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Old 11-13-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to install Macromedia Flashplayer 8.0+ Version

ok, here is the thing, well I play a game at a board i visit each day... but the game requiers 8.0+ version of flash player.

And on the Adobe site, the most recent flash player verion is 7.x.. which doesn't suits me. I installed 9.0 with Wine, but nothing changed either.

so, if anybody got some suggestion... please
Old 11-13-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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On Linux there exists no version 8. The last stable version at the moment is 7.xx, and the newest (but not yet "completely stable", i.e. it's still not marked as stable) is version 9.

If you go to Adobe's site, you can see a download link for version 9 but it will bring you to download the version 7 - funny, I thought, but that's how it goes there is, however, version 9 that you can download, but it's in another place, and called "Adobe Flash Player 9 Update Beta". I've installed it and have seen no problems so far (some weeks of trying), so I consider it pretty good.

This page:

has a link which takes you to the page where you can choose which platform to download for. For Linux there are two alternatives: a standalone player and an installer - you want to download the installer. Actually they don't differ much except that if you want to use Flash in your browser, you need the "installer"; the "standalone player" isn't probably what you're asking for

So, using the link

download the installer which is a .tar.gz compressed archive, and extract it using:

tar -xzf <filename here>.tar.gz
That way you'll get a directory which is of the same name than the archive. Cd in, and you'll find a .so plugin file - simply copy that file into your ~/.mozilla/plugins (or alternatively to the system-wide mozilla/plugins directory) and it works for Mozilla browsers (like Firefox). For Konqueror, first do that, then launch Konqueror, go to settings and ask it to scan for plugins.

Oh, and you'll need to restart your browser after the plugin is installed (at least Mozilla browsers) to load it. If you're unsure if it got loaded, type this to the Firefox address bar and open the page by pressing ENTER:


It should list your new Flash 9. NOTE: the Flash 9 plugin file is called exactly the same as version 7 file is, if I'm right, so if you wish to keep your version 7 plugin around for something, remember to copy it off from the plugins directory first, before copying the version 9 there (and overwriting the old).

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Try: (Flash 9.0)[/URL] (Plugin to Firefox) ("Standalone" - To run files swf)

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Thank you, b0uncer. Good info--not distribution specific either. (I am not running Ubuntu, but needed the info regarding Flash Player 9.) Incidentally, installing the .so file as root, all I needed to do to be up and running with Firefox was to restart the browser.

In case anyone like me stumbles across this thread, in Mandriva 2007, the plugins folder for root is located at: /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox- (where you would substitute the name of your specific browser's directory in place of mozilla-firefox-


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