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Old 08-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Installing Flash Player 11 in BackTrack5 R2


I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player 11 but everywhere I've looked says you need Adobe Flash Player 10 to complete the install. I don't have and can't find Adobe Flash Player 10. Below I'll paste the backtrack wiki instructions. Not really sure what to try next. Please help.

root@bt:~# apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*flash*
root@bt:~# rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
root@bt:~# rm -rfd /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper
root@bt:~# tar xvfz flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
root@bt:~# chown root:root libflashplayer.so
root@bt:~# chmod 644 libflashplayer.so
root@bt:~# cp -f libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
root@bt:~# rm -rf libflashplayer.so
root@bt:~# ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
root@bt:~# tar xvfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
root@bt:~# mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
root@bt:~# mv -f libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
root@bt:~# ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
root@bt:~# ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/
 
Old 08-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player 11 but everywhere I've looked says you need Adobe Flash Player 10 to complete the install
? by "everywhere" do you mean the very old BT4 guide and tutorials on the BT web site


if so
Backtrack ASSUMES that YOU can port the old "guides" to the NEW BT5 all on your own
because it Assumes that YOU ARE A computer SECURITY and network EXPERT

if you can not install Flash on BT5 ... Then maybe you should not be using BT 5 yet

the above are( basically) the normal everyday instructions

BUT they ARE FOR 10 and NOT for 11 -- those are the wrong instructions

remove the old flash
unpack the tarball
install the new


PS. -- just a guess here and i might be wrong
BUT most "script kiddies" will spend some time in front of a judge for "criminal computer trespass "
and BT is used FOR THAT
 
Old 08-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thank you for your condescension Johnathon but I did not use the old guide verbatim. I removed the old flash player, used the new tarball, and created and linked the folders as instructed. The flash player still does not work. I understand that backtrack is for advanced users, and it's really nice that you'd rather be critical than supportive, but some classes require using backtrack. I'd been using Linux for three years before I started using backtrack and while that doesn't make me an expert, I think I can figure out unpacking a tarball. Recently, I reinstalled backtrack and the flash player is giving me trouble. I haven't done this in years, so I'm a little rusty.

To be more specific about my question; I've unpacked the new tarball, created and linked the folders as per these instructions, and my flash player still does not work. I've retried the process more than six times, there has to be something I am missing. Would a user who is more knowledgeable than I please help me or at least point me in the right direction? One part of this process which seems weird to me is that in the old guide there seem to be two different tarballs on lines 7 and 13. In the process of downloading the tarball from adobe, I only have one tarball.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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If you're just using it with Firefox then download, unzip, drop the flashplugin.so in your plugins directory, launch Firefox and enable the plugin if necessary (sometimes they're recognised but not enabled). If you drop it into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins it ought, theoretically, to be available to Opera and others also but I've had limited success.
 
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Thanks 273, but it didn't work. It's odd that there's a firefox plugin folder, a mozilla plugin folder, and a firefox-addons plugin folder. I've put the file in all of them without success.
 
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Personally I tend to drop it in ~./mozilla/plugins because I use Firefox rather than Iceweasel. You could try that if it's only your one user who needs it.
 
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Backtrack is always logged in as root because so many of the programs need to run under root anyway. I also tried putting it there to no avail.
 
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It's even possible that Flash doesn't like being run as root. Not sure what else I can suggest.
 
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
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It worked when I installed flash player 10 but that was a while ago. I just read on the backtrack 5 forums that I need a Flash square, http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...d.php?t=40353&. Still trying to find it.
 
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I don't know where your file comes from, I get a differently named file served if I select 64bit .tar.gz from here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
I think "Square" was the code name for Flash Player 11 64 bit before they decided to drop it's development in favour of a Chrome plugin.

Last edited by 273; 08-10-2012 at 01:56 PM. Reason: Major typos (darn fingers).
 
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those OLD backtrack4 guides are also for the OLD firefox 2 and ff3
-- firefox is now 14 ---

that bt page is also for the 64 bit flash on a 64 bit OS

and not for the CURRENT flash 32 bit plugin
the 64 bit flash plugin was alpha testing for a long time


the current firefox
DOSE NOT have a /plugins folder in it
the tarbal for ff 14 uses YOUR plugin folder in
/usr/lib/plugins
or
/usr/lib64/plugins


bt dose not document that much
they ASSUME that you ARE an expert already
and that you can write the documentation on your own


so
are you using the 64 bit Backtrack5 ? or the 32 bit BT5 ?

--- for the 32 bit BT5 and 32 bit flash

the normal everyday install instructions on the First post
will install the 32 bit flash on a 32 bit BT5
-- the 32 bit flash 11.2
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/com...r.gz%29_32-bit

1)remove the old "libflash"
extract the tarbal
( there IS more that one file in there !
flash NOW has configure tools in/usr
Code:
.
├── libflashplayer.so
├── readme.txt
├── tree
└── usr
    ├── bin
    │** └── flash-player-properties
    ├── lib
    │** └── kde4
    │**     └── kcm_adobe_flash_player.so
    └── share
        ├── applications
        │** └── flash-player-properties.desktop
        ├── icons
        │** └── hicolor
        │**     ├── 16x16
        │**     │** └── apps
        │**     │**     └── flash-player-properties.png
        │**     ├── 22x22
        │**     │** └── apps
        │**     │**     └── flash-player-properties.png
        │**     ├── 24x24
        │**     │** └── apps
        │**     │**     └── flash-player-properties.png
        │**     ├── 32x32
        │**     │** └── apps
        │**     │**     └── flash-player-properties.png
        │**     └── 48x48
        │**         └── apps
        │**             └── flash-player-properties.png
        ├── kde4
        │** └── services
        │**     └── kcm_adobe_flash_player.desktop
        └── pixmaps
            └── flash-player-properties.png -> ../icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/flash-player-properties.png
and READ the README.txt

also if this IS an older Firefox say the now dead FF 3.6
install firefox 14 FIRST
a manual install
also the 32 bit VS 64 bit issues are here also

for the 32 bit firefox for a 32 bit OS
use the firefox web site
but again BT assumes that YOU already know this
and already know how to switch a 32 bit ff for the 64 bit ff on a 64 bit OS

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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I am using BT 64 bit. I have firefox 14.0.1. I read the README file and it says,
"Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version."
I was unclear on this step so I kinda tried different locations without success at which point I sought help elsewhere.
 
Old 08-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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I got it. I put libflashplayer.so and /usr in the /usr/lib64 folder. I previously had them in /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins/. Thank you both for your help.
 
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I put libflashplayer.so and /usr in the /usr/lib64
that is the wrong place
/usr ( folder in the tarball) dose NOT get put in /usr/lib64/usr

it gets copied to /
nor does "libflashplayer.so" get put in /usr/lib64
 
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Where should I put them? Currently, some videos play and others do not.
 
  


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