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Old 12-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question How to install Adobe Flash on Linux Centos?

Hello all, As you can see I am very newbie in Linux. I need to install Adobe Flash Player, Shockwave and Acrobat reader on linux. Does anyone know how to install these applications? I downloaded the Flash Player and unzipped it in a folder in Desktop
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If you use firefox, you can just copy the file to the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory and when you restart your browser, flash should work for you.
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If you're using CentOS, then you can just use yum for adding new packages. Try using
yum install flash-plugin
yum install acroread
. The Flash plugin and the reader are available in the rpmforge repository, which should be enabled by default on a CentOS installation.
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also "Acrobat reader " is not needed
you can use the installed "evince" it is part of Gnome

also you might want to read the CentOS wiki
and the red hat RHEL documentation for the current 5.5 ( CentOS 6 is NOT out yet)


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