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Old 08-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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How to install Flash on ubuntu

i am trying to install flash for ubuntu from this link
i download the tar.gz file and extract it to the desktop. On adobes guide they say to navigate to the file in the termenal and then type ./flashplayer-installer

but i do not know how to navigate to the directory in the terminal, please help
Old 08-14-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Assuming you downloaded the tarball to your desktop, then you need to
cd ~/Desktop
tar xf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
Old 08-14-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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ok, looks like this is your first lesson on how to use a linux console.

First of all, obviously, open a terminal window.

Your first lesson in navigating within a terminal is the cd command - this allows you to move to different directories (or "folders" if you like) within file systems.

Type the following command:
cd ~
this should take you to your home directory. the "~" symbol is used as a shorthand for "/home/your_user_name/"
If this fails, type cd /home/your_user_name

You now should be within your home directory.

now type cd desktop or cd Desktop - remember, Linux is case sensitive.... "desktop" and "Desktop" are completely different due to the capital or lower case "d". I use SUSE - it uses a capital "d" for the desktop directory.... other distributions such as Ubuntu may use a lower case "d".

Now, you need to know the name of the directory you extracted the files to. You can look at your desktop, or type dir which will show you all the files and directories within the current location.
Once you know the name, type cd flash_directory_name.
This should now have you in the appropriate directory and ready to type ./flashplayer-installer

Note that all the above cd commands can be merged into one line:
cd ~/desktop/flash_directory_name
cd /home/your_user_name/desktop/flash_directory_name

Hope this helps you somewhat... if you have any troubles, post a reply back and I'll be happy to help you more.
Old 08-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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Doesn't Ubuntu have Flash in one of it's repositories?

Ten Commandments for New Linux Users.

Commandment #2: Thou shalt use the package manager when possible.
Old 08-15-2007, 12:44 AM   #5
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It's a flashplayer for the browser? If I remember correctly, the last time I installed it on a Dapper box, I simply clicked the icon in the page and it worked. If that's not the solution, you can use EasyUbuntu to install it.


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