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Old 11-09-2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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New to slackware 12.1 flash installation help

Howdi all im trying out slackware 12.1 and i dont have much linux experience. is there a package installer or something that i can install flashplayer with? if not can someone please give me the commands or something that will help me install it?

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Click on link above

Click on Installation instructions for tar.gz

Slackware is a tgz based OS.

Note: This will install flash player for mozilla. If you want to use firefox instead, during the installation it will display the default path.

Enter /usr/lib/firefox as the new path.

Note: You need to be root to write to other directories.

Then proceed with installation.

To check if it was install correctly. open firefox and in the url type

Download flash here and select tar.gz for linux from drop down menu.

- Good luck

Last edited by dv502; 11-09-2008 at 08:21 AM.
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Actually a better way is to use the Slackbuild script at There are scripts for both the stand-alone flash player and the plugin that works with Mozilla browsers. The slackbuild scripts will create a .tgz file for you in /tmp that you can then install with the normal Slackware package tools.

If you're interested in building more of the packages at, check out the sbopkg tool. It can make using Slackbuilds a complete breeze.


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