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glenellynboy 01-10-2010 02:25 PM

having trouble installing flash player 10
 
I have linux linpus lite and I am having trouble installing flash player 10. Once it gets into my downloads I open it and get a message asking me "do you want to install the update patch?" I click ok and it then says "the patch file does not available."

Any suggestions?

GlennsPref 01-10-2010 05:16 PM

Hi, check this thread, it may help.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post3821770

craigevil 01-10-2010 06:33 PM

Install the Adobe YUM repository:

$ sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...0-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Install the plugin
$ sudo yum install flash-plugin

John VV 01-10-2010 06:57 PM

from looking at your other 3 posts
IT WOULD HELP if oyu posted WHAT distro you are USING

i looks like you use limpus light

read the limpus forums or dump limpus and install Ubuntu .

the short answer is you don't if it is not on the limups website updates.
PS. Limups light is NOT Fedora ( and IS not fedora 8 DO NOT USE THE FEDORA 8 RPM'S they are incompatible and will kill your computer.

craigevil 01-11-2010 02:30 AM

Unixmen - Install media players in Linpus | Unixmen
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-distrib...yers-in-linpus

Has some other interesting files, but not Flash.
http://www.acer.com/aspireone/support/files/fun.html

diamael 04-03-2010 08:12 PM

Has there been anyone at all using an Acer Aspire One 110 on Linpus Linux Lite who was able to successfully install the latest Adobe Flashplayer? And without having to switch to Ubuntu?

1. What I first did was download "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar" from the Adobe site. It was automatically saved to the Downloads folder.
2. The next instruction I've read was to extract that and copy it somewhere, and that it should become a "libflashplayer.so"
3. Well, when I browsed Thunar, I found a libflashplayer.so file in it, so I assumed that the command to extract it did the job.
4. Now I don't know what to do with that file, and where to move it. I don't know where to find the folder /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as what others suggest. When I open a terminal and type "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" it says: "bash: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins: is a directory" and so I'm assuming that it's already somewhere in here...
5. I checked another forum which instructed to use the Move command "mv libflashplayer.so ~/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" but when I paste that, it keeps returning the message: "mv: cannot move `libflashplayer.so' to `/home/user/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins': No such file or directory"

I'm really confused because when I type the location, it acknowledges /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as a directory, but afterwards, it seems to negate itself??? Or is the command syntax i'm typing incorrect?

The instruction seems to be that I need to just copy or move the "libflashplayer.so" file to another folder... How do I find that particular folder? It seems the command "locate" doesn't work for me, and I can't find anything by browsing the Thunar File Manager...

Please help. I haven't been able to watch ANY videos from ANY website for the past week because of the freakin' Adobe Flash Player missing plugins and it's driving me nuts. I've already miraculously managed to install the Chromium browser as a 2nd browser, but it still has missing plugins....

Plus, I'm afraid to install the Ubuntu Netbook remix for fear of rendering my very old AA1 useless(bought this Aug2008), since I'm also an idiot to these kinds of things and I might not be able to use this at all... That Adobe Flash Player is just all that I want...

HELP!!

GlennsPref 04-03-2010 08:43 PM

Quote:

4. Now I don't know what to do with that file, and where to move it. I don't know where to find the folder /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as what others suggest. When I open a terminal and type "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" it says: "bash: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins: is a directory" and so I'm assuming that it's already somewhere in here...
5. I checked another forum which instructed to use the Move command "mv libflashplayer.so ~/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" but when I paste that, it keeps returning the message: "mv: cannot move `libflashplayer.so' to `/home/user/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins': No such file or directory"

I'm really confused because when I type the location, it acknowledges /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as a directory, but afterwards, it seems to negate itself??? Or is the command syntax i'm typing incorrect?
Hi, the problem is using ~, means the current users home directory.

As far as I know that is not correct.

you need root access to write to /usr/...

su to root or use sudo and then

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

you might also copy it to your home mozilla dir...

cp /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

When the user directory is mentioned in an instruction, it means the current users directory, and you need to substitute your user name for the word user.

Hope this helps.

Cheers Glenn

GlennsPref 04-03-2010 08:50 PM

I use a script to upgrade the plugin, when required, and this generally works for me, but may not suit all systems.

Code:

#! /bin/zsh
echo "Flash Player 10.0"
echo "/home/glenn/bin/libflashplayer-script"
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /home/glenn/build/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so.bak
sudo rm -rf /root/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so

sudo rm -rf /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /root/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so

sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/mozilla
sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/netscape
sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flash-plugin/
sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/
sudo mkdir /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/browser-plugins
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/mozilla
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/netscape
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/netscape/plugins
sudo mkdir /home/glenn/.mozilla
sudo mkdir /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins
sudo mkdir /root/.mozilla
sudo mkdir /root/.mozilla/plugins

#/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
cd /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash
# sudo wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sudo tar xvf /home/glenn/local/Archive/sources/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
# rm install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

ls /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
sudo cp /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /root/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

sudo cp /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo cp /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so

sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so

sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
sudo ln -s /home/glenn/Programs/ff-plugins-from-source/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so

I have a 64bit system, so you may not require all of this.

diamael 04-03-2010 10:30 PM

Hey thanks Glenn!!!! =)

Finally!!!!

what i did was switch to root, then type the command:
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

when i restarted firefox, it's amazing! I love Linux! if only there were guides on the proper syntax or something... LOL

any idea how i can do the same to also apply to my Chromium browser, which is faster than Firefox? I think I have Chromium, not Chrome...

Thanks again!!! =)

GlennsPref 04-04-2010 02:23 AM

No, sorry I know not of Chromium, and or chrome.

But it should not be too difficult.

I read the flash is embedded with one of those, for the other one you could try to locate the plugins dir.

Locate command relies on slocate or mlocate to be installed.

type...
Code:

locate */chromium/plugins/*
or

locate ~/.chromium/plugins

if it comes up, then adjust your last command to copy the plugin there too.

You might have noticed my script addresses netscape, firefox as well as flash movies.

If you have no joy, make a new question, try not to double/tripple post, you'll cause trouble with the LQ admin, IMHO.

All the best, Glenn

glenellynboy 04-05-2010 10:31 AM

my situation
 
Here is my operating system: Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.3.E
Now let me say that I have trouble expressing myself in a way that will convey these two things:

A)I have learned a very paltry amount about linux in general and my distro in particular. What I have learned is probably relatable in a few lines, except that it's scattered in my thinking and I can't think of it as a branch of my knowledge. Within that context is the fact that my system is falling into outdatedness all the time and there is software I would like to update to but can't do it because of my ignorance. Plus, throw in the fact that I read somewhere that Linux is supposed to be unmodified by new software so that it's good qualities are not compromised, making it seem to me as if it's going to have to keep getting more and more out of date with nothing I can do about it.

B)My understanding of technology is wide-ranging but not very rigorous and although I have an ability to understand explanations of technical issues to a certain extent, it always depends on my having some familiarity with the concepts, and because my adventure in technology is so peculiarly my own, and the concepts I do know so ideosyncratic, that it would be hard for someone to know just what to say to me about where to go for the exact help I need based on what I know. Sometimes an expert will point me in a very useful direction. Then I can muster the study and troubleshooting to achieve my purpose. But right now is one of those times where I have heard a lot of experts comment about my problem, but I find that I am far away from the doorway to a conclusion.

In short, is there a good text on the Web that I can brouse and become more familiar with linux? Then I could receive expert advice on my specific problems in a more effective manner, after some study.

LouRobytes 04-05-2010 10:42 AM

Books

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post3924723

Cheers, Lou

GlennsPref 04-05-2010 07:06 PM

Bash scripting and cli tutes...
http://www.jpeek.com/articles/

(linux wizard bootcamp series)
here... http://www.linux-mag.com/author/62

vi text editor command sheet...
http://www.kcomputing.com/vi.html

http://fosswire.com/post/2007/8/unix...d-cheat-sheet/

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/vi...ux/library.jsp

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/

http://tldp.org/

http://lnag.sourceforge.net/

http://downloads.techrepublic.com.co...Linux+commands


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