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Hi all, First time Linux user here! I'm trying to get Adobe Flash Player so I can watch youtube videos. I've followed the instructions on the Adobe website, but it ...
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    [SOLVED] Adobe Flash Player


    Hi all,

    First time Linux user here!

    I'm trying to get Adobe Flash Player so I can watch youtube videos. I've followed the instructions on the Adobe website, but it doesn't quite pan out the way they say. I was hoping somebody here could help figure it out.

    I've installed knoppix v6.2 on to the hard drive, gone to the Adobe site and downloaded a couple of their install packs for linux to the desktop. Here is a paste from the terminal emulator:

    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$ ls
    flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-release.i386. rpm install_flash_player_10_linux.tar. gz
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$ rpm -Uvh install_flash_player_10_linux.tar. gz
    install_flash_player_10_linux.tar. gz: not an rpm package (or package manifest):
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$ rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-10.0.42.34-release.i386. rpm
    rpm: To install rpm packages on Debian systems, use alien. See README.Debian.
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$


    The thing is, this isn't a Debian system, I can't find this "alien" on the system anywhere and the Adobe website didn't mention anything about it either.

    Any help provided would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Note I had to change the formatting of the paste ever so slightly because the forum thought I was posting a link to another website.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    If your machine has internet access then install Flash Plugin through package manager, apt-get only.
    Execute this in Konsole :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    If your machine has internet access then install Flash Plugin through package manager, apt-get only.
    Execute this in Konsole :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Hi, Thanks for the welcome.

    The code you created seemed to do a fair bit in the terminal emulator, but when I went back to youtube, it still said I needed to install the flash player. I closed all the browser windows and reopened them just to see if that was the problem, but it didn't change anything.

    Here's the messages from the terminal emulator, again websites and anything that looks like a website removed so I can post!
    Code:
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 stable/updates Release. gpg [835B]             
    Get:2  testing/updates Release. gpg [835B]            
    Get:3  stable/updates Release [40.8kB]               
    Ign KNOPPIX SOURCE REPOSITORY at ./ Release. gpg                     
    Get:4 testing/updates Release [44.6kB]              
    Hit  stable Release. gpg                                
    Get:5Index of testing Release. gpg [835B]                      
    Ign  stable/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex          
    Ign  stable/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex       
    Ign  stable/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex      
    Get:6Debian -- The debian-volatile Project stable/volatile Release. gpg [189B]            
    Ign testing/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex         
    Ign  testing/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex      
    Ign  testing/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex     
    Ign KNOPPIX SOURCE REPOSITORY a ./ Release                         
    Get:7  stable/updates/main Packages [249kB]          
    Get:8Index of /unstable Release. gpg [835B]                     
    Get:9 Index of / experimental Release. gpg [835B]                 
    Get:10 Index of /stable Release [73.6kB]                        
    Get:11]Debian -- The debian-volatile Project stable/volatile Release [40.7kB]             
    Ign KNOPPIX SOURCE REPOSITORY at  ./ Packages/DiffIndex              
    Get:12 stable/updates/contrib Packages [14B]        
    Get:13  stable/updates/non-free Packages [14B]       
    Get:14  testing/updates/main Packages [13.3kB]       
    Get:15g testing/updates/contrib Packages [14B]       
    Ign h ./ Packages                        
    Get:16  testing/updates/non-free Packages [14B]      
    Ign  ./ Packages                        
    Get:17  testing Release [89.5kB]                       
    Ign  stable/volatile/main Packages/DiffIndex         
    Get:18  ./ Packages [7779B]           
    Ign  stable/volatile/contrib Packages/DiffIndex      
    Ign  stable/volatile/non-free Packages/DiffIndex     
    Get:19  unstable Release [104kB]                       
    Get:20  stable/volatile/main Packages [8070B]        
    Get:21  experimental Release [100kB]                   
    Get:22  stable/volatile/contrib Packages [14B]       
    Ign  stable/main Packages/DiffIndex                 
    Ign  stable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign h stable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
    Get:23  testing/main Packages/DiffIndex [2038B] 
    Get:24  testing/contrib Packages/DiffIndex [2023B]
    Get:25  testing/non-free Packages/DiffIndex [2023B]    
    Get:26  stable/volatile/non-free Packages [14B]
    Get:27  unstable/main Packages/DiffIndex [2038B]
    Get:28  unstable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex [2023B]
    Get:29  unstable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex [2023B]
    Get:30  stable/main Packages [5294kB]
    Get:31  stable/contrib Packages [76.1kB]               
    Get:32  stable/non-free Packages [100kB]               
    Get:33  testing/main Packages [6129kB]                 
    Get:34  testing/contrib Packages [52.4kB]              
    Get:35  experimental/main Packages/DiffIndex [2023B]   
    Ign h experimental/contrib Packages/DiffIndex           
    Get:36  experimental/non-free Packages/DiffIndex [367B]
    Get:37  testing/non-free Packages [102kB]              
    Get:38 unstable/main Packages [6365kB]                
    Get:39  unstable/contrib Packages [57.0kB]             
    Get:40  unstable/non-free Packages [113kB]             
    Get:41  experimental/main Packages [248kB]             
    Get:42  experimental/contrib Packages [1348B]          
    Get:43  experimental/non-free Packages [1120B]         
    Fetched 19.3MB in 2min 11s (147kB/s)                                           
    Reading package lists... Done
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Suggested packages:
      konqueror-nsplugins msttcorefonts ttf-xfree86-nonfree
      flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      flashplugin-nonfree
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 372 not upgraded.
    Need to get 17.8kB of archives.
    After this operation, 135kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1  testing/contrib flashplugin-nonfree 1:2.8 [17.8kB]
    Fetched 17.8kB in 1s (12.3kB/s)             
    Selecting previously deselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
    (Reading database ... 
    dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `cloop-utils' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed.
    88296 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (from .../flashplugin-nonfree_1%3a2.8_i386. deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (1:2.8) ...
    --2010-01-12 23:32:11--  /get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_10_linux. tar  gz
    Resolving ... 
    Connecting to ||:80... connected.
     request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4050308 (3.9M) [application/x-gzip]
    Saving to: `./install_flash_player_10_linux . tar. gz'
    
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    2010-01-12 23:32:21 (410 KB/s) - `./install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz' saved [4050308/4050308]
    
    knoppix at Microknoppix:~/Desktop$
    Last edited by devils casper; 01-12-2010 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Added [code]...[/code] tag.

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    I'll restart this machine now as well, just to see if that works.

    Thanks again

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    Sorted! It was a matter of enabling java.

    Thanks very much for your help, I'll probably bother you again soon lol

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