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Old 09-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
dianaM
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linpus lite - how to update flash player??


I read the 'read before posting' threads and did my best to search for answers without posting - I'm in kindergarten on linux though, so...

I'm trying to update to adobe flash player 10 (as certain sites say I need to update) I have an acer aspireone and am such newbie- I don't understand linux enough to even find my programs and applications. When I try to download the update I'm unsure of which version to choose... yum or trz etc. Whenever I choose one to try my system or my firefox comes up with a "query" when I try to open the file - 'attempting system-install-packages requires administrative priviledges... authenticating as "root"' and asks for a password. I've never set a password for my netbook. On choosing another option I've gotten so far as to download something but then can't get the archive open or extracted or anything. I'm basically just flailing around in the dark here. Any patient help very much appreciated.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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Hello dianaM and wellcome to LQ,

I don't know your root-password, look at the documentation of your system, maybe you can do it with sudo.

Provided your linpus is a "normal" 32bit distribution you can download the "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" file from adobe. extracting the file is done with
Code:
tar xf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
on the commandline. you will then have a file "libflashplayer.so" and have to copy this file into the mozilla/plugins directory. On my system the path is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but may differ on other distributions.

Markus
 
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thanks a million Markush. I thought the password query was because I was going somewhere in the system I shouldn't go (since I don't know enough yet to fix anything I do wrong Got my password, got the flash update. I'm grateful for this site!
 
Old 09-06-2009, 05:00 AM   #4
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Hello dianaM,

I'm happy to read that my advice worked for you. Have fun with you new linux-computer.

Markus
 
Old 01-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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trying to do the same thing as DianaM

I also have an Acer AspireOne and am trying to install a flash player 10 update. Formerly, I got the same message as DianaM about an administrator and password, but now I go to open the install_flash_player_10... file and I get a window that says "do you want to install the update patch?..." and when I click ok I get a window that says "the patch file does not available"

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #6
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Red face updating flash player

Quote:
Originally Posted by markush View Post
Hello dianaM and wellcome to LQ,

I don't know your root-password, look at the documentation of your system, maybe you can do it with sudo.

Provided your linpus is a "normal" 32bit distribution you can download the "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" file from adobe. extracting the file is done with
Code:
tar xf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
on the commandline. you will then have a file "libflashplayer.so" and have to copy this file into the mozilla/plugins directory. On my system the path is /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, but may differ on other distributions.

Markus
I would like to try this solution for Ubuntu 9.10. My problem is the only password I have installed anywhere on the system won't work. I know it doesn't appear as I type it. It is just rejected. How do I work around that. I do get a normal prompt and, through start up and recovery mode, a root prompt. But there there is no such file. Maybe I need to find and cd to it. I am not familiar with find so will look in man pages while I wait for a reply.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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You will probably guess this is a copy paste of the terminal results with # comments. Ad you can tell, I am not there yet but I think I see my error. It is not extracted yet. Other stuff seems to indicate I am on the right track.
The old dos is slowly coming back to me.

jim@jim-desktop:~$ ls*1
ls*1: command not found #oops
jim@jim-desktop:~$ clear
jim@jim-desktop:~$ ls -1
Desktop
Documents
Downloads
etc
examples.desktop
libflashplayer.so.tar #looks like the file is already here.
Music
Pictures
Public
Templates
unixstuff #Part of a Linux tutorial I was studying.
Unsaved Document 1
untitled folder
untitled folder 2
Videos
jim@jim-desktop:~$ #doesn't this already say I am in the directory with the file libflashplayer.so.tar.
jim@jim-desktop:~$ cp libflashplayer.so.tar /usr/lib/moxilla/plugins
cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/moxilla/plugins': No such file or directory
jim@jim-desktop:~$ #the above line should copy it to the mozilla/plugin director but.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #8
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Help me, with zero knowledge

Hi, I'm really new here... I'm having a problem, and starts mostly because I have zero knowledge about any of the jargon being used here...

I have just finished downloading "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz"from the Adobe site.

The rest of the instructions from Markush, I could no longer comprehend... Pardon my ignorance with these stuff...

So this TRZ file is already in my Downloads folder... Can anyone explain to me step-by-step what I need to do in order for it to be installed? Please, please, pleaseee...?
When I double-click it, it launches Xarchiver. So does this mean I have to click the Extract button then? Where do I save all the items to be extracted? Can I just keep them in the Downloads folder? When I click Extract, it prompts to a box saying "Extract files from archive" and I dunno what that means... When I just go ahead and click OK, nothing happens...
Oh, and I can't seem to locate the "Mozilla Plugins" directory mentioned by Markush too...

Please help,
Linpus idiot... hahaha
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:22 PM   #9
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@greenknight: You are correct, the .tar extension means it has not been extracted yet. You can double-click, then click 'extract' (I would extract it to my home directory) or use
Code:
tar <name_of_file>
(as root, and I would first move it to my home directory).
Either way, you will end up with a <filename>.so that you then copy to the proper directory (I don't know where this directory is in LinPus, maybe someone else can provide this info).

Edit: just saw this:
Quote:
cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/moxilla/plugins': No such file or directory
It's probably a typo. The correct directory is probably /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Last edited by brucehinrichs; 03-20-2010 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 03:31 PM   #10
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Hello, I had the same problem, not being able to get flash player 10 on to my limpus lite. I did find it very very confusing indeed. After about five days I nearly 5 days I nearly gave up. But by chance I discovered by chance a simple way to sort it out. I found a site called The acer Guy. On his second posting about flash player it directs you to the flash player site.,but its slightly different to the one id been downloading from before. It gets you to choose your operating system and then you download and when you double click the download it DOES instal the packets and load up flash player 10 to fire Fox, Just close fire fox and reopen after install. Heres the link to adobe flashplayer that I used and it worked and I havn't got a clue believe me good luck fellow novice's.

http://www.theacerguy.com/forum/topi...ing-linux-lite

then it takes you to;

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Hope it works for you too Good luck Jarrod
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
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Hello you experts.... I am lost.
I am as far has having the libflashplayer.so file in my download menu. Now I wanted to copy it into the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. I am a dumbie I tell you I am not able to copy this file. I can say copy but on target there is no button or anything called paste.
I am embarassed to ask you how I have to copy this file.

But thanks for the hint
Jazzwoman
 
Old 06-03-2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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Quote:
I am as far has having the libflashplayer.so file in my download menu.
By this I take it the file is located in /home/<yourusername>/Downloads. If this is correct, then to copy it, in a terminal you would type
Code:
cp /home/<yourusername>/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
alternately to move it there:
Code:
mv /home/<yourusername>/Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
 
Old 06-03-2010, 08:36 PM   #13
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Dear Bruce
that was quick.... ok here some more embarassing stuff.

1. you say in a terminal - how do I open "a terminal" is that the Alt-F2 thing?
2. if I am in the filesystem (it is unfortunately german) I can read the line

Eigene Disk:///Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux

wheras "Eigene Disk" means my disk. So would I have to type in "a terminal" (once I worked this out first) the following:
cp /home///Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

3. Isn't there a possibility that I can gain access to the root system that I can freely copy in the filesystem as I am used to in Windows?

I am very happy with my little acer but I find it very complicated to do simple things as I am a user not a programmer :-(
please Bruce help me once more ....
Cheers Jazz

Last edited by jazzwoman; 06-03-2010 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 09:14 PM   #14
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Not sure about Fedora, but in Debian to open a terminal its Applications>Accessories>Terminal, should be similar in Fedora. The /// refers to root so alter the commands I gave you slightly to:
Code:
mv ///Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Should do the trick.

As an aside, you're better off starting a new thread so people can see it. I wouldn't have noticed your post if I hadn't already been subscribed to the thread.

EDIT: Is your username on the system Eigene?

Last edited by brucehinrichs; 06-03-2010 at 09:52 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #15
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I used the Alt F2 option and then xterm - then
I get a little window and the prompt says [user@localhost]$


I put in the line: mv ///Downloads/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

then it returns: mv: cannot stat ///Downloads/libflashplayer.so File not found.

But it is there - I am sorry - really I am, can you help again?
 
  


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