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Old 12-08-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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OK for three months i've been trying to get a working flash player for firefox i've ran across a beta flash player 10 on plugin doc

Now when i download the file it tells me to copy it to the mozilla plugin folder of course i tried doing it the easy way (dragging the file) but it didnt work nothing is easy with linux
ok basically I wanna know how to move the gnash plugin for firefox from the gnash plugin folder to the mozilla plugin folder in terminal

any help would be graciously appreciated

Or tell me a website I can download a good flash to work with Linux Xubuntu gutsy gibbon 7.10 xfce either is great thanks
 
Old 12-08-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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Why not get flash direct from Adobe? ....or using your package manager?

In any case, you can copy the file using cp. The file should be named something like "libflashplayer.so". If not, you may need to extract it----tell us the filename you have for more details.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 02:20 AM   #3
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You will have to copy the file as root.

As said in the first reply by pixellany
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In any case, you can copy the file using cp.
you can use the cp command.

eg:
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$cp source\file\name destination\file\name
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:49 AM   #4
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rpm install

go to the Adobe site download the flash rpm linux to your home and open you shell [rpm -Uvih flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm] then it will ask for the file location should be /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.3 or what ever version you have and that should install it different process for tar of course. Linux gets easier as you learn more about how to use it.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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Ok of course i tried downloading it directly from adobe all linux versions come back as not supported I did download the mozilla plugin and gnash from package manager which now turns all videos grey.

The I have downloaded was from adobe labs a alpha program which is just libflashplayer.so now I have extracted it to my desktop because when i tried extracting it directly to the firefox plug-ins i get this error message "tar: libflashplayer.so: Cannot open: Permission denied
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors"

So basically i wanna put that file (libflashplayer.so) in the firefox plugin folder or the gnash plugin (libgnashplugin.so) in the firefox plugin folder thanks again
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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You got it from here? http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

What do you mean "came back as not supported"? Getting flash from adobe has always worked for me--on maybe 10 different distros.

Download the .tar.gz version
In a terminal:
su to become root
Move to /opt and extract using tar -xzvf
copy (or link) the plugin to the Firefox plugins folder
 
Old 12-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #7
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No i got it from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html it came out like 3 weeks ago look for yourself now i see your directions but like the thread says I'm n00b so if you could please put that in command prompt that would be easy for me to follow it would be great thanks pixellany
 
Old 12-09-2008, 08:28 PM   #8
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That's a 64-bit version (Alpha---therefore possibly buggy)

Do you have a 64-bit CPU?
Are you using 64-bit version of Linux?

Even if both are true, I think you can still use the 32-bit flash plugin. Use the link I provided.



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if you could please put that in command prompt
I don't understand this...
 
Old 12-09-2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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I don't understand this...
your directions i would like to copy and paste them and i think im using a 64 bit system im running this on my playstation 3

Last edited by theseph; 12-09-2008 at 09:48 PM.
 
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OK--let's assume that the 32-bit version is going to work:

Download the tar.gz file from the site I provided.
Open a terminal
"su" to become root
"cd Desktop" to go to the Desktop (I am assuming the file is here)
"mv <filename> /opt" (Substitute the actual name of the file)
"cd /opt" move to the /opt directory
"tar -xzvf <filename>" This will create a new directory with a similar name
"cd <directoryname>"

At this point, find the plugin file---probably named something like "libflashplayer.so"---you can either copy this or link it to the firefox plugins folder. Let's use the link method.

Note the full path of the file---eg it might be /opt/flash/libflashplayer.so
find the firefox directory---eg /opt/firefox or somewhere in /usr
You can find it using--eg:
find /usr -name firefox

cd into the firefox plugin directory
issue the command for a soft link:
"ln -s /opt/flash/libflashplayer.so" (This syntax creates a soft link with the same name as the target file.)

I know this seems complicated, but after you have been thru it you will start seeing the basic principles. Post back if there is a step you don't understand.
 
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will try when i get home from work
 
Old 12-10-2008, 08:53 AM   #12
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In any case, you can copy the file using cp.
I think that for a newbie it would be much easier to launch "mc" (midnight commander) as root, and copy file from there.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #13
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I think that for a newbie it would be much easier to launch "mc" (midnight commander) as root, and copy file from there.
Point taken....

I fall into a trap sometimes---for me the command-line is often the fastest way to do something and I instinctively default to it.

In this case, is was not totally clear what OPs experience level is---AND: I don't know how to use MC.....
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #14
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In this case, is was not totally clear what OPs experience level is---AND: I don't know how to use MC.....
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Have you seen norton commander? It is the same thing. You have two panels that list files in current directories. You can navigate using cursor keys, change active panel with tab and you can operate on files using function keys and some combos. Oh, and there is pulldown menu that can be made visible by pressing F9 (it is visible by default). Shouldn't be very difficult to learn.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:18 PM   #15
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... but it didnt work nothing is easy with linux
I didn't work because Linux, unlike Windows, does not let you run with administrative privileges by default. In Linux you can't just go rampaging through the filesystem changing things on a whim. It's a concept known as security. The Firefox plugins directory is somewhere that ordinarily you shouldn't need to alter the contents of and so regular users can't. If you want to alter the contents of the Firefox plugins directory you have to become root.


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Or tell me a website I can download a good flash to work with Linux Xubuntu gutsy gibbon 7.10 xfce either is great thanks

Did you try launching the Synaptic Package Manager and searching for Flash? They'll be a package called flash-nonfree (or something like that). Install it. You should then have Flash available in Firefox.
 
  


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