Trouble extracting and installing Adobe flash player
I'm on Slackware 13.0.
I downloaded the tar file for Adobe flash player (install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz) to my /tmp.
But when I invoke "tar -xzvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" all I get is a file libflashplayer.so in the same /tmp directory.
I was expecting a folder with the same name and more than the one file in it. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance,
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The new 'install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz' file contains only 'libflashplayer.so' file when you extract it. What you need to do is just copy the libflashplayer.so file to the /firefox/plugins directory (and other web browser as well). Here's the complete 'howto' steps:
1. Download 'install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz' from adobe website.
2. Extract it when the download is finished. The command is tar zxvf /path-to/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz.
3. Copy 'libflashplayer.so' to /usr/lib/firefox-3.X.XX/plugins directory. Here is the command example: cp /path-to/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.13/plugins.
4. Open Firefox web browser. Type about:plugins to verify flash player.
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hope that helps.
Hi, generally, I copy the .so file to my users plugins directory.
And then link it to where The other programs might look for it.
I also have an install script (bash) that came with one of the earlier packages.
Thank you all. I got it to work.
There is also a flashplayer package on the Slackware mirrors in the /extra directory.
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