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Old 10-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
ClayOgre
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Thumbs down install flashplayer 10??


I have been with Slack since 10.0. Never had a lick of trouble installing the Flash Player...until now. Downloaded the .tar.gz version. Figured the instructions would be the same as always, untar the file, run the installer...

...the only problem is, there is NO installer!!! The only thing in the file is libflashplayer.so, no install script. So, did Adobe screw up and forget to include the install script? Is there some new way of doing it? Because the instructions still say the same, unpack the file, and run the installer.

Anybody else run into this...and solve it?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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Copy or move libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Move the .so file to /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and you will have Flash installed.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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Thanks...I sort of figured that out indirectly.

I had come across something similar to what you guys are telling me on another site...only problem was, whoever typed it, said use the "plugin" folder, rather than "plugins"...so of course it didn't work when I tried it.

So, in my roundabout way, here is how I figured it out...just before coming back and reading your messages:

I downloaded this huge file of Flash Player 9 files from Adobe, figuring that they would have the linux version included (it is a huge file with multiple versions of FP9. I installed what seemed to be the latest (and it did have the script), then went to my .mozilla directory to see where it put it. (and took a detour to youtube to test if v9 worked).

pluginS, not "plugin"...aha! So, still having the not working version in the incorrectly named plugin folder, I moved it to the correct folder. ..went back to youtube to test it again.

....then I came back here to post my screwball solution, only to discover that there was a much easier way to do it. Oh well. (I could have saved myself a lot of grief if I had just stuck with my 12.2 install. But had to try 13.0 -- hated it...so went back to 12.2 and had to re-install everything).

Last edited by ClayOgre; 10-30-2009 at 08:25 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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Weak answer.

I know this is a weak answer, but I use sbopkg, the slackbuilds package browser. It makes installing stuff like that simple and easy. Flash has always installed like a champ.

http://www.sbopkg.org/
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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I usually use the slack build script from slackbuilds.org to install flash, that works for me.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #7
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I usually use the slack build script from slackbuilds.org to install flash, that works for me.
agreed, It's easy to install standalone but the slackbuilds.org build is pretty much bullet proof.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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No joke. I've been using GNU/Linux for about 14 years. I've let someone else do all the work now. I'm way to lazy. I've paid my dues. lol


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agreed, It's easy to install standalone but the slackbuilds.org build is pretty much bullet proof.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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No joke. I've been using GNU/Linux for about 14 years. I've let someone else do all the work now. I'm way to lazy. I've paid my dues. lol
The great thing about using a slack build script and the resulting package is that it is dead simple to upgrade to a newer version of flash when one becomes available.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 04:05 AM   #10
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I have been with Slack since 10.0. Never had a lick of trouble installing the Flash Player...until now. Downloaded the .tar.gz version. Figured the instructions would be the same as always, untar the file, run the installer...

...the only problem is, there is NO installer!!! The only thing in the file is libflashplayer.so,
this is what i did

Code:
bash-3.1# tar -xvzf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz 
libflashplayer.so
bash-3.1# cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/plugins/ -v

`libflashplayer.so' -> `/usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/plugins/libflashplayer.so'
bash-3.1#
then restart firefox check --->Tools-->Add-ons--->Pluggins
i can see the shockwave flash there in the list.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 04:41 AM   #11
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I think if you put it in /usr/lib (or lib64)/mozilla/plugins, that makes it usable by Seamonkey as well as Firefox.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 04:48 AM   #12
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Or type:
about : plugins
(no spaces) in navigation toolbar (address bar) to verify flash player.
For me doesn't works.
I use Slackware 13.0, KDE 4.2, Firefox 3.5, Flash Player 10 - installed, but I don't have sound when viewing videos for example.
I do an ldd command on this file and it shows lots of dependencies.
How can I fix dependencies?

Gabriel

Last edited by halfx; 11-02-2009 at 04:52 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 04:52 AM   #13
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For your sound problem, have you run (as root)?
alsaconf
alsamixer
alsactl store
 
Old 11-02-2009, 04:59 AM   #14
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brianL... I have sound when I play something with Amarok, Xmms,...
Only in FireFox doesn't work
I will run your commands as root to see if works...

Edit:
After your commands (as root! - in Konsole):
1. alsaconf: (i choice my sound card):
Now ALSA is ready to use.
For adjustment of volumes, use your favorite mixer.

Have a lot of fun!

2. alsamixer:
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory

3. alsactl store:
-
Note: after reboot it works fine!
Thank brianL !!! You make me happy!

Last edited by halfx; 11-02-2009 at 05:54 AM.
 
  


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