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Old 12-16-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
OscarBunson
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Question Downloading Adobe Flash player 10 on acer aspire one limpus lite


With the help of this site I have just downloaded Firefox 3.6.13 onto an acer aspire one which has limpus lite. On completion it told me to upgrade my flash player. Went to Adobe and I clicked on the drop down menu and selected .tar.gz (I have no idea what this means at all but it was the same ending as the stuff for firefox). So I've now got the flash player 10 thing in my 'downloads' but I don't know what to do next through the 'run programme window'.

Any further help would be appreciated.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Hi,

download here: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._111710.tar.gz
extract the file with
Code:
tar xf flashplayer12_2_2p_32bit_linux_111710.tar.gz
afterwards you have a file "libflashplayer.so", this copy to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Code:
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'm clearly doing something wrong .....

followed the first point and got the following response when I tried to extract:

tar: flashplayer12_2_2p_32bit_linux_111710.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


Any ideas why it says this?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:00 PM   #4
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Well, you'll have to execute the command within the directory where the file is downloaded. And the filename in the command has to be exactly the same as the name of the file. Check this.
You may as well type "tar xf flashpl" and then press the <TAB> key, which will expand the filename.

Markus

EDIT: it was a typo in my first post, must be ...player10_...

Last edited by markush; 12-16-2010 at 05:02 PM.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 02:36 AM   #5
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Hi.

I tried to do all the things you said, but in the end I got the message " cp: try to overwrite `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so', overriding mode 0755 (rwxr-xr-x)?

what does this mean, and how can I update my flashplayer.
My daughter is going to play this moshi monster on this computer and I need to update my flash pl.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 02:56 AM   #6
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Hi,

It is probably tying to write over the old version of the file.

You may have to become root user.

Code:
su
Password: put the root password

cheers
 
Old 12-27-2010, 04:52 AM   #7
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... the message " cp: try to overwrite `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so', overriding mode 0755 (rwxr-xr-x)?

what does this mean, and how can I update my flashplayer....
It's as nigelc wrote, you'll have to overwrite the old version of flashplayer, the files always have the same name "libflasplayer.so" independent of the versionnumber.

Markus
 
Old 12-30-2010, 03:40 AM   #8
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It's as nigelc wrote, you'll have to overwrite the old version of flashplayer, the files always have the same name "libflasplayer.so" independent of the versionnumber.

Markus
thanks for all your helpful solutions.

I am sure that if I did all of those things you all said, it would work .
But after some search on the net, I found a way to install xp on it instead, and this is much better for me.

But once again thanks for all of your feedback.

Happy newyear.
 
  


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