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Old 11-09-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
e_cubed99
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Flash in linux


Hi there - I'm a newbie trying to install flash on my system. I have run the installer, and it starts all right. the problem comes when it asks me for a install directory for the browser. It just keeps giving me warnings about a valid directory. I talked t oa friend and he said to copy the files for the installation into the /usr/lib/mozilla directory and try that. it did not work. Any help that you are willing to provide would be greatly appreciated.

Heres the 'warning' i cannot get past:

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.


Thanks!

E_Cubed99

Last edited by e_cubed99; 11-09-2003 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 06:02 PM   #2
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have you tried running it as root?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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didn't work. i tried both as a user and as root.

sorta weird.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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try feeding it /usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.1, it's looking for a directory containing both a plugins and a components directory, that should fit the bill, it will then check to see if the plugins directory there is writeable by the user invoking it.
 
  


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