I just did a fresh install of ubuntu on my Panasonic laptop. I have tons of RAM and HD space. I downloaded the latest flash player plugin from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
. I downloaded the .tar.gz for Linux version. The file "install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" loaded into my /tmp folder. Using instructions I read in Paul G. Sery's book "Ubuntu Linux for Dummies" (page 191 of the 2007 edition), I then did the following: using the Archive Manager, I clicked the Extract button, clicked the Extract button of the next screen, waited for the file to be extracted, and then closed the dialog. So far, so good.
Next, I opened a terminal and typed the following, as listed in his book:
sudo cp /tmp/install_flash_player*/*so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
I received the following message:
cp: cannot stat `/tmp/install_flash_player*/*so': No such file or directory
I noticed that the extracted file is libflashplayer.so, and I substituted that name in the sudo cp command for flash_player, but received the same cannot stat message. I've also tried the following two:
sudo cp /tmp/install_libflashplayer*/*so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
sudo cp /tmp/install_libflashplayer.so*/*so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
Still receiving the cannot stat message. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.