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Old 10-29-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
samfredclark
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HELP!! - I can't install my new flash properly


Hello Reader,
I have a linpus linux AOA110,
I have had it a couple of years but now any website i go on says :
Flash Player out of date, or click here to install missing plug ins.
I have tried many times to get it working and have tried looking at other forums but they are all dated and not working. I got as far as downloading and i click and do stuff on other forums and it saays upto date, but it's not because whenever i go on a website that requires flash it doesnt work!

So, please could someone give me instructions - simple as i might not understand otherwise!

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Surely your Linpus Lite is more out of date than your flash player

But you didn't ask about that. What I would do is download the latest 32-bit rpm from the Adobe website, then install it
Code:
rpm -Uvh <flashplayer rpm name goes here>
You may find that it doesn't want to install due to other dependencies. If that's the case, I'm not sure what the appropriate work-around might be.

I've got an AOA150, and I run Fedora and Ubuntu on it.
 
Old 11-02-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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thanks i will try and then will comment again
 
Old 11-03-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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Nope not working

it says:
Quote:
[root@localhost user]# rpm -Uvh <flash-plugin-11.0.1.152-release.i386.rpm>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
Can u help ?? :S
 
Old 11-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #5
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You're not supposed to include the angle brackets.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
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Sorry about the and - when you stated you've had your AOA-110 for a couple of years, I figured you'd have encountered the <> notation by now.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 04:10 PM   #7
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Nope sorry! and i it says
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[user@localhost ~]$ sudo su
[root@localhost user]# rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-11.0.1.152-release.i386.rpm
error: open of flash-plugin-11.0.1.152-release.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
[root@localhost user]# rpm -Uvh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
error: open of adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory
[root@localhost user]#
 
Old 11-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #8
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Those files aren't in your cwd when you're issuing the command
 
Old 11-07-2011, 06:37 PM   #9
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Note: cwd = current working directory.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #10
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A workaround, if you need it, is to grab Adobe's flash.tar.gz file, untar it, and copy libflashplayer.so to Mozilla plugins directory, which is normally /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

The tarball has other stuff in it, but, in my experience, the only thing that matters is libflashplayer.so.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 03:33 AM   #11
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Before you make any more efforts on installing Flash you should look in to whether it will actually work even if you manage to get it installed. https://www.adobe.com/products/flash...ech-specs.html

As someone else already said, you version of Linux is probably more out of date than your version of Flash.

It may very well be that the solution to your Flash problem is replace Linpus with something current. Ubuntu's website has simple instructions for how to download it and create a bootable USB drive to do the install from. (As divisive as their new Unity desktop environment is, Netbooks seems to be one place it works quite well on.)
 
  


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