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I recently went from Fedora Redhat to Mandrake. I got Flash Player to install on Redhat but cannotget it on Mandrake. Any help would be appreciated....
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    Complete newbie...need help installing Flash PLayer


    I recently went from Fedora Redhat to Mandrake. I got Flash Player to install on Redhat but cannotget it on Mandrake. Any help would be appreciated.

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    What errors do you get?
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    no errors, just do not know where to start. Like I said I have done it once but I do not remember how. I am a windows guy checking out Linux for the first time. I do have minimal programming knowledge but I am unfamiliar with this environment.
    I have downloaded the flash installer onto the DESKTOP. then I am told:
    2. Save the Installer to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.


    3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_7_linux will be created.


    4. Navigate to this directory and from the command line type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer (Note: this can only be run from the command line). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).

    I am assuming I do step 4 from TERMINAL SERVICES? I cannot seem to get there. That is the problem.

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    If you go into the terminal and type:
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    cd /Path/to/install_flash_player_7_linux
    ./flashplayer-installer
    replace /Path/to/install_flash_player_7_linux, with the path to the file, e.g. /home/dylunio/Desktop/install_flash_player_7_linux

    hope this helps;

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    If you're using FireFox, go here, click on install plugins in the flash section, and it'll do it automatically.

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    if you are using mozilla browsers ,if you don't have flash installed when entering a site with flash you will be propted to download it.click yes and all the job will be done for you automatically..
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    the macromedia site doesn't seem to want to do the self-install mentioned above.

    it shows the little puzzle pieces adn if i click on them, it says "this page contains information that can only be viewed with the appropriate plugin"

    i hit ok... nothing happens... ever.

    i also tried the steps mentioned at the beginning where you download the .tar and extract it and i can't do JACK in the terminal.
    it says it doesn't even exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datchew
    i also tried the steps mentioned at the beginning where you download the .tar and extract it and i can't do JACK in the terminal.
    it says it doesn't even exist.
    can you post the exact output from the terminal? i'm not quite clear what the problem is.

    also, what version of firefox are you using?

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    datchew, if I'm understanding your problem correctly, you're simply in the wrong directory when you try to unpack the tarball. If you've downloaded it to your desktop, you need to do this in the terminal:

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    cd /home/USERNAME HERE/Desktop
    tar xvfz install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    cd install_flash_player_7_linux
    ./flashplayer-installer
    That should take care of it for you.

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    I'm getting problems when I try this.

    One, I'm running an older version of Firefox and downloaded v1.0, but how do I install it? I tried to run the Firefaox installer, but it won't update.

    Two, when I tried to install the flashplayer this is what I get:

    [name@localhost ~]$ cd /home/name/Desktop
    [namer@localhost Desktop]$ tar xvfz install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    tar: install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directorytar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    [name@localhost Desktop]$

    Is there anything I did wrong?

    Thanks,

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