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Old 08-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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I can not get my adobe Flash Player installed


I am trying to install adobe Flash Player onto my ubuntu system(64 bit) it keeps saying wrong architecture 'i386' when I try to download the software. What can I do to fix this problem? I am trying to find out what the i386 is refering to, What is my computer running if it is not running i386? (where do i find it?)

also, I am downloading .deb for ubuntu 8.04+ and I have I believe it is 9.04 if I am not mistaken.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:02 PM   #2
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You are running x86_64. You can find the flash version you want from http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...6_64.so.tar.gz

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thanks, ok so I have opened it, extracted it, opened it again and I see a libflashplayer.so what do I do from there?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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Copy it into your plugins directory. You should be able to do that by either copying it into ~/.mozilla/plugins for just your user or system wide by copying it into /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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up til now it has been asking me for my password to make things that are admin only happen. Now, it says that my plugin properties are not allowed to be changed b/c I am no the owner, so I cannot change these permissions and it is not prompting me for a password. How do I get around this?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #6
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From a terminal run: "sudo cp libflashplayer.so /path/to/plugins". You will need to put in your user password.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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thanks a lot, it works now. Does that sudo command work for any file pathway? and what is the cp?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:52 PM   #8
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The sudo command runs a program as root (or with optional parameters, any other user). Its name means "Super User DO". The cp command is short for copy. So, when you put it all together you have copy the file libflashplayer.so to the directory /path/to/plugins and do it as superuser.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #9
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awesome, thanks for the heads up.
 
  


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