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Old 11-16-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
zippydachamp
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Opensuse 10.3 software install problems


Okay here is my problem .. Hopefully someone can help.
When I go to websites that use flash I get the missing pluggin warning. So I go to adobe flash and download the pluggin ( all 3 of them as I couldn't get any working) I have followed the directions to my best ability.
In my browser I have typed aboutluggins It does not show me the flash. After that I have updated my community repository. Went through yast to install software. It shows flash as being installed..

I couldn't figure out how to unpack the .Tar file, I used file roller.. It created a folder with 3 files in it. Ran the next command and didn't see any change. Then I tried the yum and rpm versions. Ran terminal typed SU to change it to administrator. Copied and pasted the install location from the web page to the terminal window.. Nothing happend.

Im stuck here

It is shockwave/flash that I am attempting to install.
If anyone could provide some feedback I would appreciate it greatly.

Last edited by zippydachamp; 11-16-2007 at 09:43 AM. Reason: added some
 
Old 11-16-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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Take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee and go to www.opensuse-community.org/multimedia/
there you will find:

Flash
Java
mp3
libdvdcss
xine codecs
win32 codecs

Hope this helps
 
Old 11-16-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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That link takes me to a blank page. What am I looking for ?
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:05 AM   #4
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I just went there try http://www.opensuse.org/multimedia

use the full url
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:25 AM   #5
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Well I searched through all the wishlist pages including multimedia. I do not see a Shockwave pluggin replacement/ fix or anything like it. Here is the link I tried to download and install from.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
Is there some other program that I should be using ?
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:34 AM   #6
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Did you go to the opensuse-community web site? which are you using KDE or Gnome? What hardware are you using?
 
Old 11-16-2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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Yes I went to OpenSuse community website
Maybe you could tell me how to navigate to the desktop in terminal ?

Im running OpenSuse with Gnome
Hardware is

AMD 4200+ Athalon X2
Nvidia 6150 le On board Video card
Sound Blaster x-fi audiology 2 Sound card
2gb DDR 333 mhz Memory
Foxconn Mobo (Dont have the model number on hand)

I think I may just be doing it wrong ?

.tar.gz installation

1. Click the "Download .tar.gz" link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_9_linux will be created.
4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

Tried this first. Downloaded file-->Used File roller to extract to desktop-->Opened Terminal -> attempted the command several different ways. Here is all the ways I tried
jameshalbirt@workgroup:~> ./flashplayer-installer
bash: ./flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
jameshalbirt@workgroup:~> /flashplayer-installer
bash: /flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
jameshalbirt@workgroup:~> flashplayer-installer
bash: flashplayer-installer: command not found
jameshalbirt@workgroup:~> su
Password:
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # .flashplayer-installer
bash: .flashplayer-installer: command not found
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # ./flashplayer-installer
bash: ./flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # /flashplayer-installer
bash: /flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # flashplayer-installer
bash: flashplayer-installer: command not found
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # cd /home/desktop/flashplayer-installer
bash: cd: /home/desktop/flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:/home/jameshalbirt # cd
workgroup:~ # ./flashplayer-installer
bash: ./flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:~ # /flashplayer-installer
bash: /flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:~ # flashplayer/installer
bash: flashplayer/installer: No such file or directory
workgroup:~ # home/jameshalbirt/flashplayer-installer
bash: home/jameshalbirt/flashplayer-installer: No such file or directory







.rpm installation

1. Click the "Download .rpm" link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
4. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

YUM repository installation

1. Click the “Download .rpm” link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).
4. Once the installation is complete, in terminal, type # yum install flash-plugin. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).
5. To verify the plugin is installed in Mozilla, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.
6. To get the most up-to-date Flash Player in the future, simply type # yum update flash-plugin in terminal. You will not need to repeat steps 1-4.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #8
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Any ideas anyone?
 
Old 11-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #9
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Try this: (after unzipping)

Code:
$ cd desktop/install_flash_player_9_linux
$ su
# ./flashplayer-installer

Last edited by brianL; 11-16-2007 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 11-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #10
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I tried that .. Then I played around with it some more .. Was able to open this
#!/bin/sh
#
# Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.
#
# Adobe Flash Player Installer
#

PRODUCT="Adobe Flash Player"
VERSION="9"
PLATFORM="Linux"

FPVERSIONMAJ=9
FPVERSIONMIN=21
FPVERSIONREV=0

# Environment variables
PATH=.:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:$PATH
export PATH

# Get the path of this script
cwd=`dirname $0`

# Minimum glibc
MIN_GLIBCMAJOR=2
MIN_GLIBCMINOR=2


##############################
# Subroutines
##############################

# the os is not supported
exit_os () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your operating system is not supported by the"
echo " $PRODUCT installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# the architecture is not supported
exit_cpu () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your architecture, \'$1\', is not supported by the"
echo " $PRODUCT installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# glibc is older than supported
exit_glibc () {
echo ""
echo "ERROR: Your glibc library is older than $MIN_GLIBCMAJOR.$MIN_GLIBCMINOR."
echo " Please update your glibc library."
echo ""
exit 1
}

# exit installer
exit_error () {
echo ""
echo "Exiting the $PRODUCT $VERSION installer."
echo ""
exit 1
}


So somehow my OS isnt supported right ? Says something about an old library too .. I know Ive already done the Yast online update .. I am even more lost now

Last edited by zippydachamp; 11-16-2007 at 02:00 PM. Reason: spelling
 
Old 11-16-2007, 03:17 PM   #11
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I don't know what's wrong then. I've used the method I posted on a few distros with no problem.
 
  


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