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Old 06-07-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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how to open/install .gz files

im trying to install a macromedia plugin that i downloaded and it came as this:


how do i install it? when i click on it it opens to folder which opens with some files inside but none lead me to an installation
Old 06-07-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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tar -zxvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
then run the flash player installer after you extract the file first.

taken directly from macromedia site :
To install the Plug-in Player for Linux:
Note: 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 test the Macromedia Flash Player go to:

Last edited by DrOzz; 06-07-2004 at 12:11 PM.
Old 06-07-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Have you read the INSTALL and README files inside the package? You follow those instructions, or there should have been instructions located somewhere on the download home page.

# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
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The table of equivalents, replacements, analogs of Windows software in Linux
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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ok awesome..havent tried it yet but assuming it works, when i boot from Knoppix 3.4 each time all my settings i had are lost and it boots to defaut settings and im wondering if there is a way i can save the settings i had? becuase there would be no point installing this plugin because it would be erased when i shutdown.
Old 06-07-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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Check the Knoppix site for instructions on how to save your configurations to your hard drive if you don't install and run only from the live CD.


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