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Old 07-05-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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Installing flash 10 on ubuntu 6.06


Dear All,
I have currently installed ubuntu 6.06 LTS to my system.As i tried to install Flash version 10 to 6.06,ab error as per attach file appear.Hopefully someone would be kind to assist me

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Old 07-05-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Dear All,
I have currently installed ubuntu 6.06 LTS to my system.As i tried to install Flash version 10 to 6.06,ab error as per attach file appear.Hopefully someone would be kind to assist me
Yeah, that's an easy one. It looks like you're trying to install it without being root or not using sudo.

Secondly, isn't 6.06 a bit long in the tooth? I'd seriously consider an upgrade in your place.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the quick reply.Can provide a step by step using sudo cos I am still new.I do not understand when you mention not installing without being root.How do I know when I am in root?

Thanks
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:25 PM   #4
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Ubuntu 6.06 means : Year = 2006, month = 06.
LTS, the long term is probably until today = 3 years.
( Server 5 years ? )
.....
Doing an "administrative task" like installing :

Start the command with 'sudo' like
sudo ./flashplayer-installer
... and your password must be entered.
.....
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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Ubuntu 6.06 means : Year = 2006, month = 06.
LTS, the long term is probably until today = 3 years.
( Server 5 years ? )
.....
Doing an "administrative task" like installing :

Start the command with 'sudo' like
sudo ./flashplayer-installer
... and your password must be entered.
.....
Thanks knudfl,
I missed the LTS. I don't know if that's still the current one.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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Hi,
As you instructed,I try installing using sudo but got error as per attach file.Do note the Flash version is 10 therefore not sure if it can work with 6.06 LTS

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Old 07-05-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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Try
Code:
sudo chmod ugoa+x flashplayer-installer
and then try the previous command again.
cheers,
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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If you use firefox, there should be a .mozilla directory on your home folder. Maybe you can copy that libflashplayer.so directly.. if this file is in ~ and you are there try the following or for better orientation use filemanager.
cd .mozilla
mkdir plugins
cp ../libflashplayer.so ./plugins/
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:44 PM   #9
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Hi,
Did what you advise.Encouter error as below:

jq@jq-desktop:~$ sudo chmod ugoa+x flashplayer-installer
chmod: cannot access `flashplayer-installer': No such file or directory

Did not proceed with previous command

Thanks
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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Hi Beavis,
Can't found the mozilla directory on home folder.Can you point me to the exact location where the directory is
 
Old 07-06-2009, 02:57 AM   #11
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Hi mentors,
I have tried to install the flashplayer as a root user.Encounter the below errors:

jq@jq-desktop:~$ sudo -s -H
Password:
root@jq-desktop:/home/jq# sudo ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2009 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Adobe Flash Player 10 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: /home/jq/usr/lib/mozilla is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): usr/bin/mozilla

WARNING: /home/jq/usr/bin/mozilla is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/bin/X11/firefox

WARNING: /usr/bin/X11/firefox is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/share/firefox

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz

WARNING: /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):

What is the installation path of Firefox?
This is what i have found "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.14eol) Gecko/20090327 Ubuntu/dapper-security Firefox/1.5.0.12eol"

By using whereis firefox in Terminal,I got the below reply.

jq@jq-desktop:~$ whereis firefox
firefox: /usr/bin/firefox /etc/firefox /usr/lib/firefox /usr/bin/X11/firefox /usr/share/firefox /usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz
jq@jq-desktop:~$

Appreciate soonest reply.
Thanks
 
Old 07-06-2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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The purpose of the flashplayer-installer is
to copy the file "libflashplayer.so" into
/usr/lib/firefox-x.xx/plugins , so your choice
should be : /usr/lib/firefox-x.xx

Please find the actual name with
ls /usr/lib | grep firefox
.....

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Old 07-11-2009, 02:36 AM   #13
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The folder of the post before is better

If you are logged in as root, you do not need sudo anymore. Sudo is for users who want to make stuff only root is allowed to.

Folders starting with the . (point) are hidden folders, you may experience that you can not see hidden folders. with "ls -la" you can also see them or using your file-browser with the option "show hidden directories" on.

In Firefox you can use aboutlugins to see the Plugins firefox found, maybe that helps.

Installing flashplayer sucks On 64bit architecture you have to use a wrapper or my choice, the beta version of flashplayer from adobe. Was quite hard to find out there is something cause it is not spread over many forums.

Greets
 
Old 07-11-2009, 06:36 AM   #14
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply.As installing flash under 6.06 LTS is hard,I have revert back to 6.10 and install flash and it is now working well.Flash is able to install without going having to log in as root.New problem now is the Java installation.This is the error message I have with regards to the problem on Java installation.

jq@jq-desktop:~$ java -version
java version "1.4.2"
gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-14ubuntu7)

Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
jq@jq-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-plugin
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package sun-java5-jre
jq@jq-desktop:~$

Beside the above error,when doing updates,the error as attach file appear.It look like support for 6.10 is no longer available.

Appreciate all help.

Last edited by GJQ; 11-28-2010 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 PM   #15
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Dear All,
An update to my problems on the flash installation in ubuntu 6.10.I solved it by installing the latest ubuntu version 9.04.

[U][B]Previous problems unsolved in 6.10:
1.Flash installation-Install ubuntu 9.04 and now flash sites are working

2.Java installation-Install ubuntu 9.04 and now java sites are working

3.Screen resolution at 1024x768-Install 9.04 and go to System,Display and choose Resolution 1024 x 768,click Apply.Problem is when I click on Detect Monitor,nothing happen but it is fine.

As I have another Dell Vostro 200,I tried to run ubuntu 9.04 using the Live CD but then the card reader is not able to use.Anyone with a solution would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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