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Old 09-24-2004, 10:14 PM   #1
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Talking Installing flash


Hi im a total newb at linux and i dl the flash player from macromedia.com and (from being a windows user ) expected it to automatically run but it didn't so.. wut do i do now? And plz say somthing if u need more info. By the way I run a Suse 8.1
 
Old 09-24-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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if the package is in your home directory, open your home directory, click on tools, then open terminal...
in the terminal type:

tar -xzvf flash_player_7 and the rest of it...

it will create directory in your home directory...open that and there is a README file with the instructions for you....
 
Old 09-24-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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Yea. Ok dude, you can right click on your installation icon (flash_7_install...) if it is a .tar or a .tar.gz type (If its not proceed to paragraph 2. Now click extract here. then theres ur file

Now you open terminal start/ system tools / terminal and use the CD command to target your path. So if your file is in the Downloads folder, CD into it by doing cd Downloads . Now CD into the flash player folder. There should be a file that will install it, so lets say its called "flash_install". Type the following in the terminal ./flash_install but for whatever the name of the file is. It will ask you some questions, so just answer em and voila! Flash!
 
Old 09-25-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by mission_control
Yea. Ok dude, you can right click on your installation icon (flash_7_install...) if it is a .tar or a .tar.gz type (If its not proceed to paragraph 2. Now click extract here. then theres ur file

Now you open terminal start/ system tools / terminal and use the CD command to target your path. So if your file is in the Downloads folder, CD into it by doing cd Downloads . Now CD into the flash player folder. There should be a file that will install it, so lets say its called "flash_install". Type the following in the terminal ./flash_install but for whatever the name of the file is. It will ask you some questions, so just answer em and voila! Flash!
as i said before i am a total newb so i have no Idea wut a CD command is plz help??
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #5
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Open a terminal, just look around in your systems menu, and paste the tar -xzvf flash_player_7..... that detpenguin noted in the terminal.

Eric.

If that does not get you through it, just get back to me and I'll walk you through it.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 01:57 PM   #6
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>>as i said before i am a total newb so i have no Idea wut a CD command is plz help??<<

cd - in this instance, to change into the extracted directory (from an xterm) - then run the installer with:

./flashplayer-installer

answer the questions and then make sure you specify the correct Mozilla path - for example /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6..... etc etc (substitute for yours)

Last edited by Skyline; 09-25-2004 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:22 PM   #7
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okay i tried to puyt in the file and i am a TOTAL NEWB so when i get into the terminal and type in the location of the installer it says
bash:start/terminal/flashplayer-installer:No such file or directory
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:32 PM   #8
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>>so when i get into the terminal and type in the location of the installer<<

The idea is to cd into the extracted directory, using an xterm, then type:

./flashplayer-installer

 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:48 PM   #9
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okay i figured out some things but now when i type in the run command file:/root/Desktop/install_flash_player_7_linux/flashplayer-installer nothing happens... wut do i do now?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:14 PM   #10
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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:

Code:
[eek@eek eek]$ ls
The output should look something like this:

Code:
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:

Code:
[eek@eek eek]$ cd Desktop
The output should be something like:

Code:
[eek@eek Desktop]$
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:

Code:
[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 

[eek@eek 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:

Code:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ gzip -df install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz 

[eek@eek Desktop]$
This will get ride of the gzip part, now to untar.... Enter:

Code:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ tar -xf install*
 [eek@eek Desktop]$
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:

Code:
[eek@eek Desktop]$ cd install* 
[eek@eek install_flash_player_7_linux]$
From this point, do as the READ ME file states, enter:

Code:
[eek@eek install_flash_player_7_linux]$ ./flashplayer-installer
From here it should be smooth sailing, just read, think and then follow the directions.

Eric.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:42 PM   #11
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Don't forget the dot and the slash. It's rather important. You need to type

./flashblahblah

not

flashblahblah

Just in case that wasn't clear.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:18 PM   #12
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i just have 2 questions
wut is a konsole?
is the shell or is it the file?
Second is this in KDE?
THis is for revenge's post from then on i think i should be able to do it
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:23 PM   #13
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ok i figured out wut my konsole is but i got another question
when i type in
[eek@eek eek]$ ls
i get the response
"eek@eek: command not found"
so maybe im not in my home directry but... ur "manual" starts in the home directry


P.S thx a lot all the ppl trying to help me(im also trying but unfortianatly im not that smart in linux)

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Old 09-26-2004, 05:20 PM   #14
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Ouch.


If you have an instant messenger, such as yahoo, reach me there...revenge80200
 
Old 09-26-2004, 05:22 PM   #15
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What do you see when you open your konsole?
 
  


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