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Old 12-28-2009, 07:36 AM   #1
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Installing Flash in KDE 3.4.2 for Firefox


Totally new to all Linux. Trying to install in Asus Netbook running KDE 3.4.2 Flash. Am OK going to Adobe site etc, looking to install for Firefox. Simple steps on how to install Flash please as am very confused. Thanks.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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3.4.2? Are you sure?
What is the output of:
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konqueror -v
Anyway which distro are you using? It's better to install from your distribution repository.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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looking to install for Firefox
I thought he wants it for Firefox, not Konqueror?
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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I thought he wants it for Firefox, not Konqueror?
I just wanted to see if he is really using 3.4.2 and has not made a typo. [4.3.2] I doubt any distro still supplies 3.4.2 build, even CentOS and Debian uses 3.5.x
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:38 AM   #5
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OK. so you just want the KDE version.

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It's better to install from your distribution repository.
Is Flash really available via package manager in some distros? That would be nice.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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Flash is available via repositories in almost all distros. It's a really demanded piece of software after all.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #7
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Flash is available via repositories in almost all distros. It's a really demanded piece of software after all.
Thank you for your thoughts.

Its an Asus eeepc netbook and from Control Center it is running ... KDE version 3.4.2 Release 2.6.21.4 - eeepc.

And yes it is to load Flash Player for the resident Firefox.

I did get something in that area with this info:

try getting the RPM from the adobe website.
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Download it and save it to the desktop then run it with package manager. When ever possible use RPMs to install (or yum) they work 99% of the time.

also try opening a terminal session
su root <enter>
yum provides *flash* <enter>

it should give you a list and look for something
like macromediaflash.i386.rpm

then type
yum install macromediaflash.i386.rpm <enter>
and watch the fun...

yum will resolve dependencies for you automatically...

I cannot find package manager on the machine but can download any of the Adobe Flash Linux programs (.rpm etc.) from their site. Its just that then I dont know what to do. It seems .rpm files are best to use but I am no wiser. Help!
 
Old 12-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #8
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You need to tell us what distro of linux (not "KDE") you are running.

Is it the original distro that came with the EEE, as unwrapped from the shop, or have you (or someone else) installed a different version of linux?

If it is the "original", then it is xandros, but that doesn't come with KDE by default.
So I am puzzled.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 01:53 PM   #9
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You can try install flash manually for your user only, it may be easier:
Download this: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...0_linux.tar.gz
Untar it, and put the .so file in ~/.mozilla/plugins then retstart firefox
 
  


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