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Old 09-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Installing Flash Player


I have no idea how to..ive tried a few ways but none of them have worked. Im running slackware 13.1.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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It really isn't that difficult. You download the .tar.gz file and then extract the libflashplayer.so file and put it in ~/.mozilla/plugins (assuming you're using Firefox), with, e.g.

tar -C ~/.mozilla/plugins -xvf install_flash_player.tar.gz

Obviously you need to do this from the directory in which the file is located (or give the full path to the file) and use the correct file name.

What were you trying to do?
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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The part i dont get is putting it into the mozilla plugins i have the file extracted (its showing as green) under root@ryan:~/desktop/flash10
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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The part i dont get is putting it into the mozilla plugins i have the file extracted (its showing as green) under root@ryan:~/desktop/flash10
First of all, are you using the root account for everything? You really shouldn't be and should make a regular user account for daily use. Use "adduser" to do this.

What don't you understand about putting the file (libflashplayer.so) in ~/.mozilla/plugins? You simply need to do "mv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins", assuming that .mozilla exists, which it should if you've actually run Firefox in the first place.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Well i just moved it..and it worked but when i go back to the root i dont see where mozilla/plugins would be. This is the newbie section just a reminder so dont get upset that i dont know how to move files
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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It should be .mozilla. Notice the dot (or full stop, period, etc) before mozilla. Files and directories that begin with a dot won't show up if you just run ls. If you run "ls -a", however, they will.

I'd like to reiterate that you should not be using the root account for day to day use!
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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Well i moved it to the file now what am i supposed to do?
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:54 PM   #8
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If you've put libflashplayer.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins, that should be it; it should work now (you'll probably have to restart Firefox, though).
 
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I dont see it...im in the directory mozilla but i dont see the file? I see plugins which is highlighted green
 
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Oops. There was a typo in my post - there should have been a '/' at the end of "plugins" in that mv command. Now you'll want to do

mv plugins libflashplayer.so
mkdir plugins
mv libflashplayer.so plugins/

mkdir creates the directory "plugins".
 
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #11
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Well i did what you told me..i changed the file and restarted firefox and went to youtube to watch a video and it still says i need to install adobe flashplayer
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:04 PM   #12
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Can you post the output of "ls -la ~/.mozilla/plugins" please?
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #13
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OK i got it now...thanks so much man appreciate it. +1
 
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No problem, but again, if you're not using a regular (i.e. not root) account, then do so.
 
  


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