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Okay, I have just walked away from Windows XPSP2(tm) and moved to Mandrake 10.1. So far I have installed programs, setup my DVD player and many other pieced of software and loving evey second of this. However!
Trying to install Flash Player and understand about the terminal etc. Halfway through the instalation it asked for the directory which contains the Mozilla browser :
/usr/lib/mozilla/ I type this and it states:
file:/home/*USER*/usr/lib/mozilla is not a valid directory so I gave up! Can not get my linux to go back. in Dos its easy ../ but not in Linux..
I then tried just to copy the files required to the directory in the GUI but I do not have permission. I can not understand why not. I am the only user and in my eyes should have permission. I understand that this is a security feature but is there a way around this to enable me to install flash.
Managed to work out the ./configure - make and makeinstall commands with little problems and thought I had the control sorted! lol@my idea!
so if someone can help me I would be a happy person as I need flash. Also just a question. what does su stand for?
I had the exact same issues, as I've said in other posts mandrake is absurdly buggy. Try to install java, I dare you! You get java cannot be installed because the requirement java is not installed (abbreviated of course) how absurd is that!? Switch to MEPIS, i beleive in the installer you can specify "save my home directory" so all your settings are not lost.
ok, firstly, please use useful thread titles here, e.g. "installing flash plugin on mozilla".
it would seem you're not installing this as root, which is probably what you'll want to be doing. i'f not used that way of installing flash, but running as root should install things right.
you do not have permissions because you are NOT the only user... there's actually about 20 to 30 defaults users to perform various daemon tasks etc... but you need to be "root", i.e "god". in a termnial run "su" and enter the root password you provided when you installed mandrake. THEN you can access any file anywhere. but don't hang around in root longer than you need to. it's a real bad habit to be stuck with, and you'll break somethign badly by mistake sooner or later.
Originally posted by KommanderKaos I had the exact same issues, as I've said in other posts mandrake is absurdly buggy. Try to install java, I dare you! You get java cannot be installed because the requirement java is not installed (abbreviated of course) how absurd is that!? Switch to MEPIS, i beleive in the installer you can specify "save my home directory" so all your settings are not lost.
that's not exactly comprehensive advice... Mepis is hardly anythign to write home about....
stick with mandrake, you'll be able to do just fine.