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Old 11-11-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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installation of adobe flash player


hi..i am using redhat linux and i have installed the adobe flash player by saving the file install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz in the root directory.
after extraction i opened the file flashplayer-installer.
i clicked on "run in terminal".pressed enter,removed existing browser as per instruction.Then a request came-"enter the installation path of mozilla,netscape or opera browser". as per instruction rules in the adobe site i typed ./flashplayer-installer..i even tried /usr/lib/mozilla as it was given in help option..in either case its printing "wrong path,no such directory"..what should i type..?please help..thanks
 
Old 11-11-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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Did you look for an rpm?
 
Old 11-11-2008, 02:45 AM   #3
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Hi,

This is how you do it with Centos/Fedora/RHEL:

Point your browser to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions and then select Linux and Yum for Linux. Download the adobe-release rpm, then install it using rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm.

Once this is installed, run:
yum install flash-plugin
You should now have flash installed on Firefox.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 04:40 AM   #4
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i too faced this problem once.

i tried to look inside the installer script and found it checks lot of things and then simply copies the ".so" (libflashplayer.so or soemthing) in .mozilla/plugins which is in your home dir.
(eg /root/.mozilla/plugins)
so you can try:
1) giving .mozilla/plugins which is in your home dir as path while installing or
2) manually create that plugins folder (/root/.mozilla/plugins), move the .so file in it and restart FF.

Method 2 worked for me.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 05:11 AM   #5
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i downloaded both Yum for Linux and rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm.
packages..there was no problem in installing the yum package..but when i tried to open the rpm package there was a problem..when installing it there was a warning-"glibc -unlocatable package"..
i also tried by creating the root/.mozilla/plugins file and moving the .so file,but the same warning came"wrong path,no such directory"..should i install a new version of firefox??
 
Old 11-11-2008, 06:50 AM   #6
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You just have to create /root/.mozilla/plugins and move the .so file in it.
No need to run the installer script again.
Just try restarting your FF.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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i know it sounds stupid,but how should i restart firefox?
 
Old 11-11-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peed22 View Post
i know it sounds stupid,but how should i restart firefox?
heh, just did a post about this not too long ago


1. Download the latest version of flash player in .tar.gz format to your Desktop (in this example, it's ver 9).
2. extract file
$ tar -xvzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
3.switch to the script directory
$ cd install_flash_player_9_linux
4. su to root run install
# ./flashplayer-installer
5. When prompted for the installation path, specify following:
/usr/lib/firefox-[..ver..]
 
Old 11-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #9
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By restarting FF, i meant close all sessions of FF and start it again.
 
Old 11-12-2008, 08:14 AM   #10
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created the plugins folder in mozilla..and restarted ff..it worked..thank you everyone
 
Old 11-14-2008, 05:09 PM   #11
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You just have to create /root/.mozilla/plugins and move the .so file in it.
No need to run the installer script again.
Just try restarting your FF.
I just encountered this issue, and this was the only way I could resolve it (I am a super newbie).

Thanks!!!
 
Old 01-27-2010, 06:05 AM   #12
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Installing Adobe flash player on linux

Hi I was recently installing adobe flash player on linux....it fully intsalls it on my laptop but than a pop up window comes up saying I need to have an associated application for the installed application to be opened. Does this mean I have to first install an application compatible with adobe flash player and if so what application do I install?

thank u.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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I faced this problem too. After restarting ff, the flash was not displaying yet.Then I restarted my computer,and it worked.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #14
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Smile Hi

yes it worked.
Thank you
 
  


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