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Old 07-15-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
arulsreeya
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problem in flash installisation


[root@localhost indus]# tar xvfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
install_flash_player_10_linux/
install_flash_player_10_linux/flashplayer-installer
install_flash_player_10_linux/libflashplayer.so
[root@localhost indus]# cd install_flah_player_9_linux/
bash: cd: install_flah_player_9_linux/: No such file or directory
[root@localhost indus]# cd install_flah_player_10_linux/
bash: cd: install_flah_player_10_linux/: No such file or directory
[root@localhost indus]# cd install_flash_player_10_linux/
[root@localhost install_flash_player_10_linux]# sudo ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2009 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Adobe Flash Player 10 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): dir=/usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: /home/indus/install_flash_player_10_linux/dir=/usr/lib/mozilla is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):


I got only above message whenever i tried anything like:
/usr/lib/opera............/usr/lib/firefox-3.1b3.....
/usr/lib/firefox............/usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.3..
/usr/share/applications...../usr/lib | grep mozilla..
/usr/lib/mozilla...


So.please help me....... Thank You............
 
Old 07-15-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
linuxlover.chaitanya
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Well, you could install the flash player from the package manager of your distribution. That will save you all the headache though this is not much.
You are not entering the directory correctly. It is asking you to enter the directory so just enter it.

Change

dir=/usr/lib/mozilla

To

/usr/lib/mozilla
 
Old 07-15-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
jdkaye
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Why not make life easier. Just copy the flash plugin (it's called libflashplayer.so, btw) into your ~/.mozilla/plugins folder. If this folder doesn't exist (and you've already run FFx as a normal user) then you have some problem somewhere. Assuming it exists. Stop firefox then restart it and you should have a working flash plugin. Try watching a video on youtube to make sure all is well and you're all set.

Please note that the plugin will work only if run while you are logged in with your normal userid. This method does NOT install the plugin systemwide. If you're the only one using your machine then this won't be a problem.
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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