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Old 02-17-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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DSL 4.4.10 and Adobe Flash Player Installation Problems


I am having an issue with installing Adobe Flash Player to my computer while running DSL 4.4.10 LiveCD.

Honestly, I have no idea on how to proceed. I have downloaded the install file and I can see it on my desktop but anymore than that I am at a loss for words.

Any help or advise?

Thanks,

Brian Gallagher
 
Old 02-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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When you use a live-CD, all changes you make are lost when you reboot, remember that at all time.

About the solution, first, you have to use Firefox, not Dillo. Dillo does not support flash in any way. To install flash, you have to copy the .so in the Firefox or Mozilla plugin directory, normally found somewhere in /usr/lib.

If what you downloaded is not a .so, then open a terminal and type:
cd Desktop #or equivalent to go in the desktop folder

then make the file executable

chmod 777 filename

then execute it:
su
./filename
 
Old 02-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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Elv13,

Update: I have recently partitioned HD, on an IBM Thinkpad 600X, and installed Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 (DSL) onto my computer. Next, I went to a website, using Firefox [Bon Echo] which required Adobe Flash Player. So I ended up doing two things.

1. First, I downloaded the Adobe Flash Player 10 .tar file. Then I extracted the libflashplayer.so file. Lastly, I put that file into the Firefox plugin folder [ /opt/.firefox_plugins]. When I went back to the website there was no difference.

2. Went back to the website and noticed this time that a drop-down menu appeared and said that I was missing plug-ins for the site. I clicked on "Install Missing Plug-in". Process went step-by-step where I downloaded and installed the necessary files but in a much more user friendly fashion. At the end, it said that Firefox needed to be restarted for plug-in to take affect. I restarted computer and went back to that website but same message appeared that stated I needed to install the missing adobe flash player plug-in.

Also to note, after I restarted the computer, I went back to the Firefox plugin folder and looked for the original .so file I had put in manually. The file was no longer there. I also noticed that some other files I had downloaded, which were on the Desktop, were no longer there either.

I am thinking that everytime I restart the computer, my changes are nullified. I am confused by this since I am no longer running off the LiveCD but running off an installed version of DSL.

Any thoughts, suggestions??

Other than that, I hope that this message finds you all well and in very good spirits. Looking forward to hearing from you all about this obstacle.

With much respect and thanks,

Brian Gallagher
 
Old 02-27-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
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Just a alternative

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ns/puppylinux/

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...030599&t=49618

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48596

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48841

Just search thru Puppy Forums for succesful IBM 600 installs. I have read of a lot of them that
looks like they had good success with Puppy and pet packages in puppy are easy as heck to install.
I run AntiX and Puppy on My IBM 390E.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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And if you want Damn Small Linux with a Newer Kernel

http://www.tinycorelinux.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8tnU-NAbYo

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