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Old 01-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Installing add ons, flash player etc


This has been difficult. I've read a little about this, but it doesn't go like I thought it would. The flash player, for example, is downloaded as a *tar.gz file. It needs to be extracted and that gets done by the archive manager(I'm using Mint 10). Then, based on what I've read, I expect to go to the terminal and go through the ./configure; make and make install sequence. But I don't get a bunch of code files, I get a USR folder and inside are bin, share and lib folders. I have no idea what to do with them.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm game to use the terminal but I must have missed something in my reading. I would think installing the flash player would be easy. Thank.
 
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If you have downloadeded the install_flashplayer_[version].tar.gz from Adobe, it's not sources. It contains a binary called libflashplayer.so.

For Firefox, as root, copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and restart your browser. For other browsers, the target directory my be different but the principle is the same. Because of Firefox's popularity in Linux, many Linux browsers automatically check that directory as well as their own.

Mint may have alternatives to the Adobe download in its repos. Start the package manager to check for them by searching the software list.
 
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