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Old 08-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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installing flash player on knoppix 6.0


ok, i have recently gotten the Knoppix 6.0, and have installed it on my usb flash drive. finally i can browse the internet again on that laptop, but alas, i can't watch any videos because flash player isnt installed yet. i tried to install it by myself and followed adobe's instructions but i just dont get why it won't install. here are my questions:

1. in the adobe instructions, it is said that i need to unpackage the files. and when i unpackage it, a new directory/folder is supposed to appear. but why does it always unpackage on the desktop? no folders are created when i unpackage it.

2. it is said that i need to navigate to the newly created directory and type a command. how am i supposed to navigate to a non-existent directory, huh? and how do you even navigate to certain directory? i typed help in the terminal (i'm using LXTerminal by the way) to look for a hint but i saw nothing there. so, how do you "navigate" using the terminal?

I really need to install the flash player. I've also tried using the Install components in start > system tools > install components and selected the 'flashplugin-nonfree: Flash support for your browser' but when i clicked install, nothing happens.

any ideas on how to solve this problem? i'm begging you guys. >.<
 
Old 08-14-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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got to now extract the package. as root or sudo coppy the flashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
if using 64 bit and plase the plugin in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
if that does not work for firefox then place it in the /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins
or for 32 bit /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
there you go.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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got to now extract the package. as root or sudo coppy the flashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
if using 64 bit and plase the plugin in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
if that does not work for firefox then place it in the /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins
or for 32 bit /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
there you go.
i think it's 32 bit. but where can i find that /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins? i'm booting from a flash drive, and i can't see that directory on my knoppix directory
 
Old 08-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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oh
open a file browser in Knoppix
open the preferences in file browser, make sure the box marked "show hidden files" is checked

you should already be in your home folder and should see a folder like .mozilla
or it might be in /usr/share/mozilla

click the up arrow in filebrowser till it won't go up anymore^

now go into home or usr/share and look around

your live system is running mostly in ram, not on the usb
thats just the read-only cloop
 
Old 08-14-2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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oh
open a file browser in Knoppix
open the preferences in file browser, make sure the box marked "show hidden files" is checked

you should already be in your home folder and should see a folder like .mozilla
or it might be in /usr/share/mozilla

click the up arrow in filebrowser till it won't go up anymore^

now go into home or usr/share and look around

your live system is running mostly in ram, not on the usb
thats just the read-only cloop
i'm using PCMan File Manager, managed to find the show hidden files under View. on /home/knoppix, there is a .mozilla folder. inside that folder, only 2 folders exist, named 'extensions' and 'firefox'. under extensions is a single folder with an alphanumerical name that contains no files. under firefox is a folder and a file, named 'knoppix' and 'profiles.ini', respectively. under knoppix are several files and 4 folders, named 'bookmarkbackups', 'Cache', 'chrome', and 'extensions'. the first three folders contains only files, but the 'extensions' folder contains another alphanumerically titled folder and under it is three more folders and several files. the folders are 'chrome', 'components' and 'defaults'. the first two contain only files but the defaults folder has another folder named 'preferences' w/c contains a single file.

where exactly in this directory do i put the libflashplayer.so file?

i've also checked on /usr/share but there was no mozilla folder in there.

also tried to copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but it won't copy it. tried dragging it but it says invalid cross-device link. tried to extract it but it says i dont have permissions(which i dont get since the account i'm using is probably the administrator account as there are no other accounts that i created, heck i don't even know how to create one.)

what now?

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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can't you just type in a terminal:

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# apt-get update
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
or open synaptic and search for
flashplugin
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:08 PM   #7
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can't you just type in a terminal:

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# apt-get update
# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
or open synaptic and search for
flashplugin
typed those two in the terminal, but nothing comes up. searching for flashplugin on synaptic turned up zero results.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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If the directory doesn't exist, work in the console and create it. You will probably need to precede commands with sudo so that you can create the directory and copy files to a system directory.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #9
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OK
please download this
http://multidistro.com/downloads/grml/plugins.tar.gz
it is my flashplayer plugin from my running setup in grml(debian unstable)
the tar will extract to a folder named "plugins"
put that folder in your /home/knoppix/.mozilla/ folder and see if flash works
 
Old 08-15-2009, 05:05 PM   #10
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If linus72 solution (most times it does).

On some versions install #10 libflashplayer.so in

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/

even though your distro has Iceweasel
Then restart browser.
hth
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:13 PM   #11
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@jschiwal
i am not familiar with linux's terminal commands yet, so i don't know how to do that.

@linus72
tried doing that but it won't copy, it says read-only file system.

@whr
no such directory exists.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:17 PM   #12
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OK
your not trying to copy it to the knoppix compressed image

you are trying to copy it to /home/knoppix/.mozilla
yes?
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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yeah but somehow, i managed to copy it this time. and i can watch vids now. the only thing is when i restart, the plugin folder is not there anymore, i believe the right term is that my linux is not "persistent". how do you make it like that?
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #14
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We really need a flash topic pinned somewhere, or somebody make a complete flash thread and pin it. I swear every day I see a new flash topic.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #15
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did you use the knoppix store on flashcard usb
did you make a persistent overlay?

Quote:
After having copied the system to flash, using the persistent Knoppix image (overlay feature), it is possible to also store files permanently in live mode. That way, personal settings and additionally installed programs survive a reboot.
read here under flash

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix60-en.html

cheatcodes

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/knoppix-cheatcodes/
 
  


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