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Old 09-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Slackware 13: a few issues.


I have three things which I MUST install in order for this to be considered as my primary O.S. These are Skype, Chromium, and Flash. The bare essentials. Everything else works great in this distro, but my most needed plugins I can't get to work. When I download flash, there is no installer (and of course no makefile); there is only shared object files. When I installed Chrome via slackPackage, the install went beautifully but the program wouldn't start. Ditto for Skype, and I've tried both teh dynamic and static versions.

Is there ANY hope for this? This is a good distro, and it would be a shame to dump it simply because I can't use these programs.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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We need more info:
Which version are you using (13.0, 13.1, 13.37)?
Which architecture (32 or 64 bit)?
Have you tried the packages from the /extra folder on your disc?
Are all dependencies installed?

For Flash, there is also a Slackbuild.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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When you manually download the flash plugin from abode's website, move the 'libflashplayer.so' into one of these directories, depending on your setup/system:
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/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
/home/$USER/.mozilla/plugins/
It should be picked up by any webkit/gecko based web browser. Remember to update it when a new version is released (as flash is typically exploited all the time).
 
Old 09-25-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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For Flash, coralfang has it right, just move the .so file to the plugins directory and restart your browser. If you did a full install of at least the l/ and x/ series you shouldn't have problems with dependencies.

Now Chrome, on the other hand, is almost certainly a dependency issue, but if you did a full install I would be very surprised if it needs a package outside of the Slackware repository (especially since Chrome itself is one of those packages). Do you at least get any error messages?
 
Old 09-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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We need more info:
Which version are you using (13.0, 13.1, 13.37)?
Which architecture (32 or 64 bit)?
Have you tried the packages from the /extra folder on your disc?
Are all dependencies installed?

For Flash, there is also a Slackbuild.
Thank you for the reply. I'm currently using version 13.37. I've tried the Slackbuild, and unfortunately it hasn't done much for me. My architecture is 64 bit. I may just move to Arch Linux though, since it has a package manager for these things.
 
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Have you tried to actually install the package that was build from the SlackBuild? You know, Slackware has package management tools for that, you have to use installpkg after building the package.
 
  


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