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Old 11-19-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
jorgesci
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Question How do you Download Plugins?


I am just 15, I dont know anything about Linux, But am using SuSE Linux 9.2, I just tried to download a ADOBE shockwave player, But it does not self extract, Then it told me to use a terminal of some sort to install, Which I dont understand, Please help me, Make it simple so I could understnad please! Also how do you change screen size?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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Terminal is xterm, aterm, gnome-terminal or any other terminal shell command line program to execute programs from.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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I think shockwave doesn't have a Linux version. You cannot install windows programs on Linux directly, just like you can't run an Amiga program on Windows. There is a very ugly method using a Windows compatibility program called wine.

Wine lets you run some Windows programs under Linux by providing implementations of the Windows ABI, but it's not complete, and reliability/performance/ease of use isn't great in my experience. Using this method, you can't install the Windows browser plugins in your Linux browser - you have to install the browser "inside" wine too.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Jorge,
There are some things you will never be able to understand, like women. However, your problem is easy to fix.
Install wine
install the windows version of firefox-1.5
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...8/win32/en-US/
then install flash and shockwave

Good luck.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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Well, can you tell me about using terminal to start the program like, they wrote to do this "./flashplayer-installer", but it didn't work, also they I must nagvigate it on the terminal, but I dont know how?
 
Old 11-19-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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Ok, there's a difference between flash and shockwave. Flash will run on a native linux browser. Shockwave will not, and will require the wine stuff. To get the latest flash(version 9 beta). Download
http://www.adobe.com/go/fp9_update_b...er_linuxplugin
the from a terminal
tar -zxvf FP9_plugin_beta_101806.tar.gz
then copy libflashplayer.so to the plugins folder of your browser.

You can just doubleclick the tar file and then unpack it and then move it where you want. You might need to be root.

Last edited by jlo_sandog; 11-19-2006 at 03:49 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #7
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Installation


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To install the Plug-in Player for Linux via an install script, follow these directions:





- 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.




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


So, that what it said, But I dont understand, Can someone give me a extact intruction, or a image of how do install this
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:30 PM   #8
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Where do I navigate it? Also that command line did not work..


when I tried to enter that command line it told me "No file or dictionary

Last edited by jorgesci; 11-19-2006 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:10 AM   #9
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Where did you save the file? You need to change to that directory in the terminal. Edit:

1. pwd (it stands for print working directory) will show you which directory you're in currently (or it may be part of your shell prompt).

2. To change directory, you use cd followed by the directory you want to change to, e.g. "cd /etc".

Last edited by Nylex; 11-20-2006 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:46 AM   #10
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So here where I save which, please write the command that response to it...


The save file(I think)

tar:/home/jorge/Desktop/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz/

The file that was extract (I think)

tar:/home/jorge/Desktop/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz/install_flash_player_7_linux
 
Old 11-20-2006, 12:50 AM   #11
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You appear to have saved the file in /home/jorge/Desktop. I've already told you how to change directory. You can extract it with "tar zxvf filename" (obviously replacing filename with the name of the file).
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:11 AM   #12
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English is no my 1st speaking, So you telling me that I just the X terminal and type "tar zxvf flashplayer-installer", and it will start, So I enter it and told me that no such dictory?
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:23 AM   #13
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How To Install Flash 9 Beta For Firefox - SuSE Linux Forums
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=45147
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:41 AM   #14
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Thanks, You wont be seeing me here again!
 
Old 11-23-2006, 10:43 AM   #15
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Come on people when someone says they are newbies (like myself) you have to talk like you are talking to a 3rd grader.....Remember we came from windows where it did everything for you. You say open a terminal window (tells us how toi find that terminal window). You say install this and install that.... Tells us like you would be talking to a 3rd grader. We are new so we have no idea how to do these things.


Don't get mad, please, just go into depth about what you are referring to.

I was told to install wine but I was not told where to find wine or how to even go about installing wine (luckily I did figure it out). I was not told where I could find it after installing it......still looking on that one.

I am trying to install Firefox and that same program the person above is talking about.

I understand that I can copy the two programs to the plug-in directory of my web browser but I have no idea how to find that directory. lol, where the heck is that? /var/??? /usr/???

not sure.

Thanks for your time.
 
  


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