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Old 09-09-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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ZenWalk 3.0 - flashplayer ?? [solved]


Does anyone know how to get a flash [Macromedia or whatever?] going? I have tried to access package lists, but that PkgTool thing does not like me much.

I've tried to find other package lists but no luck, I did mange to upgrade 2 things, that were likely O.K. in the 1st place....

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Old 09-09-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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Go to adobe.com and foolow the instructions posted on the site. It's very straightforward.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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What browser are you using? If you go to Adobe's website you can download the flash installer. When you do go to install it flash-installer will ask you for the browser's install directory. most of them are in /usr/lib. I know firefox is /usr/lib/firefox and Mozilla is /usr/lib/mozilla.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:03 PM   #4
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What browser are you using? If you go to Adobe's website you can download the flash installer. When you do go to install it flash-installer will ask you for the browser's install directory. most of them are in /usr/lib. I know firefox is /usr/lib/firefox and Mozilla is /usr/lib/mozilla.
I have done that before, but isn't Zenwalk using a different "Module" type system, like Slax does? I am guessing that the d/l & install from Macromedia will not work.

I am still just tinkering from the install last night.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:38 PM   #5
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I am browsing this site with ZenWalk and Firefox is flashplayer enabled. I downloaded the plugin from macromedia.com and guess what it works! Follow the installer instructions and you're done in few seconds!
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:45 PM   #6
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I have done that before, but isn't Zenwalk using a different "Module" type system, like Slax does? I am guessing that the d/l & install from Macromedia will not work.

I am still just tinkering from the install last night.
Not sure I understand your questino all the way but Zenwlak and Slackware both use the .tgz for it's install package. But that does not mean it is limited to that. The installer for macromedia is very straightforward.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:46 PM   #7
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I am browsing this site with ZenWalk and Firefox is flashplayer enabled. I downloaded the plugin from macromedia.com and guess what it works! Follow the installer instructions and you're done in few seconds!

Few seconds is right. I can install macromedia in about 15 or so seconds.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 04:56 PM   #8
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I got 'er going.............it was a late night last night.........
 
Old 09-10-2006, 12:49 AM   #9
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Flash works here also. Just run the installer as user and install the plugins to ~/.mozilla/plugins.
 
Old 09-10-2006, 12:52 AM   #10
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I got 'er going.............it was a late night last night.........
Don't you hate them nights.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #11
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so what did you do? i can't even get it to begin to look like it's going to install. i hated the hassles i had dooing this in kubuntu after those last foobarred updates.

thanks
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #12
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yo evilbill did u get it working in the end?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:53 PM   #13
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why the developers heavent provided flashplayer by default in the zenwalk iso or cd itself, like other distros dude viz suse provides all the software which are very much essential in the distro cd itself. Well my suggestion and i also think that zenwalk developers should provide all the required softwares in the zenwalk by default viz. flashplayer,few multimedia players,few audio players like amarok and xmms(i think it will install on zenwalk) and also J2SDK and other few development toolkit too.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 06:47 AM   #14
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why the developers heavent provided flashplayer by default in the zenwalk iso or cd itself, like other distros dude viz suse provides all the software which are very much essential in the distro cd itself.
it's a copyright/licence problem, some distros have payed to put it on there iso.

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Well my suggestion and i also think that zenwalk developers should provide all the required softwares in the zenwalk by default viz. flashplayer,few multimedia players,few audio players like amarok and xmms(i think it will install on zenwalk) and also J2SDK and other few development toolkit too.
form Zenwalk home page:
Zenwalk is a GNU/Linux operating system, designed to provide the following characteristics :
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* Rational (one mainstream application for each task)
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So, 1 player only in iso (but some others are availlable for download, in and out of "official" repositories)

and JRE will be out of next iso (licence problems).
 
Old 10-08-2006, 08:31 PM   #15
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i can't get the installer to do anything on any of my 7 machines.
been working on it since before i posted above even. grrrrr!!

not that flash is a necessity, in fact, usually a hinderance, but i hate not being able to get something figured out!
 
  


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