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Old 07-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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How do I install the Adobe Flash Player on Linux Puredyne?


I'm am completely new to Linux Puredyne, and know pretty much nothing about it. How do I install Adobe Flash Player on this operating system?
 
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Welcome to LQ!!!

PureDyne is a derivative of Debian and Ubuntu, so you can use the method mentioned in the following link to install Adobe Flash Player: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-ins...rdy-heron.html
 
Old 07-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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Okay, I'm downloading that now.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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AVS

So, I downloaded AVS Video Converter, but I apparently don't have an application in this system to be able to open it. What do I do with it now?
 
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #5
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Why did you download AVS Video Converter? It is 1. a Windows program and 2. not mentioned at the given link at all.
 
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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Somehow, that's where I ended up the first time I tried the link. Probably ended up clicking on something. Not even sure what happened. Again, totally new at Linux, and I'm not liking it at all so far.
 
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Okay, it's still not working out for me. Won't open when I double click it, as I don't have any kind of application for it, apparently. Trying to install it through the terminal isn't working either. Not sure, but it might be because the Flash Player keeps downloading as an .rpm file, rather than a .deb file.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 09:36 PM   #8
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Try this. This assumes that your distro is using Firefox or another Mozilla browser for a browsing the web.

These are the "old fashioned no package manager" directions.
  1. Download the Flashplayer plugin from Adobe. For these instructions to work, you need to select the "tar.gz" option.
  2. Open your file manager (Probably Nautilus--roughly equivalent to Windows explorer).
  3. Navigate to the downloaded file in the file manager.
  4. Highlight the file and right-click.
  5. Select "Extract." A file called "libflashplayer.so" will be extracted.
  6. Open a terminal. Use the cd command to navigate to the directory containing libflashplayer.so.
  7. Enter this command: "cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" (that's the directory where Firefox wants its plugins).
  8. Test.

The cd command works pretty much the same way in Linux as it does in Windows. For more, enter "man cd" in the terminal. "cp" is the Linux copy command.

Here's a good Linux tutorial: http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/Linux_101.htm

Edit: I was wondering about this this morning. I forgot to specify that it is best to run the cp command with root privileges.

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So, what exactly to I need to type in order to change the directory? I am so clueless with it.
 
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I'm not even sure what directory to type in.

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Old 07-11-2011, 12:14 AM   #11
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There is a second method mentioned in the second method mentioned in the link but I think you didnt give it a try.

Try the following:

1. Open up terminal (As you said you are new to linux. Here is the link which explain how to open up a terminal: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Puredyne/Terminal

2. Type: sudo apt-get install apturl

3. The above will ask you whether to install the package or not. Hit Y and it will continue.

4. Once it is finish installing you will be back at $ prompt. Type: sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

5. Again it will ask whether to install package. Hit Y and it will conttinue.

6. Once it is done open up firefox and try playing any video from Youtube.

Thats it!!!

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #12
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what exactly to I need to type in order to change the directory?
cd = "change directory."

A full tutorial on the directory structure is beyond the scope of LQ, but here's a short one.

In Linux, if you download a file, it normally goes into your "home" directory.

The home directory is in the path /home/[username].

When you open a terminal, you will be by default in that directory.

If the downloaded file is foo.tar.gz, the path to it will be /home/[username]/foo.tar.gz.

If you do a dir or ls command AND if foo.tar.gz is the only file in your home directory, the command list only foo.tar.gz.

When you extract tar.gz files, they commonly extract into their own directory. If you do a dir or ls command after extracting foo.tar.gz, it will report foo and foo.tar.gz. Foo will be the new directory.

cd foo or cd /home/[username]/foo will take you into the new directory.

cd by itself will take you back to your home directory.

I strongly suggest taking a look at the about dot com site I linked in my earlier post. It is written with new Linux users very much in mind. Think of as looking at the owners manual of a new car. You may pretty much know how to drive, but, if you get a flat or need to jump the battery, you need to know where the spare tire and battery are.

(I'm not making this up--I had to get the manual to find out where Toyota hid the battery in my girlfriend's car.)

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #13
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Okay, I'll give that a shot. Hopefully, I'll be able to get it to work.

You have to love when car manufacturers hide the battery....trust me...I know. The battery in my car is hidden under my washer fluid.
 
  


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