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Old 02-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Simple Question

This is of course a newbie mistake, so here's the situation

I'm getting the hang of slackware 12.2 so far. Well at least I'm learning a lot

I'm installing flash player 10 right. and here it is in my directory.
I extracted it fine

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And here I am in my konsol

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trnz4mr@iamaslacker:~$ cd /home/trnz4mr/Desktop
@iamaslacker:~/Desktop$ ./flashplayer-installer
-bash: ./flashplayer-installerNo such file or directory 
But the file is right there!!!!!

What's going on?
Old 02-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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try running a

ls -l install_flash_player_10_linux

while in the directory. Make sure that the file has the executable flag on the permissions. If it does not then run a

chmod u+x install_flash_player_10_linux

then it should run fine.

Also isn't the name of the file install_flash_player_10_linux and not flashplayer-installer?

Well if the flashplayer-installer is what was extracted, then yea check that it has that executable flag by running a

ls -l

command. Also, you may have to run the program with the sudo command or as root.


sudo ./flashplayer-installer


su then type root password
then run program again with

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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You're not in the right directory /home/trnz4mr/Desktop/install_flash_player_10_linux
but in /home/trnz4mr/Desktop .... flashplayer-installer doesn't live there, hence the
message suggesting that it can't be found. Easy as pie.
Old 02-17-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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lesson learned, I'm understanding Slackware more and more. I will settle for nothing less.


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