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Old 12-07-2003, 05:54 AM   #1
tommytomato
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Flash Player 6 for Linux


any one had any luck with Flash Player 6 for Linux

It doesn't seem to install...

[root@localhost install_flash_player_6_linux]# ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

Macromedia Flash Player 6 for Linux

Macromedia Flash Player 6 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Macromedia Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Macromedia Flash Player 6 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Macromedia Flash Player 6 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages
to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.

Press ENTER to continue...



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



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/bin/mozilla

WARNING: /usr/bin/mozilla is not a directory.

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/local/mozilla

WARNING: /usr/local/mozilla is not a directory.

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

Any one tell me whats going on...
I cant seem to get it right

cheers TT

 
Old 12-07-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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Thumbs down Flash is proprietary software

Macromedia Flash 6 is proprietary software. The programmers at Macromedia, like the programmers at Microsoft, have all signed contracts promising not to help us. So even if their GNU/Linux package has just a small problem, they will not allow us to fix it for ourselves.

You didn't mention which GNU/Linux distribution you are using, but if it's Debian, try the package "swf-player". This is a Free Software project to play Flash movies and it automatically integrates with Mozilla, Galeon, etc. It wasn't very good last time I tried it, but it will improve. There may be other Free Software implementations but this is the only one I know of. I installed it once, it worked, and then I remembered that pages with embedded Flash movies are just annoying (mostly ads), so I removed it and haven't looked at Flash players since.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:08 AM   #3
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if you are not logged in as root, you might get that error, as you won't have permission to write to that directory.

also, are you sure that's where your mozilla is ?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 06:36 PM   #4
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Hi guys i did find a fix for many OS


try here

http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/site_ucsc.html


cheers TT
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:03 AM   #5
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hmph. typical bad luck, no package for Slackware and the generic package is the same i have already tried (didn't work)
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:21 AM   #6
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shouldn't have to log in as root. I didn't...
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:57 AM   #7
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I guess tommytomato got his going (flashplayer) but to Pure-Pak,
I used the generic version (I think) with mandrake and it went well for me.
Tell where flashplayer failed for you (wouldnt install, installed but doesnt work)
Perhaps there is still hope.

Also, Welcome to LQ.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:54 PM   #8
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Re: Flash Player 6 for Linux

Quote:
NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.
i'm just wondering if perhaps somebody could tell me where can i get these fonts???

i'm using slackware 9.1 with mozilla 1.4...

thanks!!!


=)
 
Old 05-09-2004, 10:42 PM   #9
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#locate mozilla/plugins

and install em there!

Quote:
Originally posted by win32sux
i'm just wondering if perhaps somebody could tell me where can i get these fonts???

i'm using slackware 9.1 with mozilla 1.4...

thanks!!!


=)
www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:49 PM   #10
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i have the same problem but in konqueror

hi,

i noticed this thread because i am having the same problem installing flash for konqueror. i already managed to install it for firefox.

i am running mandrake 10 and i am a bit of a newbie as i only installed it 5 days ago and it's my first try with linux. it is indeed a steep learning curve. any replies would be appreciated.

here is what l've managed so far.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
[********]$ su
Password:
[root@***********]# /home/****/downloads/install_flash_player_7_linux/flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux

Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Macromedia Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages
to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.

Press ENTER to continue...



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
------------------------------------------------------------------------
this is as far as i can get because i don't know where the konqueror folder is and even if that's where i'm meant to install the program.

cheers
 
Old 06-06-2004, 08:12 PM   #11
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konqueror comes with a scan for new plugins option which you can use after the plugin's been installed for your mozilla/netscape browser...

you don't need to install the plugin again specifically for konqueror...

http://linuxlab.dk/tipsntricks/flash-konqueror



does anybody know how i can get the sound to work on my flash plugin???

i'm using slackware 9.1 with firefox 0.8... the flash animations are totally silent... it used to work okay before i switched to ALSA... is there some way that i can "emulate" OSS or something while still using ALSA, perhaps??? i'm guessing the flash plugin just isn't designed for ALSA, right???

any help would be greatly appreciated...


Last edited by win32sux; 06-06-2004 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 11:01 PM   #12
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Hi i found it was easrier to just copy the files to the plugin folder

then do a scan

Thats how i got mine going..

TT
 
Old 06-07-2004, 04:38 AM   #13
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hello!

first...if you installed mozilla from the original cd's or you did a fresh install of it, look in /usr/lib, else you have to know where you have installed it. i installed mozilla with my fedora core 1 installation, and its not in /usr/lib/mozilla, 'cause it's in /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1. i have both of these dirs /usr/lib/mozilla and /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1 but only the second works.
the install is as root.

else you can just copy "flashplayer.xpt" and "libflashplayer.so" to the plugin directory.

also you have to install compat-libstdc++, but first make sure if it's installed.

during the installation you should not run the browser. after the installation logoff and login.

cheers, boby
 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:18 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by win32sux
does anybody know how i can get the sound to work on my flash plugin???
i finally got it working... all i did was change the permissions of /dev/dsp0 from crw-rw--w- to crw-rw-rw-
 
  


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