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Old 05-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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What version of Linux am I running?


Hey guys, brand new to Linux - just installed it from an Ubuntu disc my cousin gave me.

When I am downloading things off the net (e.g.- YouTube, I need to install Flash Player) what choice do I choose from the available download options?

I get:
.tar.gz for Linux
.rpm for Linux
YUM for Linux
 
Old 05-11-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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BUMP.

Please, some feedback. I really want to watch YOuTUbe videos lol
 
Old 05-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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You can install flashplayer from your synaptic package manager.
Administration>synaptic...

Search flash player.
Select it and install.

You do not use YUM or rpm in ubuntu

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Old 05-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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It still didn't work when I went to YouTube to try and play a video -- still asks me to download the latest Flash upgrade from their site.

ANy ideas?
 
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BUMP.

Please, some feedback. I really want to watch YOuTUbe videos lol
Please don't do that. We have an auto-bump feature, and bumping
in under 24 hours is generally considered rude.

That aside, welcome to LQ, hope you enjoy your stay.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-11-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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It still didn't work when I went to YouTube to try and play a video -- still asks me to download the latest Flash upgrade from their site.

ANy ideas?
Did you close ALL instances of FireFox during or after that
synaptic installation? If no - try that, and restart it (FF,
that is).


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-11-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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Given no one has said this yet..

tar.gz, tar.bz2, and zip are generally source for programs, able to compile and install on any Linux system. (not recommended for new users though)

.rpm is for Red Hat based distributions, or those random distros that use it.

.deb is for Debian based systems, like yours. This includes all the types of Ubuntu.

.tgz is for Slackware, and the few distros that are like it.

Basic installs for all types:

Source:
Code:
tar -zxf programname.tar.gz

cd programfoldername

./configure

(sudo prompts for your password)

sudo make

sudo make install
.deb is recognized by the program GDebi installer in Gnome, Kpackage in KDE.

.rpm can be installed in different ways, most common being:
Code:
rpm -ivh filename.rpm
or:
Code:
yum -localinstall filename.rpm
.tgz, for Slackware only are used via:
Code:
installpkg filename.tgz
Note that only the source and the .deb descriptions apply to Ubuntu. Most *buntu-ers are fine without installing from source, but its not a bad idea.

Hope that helped.

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Old 05-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #8
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I had ubuntu for a short period of time and installing via synaptic package manager worked for me.

Close ff as tink had stated.
RE-install flash player
Open ff.

Try that.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #9
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You'll have to install the .tar.gz version manually, the instructions are on the download page.
 
  


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