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rm_-rf_windows 06-07-2007 07:41 PM

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Konqueror, Epiphany and Other Browsers
 
On Mandriva, 2007.0, or "2007 Free". I was able to install Flash Player on Mozilla Firefox and it works like a charm.

Here's how I did it, in case some of you have had problems with the following error message:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...rod_Version=Sh
...to download and get basic instructions for installation
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/tarball.html
...to learn more about installing rpm or .tar.gz files

Tip: When you choose your path, be sure you choose the specific version of Mozilla that you are using, e.g., "/usr/lib/mozilla" exists in my directory, however it is not the right path. There are three directories called "Mozilla" or "Mozilla something" in my /usr/lib:

mozilla
mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.7/
mozilla-firefox-1.5.9.10/

I hadn't noticed the two "mozilla-firefox" directories and installed Flash Player to 1.5.0.7. It didn't work. After some searching around, I noticed the two and installed it to both
. (paths /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.5...etc...)

Okay, that's my little contribution or HowTo for those who might be having problems installing Flash Player on their Linux OSs.



PROBLEM: HOW DO I FIND THE PATH AND/OR INSTALL FLASH PLAYER ON OTHER BROWSERS?


Here's where I looked:
Code:

[root@localhost ~]# find /usr -name epiphany
/usr/share/omf/epiphany
/usr/share/gnome/help/epiphany
/usr/share/epiphany
/usr/lib/menu/epiphany
/usr/lib/epiphany
/usr/bin/epiphany
[root@localhost ~]#

Code:

[root@localhost ~]# find /usr -name konqueror
/usr/share/doc/HTML/en/konqueror
/usr/share/doc/HTML/fr/konqueror
/usr/share/mdk/bookmarks/konqueror
/usr/share/apps/konqueror
/usr/bin/konqueror
[root@localhost ~]#

None of these options (or my variants of them) worked.


I then found this a bit odd. I get the same output from two different directories:
Code:

[root@localhost lib]# cd epiphany
[root@localhost epiphany]# ls
1.9/  2.16/
[root@localhost epiphany]# cd ..
[root@localhost lib]# ls epiph*
1.9/  2.16/
[root@localhost lib]#

"ls" from 'lib' ("ls epiph*") and from 'epiphany' ("ls") give me the same results!

I'd like to download a few other browsers - Opera, etc. - and add Adobe Flash Player plugins to them. Does anybody know how to do this?

Thanks.

linuxguru2 06-07-2007 10:24 PM

Installing Flash Player Globally
 
Hi rm. You use Mandriva 2007, which means you use an RPM packaging system. Now, Macromedia has the RPM for Flash Player for download, which will install the Flash Player for any browser you put on your system (Konqueror, Epiphany, Firefox, Seamonkey, Opera). You can download it here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...sion=Netscape4
Select the RPM file. Now Mandriva should bring up an installer window when you click on the RPM file, if not, run this command from the command line: rpm -i rpmnamehere.rpm (replacing rpmnamehere.rpm with the name of the RPM file). That should solve your problem. Any other questions or problems post here again :). Best of luck.

LinuxGuru2.

rm_-rf_windows 06-07-2007 11:51 PM

linuxguru2 wrote (post #2):
Quote:

Hi rm. You use Mandriva 2007, which means you use an RPM packaging system. Now, Macromedia has the RPM for Flash Player for download, which will install the Flash Player for any browser you put on your system (Konqueror, Epiphany, Firefox, Seamonkey, Opera). You can download it here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...sion=Netscape4
Select the RPM file. Now Mandriva should bring up an installer window when you click on the RPM file, if not, run this command from the command line: rpm -i rpmnamehere.rpm (replacing rpmnamehere.rpm with the name of the RPM file). That should solve your problem.
rm_-rf_windows had already written (post #1):
Quote:

On Mandriva, 2007.0, or "2007 Free". I was able to install Flash Player on Mozilla Firefox and it works like a charm.

Here's how I did it, in case some of you have had problems with the following error message:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...rod_Version=Sh
...to download and get basic instructions for installation
http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/tarball.html
...to learn more about installing rpm or .tar.gz files
(...)
Okay, that's my little contribution or HowTo for those who might be having problems installing Flash Player on their Linux OSs.

linuxguru2 wrote (post #2):
Quote:

Any other questions or problems post here again :). Best of luck.
rm_-rf_windows had already written (post #1):
Quote:

PROBLEM: HOW DO I FIND THE PATH AND/OR INSTALL FLASH PLAYER ON OTHER BROWSERS?
Don't want to be discouraging linuxguru2, but please, read the posts carefully before answering :rolleyes:. Thanks for the effort nevertheless ;).

I did forget to mention that to install flashplayer in other browsers, you were prompted for another path. Once you've installed it in one place it asks you if you want to install it anywhere else, and if yes, "give the path, please". You have to know what the path is in order to install it to other browsers and that's where I ran into problems. If the path isn't right, you get an error message and a prompt to enter another path. When you get it right, bingo, it installs! I can't find the paths for Epiphany and Konqueror, hence the info in post #1.

Actually, I wanted to cut and paste the exact message I got in the flashplayer installer, but I had already started writing post #1... You cannot run the installer and have a web browser open at the same time, and that's why I haven't quoted the installer word for word.

I guess we're both at fault here. I could have been clearer, and you could have read my message more carefully. I admit the message is a bit long. The important thing is to find an answer to this question...

Thanks for the reply nevertheless.

linuxguru2 06-08-2007 12:00 AM

Sorry for the error...
 
Sorry for the error there. See I can't use Mandriva anymore because my Wifi card isn't supported by it on this laptop. The last version that I used was 2005, and that was in vmWare. I'm used to Ubuntu/Debian automatically configuring it to be globally installed. Again, sorry for the error.

LinuxGuru2.

UK MAdMaN 06-08-2007 05:58 AM

Download and open the .tar.gz file and extract the .so file to your browser's plugin directory.

rm_-rf_windows 06-08-2007 09:30 AM

Yeah, the question is WHERE IS THE PLUGIN DIRECTORY ?!

UK MAdMaN 06-08-2007 09:33 AM

It should be mentioned somewhere in the browser options.

reddazz 06-08-2007 10:18 AM

Copy or create symlinks of your plugin files to a place like /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Firefox, Epiphany and other Mozilla based browsers should automatically detect them. For Konqueror do Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> Plugins, add your plugin directory (in this case /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins) to the top of the list and click on "scan for new plugins". The process is similar for Opera.

rm_-rf_windows 06-12-2007 12:31 AM

Hey!!!!! It worked!!! (Konqueror) Thanks a million reddazz!!!!! Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UhhMaybe 09-07-2007 05:26 PM

http://www.opera.com/download/ for the Home Page and also the browser download. As previously mentioned by reddazz, the plugins will follow the directions.


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