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Old 06-26-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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problem installing flash player


Hi all I tried to install flash player in my debian 2.6 linux system
I down loaded the .tar file i install #./flashplayer-installer
I am getting

Dwijesh:~/Desktop/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux# ./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):

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

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

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

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


I don't know what is it's path :

I am using Ethopia for browsing I have also given it's path like
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):/usr/bin/epiphany

but showing me WARNING: /usr/bin/epiphany is not a directory.

Any help please..


Dwijesh..
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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try
find /usr -name firefox -print
try substituting seamonkey or opera* in place of firefox.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
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This is how I install the Adobe flash player in Debian:

Replace the file /etc/alternatives/flash-mozilla.so (which is the Swfdec version) with the libflashplayer.so from the file you downloaded. Close all browsers before changes will take affect.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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That is usual response why because /usr/lib/mozilla is just a folder not a browser. This goes back over 10 years ago when it was called netscape. open your favorite filemanager as root go to the extrated flash player plugin copy and past it to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
restart your browser and go here for a test. if you have any problems just copy it to your /usr/lib/YourBrowser/plugins.
I have been using the new opera stable 10 and it is really nice. do not forget to install java so you can use 80 percent of the internet webpages smoothly
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:19 AM   #5
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Do it the easy way,make sure you have contrib and non-free enabled in your apt sources:

aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the trooper View Post
Do it the easy way,make sure you have contrib and non-free enabled in your apt sources:

aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
That package was in etch, and it is in squeeze, but not in lenny! No idea why.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:22 AM   #7
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Just my point of view
Quote:
jsteel
The open flsh is lacking. But that is my point of view. I feel the open flash has made leaps and bounds from last year. just it is the interface with other non-free stuff that is causing problems.
Adobe was very nice to open the source for Swfdec why because they could not keep it stable. Read about it.
 
Old 06-26-2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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That package was in etch, and it is in squeeze, but not in lenny! No idea why.
Get it from Backports:

http://packages.debian.org/search?su...plugin-nonfree
http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php
 
Old 06-26-2009, 09:02 AM   #9
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Path could be

/usr/lib/browser-plugins/

I placed my flash lib at this path and flash player started working..

/usr/lib/browser-plugins/libflashplayer.so
 
Old 06-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #10
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I'm with the trooper on this one.. drop dead simple to install from the backports repository..

Code:
it-lenny:~$ apt-cache policy flashplugin-nonfree
flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
  Candidate: 1:2.5~bpo50+1
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.5~bpo50+1 0
          1 http://www.backports.org lenny-backports/contrib Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
It's all layed out in the wiki
http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer


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