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Old 08-13-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question How do I install flashplayer 7


I'm trying to install flashplayer 7, but getting nowhere. (And cursing linux for not making it easy, like on windows XP - "Press 'install'". What's up with all this navigating and manual installation business...?)

Keep in mind that I'm an absolute fool when it comes to computers. I need step-by-tiny-step instructions.

Ok, I've found two methods on the web on how to install. Nr 1 is in the flash file itself, in the "readme" thing. It says;
- This installer is script-based and cannot be run from a GUI.
- Uncompress install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz. A directory called install_flash_player_7_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.


I don't know what GUI is, first of all. Second, I don't know what "uncompress" means, though I assume it means, eh, opening the file. I've managed to get rid of the "tar.zip" thing, and have a "directory" (I think, cuz I don't know what a directory is) In this supposed directory, I don't know what or where this "command line" is. So anyone who can help me with all this, will delight me!


Second option is this;
To manually install the Plug-in Player for Linux, follow these directions:

- Copy the following files to your browser's plugins folder:
libflashplayer.so
flashplayer.xpt


How do I copy files to the "browser's plugins folder"? Couldn't find it in the "copy to" options on the file. I have, however, managed to locate those files; libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt, which appear when I open the "install flashpl"etc from konqueror. But don't know what to do with them....

Thanx to anyone who can help a severly confused, and slightly pissed, linux-beginner.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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pal, just use firefox and go to some site that has flash and click on install missing plugins, its there in linux too.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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thanx.

I tried Youtube. Unfortunately, it doesn't say "install missing plugins" anywhere..
 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:26 PM   #4
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ok this is how you do it.
you have a file install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
do this,
Quote:
tar -xvzf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_7_linux
./configure
make
make install
 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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Thanx for your quick replies.

Still, you overestimate my capasities as a computerdude. In your quote, there is no when, where, or how. I don't know where to start. or where to type your suggested commands.

My apologies for unlimited ignorance
 
Old 08-13-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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search for something named TERMINAL, and go to the directory where you downloaded the linux_flash....file. then type those commands there, you can find TERMINAL using the menu.

if you still cant find TERMINAL, tell me the linux distro you are using and I might be able to help you out.
 
Old 08-13-2006, 08:11 PM   #7
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Wow. Found terminal. ran the " ./flashplayer-installer" command, and it worked. Supposedly. It said installation complete, and all. I restarted my computer, went to youtube, and loe and behold........... nothings changed.. It still says "you need the newest flash bla bla to watch videos." I'm at a loss
 
Old 08-13-2006, 08:39 PM   #8
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Hot damn! I "ended current session", and now it works. I'm a genius! Or you are. Thanx
 
  


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