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Old 11-28-2003, 07:54 PM   #1
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Almost there with flash


I've been fooling around trying to install a flash player. I finally got it to the point that it asks for the directory but I'm lost again...

Please choose which directory to install Macromedia Flash Player 6:

[m] Install Macromedia Flash Player 6 into Mozilla user
directory: /home/hoffman/.mozilla

[n] Install Macromedia Flash Player 6 into Netscape user
directory: /home/hoffman/.netscape

[a] All

Please choose a directory: /home/hoffman/mozilla

ERROR: Please choose a directory from the list.

Please choose a directory: /home/hoffman/.mozilla

ERROR: Please choose a directory from the list.

Please choose a directory:

ERROR: Please choose a directory from the list.

Please choose a directory: : /home/hoffman/.mozilla

ERROR: Please choose a directory from the list.

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks
 
Old 11-29-2003, 12:35 AM   #2
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The directory that you are using is user directory where all your settings for the program is located. Its different than the application directory. Mozilla could be located in /usr/lib or some where else. You can type whereis mozilla. Then follow the symbolic link.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 01:52 AM   #3
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After I found my mozilla (I think it was in usr/lib ) I had to append the version# onto the end : ...mozilla-1.4
May be worth a try if you still have trouble getting it to go.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 06:20 PM   #4
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This is where it's at:
[hoffman@BLACKCODE hoffman]$ whereis mozilla
mozilla: /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/lib/mozilla
[hoffman@BLACKCODE hoffman]$

This is what it gives me when I enter that path:
WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):

Any more hints? I've been fooling with this for awhile...
 
Old 11-29-2003, 11:57 PM   #5
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At the bash prompt, type ls -l /usr/bin/mozilla

I think it will point to /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4 or something similar.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:11 AM   #6
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When I was installing flashplayer and looked up Mozilla with the command line, Mozilla was only identified as "mozilla*" .
I opened mozilla then the "help" tab, then selected "about mozilla" and that told the version #.
When I used the full name and version # , flash player went ahead and installed.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:21 AM   #7
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I got this from Macromedia

Flash Player 6 for Linux
Mozilla Plug-in and Standalone players
Update Version 6.0r79
4 March 2003

Installation
------------

To install the Plug-in Player for Linux:

- This installer is script-based and cannot be run from a GUI.
- Uncompress install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz. A directory called install_flash_player_6_linux is created. Navigate to this directory.
- From the command line, type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
- Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser's menu.

To install the Standalone Player for Linux:

- This installer is script-based and cannot be run from a GUI.
- Uncompress install_flash_player_6_linux_sa.tar.gz. A directory called install_flash_player_6_linux_sa is created. Navigate to this directory.
- From the command line, type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. For root users, gflashplayer will be copied to /usr/bin. For non-root users, it will be copied to a folder named bin in your home directory.


does it help ? my flash works...

tommytomato
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I got it.
I just had to put -1.2.1 on the end of mozilla and it installed.
Now if I can figure out how to burn CD's
...
 
  


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