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Old 06-30-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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What can I do to install the Flash Player on Backtrack 5?


Hey guys, I have just installed Backtrack 5 and I don't know how to install the flash player! I have tried to install the package flasplayer-nonfree, I have tried to install from source(I found on the net that he plugin directory for firefox was ~./usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins and I moved the libflashplayer.so there). I have restarted firefox both times, but nothing, it still asks me to install the flash player, what can I do!
 
Old 06-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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At first I would recommend to start your Linux adventures with a distribution for desktop usage and not one for penetration testing like Backtrack.
Since Backtrack is based on Ubuntu you will have to replace the iceweasel in the path to the plugins-folder with firefox. Iceweasel is Debian's version of Firefox.
But I would recommend to use your package-manager to install the Flashplayer. You wrote that you tried to install the Flashplayer, How did you do that and did you get any error-messages?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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At first I would recommend to start your Linux adventures with a distribution for desktop usage and not one for penetration testing like Backtrack.
Since Backtrack is based on Ubuntu you will have to replace the iceweasel in the path to the plugins-folder with firefox. Iceweasel is Debian's version of Firefox.
But I would recommend to use your package-manager to install the Flashplayer. You wrote that you tried to install the Flashplayer, How did you do that and did you get any error-messages?
1.I have had used ubuntu for about a year
2.i have run the command apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #4
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hi guys
please I have the same problem...I don't know how to upgrade flash player in my browser(Firefox) so I can't see videos on youtube
it makes me crazy !!
I'm using Back Track 5 ...
 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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hi guys
please I have the same problem...I don't know how to upgrade flash player in my browser(Firefox) so I can't see videos on youtube
it makes me crazy !!
I'm using Back Track 5 ...
I found a way to do it,if you use firefox, there is a plugin called flash aid, check it out.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:58 AM   #6
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Thank you Thank you!!! dear stamatiou
Really I OWE you
finally it works!!
 
Old 11-16-2011, 04:19 PM   #7
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Wink Copy-paste-enter wait and enter. Woualiaaa !

#!/bin/sh
echo "Installing Flash Player"
sleep 2
apt-get purge flashplugin-nonfree flashplugin-installer gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla
rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/flashplugin-alternative.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper*flash*so
rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/*flash*so
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._111710.tar.gz
wget http://www.zerocold.co.uk/update/ins...0_linux.tar.gz
tar xvfz flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
chown root:root libflashplayer.so
chmod 0644 libflashplayer.so
cp -f libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
rm -rf libflashplayer.so
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
tar xvfz install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
mv -f libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
 
  


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