Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I've been trying to get the flashplayer plugin working in mozilla but I haven't had any success. I've tried it as root and as my main user account. The directory for the mozilla plugins lists the 2 plugin files but when I click on about>plugins in mozilla, flash isn't listed.
I'm fairly new to linux but I'm pretty sure I've done everything right. I'm using Mandrake 9.1 and Mozilla 1.4.
you need to download the flash plugin, if you already havent done so. Extract the tarball. make a symbolic link from the exact plugin in whatever directory and location it is sttting into the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/i386/ns660/ drectory. (i think this is the correct location. Look to be sure before you do it)
This should work for you. This also applies if you need to install the Java plugin, which you will because it doesnt come with mozilla by default. Also, before you do any of this, look to see that the plugins are not just located in the /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/i386/ns660 directory. You may just need to make a symlink from those to the mozilla directory.
Here's what I did: I dl'd the tar file, extracted it, ran ./flash-installer, directed it to the /usr/local/mozilla directory, let it do it's thing, and then I restart my session. I've done this both as root and as local user.
I'm not sure why I would need to link the file if it's already in the directory. Please keep in mind I'm quite new to linux.
Oh, and as far as the web link in the post above goes, that doesn't really help me as I don't know what repositories or urpmi' s are. In fact, I don't understand a damn thing on that page.
literally? then I suspect it's the wrong place. Where is mozilla 1.4. installed on your system? If you installed using an rpm, it's probably somewhere unlder /usr/lib and usually the directory has a version number (e.g. /usr/local/mozilla-1.4)
My mozilla is completely contained in /usr/local/mozilla (no version number in the directory name, but I'm using 1.4). It contains several directories and files, including: chrome, components, defaults, icons, plugins (which the flash plugins are present), etc. There is also my hidden user folder .mozilla which contains a couple of directories, including /plugins, which also has the flash plugins listed.
I did a clean install of mozilla, I didn't get it from my distro disc, but from the mozilla site directly.
are you rinning your system as root all the time? I hope not. In order to access the files as a normal user, the permissions have to be set accordingly (others must have at least read access). Just try and see if it helps to change the permissions. If it does not, you can always change thigns back.
no, I'm not running as root all the time. I'm using Mandrake 9.1 and it defaults away from root. However, I installed the plugins as root. I'm going to try changing the permissions now. Hope this works.