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Old 12-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by CrynoCrypt View Post
go to the Adobe site download the flash rpm linux to your home and open you shell [rpm -Uvih flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm]
Except they're using Xubuntu...
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:29 PM   #17
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Here
Have you seen norton commander? It is the same thing. You have two panels that list files in current directories. You can navigate using cursor keys, change active panel with tab and you can operate on files using function keys and some combos. Oh, and there is pulldown menu that can be made visible by pressing F9 (it is visible by default). Shouldn't be very difficult to learn.
I agree, and I'm sure that I should learn it. I'm equally sure that I should get a few other things under control. For example, I really should stop distro-hopping and trying to solve all programming problems with SED......
 
Old 12-10-2008, 07:11 PM   #18
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Did you try launching the Synaptic Package Manager and searching for Flash? They'll be a package called flash-nonfree (or something like that). Install it. You should then have Flash available in Firefox.
read my previous post this was the first thing I did.

OK heres what i got in terminal pixellany

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# mv libflashplayer.so /opt
mv: cannot stat `libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory
and
root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# mv install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz /opt
mv: cannot stat `install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz': No such file or directory

The file is on the desktop so i don't understand I am still toying with it so if you could help please thanks

Last edited by theseph; 12-10-2008 at 07:26 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #19
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read my previous post this was the first thing I did.

OK heres what i got in temrinal pixellany

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# mv libflashplayer.so /opt
mv: cannot stat `libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory
and
root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# mv install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz /opt
mv: cannot stat `install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz': No such file or directory

The file is on the desktop so i don't understand help please thanks
In the terminal, first do "ls" to see where you are. If you are in your home directory, you will see a directory named Desktop. Do "cd Desktop" and then "ls", and you should see your file.

In the terminal, you have to be able to see something with ls in order to act on it without a pathname. The alternative is to supply an absolute or relative path.
Example: From your home folder, you want to mv the file "foo" to /opt, and "foo" is in the Desktop directory. You can:
cd to the Desktop and do "mv foo /opt"
use a relative path: "mv Desktop/foo /opt"
use an absolute path: "mv /home/username/Desktop/foo /opt"
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:11 PM   #20
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alrighty sorry about having to dumb it down for me like i said im a n00b I followed your directions and i now see my file looks something like this

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1/Desktop# ls
004-atreyu-becoming_the_bull.mp3 full-metal-alchemist-wallpaper-03.jpg
03.) Thirteenth Step - The Noose.mp3 Futurama - Bender's Game [2008].avi
10CAMEA install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
311 - Amber.mp3 libflashplayer.so
Coldplay Super_DVD_Creator_9.30
[DB]_Bleach_198_[9D926009].avi Transporter 3 2008 TELESYNC XviD-KingBen
deluge-torrent.desktop vlc.desktop

theres all the junk thats on my desktop as you can see i extracted the libflashplayer.so from the install file ok lol NOW WHAT? this is driving me nuts...
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:35 PM   #21
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According to the Adobe site, there is no need to copy anything:
Quote:
Installation instructions for tar.gz

1. Click the download link to begin installation. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created.
4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
5. 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've done the hard part, unzipping, so now change directories and run the script.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #22
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lol thanks guy im almost there I see the light...but yet again a black terminal
ok I have now moved the files to the opt folder in terminal used the ls command and i see this

root@user1-desktop:/opt# ls
install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz libflashplayer.so
root@user1-desktop:/opt# tar -xzvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
install_flash_player_10_linux/
install_flash_player_10_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so
root@user1-desktop:/opt# ls
install_flash_player_10_linux libflashplayer.so
install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

ok now how do i change the directory to what i need and run the script in terminl sorry norobro i dont know jack when it comes to linux

Last edited by theseph; 12-10-2008 at 08:58 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #23
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To change directories, type
Code:
cd install_flash_player_10_linux
and then to run the script, type
Code:
./flashplayer-installer
BTW I've never installed flash this way, but if Adobe has it on their website it's bound to work, right?
Good luck!
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #24
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No F*ckin way after all this bull i get this message

root@user1-desktop:/opt/install_flash_player_10_linux# ./flashplayer-installer

ERROR: Your architecture, \'ppc64\', is not supported by the
Adobe Flash Player installer.

lol would someone know where I could get a working flash??? thanks for your help pixelanny and you as well norobro
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #25
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Googling around a little I found this.
There isn't an installer with this version but you can find installation instructions here
Post back if you have problems.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 10:09 PM   #26
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alright lol back at step 1 i originally had this file and wanted to know how to move it to the firefox plugins folder now i know how to do that
OK norobro i have downloaded the file moved it the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins folder in terminal i followed the instructions but in firefox i typed aboutlugins and it comes up with this

Shockwave Flash

File name: libgnashplugin.so
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99. Gnash 0.8.1, the GNU Flash Player. Copyright 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Gnash comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. You may redistribute copies of Gnash under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about Gnash, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash. Compatible Shockwave Flash 8.0 r99.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf Yes
VLC Multimedia Plugin

File name: libvlcplugin.so
Version 0.8.6c Janus, copyright 1996-2007 The VideoLAN Team
http://www.videolan.org/

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mp2,mp3,mpga,mpega Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe Yes
video/mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
video/x-mpeg-system MPEG video mpg,mpeg,mpe,vob Yes
video/mpeg4 MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
audio/mpeg4 MPEG-4 audio mp4,mpg4 Yes
application/mpeg4-iod MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
application/mpeg4-muxcodetable MPEG-4 video mp4,mpg4 Yes
video/x-msvideo AVI video avi Yes
video/quicktime QuickTime video mov,qt Yes
application/x-ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/ogg Ogg stream ogg Yes
application/x-vlc-plugin VLC plugin vlc Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
video/x-ms-asf Windows Media Video asf,asx Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Windows Media Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Windows Media wmv Yes
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plugin Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/x-wav WAV audio wav Yes
audio/3gpp 3GPP audio 3gp,3gpp Yes
video/3gpp 3GPP video 3gp,3gpp Yes
audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 audio 3g2,3gpp2 Yes
video/3gpp2 3GPP2 video 3g2,3gpp2 Yes

For some reason it still has gnash as the shockwave player the libgnashplugin.so how do i change this to the libflashplayer.so?

Last edited by theseph; 12-10-2008 at 10:10 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 10:26 PM   #27
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So it's not working on flash enabled web pages?

Edit: You'll have to bear with me, by the time I read through all of the posts, I had forgotten the first ones. Guess I need more RAM.

Check for
Code:
~/.mozilla/plugins/libgnashplugin.so
and
Code:
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libgnashplugin.so
I think we can safely delete them.

Also instead of
Code:
ls
type
Code:
 ls -l
You will get a lot of information that you don't need right now but it will put each directory or file on one line. Much easier to read. ls has a lot of options, to see them type
Code:
man ls

Last edited by norobro; 12-10-2008 at 10:56 PM. Reason: Reread your first post
 
Old 12-10-2008, 10:59 PM   #28
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no the flash still isnt working firefox still goes through gnash's plugin not the adobe plugin
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:07 PM   #29
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no the flash still isnt working firefox still goes through gnash's plugin not the adobe plugin
You did not respond to the questions about what is in the plugin folders!!!

Firefox will use the plugin that is in its plugin folder. What is possible here is that:
You have more than one version of FF installed
OR:
The plugin folder has more than one version of the flash plugin.

So, look in the folders and tell us what's there.

And do a search to see if you have more that one Firefox:

su ##to become root
find / -name "firefox*"
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #30
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sorry pixelanny ok these are the files within /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
flashplugin-alternative.so
libflashplayer.so (the one i moved here in terminal)
libvlcplugin.so
libunixprintplugin.so

ok what needs to stay what needs to go?
on a seprerate note the gnash folder is in /usr/lib/gnash/plugins/ this is where the libgnashplugin.so is

and how would i go about deleting the files in terminal?

should i just remove gnash entirely through synaptic manager?

root@user1-desktop:/home/user1# find / -name firefox
/etc/firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
/usr/share/doc/firefox
/usr/share/bug/firefox
/usr/share/firefox
/usr/lib/firefox
/usr/lib/firefox/firefox
/home/user1/.mozilla/firefox

there ya go

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