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Old 11-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Installing Flash in Firefox


I feel so embarrassed asking this But I really can't find what I want (too much information)

I have loaded Puppy-Lucid and installed Firefox, but can't install Flash. I've downloaded both an .rpm file but what do you do with it. I've found lots of tutorials about loading .rpm files but they all assume too much.

Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Puppy has its own packages. I believe RPM doesn't work on it by default.

Here is the manual way of installing flash. Don't let it scare you, it is pretty simple.


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Manual installation of libflashplayer.so
download the .tar.gz file
decompress it to extract its content:
tar xfv install_flash_player*.tar.gz (<--- do this part in the terminal. Make sure you are in the folder where this was downloaded.)

replace any existing file at /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
re-start the Web browser
Download Flash here, http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/


Edit: I don't use Puppy Lucid. But maybe someone else can say if they use .deb packages rather then the .rpm you downloaded. Or if it uses apt-get, synaptic, etc.

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Amdx

I'm not frightened, but confused and frustrated

To start with, how do I know to which directory the .tar file has downloaded? I've set a directory in Firefox preferences, but it's not in there
 
Old 11-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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It should download to /home/yourloginname/Downloads. Give me a few to boot into it (Puppy Lucid.) I don't use it much. It is hard to do this booted into Debian, lol.


Edit: I tried to search around for you for something a little less overwhelming. It appears they might have a .pet flash somewhere. But so far the only links I can find are at the Puppy forum, which appears to be down at the moment.

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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OK. But where is /home? is it the same as root? There's no sign of my login name (have I got one? I just boot from the CD - no logon necessary)

I know the Puppy forum is down - how frustrating

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #6
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I had to boot into Puppy Lucid to see. Ignore all I said before. Puppy has it already.


Go to menu>setup>setup puppy>Puppy Package Manager


On the bottom left is a search box. Type in flash and hit enter. Install it that way.


Edit: Sorry for the brief confusion from my end. I don't use Puppy much and they have things set up a little differently.

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #7
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Thanks again. That was easy. But I've done that. Shut down and restarted Firefox and still get the same message.

And I've not learned how to install from a .tar
 
Old 11-24-2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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The downloaded package should be in the home folder, or the first folder on the top left of the desktop, red house icon I believe(I think home is what it is called.) try looking for the downloaded package there. Then follow the above instructions on the tar, etc.
 
Old 11-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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OK

Try later. Off for dinner
 
Old 11-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #10
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I am in Puppy Lucid now.

Flash is in the puppy package manager and it does work.

Menu>Setup>setup Puppy>Puppy Package Manager

Then type in flash in the bottom left search box. The first one that comes up in the list above double click that. You may get something that says it needs dependencies installed. Click Examine and then download and install dependencies. After that another window will pop back up and do the same, download and install flash.


After I did this I went to hulu.com and tested flash. It worked.

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Old 11-25-2011, 03:53 AM   #11
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Thanks AMDX

Followed your advice, and after some backwaters (Firefox disappeared and had to be reloaded) it's now working
 
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Your welcome, glad I could help.
 
  


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