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Old 04-02-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Smile How to install shockwave player on puppy Linux..


Hi, I was wonder if anyone would know how to install shockwave player on Puppy Linux, I'm new at this Linux and just can't find an answer anywhere else. Any simple step by step instructions would be appreciated. bb
 
Old 04-02-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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What browser do you have and is your linux 32 or 64 bit?

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Old 04-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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Download, extract and put the libflashplayer.so file in
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ .

Open rox filer (File Icon on Desktop). Go to where you downloaded the tar.gz. Left click to open zip. Hit select all. Hit extract. When it Opens a window on where to extract. Erase what is in the box and insert
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/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
I am not sure if you need the last "/" after plugins so if it doesn't do anything remove the last "/".
 
Old 04-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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rokytnji's instructions will only work correctly if all of the following are true:

1. Your browser is Firefox,
2. You download the 32 bit flashplayer,
3. Your OS is 32 bit, and
4. You have root powers for the copying.

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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rokytnji's instructions will only work correctly if all of the following are true:

1. Your browser is Firefox, (edit by rokytnji: or Seamonkey)
2. You download the 32 bit flashplayer,
3. Your OS is 32 bit, and
4. You have root powers for the copying.

Lou
True. Thing is Lou. Puppy usually comes stock with Seamonkey. Very Few 64 bit Puppy Linux Puplets. Big Basses Slaxer Pup comes to mind. And the 64 bit Puplets come with Flash enabled already in Browser. Can't answer to if he/she downloaded the 64 bit (which would probably bork his/her browser) since like I mentioned. Most Official Puppy Versions are 32 bit Distros.
Root Privileges are a given in Puppy Linux. No su or sudo needed in a stock Puppy Install.

Unfortunatelly. You as I know we have to guess on what some OPs are doing because of the sparse info they give on their posts. My best guess comes from this one statement.
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I'm new at this Linux


That tells me he/she does not know about Puplets, Pet Packages, Command line, JWM tweaks, and more than Likely Went through DistroWatch and grabbed the first and latest Official Puppy release he/she could find which leads my guess to Puppy 4.31 which comes with SeaMonkey 1.18 and is 32 bit operating system with a 32 bit bit browser.

But I could Be wrong as hell in assuming all this, So Hense,

Thanks for posting the warning .
 
Old 04-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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Hi rokytnji,

Thanks for not taking offence. That quote and my unfamiliarity with Puppy are pricely why I asked those questions. Also overlooked Seamonkey in my list of criteria.

Hi bb51,

Hope I didn't put you off with details.

Cheers, Lou
 
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Hi bb51,

Thanks for the email
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Hi LouRobytes, I'm using a 32 bit and my browser is seamonkey.thank you bb51
You should respond to posts using the forum rather than email so that others can benefit from the discourse.

Simply follow the instructions provided by rokytnji. He is experienced in your distro and his steps should be all you need do.

EDIT: Download this plug-in:
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l..._022310.tar.gz

Cheers, Lou

Last edited by LouRobytes; 04-03-2010 at 06:05 AM. Reason: Added link
 
Old 04-03-2010, 08:13 AM   #8
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Hi, I was wonder if anyone would know how to install shockwave player on Puppy Linux, I'm new at this Linux and just can't find an answer anywhere else. Any simple step by step instructions would be appreciated. bb
There isn't a Shockwave player for Linux, though there is (as others above have suggested) a Flash player/plugin.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #9
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Unless you just want to learn the hard way go to Menu-Setup-Puppy Package Manager and click on the flash player-done!
 
Old 08-03-2010, 08:28 PM   #10
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The is no native Linux Shockwave, you can however install it using wine or Crossover Office.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 01:01 AM   #11
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The is no native Linux Shockwave, you can however install it using wine or Crossover Office.
WineHQ gives it a Platinum rating but said it was a bit sluggish.
Flash is in the package manager of most distros .
I am not into gaming so I thought it was all the same thing.
I went to Firefox add ons and added Shockwave Flash.

Apparently there is a Linux version.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #12
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Shockwave is not the same thing as Flash.

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/ There is no Shockwave Player for Linux.

There is Shockwave Flash or as most people call it Flash.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 11:30 PM   #13
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Shockwave is not the same thing as Flash.

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/ There is no Shockwave Player for Linux.

There is Shockwave Flash or as most people call it Flash.
So what do you need the player for ? I was under the impression the point was to play online games so is ShockWave Flash not what is required?
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:21 AM   #14
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The player is the software that lets you view the content. The plugin lets you view that content in your browser, or something.

In any case, again, if Shockwave is required, there is no player/plugin for Linux. It just doesn't exist. I don't know whether anyone has reverse engineered the official one, but there is certainly no official plugin. Shockwave Flash is not the same as Shockwave. Macromedia/Adobe have clearly caused confusion by referring to the product as "Shockwave Flash"..
 
Old 08-06-2010, 02:34 AM   #15
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Confusion

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The player is the software that lets you view the content. The plugin lets you view that content in your browser, or something.

In any case, again, if Shockwave is required, there is no player/plugin for Linux. It just doesn't exist. I don't know whether anyone has reverse engineered the official one, but there is certainly no official plugin. Shockwave Flash is not the same as Shockwave. Macromedia/Adobe have clearly caused confusion by referring to the product as "Shockwave Flash"..
Not meaning to be argumentative and I am not familiar with these programs other than installing them for people I just want to understand and I have had reliable people at the Puppy forums tell me Shockwave Player is a robust program for creating files and Shockwave Flash is a browser plug-in that allows you to view those kinds of files.
I installed Adobe flash from the Puppy Linux depositories -Puppy Package Manager and Shockwave Flash from FireFox Addons . It claims to be Macromedia, and Adobe and Macromedia the now the same company so none of this makes any sense to me.

Are they blatantly lying to everyone? I sent them an email.

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