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Old 10-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Open Suse 10.3 installing Flash 10 via Konsole


Hey guys. Just patching my PC untill I get a new one next year. My Yast is a trainwreck. Not very good at working with the terminal. Here is a screen shot of some commands I copy and pasted from another forum. I have flash unzipped on my desktop. /home/sam/desktop the extracted file is called libflashplayer.so

sam@linux-kzhj:~> rpm -qa | grep flash
flash-plugin-10.0.45.2-release
flash-player-9.0.115.0-0.1
sam@linux-kzhj:~> install install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz2
install: missing destination file operand after `install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz2'
Try `install --help' for more information.
sam@linux-kzhj:~>


I was told to install as a regular user and not as root. I am running firefox(old) and opera browsers.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Sam
 
Old 10-15-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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First:

tar xfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz2

then:

cd install_flash_player_10_linux

then:

./flashplayer-installer
 
Old 10-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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Here is my terminal
sam@linux-kzhj:~> tar xfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz2
tar: install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
sam@linux-kzhj:~

Should I log in as root? I am guessing regular user isn't allowed to install.

Thank you

Sam
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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Ugh. It looks as if the download may be corrupted. lol. I just had to tell that to another user as well. I wouldn't run it as root unless it demands that you do. You have a .mozilla directory and it can put a plugin for your profile right in there, no problem. No need for root permission IMHO.

Try downloading again and make sure its all the way downloaded prior to running those commands.
 
Old 10-15-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Thank you for your help. I deleted all flash downloads closed all browsers and rebooted. Re downloaded the player and got the same results. What would be a good way to validate a good download? Firefox is 4.7MB I think Opera had one at 5.0MB

Thank you again
Sam
 
Old 10-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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I did try this:

sam@linux-kzhj:~> cksum install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
cksum: install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~>

Then this:

sam@linux-kzhj:~> cksum /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
661664896 4907056 /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~>

Things that make you go hmmm Man between this and working on my Bobcat trailer. Geesh


Sam

Last edited by Sam French; 10-15-2010 at 03:22 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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Terminal screen:

sam@linux-kzhj:~> tar xfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar: install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
sam@linux-kzhj:~> cksum /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
661664896 4907056 /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~> tar xfz /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~> cd install_flash_player_10_linux
bash: cd: install_flash_player_10_linux: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~>

Should the next command be cd:install /home/sam/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar

Thank You
Sam
 
Old 10-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #8
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I am bumping this because I am still working on it.

Thank You
Sam
 
Old 10-16-2010, 10:40 PM   #9
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Did you use the instructions on this page or a similar one to try to install flashplayer:

http://www.susegeek.com/multimedia/i...pensuse-linux/

It's supposed to work on 10.3. I tried it on Opensuse 11.2 and it didn't work although I had used the same method on earlier versions of Suse Linux? I ended up installing it through Yast.

Quote:
sam@linux-kzhj:~> tar xfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
tar: install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
Your post shows you are running the command from your user home directory but when you run the chksum you do it from the Desktop directory. Where is the flashplayer tar.gz file, in your /home or /Desktop directory?
 
Old 10-17-2010, 07:41 AM   #10
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First, learn the very basics of the terminal, see the LinuxCommand tutorial in my sig.

It's not very long and will save you a lot of trouble.
 
Old 10-24-2010, 07:47 PM   #11
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Had a busy week just sat down to work on this some more.

sam@linux-kzhj:~> cd Desktop
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> cksum install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
661664896 4907056 install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> ls -1 install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz <was in red letters.
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> ls -l install_flash_playuer_10_linux.tar.gz
ls: cannot access install_flash_playuer_10_linux.tar.gz: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop>

I am guessing I to log in as su to install?
At one point I had it a libflashplayer.so on desktop couldn't do anything with it either so I deleted it.

Thank you for your help guys.

Sam
 
Old 10-24-2010, 08:25 PM   #12
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Did you download the flash player installer?
 
Old 10-24-2010, 11:13 PM   #13
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Didn't know about a installer. So deleted what I had on Desktop. Did another download with installer:
http://www.dreamweaverultradev.info/...ad/alternates/

Terminal screen:
sam@linux-kzhj:~> cd desktop
bash: cd: desktop: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~> cd Desktop
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> cksum install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
661664896 4907056 install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> tar xfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> cd install_flash_player_10_linux
bash: cd: install_flash_player_10_linux: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> ./flashplayer-installer
bash: ./flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop>

I looked at properties on the desktop icon. Here are the permissions:
-rw-r--r--

Permissions on libflashplayer.so:
-rwxr-xr-x

Terminal screen:

sam@linux-kzhj:~> cd Desktop
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> ls libflashplayer.so
libflashplayer.so < in green letters
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop> ls -l libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 sam users 11951040 2010-09-14 19:41 libflashplayer.so <green
sam@linux-kzhj:~/Desktop>


The first one being a - dose that mean I have to log in as su to install?
I do have a libflashplayer.so on desktop as well. I take it that what the tar xfz did.

Thank You Getting closer to have it up and running.

Sam
 
Old 10-25-2010, 07:20 AM   #14
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It's a REALLY bad iead to blindly follow multi-step command line instructions without understanding them. Read the LinuxCommand tutorial in my sig before continuing, it's friendly and quick compared to most other tutorials.

After doing so, I think it will be blatantly obvious what you were doing wrong.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 10:59 AM   #15
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Spent a few hours looking a few things up. All I really need to do is replace the flashplayer.so in the plugins with the one I have downloaded.
From this website:
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/...e+Flash+plugin

Their sample terminal screen:

user@user-pc:~$ cd /home/user/downloads
user@user-pc:~$ tar -zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
libflashplayer.so
user@user-pc:~$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

I just want to find the right directory to copy to.

sam@linux-kzhj:~> su
Password:
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
bash: cd: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins: No such file or directory
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
bash: cd: /usr/lib/firefox/plugins: No such file or directory
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # exit
exit
sam@linux-kzhj:~>

I am using firefox and opera browsers. I can go to firefox address bar and use aboutlugins and about:config Spent a good bit of time with the lunix command site as well.

What would be good way for me to find the directory for the libflashplayer.so? Spent sometime logged in as root using the ls commands trying to find the directory.

Thank you all

Sam
 
  


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