Okay.....starting form the top.
First thing is to download the application at Macromedia Flash Player Download
. Make sure that you save this file to your desktop
Second, open your konsole. You will most likely start in your home directory, which is just fine. Enter:
The output should look something like this:
Desktop/ Documents/ evolution/ GNUstep/ registry tmp/ [eek@eek eek]$
This tells you what is in your home directory, note that Desktop is one of them. Side note: there may be more here, such as hidden files, but that is another matter for a later time. At this point you want to change directory, namely from home to Desktop. Enter:
[eek@eek eek]$ cd Desktop
The output should be something like:
Remember, this is case sensitive, so where the should be capital letters there must be capital letter and so forth. So, now we are at you desktop, enter ls (list) again to see what is on your desktop:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ ls aMule.desktop Mozilla.desktop* Apple_Platinum_Amp.zip Music/ detone_blue.zip opera.desktop Firefox.desktop* Trash/ install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz windows.desktop Link to Application.desktop XMMS.desktop Maelstorm.desktop
Okay, the file that we want is on the desktop.....install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz...... So, the first thing that we want to do is to gzip it. Enter:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ gzip -df install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
This will get ride of the gzip part, now to untar.... Enter:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ tar -xf install*
Notice that at the end of the install I put an asterisk ( * ), this way, as long as there is nothing else on your desktop that begins with install, the asterisk will complete the rest of the sequence for you. Just a short cut, but nice thing, it is.
At this point, there should be a folder on your desktop. Open it with a browser and go to the read me file. READ IT.
Now, go back you your knosole and change directories to the install folder on your desktop:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ cd install*
From this point, do as the READ ME file states, enter:
[eek@eek install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ./flashplayer-installer
From here it should be smooth sailing, just read, think and then follow the directions.