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Old 09-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #1
quigbrew
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Total newbie trying to install adobe flash


Hi, I just installed ubuntu and I'm trying to install adobe flash. I got the file downloaded to my desktop just fine, extracted it to my desktop just fine. But I can't figure out how to navigate to it through the terminal in order to execute it. I guess I just don't understand the file structure linux uses.

If it helps the folder I downloaded is titled: install_flash_player_9_linux
the file I'm trying to execute is: flashplayer-installer

and my terminal window prompt looks like this: john@john-desktop:~$

thanks for any help you can give!
 
Old 09-21-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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This should do it
Code:
cd Desktop/install_flashplayer_9_linux
chmod +x flashplayer-installer
sudo ./flashplayer-installer
Since you're new...

cd mean change directory. The ~ before the $ in your prompt means you're in your home directory. chmod means change mode, the +x means make it executable. sudo gives you privileged user "powers"; I don't remember what is stands for because I don't use sudo.
 
Old 09-21-2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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right on, thanks man!

worked wonderfully. And thanks for all that extra info. I looked at a list of linux commands but couldn't piece them all together to get them to work.

thanks again!
 
Old 09-24-2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by weibullguy View Post
This should do it
Code:
cd Desktop/install_flashplayer_9_linux
chmod +x flashplayer-installer
sudo ./flashplayer-installer
Since you're new...

cd mean change directory. The ~ before the $ in your prompt means you're in your home directory. chmod means change mode, the +x means make it executable. sudo gives you privileged user "powers"; I don't remember what is stands for because I don't use sudo.
sudo subsitute user do
 
Old 09-24-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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I always thought it meant "superuser do".
 
  


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