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Old 12-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Install FlashPlayer plugin for all users


I used my account to install the flash player plugin for Firefox. A few weeks later i made a new account for my GF to use the computer and I can't figure out how to get the flash player plugin to work for her. I don't want to make her part of the su group and install it that way. This is my first time trying to work with more than one account.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Using Ubuntu 8.10
 
Old 12-18-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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If you installed it using this method: sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin then it should be available for all to use. If you didn't then I recommend you do it that way. First do:
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sudo apt-get update
then do:
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sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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Warning, I'm assuming you are using firefox.

I think you should be able to so it like this:
locate the file libflashplayer.so which will be somewhere on your system
As root, copy it to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/ Like this:
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sudo  cp /home/user/somewhere/libflashplayer.so   /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
Its attributes should look like this:
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root@vaio:~# ls -al /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8115888 2008-06-08 09:40 /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflas                                                            hplayer.so
root@vaio:~#
If it doesn't then change its owner:group like this:
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sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Restart firefox, and everyone should be able to use flash.

It is best to install software as the root user, if you want everyone to be able to use it.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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@{BBI}Nexus{BBI},
Your way looks much easier, but my repositories do not have adobe-flashplugin listed.

Edit:
It's there, but as flashplugin-nonfree (Kubuntu 8.04)

Last edited by tredegar; 12-18-2008 at 12:28 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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@{BBI}Nexus{BBI},
Your way looks much easier, but my repositories do not have adobe-flashplugin listed.

Edit:
It's there, but as flashplugin-nonfree (Kubuntu 8.04)
Yes sorry, it is indeed named as you have stated.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thanks all for replying.
Since I'm using Ubuntu and not kubuntu i decided not to use the repository download and try tredegar's way. That didn't work for me. But it did give me the needed information to get it working. I ended up having to copy libflashplayer.so to /home/Girlfriend/.mozilla/plugins for it to work.
I don't understand why though. I had the same information displayed in my console as tredegar did.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 08:46 PM   #7
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For clarity flashplugin-nonfree is also available for Ubuntu from the repository. If you use synaptic, don't forget to press reload first before searching for this plugin.
 
  


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