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Old 11-03-2006, 05:28 AM   #16
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What went wrong? Did it work in the past and has it now stopped doing these things? Or did it never do them in the first place?

"I downloaded but the installation .exe is missing.." I hate to say this but Linux has no .exe files. Linux is not Windows.

If you have a quick download speed the easiest thing you can do is get "Fedora Frog". This is a script which will automatically download and install a lot of useful stuff. Have a look at http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Fedora_frog
I just looked at that Fedora Frog, that looks almost identical to "Automatix". Automatix works for Ubuntu and a couple other distros. I have Fedora on another machine, I may mess around and put this Fedora Frog on there...

Thanks for the link

IGF
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:47 PM   #17
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Hmm, I hadn't considered Opera, because I thought you had to pay $40 or something...

Anyway, I got libflashplayer into /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, it still doesn't work. I haven't rebooted the system yet; I'll try that next...

WOW! I can get the Shoreline site and my percussion teacher's sites, which I will now plug:

www.interact-learn.com
www.arturorodriguez.com

When I try YouTube, I get a blank, white screen, and have to manually turn off the computer. It was not doing that before, but the Adobe download page was...I had to use the Macromedia page to get Flash 9. It would be nice to fix that white screen thing, but at least I can get normal Flash sites.

I didn't read the readme right:

* Plugin
o To install the plugin as user:
+ Copy or move libflashplayer.so into your plugins directory (usually located): ~/.mozilla/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist
o To install the plugin as root:
+ Copy or move the file into your system browser installed plugins directory (usually located): /usr/lib/<browser_directory>/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist

I tried the instructions for installing as user, since that is the default in Ubuntu. What worked was installing as root.

Last edited by Bazbo; 11-03-2006 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 04:40 PM   #18
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installed opera
went on http://success.shoreline.edu/sccstudio/flash/
some display of flash and then automatic link to
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
flash
Version: 7,0,68,0
Browser: Mozilla and Mozilla compatible
Date Posted: 9/12/2006
to be downloaded

So ok, only version 7, but autodetected.
So a viable alternative to some extent, while fiddling with firefox etc

Did not install the stuff further; still not interesting in flash
 
Old 11-03-2006, 06:05 PM   #19
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Hmm, I hadn't considered Opera, because I thought you had to pay $40 or something...

Anyway, I got libflashplayer into /usr/lib/firefox/plugins, it still doesn't work. I haven't rebooted the system yet; I'll try that next...

WOW! I can get the Shoreline site and my percussion teacher's sites, which I will now plug:

www.interact-learn.com
www.arturorodriguez.com

When I try YouTube, I get a blank, white screen, and have to manually turn off the computer. It was not doing that before, but the Adobe download page was...I had to use the Macromedia page to get Flash 9. It would be nice to fix that white screen thing, but at least I can get normal Flash sites.

I didn't read the readme right:

* Plugin
o To install the plugin as user:
+ Copy or move libflashplayer.so into your plugins directory (usually located): ~/.mozilla/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist
o To install the plugin as root:
+ Copy or move the file into your system browser installed plugins directory (usually located): /usr/lib/<browser_directory>/plugins
+ Create the plugins folder if it doesn't exist

I tried the instructions for installing as user, since that is the default in Ubuntu. What worked was installing as root.
Hmmm, Youtube works just fine for me. Can you view videos at Break.com?

IGF
 
Old 11-04-2006, 03:37 AM   #20
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That site works fine. One of my textbooks has a site that causes the same crash:

www.mhhe.com/itc7e

I click "student edition", that's OK. When I pull down a chapter from the chapter menue, then it crashes. There is a video for each chapter and I haven't seen any of them.

Last edited by Bazbo; 11-04-2006 at 05:09 AM. Reason: I fixed the problem 5 minutes after posting
 
Old 11-04-2006, 06:27 AM   #21
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That site works fine. One of my textbooks has a site that causes the same crash:

www.mhhe.com/itc7e

I click "student edition", that's OK. When I pull down a chapter from the chapter menue, then it crashes. There is a video for each chapter and I haven't seen any of them.
Strange, you'd think "one or none" would work. I have no probs playing Youtube. Only other thing I could suggest, would be to Download Opera and see if it works with the other sites. Its very clean, and as good as Firefox if you ask me. I usually use Firefox, but I use Opera when I want to save websites as files on my computer, mostly Linux sites that I don't want to lose if the URl changes/goes down. Opera saves .mht files, and when you access them, its just like looking at the webpage, only you don't need to access the internet.

Its easy to install, just follow the instructions on their site for the latest version... 9.xx I believe..

http://www.opera.com

Hope it all works out...

IGF
 
Old 11-04-2006, 04:34 PM   #22
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Wow, that's pretty nice. It won't play the video from the textbooks...it says the plugin's not installed but I don't know which one and where to get it. But at least it doesn't crash.

Youtube.com says I don't have the latest flashplayer, so I guess I have to find the plugin folder for Opera and put that file there.

Very fast page rendering.

I got an error installing: it said there was a conflict with the installed package 'Opera', so apparently it comes with Dapper.

I was about to install the launcher and I see it's already there.

Well that's a keeper.

I'm about to upgrade to the AMD 64 version of Dapper, so I better stop installing stuff that I'll just have to re-do later. Time to start backing up files.

Thanks for all your help,

Paul
 
Old 11-04-2006, 08:11 PM   #23
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Wow, that's pretty nice. It won't play the video from the textbooks...it says the plugin's not installed but I don't know which one and where to get it. But at least it doesn't crash.

Youtube.com says I don't have the latest flashplayer, so I guess I have to find the plugin folder for Opera and put that file there.

Very fast page rendering.

I got an error installing: it said there was a conflict with the installed package 'Opera', so apparently it comes with Dapper.

I was about to install the launcher and I see it's already there.

Well that's a keeper.

I'm about to upgrade to the AMD 64 version of Dapper, so I better stop installing stuff that I'll just have to re-do later. Time to start backing up files.

Thanks for all your help,

Paul
One last suggestion...

When I installed Flash player, I installed it using the file I downloaded from
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW

When you run the script per the instructions, it auto detects all the browsers on your system. It then gives you the choice on which one to install the flash plugin for. You could simply choose to only install it for Opera.

Of course, it might be easier to download MPlayer, and use it for YouTube...

IGF
 
Old 11-04-2006, 11:05 PM   #24
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Well, since I installed the 64 -bit Xubuntu, Opera won't install, and I've lost Flash. I've installed it with Automatix, and have also manually copied libflashplayer.so in 3 different plugin folders (firfox/plugins, mozilla/plugins, and mozilla-firefox/plugins), but it doesn't work. I have Mplayer, but no Flash.

That Adobe download site makes my screen go white, and I have to manually turn off the computer.

I wish I could just afford a Mac.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #25
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opera is a 32 bit application so it is going to look for 32 bits libraries
one method is having a chroot; there might be other mtethods depending on distro and way
they handle 32+64 bits libraries at the same time
sorry I can only tell you why it does not work
Firefox exists as a 64 bit version, but flash addons etc are all(most) 32 bits
So you need to install firefox 32 and 64 bits
Once more this is the idea, I do not know moire than that
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:17 PM   #26
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It works...I'm viewing content!

Here's how:

Install Dapper 32-bit, overwriting the 64-bit version. It's fast enough, and Opera and Flash are compatible.

Install Opera

Install Flash 9 beta

Install Easy Ubuntu--run multimedia installations, but NOT Flash (it might be an older version, I'm not sure.)

Everything seems to work so far...

Thanks to all for your help
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:45 PM   #27
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thanks for the feedback
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Install Flash 9 beta
where from, from opera? from within ubuntu some menu, some application?
which file

Quote:
nstall Easy Ubuntu--run multimedia installations, but NOT Flash
Is this doing otherwise an overwrite of flash with older version
 
Old 11-05-2006, 08:46 PM   #28
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Here's how:

Install Dapper 32-bit, overwriting the 64-bit version. It's fast enough, and Opera and Flash are compatible.

Install Opera

Install Flash 9 beta

Install Easy Ubuntu--run multimedia installations, but NOT Flash (it might be an older version, I'm not sure.)

Everything seems to work so far...

Thanks to all for your help
Good deal....

I've used Easy Ubuntu, but I found Automatix a little easier. This seems to be the new thing for some of the popular distros, the "Automatic installers"... I just found out Fedora has one for FC5 called "Fedora Frog"...

Regardless, glad you got it all squared away and working, its always nice to get something working once you work through it.

IGF
 
Old 11-07-2006, 12:13 AM   #29
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thanks for the feedback

where from, from opera? from within ubuntu some menu, some application?
which file


Is this doing otherwise an overwrite of flash with older version
Hello Emmanual_UK and IndyGunFreak,

There is a link to the Flash 9 beta in post #2 in this thread. Sorry, it doesn't work when I try to quote it: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._101806.tar.gz . Make sure to copy libflashplayer.so to the plugins folder of your browser.

Adobe Labs also has it; I think it's http://labs.adobe.com/ but I'm not positive. I still sometimes get a blank white screen when going on the Adobe site; once it happened when looking at a .pdf file. The monitor's about 7 years old, somehow it doesn't play well with Adobe stuff on this computer. Worked fine on the old Pentium II the monitor came with, running Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog.

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