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Old 11-02-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Flash refuses to run when installed

Hi I am new here and i have a problem with installing the flash player for my linux. I run Ubuntu 6.10 and when i installed flash through synaptic manager, terminal through root, even installed from firefox itself it still wont run.
I see the actual flash files in the folders of mozilla, firefix, and opera.

when i run opera or firefox it still asks me to install it

is there something that i did wrong or is there something that i am missing?

help would be greatley appriciated.
Old 11-02-2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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Try locate mozilla/plugin firefox/plugin, and opera/plugin
and copy/move the plugins there. In some cases it's mozilla-firefox/plugin
or download here
]# tar -zxvf FP9_plugin_beta_101806.tar.gz
copy/move plugin to the plugin file.
Old 11-02-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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I have done all of that

I just put flash 9 in and it still fails
Old 11-02-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
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Check the ownership/permissions of the files that were installed into your local plugins directory, usually ~/.mozilla/plugins but yours might be different. The file should be which should be accessible and executable by your user. If it's not there check the global plugins directory, usually /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/firefox/plugins. Again yours might be different.
Old 11-03-2006, 09:15 AM   #5
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i finally got the thing working

thanks for your help



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