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Old 06-25-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
mongoosecage
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Don't know how to install Flash Player in Slackware


I have tried installing the Flash Player tar.gz. To no avail. I have been spoiled by ubuntu. I tried

Code:
Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC.  All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at doubleveesoryous dot adobe dot com/support/flashplayer/ (no urls thats why)

To install Adobe Flash Player 9 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): 

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
I tried typing in other random things it would acknowledge that they didnt exsist but everytime I try to tell it its in mozilla it seems like its lying to me and ignoring it. Seems strange

Does anyone have answers? This has been bugging me for two days. If i click on the .sh installer it hangs and crashes in my face.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 05:36 AM   #2
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try /usr/lib/firefox if you are using firefox.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 06:32 AM   #3
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Quote:
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try /usr/lib/firefox if you are using firefox.
Ok yeap did it, if i did that in the usr/lib would that effect my computer in a bad way? I was trying to get it to enter my folder because it kept on trying to find folders in the folder it was contained in. So I copied the files inside to usr/lib would that effect it?
 
Old 06-25-2008, 08:17 AM   #4
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May I suggest using the Slackbuild script at Slackbuilds.org. Running this will create a Slackware package that will put stuff in the right place.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #5
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does the web-installer not work ?

whenever i visit [youtube/ adultswim] in knoppix it will tell me a plug-in is missing and i click on install.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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When it gets to this stage:

Code:
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
Type in:

Code:
/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14
Then press Enter. Simple. Worked for me.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 07:45 PM   #7
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Got it.

yeap

usr/lib/firefox did it for me. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 03:23 AM   #8
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Installing Flash plugin for Firefox in Slackware 12.1 [ For Dummies ]

Download the flash player installer file from www.adobe.com :
install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

Extract the .tar file from the downloaded .tar.gzip :
gunzip install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

This will cause the .tar.gz file to disappear and what remains will be:
install_flash_player_9_linux.tar

Now untar the file into a directory called flash9:
tar -xvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar -C /root/Desktop/flash9
x : eXtract
v : Verbose
f : Filename

Make sure Firox is not running.

From the Terminal, go the extracted folder and run the installer script:
bash flashplayer-installer

At the following prompt:
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):


enter the directory where Firefox is located:
/usr/lib/firefox

Note:

TAR : Tape ARchive
Tar just combines a group of files into one tarball file.
The .tar file can then be compressed into .tar.gz or .tgz
 
Old 05-23-2009, 06:45 AM   #9
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Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by brittosa View Post
Download the flash player installer file from www.adobe.com :
install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

Extract the .tar file from the downloaded .tar.gzip :
gunzip install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

This will cause the .tar.gz file to disappear and what remains will be:
install_flash_player_9_linux.tar

Now untar the file into a directory called flash9:
tar -xvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar -C /root/Desktop/flash9
x : eXtract
v : Verbose
f : Filename

Make sure Firox is not running.

From the Terminal, go the extracted folder and run the installer script:
bash flashplayer-installer

At the following prompt:
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):


enter the directory where Firefox is located:
/usr/lib/firefox

Note:

TAR : Tape ARchive
Tar just combines a group of files into one tarball file.
The .tar file can then be compressed into .tar.gz or .tgz
------------------------------------------------------------------
I've been away from the linux world since feb 2003 for different reasons
and I just now got ... /home ... again but I've forgot all the tricks
and all the basics it seems, so I have a lot of catching up to do. But I just wanted to thank you very much for taking time and explain it thoroughly !!
keep up the good work
//K

Last edited by KenHan; 05-23-2009 at 06:57 AM.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 09:04 AM   #10
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Old thread dug up---some info may no longer be valid----closed.

KenHan;
Glad to have you back
 
  


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