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Old 01-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
marciobarbalho
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adobe flash plugin not installing?


Hi all...

Have you tried installing adobe flash plugin recently?

My distro is slackware 13 64bit, I just can't install this plugin. When unpacked, it gives me a lib only, I believe it is supposed to give me the 'flashplayer-installer, as it has always done before. Now it gives me this 'libflashplayer.so' only.

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashp...ons/#section-3
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Installation instructions for tar.gz
  1. Click the download link to begin installation. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
  2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
  3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created.
  4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
  5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.
Thank you for your time.

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Search for your existing libflashplayer.so (this is the Flash player) and just copy it to there. It'll probably be in /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin or somewhere like that (I'm not a Slack user). That's all the installer does really. You should have a symlink from there to your browser plugin directory already.
The best way is to have the file in one place & symlink to it.

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Just drop it into your FF plugins directory ( as root )

cheers
 
Old 01-10-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hi, you may need to search for the plugins directories for your browsers and /usr/libs & /usr/lib64

Mozilla, netscape, opera, and the plugins directories for your user files in ~/.mozilla/....

Then, copy the .so file to those places.

I've read that it may conflict with npwrapper (Netscape Plugin Wrapper), you may need to uninstall or remove it (just rename it for now)

You may use locate to find the plugins directories. Like this...

locate plugins

There will be a few, so try and filter the output with grep

locate plugins | grep libflashplayer.so
locate plugins | grep npwrapper

It seems adobe have not updated their directions. There are so many differences between Linux's, they have removed the install script.

See how you go, regards Glenn
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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Problem fixed, the lib was corrupted. I found another mirror, it worked out. Thank you all.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #6
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No idea where to move the libflashplayer.so file...

Has there been anyone at all using an Acer Aspire One 110 on Linpus Linux Lite who was able to successfully install the latest Adobe Flashplayer? And without having to switch to Ubuntu?

1. What I first did was download "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar" from the Adobe site. It was automatically saved to the Downloads folder.
2. The next instruction I've read was to extract that and copy it somewhere, and that it should become a "libflashplayer.so"
3. Well, when I browsed Thunar, I found a libflashplayer.so file in it, so I assumed that the command to extract it did the job.
4. Now I don't know what to do with that file, and where to move it. I don't know where to find the folder /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as what others suggest. When I open a terminal and type "/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" it says: "bash: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins: is a directory" and so I'm assuming that it's already somewhere in here...
5. I checked another forum which instructed to use the Move command "mv libflashplayer.so ~/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" but when I paste that, it keeps returning the message: "mv: cannot move `libflashplayer.so' to `/home/user/./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins': No such file or directory"

I'm really confused because when I type the location, it acknowledges /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as a directory, but afterwards, it seems to negate itself??? Or is the command syntax i'm typing incorrect?

The instruction seems to be that I need to just copy or move the "libflashplayer.so" file to another folder... How do I find that particular folder? It seems the command "locate" doesn't work for me, and I can't find anything by browsing the Thunar File Manager...

Please help. I haven't been able to watch ANY videos from ANY website for the past week because of the freakin' Adobe Flash Player missing plugins and it's driving me nuts. I've already miraculously managed to install the Chromium browser as a 2nd browser, but it still has missing plugins....

Plus, I'm afraid to install the Ubuntu Netbook remix for fear of rendering my very old AA1 useless(bought this Aug2008), since I'm also an idiot to these kinds of things and I might not be able to use this at all... That Adobe Flash Player is just all that I want...

HELP!!
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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see your other post, Glenn
 
Old 11-01-2010, 06:41 AM   #8
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unpackage?

marciobarbalho quotes someone:

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Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created.
I believe I have gotten the file downloaded to downloads, and I assume what's next is unpackaging, but I don't know what unpackaging is.
 
  


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