currently run both Fedora 15 and Ubuntu 11.04 (the current versions of both distros) on my ZG5; in both cases using the LXDE desktop. I have not tried running Gnome3 (Fedora) or Unity (Ubuntu), both of which are much closer to the LL desktop. I urge you to check one or both out by installing the live iso file on a USB flash drive and running from the flash drive so as to not disturb your system's internal drive. Updating bits and pieces of LL seems to be very problematic, both because of its age, and its non-standard configuration.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 12:41 AM   #12
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@RockDoctor Your quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockDoctor View Post
First things first: (libflashplugin.so). You'll need to be root to move that file to its proper place. Open a terminal window and (as root) issue the command:
Caution: The name of the addon is libflashplayer.so and not what you've written at the beginning. Later on the name is correct.
My (earlier) quote:
Quote:
Since /usr is not in your home directory you must do this as root or use sudo.

@OP
Quote:
Is it possible there was a file of the same name already in plugins, from an earlier version, and my move command was just ignored?
Yes and No. It's possible there is another copy of libflashplayer.so somewhere. No, your commands are never ignored.
1. In a terminal navigate to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
2. Issue this command
Code:
ls -l libflashplayer.so
Now check the date and write it down.
3. Next as root or using sudo issue the command
Code:
updatedb
4. Now issue the command (you don't have to be root or use sudo for this one)
Code:
locate libflashplayer.so
.
Now you'll know if other copies of libflashplayer are lurking around. If there are, then check the dates and make sure the most recent one is in the usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory.
By the way. I hope closed and then reopenen your browser when you checked the flashplayer version. You need to do that for the change to take effect.
ciao,
jdk

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:20 AM   #13
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My bad re the flash plugin. It's definitely libflashplayer.so; the java plugin is libjavaplugin.so, and I was apparently trying to combine them My opinion of Linpus Lite remains unchanged.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #14
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I opened a window and issued the command

mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

then I closed Firefox, reopened it, and tested for version

it was the old version still.

Now I am trying to

open a terminal window, navigate to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and show us the output of

does this mean I should put

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

in a terminal window?

I don't know what you mean by navigate.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 09:55 AM   #15
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It means when you issue the command
Code:
pwd
the response is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. You get there by using the
Code:
cd
(change directory) command.
ciao,
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