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Old 09-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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No mozilla/plugins folder--how to install flashplayer 10?


Here is the situation at the current moment:


My Disk:///.mozilla

has 2 folders:

1) extensions

2) firefox, which has a file called "pluginreg.dat" but no "plugins".


Downloads has a folder called "install_flash_player_10_linux(10)" which has a file called "libflashplayer.so".


Can someone comment to help me get flash player 10 working on my machine?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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You should have either a

Code:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
or

Code:
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
directory.

Just copy the latest libflashplayer.so file there.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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How can I locate "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins"?
 
Old 09-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or use your file manager to navigate there.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or use your file manager to navigate there.
That command produced no results but this:

[user@localhost ~]$ cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
[user@localhost plugins]$ sudo cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo: cd: command not found
audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused
[user@localhost plugins]$

Using the file manager, there is no folder named "plugins" inside the folder "mozilla".
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by glenellynboy View Post
That command produced no results but this:

[user@localhost ~]$ cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
[user@localhost plugins]$ sudo cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
sudo: cd: command not found
audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused
[user@localhost plugins]$

Using the file manager, there is no folder named "plugins" inside the folder "mozilla".
Yet, when you issued the above command

Code:
cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
You were then placed in the plugins directory
Quote:
[user@localhost plugins]$
What you need to do is to copy the new libflashplayer.so file to your desktop.

then
Code:
sudo cp ~/Desktop/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Then close your browser if you had it open when you issued the command.

When you start your browser, you should have whatever version of flash that you downloaded installed.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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What you need to do is to copy the new libflashplayer.so file to your desktop.
Sorry. I don't know how to phrase that copy command.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:35 PM   #8
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Why do I need to copy the file to my desktop? Can't I copy it straight into plugins?
 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #9
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In your first post, you indicate you have the libflashplayer.so file in your Downloads directory so just go to the Downloads directory and copy it to the plugins directory:

cd /home/glenellynboy/Downloads/ (replace glenellynboy with whatever your actual user name is)
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:32 PM   #10
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this is linpus light ? right ?
with firefox2 ? right ?

firefox6 will not work

basically with linpus light you do not install anything
you are stuck with what is there
software from 4 years ago


or
is this ubuntu ?
A search of your past posts have you asking about ubuntu .
 
Old 09-17-2011, 01:31 AM   #11
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I did not use linpus before but with RPM based distros I would use the rpm file from adobe site and there would be no need for any further configuration
 
Old 09-17-2011, 07:13 AM   #12
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In your first post, you indicate you have the libflashplayer.so file in your Downloads directory so just go to the Downloads directory and copy it to the plugins directory:

cd /home/glenellynboy/Downloads/ (replace glenellynboy with whatever your actual user name is)
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

My terminal prompt has "plugins" appended to it. I understand this means the terminal is currently restricted to the plugins directory. Do I have to change that to do the recommended commands?
 
Old 09-17-2011, 07:19 AM   #13
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basically with linpus light you do not install anything
you are stuck with what is there
software from 4 years ago
Yes, and since many of the most important operations with the internet do not support software earlier than the most recent release, my computer is mortally wounded, unless I can make my way through these instructions from very kind members of linuxquestions.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 02:07 PM   #14
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My terminal prompt has "plugins" appended to it. I understand this means the terminal is currently restricted to the plugins directory
No. It means you are currently in that directory. All you have to do is change to the other directory as I indicated above.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #15
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my computer is mortally wounded, unless I can make my way through these instructions from very kind members of linuxquestions.
ubuntu has a "netbook" low resource version ( i think mint dose also)
reformat and install a much better distro .

linpus is VERY limited
bases on a unsupported version of fedora ( fedora 8)
fedora8 was at it's "end of life" when linpus was released
and has not had any support in YEARS .

with linpus you are NOT suppose to be able to install software
the thinking was that like a "tv" why would anyone even want to install software
linpus was thought of as an appliance like a tv ,toaster , dishwasher,...
 
  


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