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Old 11-23-2006, 11:07 AM   #16
dipuasks
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Hey Guys, Relax..

Well, let me tell u first, u'll get the plugin directoy at
/usr/lib/firefox-version/plugins

The version would be something like "firefox-0.10.1" , check it there.

And dont get worried, 1st of all u should learn the basic commands and then go on exploring..

All are here to help u.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:16 AM   #17
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Download flashplayer from: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html
Download firefox from: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozi...fox-2.0.tar.gz
See, it is simple. I assume you have downloaded firefox for Linux. Give these commands:
Code:
cd
tar -zxvf firefox-*.tar.gz
cd firefox
./firefox
Hurray! Firefox is running! Now the flashplayer stuff (assuming you have downloaded flashplayer for linux):
Code:
cd .mozilla
mkdir plugins
cd
tar -zxvf FP9_*.tar.gz
cp flash*/libflashplayer.so .mozilla/plugins/.
That's it! You have flash player 9 installed! Now you can run firefox.

PS: So much trouble for nothing, as the parent seems to be a troll. But in the name of linuxquestions.org and any lame ducks
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:16 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dipuasks
Hey Guys, Relax..

Well, let me tell u first, u'll get the plugin directoy at
/usr/lib/firefox-version/plugins

The version would be something like "firefox-0.10.1" , check it there.

And dont get worried, 1st of all u should learn the basic commands and then go on exploring..

All are here to help u.
I have firefox 2 downloaded and I have it uncompressed but I don't know how to run the exe to get it to install.

I use unix "often" so I understand SOME of the basic commands my problem is when someone says open a terminal window.....lol, I'm to new I don't know where to find them.. (I do knwo where now though)

Anyway, I jsut don't know how to install the darn thing.


Sucks being new...dang windows
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:19 AM   #19
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It'd help if you said what distribution you were using perhaps... To install Firefox in Mandriva/Mandrake you just have to go to the software installer in Mandrake Control Centre(little blue monitor icon at the top or bottom of the screen, otherwise Applications > System > Configuration > Packaging, & ask it to install Firefox.

In Mandriva/Mandrake at least the plugins folder is in

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-whatever the latest version you have is.

This is owned by root, so you won't be able to copy the files straight away. In order to copy the plugins to this folder you must first change the ownership of the folder to the user

Open up a terminal (think console for Windoze) - there should be a little black or grey monitor icon on the top panel in Gnome or at the bottom of the screen in KDE, otherwise go to Applications > System> Terminals & take yer pick.

At the prompt type

su (super user)

then press Enter. It will then ask you for a Password - type in your Root password (the one used when installing software); you won't see anything on the screen until you press Enter. If you typed the wrong password it'll tell you, if you typed the right password you'll see

[root@whatever-your computer's-called(usually localhost)].

You are now Root. Next type

chown user:user /name of file (in this case /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox...)

then press Enter. The file speciffied is now writable by you, & files can be copied, edited & deleted By 'user' I mean your username (e.g. if you log in to your computer as mandrakeman, then you would type

chown mandrakeman:mandrakeman .

Hope this makes sense, & more importantly works! As previously stated, Shockwave is not a linux application, so won't work. Flashplayer however has a linux version - there is an outdated rpm package available through the Control Centre, or a new testing but very funky version available from Adobe; run a search on Flash 9 in this forum & you'll find a link to it....
 
Old 11-23-2006, 11:26 AM   #20
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EXCELLENT!!!!!



have to let the wife on so I will be back!!!
 
  


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