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Old 01-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Running Ubuntu Cant Install

Hey im completely new to linux but love the idea of the control it provides. Im used to windows, and well im stuck on the installing of software procedure.

I got install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz file and well ive looked all over and i need step by step.

for some reason my ./configure wont work either.

thanks in advance.

p.s. would like to use my virtual console 3 (actually boot into that) but what are good ways to connect to the internet and stuff? (a link would be appreciated )
Old 01-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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You should be able to install flash player directly using the Ubuntu Software Center. Do not bother downloading the tar file from internet. Just search for 'adobe flash' (assuming that's what you are talking about)
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Hope this helps
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Hey daer119 Welcome to the world of Linux.

As it was point out in post#2 you can get the flash player from the Ubuntu software center. However if you are going to be downloading and installing third party software make sure file you download has a file extension .deb which is the extension that works with Ubuntu and all Debian base distros.

Other distros are RPM base and their package files have .rpm extension. Once you get more familiar with your distro you will find ways to convert from one extension to the other, just hang in there.

Good luck to you!

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Just FYI, the install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz from Adobe is not software sources. It's a compressed binary. Therefore ./configure, make, make install will not work because there's nothing to compile.

To install from it, decompress the file and, as root, copy the file file to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins for Firefox. The plugins directory may be different for other browsers.


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