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Old 08-15-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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ho to install flashplayer


hi there,
I'm using kubuntu nd am having probelms getting flashplayer to work in any browser.

Have tried using kynaptic, but konqueror just dosent detect it.

I couldn't get apt-get to find and install the flashplayer-mozilla.

I've downloaded it from macromedia and have tried cd'ing to its folder then typing:
sudo apt-get install but it doesn't like that either

what the correct command to unpack and install this .tar.gz file please?

its called:
install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

thanks in advance for any help

howard
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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You need the full respositoy set. I think its in universe. add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list ( mostly it just need uncommenting remove # ).

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe

now do

apt-get update
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

Now open Konq, go into "Configure Konqueror...", Then scroll down to plugins, and click "scan for new plugins".
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:20 PM   #3
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Ok, before you can apt-get install the flashplayer-mozilla package you have to add extra repositories, you can find how to do that here.

http://ubuntuguide.org/#flash-mozilla

To untar a file open a terminal, cd to where ever you downloaded the file and type the following

tar xvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

this will create a directory with the same name w/o the tar.gz extension, cd into that directory and type.
(to get the correct name of the folder type ls on the command line. This will list all files and directories (folders))


/configure
make
sudo make install


peace V

Last edited by cuiq; 08-15-2005 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by leonscape
You need the full respositoy set. I think its in universe. add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list ( mostly it just need uncommenting remove # ).

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe

now do

apt-get update
apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

hi leonscape -thanks for the reply.
i followedw these instructions, but at the apt-get install i still am getting
E: Couldn't find package flashplayer-mozilla

...although i didin't have that line in my sources.list befor you mentioned it.

ok....aha!!

I've added:
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe
..plus the backports, run k and detect plugins - and flash now works on k.
Thanks dude.

Last edited by howarddevore; 08-15-2005 at 07:09 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 07:10 PM   #5
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Originally posted by cuiq
Ok, before you can apt-get install the flashplayer-mozilla package you have to add extra repositories, you can find how to do that here.

http://ubuntuguide.org/#flash-mozilla

To untar a file open a terminal, cd to where ever you downloaded the file and type the following

tar xvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

this will create a directory with the same name w/o the tar.gz extension, cd into that directory and type.
(to get the correct name of the folder type ls on the command line. This will list all files and directories (folders))


/configure
make
sudo make install


peace V
Thanks for the reply cuiq!
I've already sussed it out with apt-get and leonquicks help, but thankyou anyway - the make command is definately on my list of things to learn as well!
 
Old 12-07-2005, 05:49 AM   #6
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Okay, I've done all of this, what howarddevor said, but I still get the message:
E: Couldn't find package flashplayer-mozilla ?!
The worst part: I don't understand why...
 
  


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