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Old 04-26-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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need linux help installing flash


have question, went to adobe.com and no help to be found installing flash on kde, downloaded .kde file to root, just need help where to unpack or install the code to what directoreis??
 
Old 04-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #2
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i never had much luck with codecs & plugins for konqueror, i do have lots of luck with plugins & codecs with firefox & seamonkey, just unpack the codecs & plugins to ~/.mozilla/plugins and restart your browser...
 
Old 04-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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Hello.
I really suggest reading this thread. Its well described where to put the flash plugin files.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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Flash in konqueror works fine for me.
I make it work this way:
Copy or link 'libflashplayer.so' to /usr/lib/kde/plugins (probably /opt/kde3/lib...in suse)
(There is a plugin-setup / search in konqueror so in fact it should find it by itself,
but may be flash is not supported ??)
 
Old 04-26-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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everybody thanks ....
i am a little more used to ff in suse, but i went to slackware 12.0 becausae of hardware issues, anyway the libflashplayer.so is not in root ,,, i downed a .rpm file for KDE,,, not sure how to unpack this, is it the same as the .tar.gz files>>>>????? just unzip .rpm???? kde seems to be more command oriented ,,,, can't find YAST yet ,,,, but today is day ONE ,,,, again thanks for the help .....
david
 
Old 04-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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all news to me !!!

looks like the plugins for konqueror reside in /usr/lib .... there
is no /usr/lib/kde folder .... i guess it claims the whole directory as home .... there are ALOT of .so and .la files to be found ....
but, again i don't know how to unpack a .rpm file in shell, what is the command????
thanks again,
and good saturday to everyone,,,
david
long live linus and linux
 
Old 04-26-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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To install RPMs using the command line, you use the command "rpm". Obviously read the man page for info on how to use it.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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any other way???

.rpm man page give a whole lot of switches ..... but,
rpm - i flash-plugin-9.0.124.0-release.i386.rpm just gives a list of dependencies that are inadequate .... much to many for me ....
is there an easier way to unpack this dude??????
 
Old 04-26-2008, 04:00 PM   #9
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everybody thanks ....
i am a little more used to ff in suse, but i went to slackware 12.0 becausae of hardware issues
david
If you're using Slackware, you need the .tar.gz file not the .rpm. The instructions on how to install it are on the Adobe download page. It's also been covered in a few threads on these forums. Try the Search button.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #10
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If it's any help, you can use Firefox with any Linux distro. Personally, I'm a hardcore Firefox user and advocate. Konqueror is a great file manager, but lacks sorely in the web browser department.

If you choose to go that route, once FF is installed, use the FF plug-ins site to install Flash.

Cheers
 
Old 04-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #11
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mozilla firefox is the winner!!!!

ok .... mucho gracias for all the help !!!!!
what worked is this:
download the .tar.gz file
unpack it according to inst on adobe
the folder konqueror resides in is still a mystery
so i switched as suggested back to mozilla firefox
the firefox plugin directory was easy to find ...
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
even though adobe would like us to run the installer all that is necessary
is to cp libflashplayer.so over into the above folder and ALL IS GOOD ...
now for all the naysayers .... i DO use the "search" button but it is only so good on adobe .... and the hint about the man pages was useful as i never knew those were there ..... a little overwhelming when your looking for one answer in amongst 300 switches .... and yes there are pages already in here about flash .... but none of them were based on a kde platform in slackware .... i looked there FIRST before i posted AS ALWAYS .... but each person in their own way helped me along and motivated me ....
AND THAT WHAT'S GREAT about LINUX and linuxquestions.org
ALL THE BEST to each of you ...
untill next time
long live Linus and Linux !!!!
 
Old 04-26-2008, 08:16 PM   #12
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Great!!

Glad you got it working, and thanks for letting us know how. That may be of use to someone in the future who is facing the same problem.

Cheers
 
  


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