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Old 12-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Trouble installing flash player

I'm running YDL 5 for the PS3. And I'm trying to install Adobe Flash Player. And it says after unpacking the file, I'm supposed to run the directory install_flash_player_7_

It says to type in .flashplayer-installer from the command line, but I DONT KNOW WHERE THE COMMAND LINE IS!!! WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? IM VERY LOST AND STUCK ON THIS PORTION PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!

I know this is a n00b question but this is my first time crossing to the wonderful linux world! If someone could please give me advice, i'd really appreciate it.
Old 12-09-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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Do you know DOS command line where you have to open DOS terminal?
It's the same thing, except when you open you are in a shell.

There are many 'shells'. For the most part they are similar.
Depending on your OS, there are different ways of getting there.

As for me. Fedora. I right-click on the desktop. Open Terminal.
Very easy.

I don't know Yellow Dog (per say) but if it's Linux, it's the same general story.

You will have to know commands such as ls (list), cd (change directory), pwd (print working directory)

--- I'm thinking... there are now easier ways for typically GUI users. How did you initially download Flash?

There are simple ways to install Linux software for many command line challenged

Do you really want to learn command line? Or would you like to learn an easier way to install software?

Write back. And I'll prolly be able to help.

Old 12-09-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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As alar said, there's probably something in your menu that says something like terminal. As for the command, just to make sure you don't get stuck, it's probably ./flashplayer-installer, not .flashplayer-installer. The "./" part means to execute a file called flashplayer-installer that's in whatever the current directory you're in is.
Old 12-10-2006, 12:57 AM   #4
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I would like to do both, learn command line, and install GUI software. And yes, I did try the ./ at the beginning. Still nothing.

I'm just really confused and frustrated on even discovering the command line. I tried the Gnome program and that didnt work.

I sucked at msdos so that's probably why I couldnt get it to work. lol. I didnt initally install flash, I cant get it to work for the first time!lol.

If someone could walk me through some different methods, i'd appreciate it. Thanks for everyone's advice so far.
Old 12-10-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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The Linux Documentation Project contains a wealth of information.

Introduction to Linux:
Chapter 2. Quickstart

Another guide, that may be easier to follow: for more info on a terminal - what is it?
Please see

How can I install Flash in my web browser?

That should get you going
Have fun!

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Old 12-10-2006, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thank you very much. I'm still having trouble, but I'm catching on to the terminology slowly.

Does anyone know a link for doing this in yellow dog linux.
Old 12-10-2006, 09:37 PM   #7
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I don't know much about Redhat based versions of Linux, but why can't you do what everyone else does. Download the Flash9 Linux app, and put the .so file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Old 12-11-2006, 01:05 PM   #8
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You've been a big help. For the life of me I could not find the directory to my browser. I've searched almost every folder and found nothing. I'm going to try this as soon as I get home and see if it works. Thank you so much.

Thank you Alar and mcmillian for giving me some tutorials on how to use linux. It's seems like a very complicating OS to use for me, but I still like it better than windows. It's very solid and seems to run faster(maybe it's my ps3?). Even though it's quite confusing at times, I know that it's just a learning curve that I will have to overpass. Thank you guys. I will try what Rick just said and keep you guys posted.

You people have been very informative and I will refer new PS3 users to this website for some great assistance!

Last edited by shodown19; 12-11-2006 at 01:08 PM.
Old 02-05-2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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I installed flashplayer but it won't work until I deal with the xpti.dat in Mozilla. I followed the instructions and had problems with ./ to find out that it works when you are not in root. I am still trying to locate and delete xpti.dat to make flashplayer work. I can understand the frustration, because like it or not many plugins are geared towards the window user. Maybe that's why Bill Gates is filthy rich at people's expense. I never thought Linux would be easy and I'm willing to keep trying, because the alternative is $260 for Vista. I can't continue to contribure to Bill Gate's comforts.


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