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Old 05-05-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Trying to copy libflashplayer.so and install flash


Hi:

I have been trying for days to install flash on the fresh install of Slackware.
I have the Mozillia browser and the Sea Monkey Browser but I am not using them. Instead I am using Konqueror.

I tried copying the libflashplayer.so file and followed the path (/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins) to the plugins dirrectory but the option to paste was not present.

I tried to copy it as root in the terminal an that didn't work.
So why the "cannot create regular file?

Code:
bash-4.3$ cd Downloads
bash-4.3$ ls
install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64         libflashplayer.so  usr
install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz  readme.txt
bash-4.3$ su
Password: 
bash-4.3# cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozillia/plugins
cp: cannot create regular file '/usr/lib/mozillia/plugins': No such file or directory
What do I need to do? I'm having trouble understanding--
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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it's mozilla, not mozillia
Also you are using 64 bit so it should be /usr/lib64
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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Corrected my spelling; thanks.

Code:
bash-4.3$ cd Downloads
bash-4.3$ ls
install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64         libflashplayer.so  usr
install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz  readme.txt
bash-4.3$ su
Password: 
bash-4.3# cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
bash-4.3# installpkg install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64
Cannot install install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64:  file not found
bash-4.3# slackpkg install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64

install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64: Unknown option.

slackpkg - version 2.81.1

Usage:
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] {install|remove|search|file-search|
                            upgrade|reinstall|blacklist} {PATTERN|FILE}
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] {generate-template|install-template|remove-template}
                           TEMPLATENAME
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] info PACKAGE
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] update [gpg]
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] {clean-system|upgrade-all|install-new}
        slackpkg [OPTIONS] {new-config|check-updates|help}

If you need more information try to use 'slackpkg help' or look the
slackpkg's manpage.


bash-4.3#
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Have you tried downloading and installing Alien Bob's flash package?

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...-plugin/pkg64/

Once installed you can tell Konqueror to search for new plug-ins and it will find the flash plug-in.

Last edited by cwizardone; 05-05-2014 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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I checked in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and the libflashplayer.so file is in the plugins directory.

Now what is the problem?

I should be using slackpkg to install flash; right?
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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you can also make a "plugins" folder IN the seamonkey folder
then link the lib flash to a file in that folder

seamonkey/plugins/libflashplayer.so ( well the link to "libflashplayer.so" )

now Firefox IS DIFFERENT!!!!!
a few versions back ( i think it was firefox 18 ) they MOVED!!!! that folder to a NEW location

firefox/browser/plugins/libflashplayer.so ( well the link to "libflashplayer.so" )
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:40 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
Have you tried downloading and installing Alien Bob's flash package?

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/pe...-plugin/pkg64/

Once installed you can tell Konqueror to search for new plug-ins and it will find the flash plug-in.
I just downloaded the flash pkg from that page. Thank You.
Hope this works.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:43 PM   #8
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I checked in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and the libflashplayer.so file is in the plugins directory.

Now what is the problem?

I should be using slackpkg to install flash; right?
Or you can download the flash package I mentioned above, save it to your hard drive and as root run, upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new flashpackagename.txz

flashpackagename = the real, exact name of the package.

Then open Konqueror, go to settings > configure konqueror > plugins
and tell it to search for new plug-ins.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:50 PM   #9
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The easiest for me was to download and install the :
Code:
flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz

Code:
bash-4.3# installpkg flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz
Verifying package flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz.
Installing package flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# flashplayer-plugin (flash plugin for web browsers)
#
# Provides Adobe Flash plugin for browsers that recognize
# /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as a valid plugin directory
#
# Plugin is subject to Adobe terms of use: 
#  http://www.adobe.com/go/labs_term_of_use
#
# Plugin is subject to Adobe Flash EULA:
#  http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/eula/flashplayer.html
#
Executing install script for flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz.
Package flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz installed.
Now that it is installed, I'll try what you said: cwizardone. I just have to find in Konqueror where the plugin is at--
I'm not sure-
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #10
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Quote:
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...I just have to find in Konqueror where the plugin is at--
I'm not sure-
See the last sentence of message #8, above.
BTW, at this point, how many versions of the flash plug-in do you have installed?
 
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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See the last sentence of message #8, above.
BTW, at this point, how many versions of the flash plug-in do you have installed?
Just one flash plug in installed.
Taking a screen shot to show you where I am at and not sure what to choose because I don't see "flashplayer -plugin"

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...ugins.png.html
 
Old 05-05-2014, 11:08 PM   #12
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Click on the button that says, "Scan for Plugins."
 
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:21 PM   #13
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Click on the button that says, "Scan for Plugins."
When I click on "Scan for Plugins" I get this in the window:
Code:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/skypebutton.so
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:03 AM   #14
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Was Konqueror closed when you installed the flash plug-in? If not, close it and restart it and go through, settings > configure konqueror > plugins > plugins > scan for plugins, one more time.
If you did a fresh, complete install of Slackware64 and installed Alien Bob's flashplayer package, Konqueror should find the flash plug-in.

Just for chuckles, with a file manager, check /var/logs/packages to see if libflashwhatever is installed.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 01:15 AM   #15
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Was Konqueror closed when you installed the flash plug-in? If not, close it and restart it and go through, settings > configure konqueror > plugins > plugins > scan for plugins, one more time.
If you did a fresh, complete install of Slackware64 and installed Alien Bob's flashplayer package, Konqueror should find the flash plug-in.

Just for chuckles, with a file manager, check /var/logs/packages to see if libflashwhatever is installed.
I closed Konqueror and restarted it. Tried again and still have the same result when I click san for plugins.

I checked in /var/logs/packages and the good new is "flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.356-x86_64-1alien.txz" is there.

Don't get why Konqueror isn't finding the plugin.

Could the KDE DE possibly be causing an issue?
 
  


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