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Old 06-11-2010, 02:42 PM   #1
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Adobe Flash Player installation.


GNU/linux kernel 2.6, Slackware 12.0
KDE 3.5.7, Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.4

Hi:
I wanted to install latest version of Adobe Flash Player (10.1). I chose the .tar.gz package because its the only option fit for slackware (others were ubuntu, rpm, etc).
The instructions given by Adobe in its page for the tar.gz, said
(a) Save the tar.gz to your desktop. When I told the system to save, it saved it to /home/my_dir/Desktop/, which I think is what the instructions meant.
A notice is worth pointing here. After booting, I login in tty1 as root, the I go to tty6 (Alt+F6) where I login as the user my_dir and in tty6 I run startx. I am now in the GUI (KDE).
(b)Unpack the package. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux would be created. Note: before unpacking, I closed the GUI. Then I went to /home/my_dir/Desktop and ran 'gzip -dv' and 'tar -xvf'. But no directory install_flash_player_10_linux was created. The only file untared was a libflashplayer.so in Desktop/.
(c) Navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer <enter>.

Of course, step (c) can't be executed because there is no flashplayer-installer file in my hard disk. Perhaps they sent me the wrong file. Well, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Regards.
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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The instructions you have are for a different package. Solution is simple, however. Simply move the libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory:
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mv /home/my_dir/Desktop/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Fire up firefox and look in Tools>Add-ons>Plugins to see what version(s) of Shockwave Flashplayer is (are) installed. If version 10.1 is the only one listed, you're done. If there is more than one version listed, simply click on the older version and select Disable, then click on the new version and make sure it is Enabled. Done! Good luck.

EDIT: BTW, your English is excellent.

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Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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Hi:
I moved the library to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but Tools>Add-ons only shows Extensions and Themes. No Add-ons tab. In extensions I have DOM inspector and Talk back. Notice I exited all firefox instances and reopened firefox (Mozilla Firefox).
 
Old 06-11-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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You may have to upgrade to a newer version of firefox. I don't know much about v.2.0.0.4, but it may be too old to support the newest version of flash. Sorry I can't be of more help.
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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You may have to upgrade to a newer version of firefox. I don't know much about v.2.0.0.4, but it may be too old to support the newest version of flash. Sorry I can't be of more help.
You are not to be sorry. Your help has been valuable to me. Regards and thank you for being so polite about my English.
 
  


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