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hi all, complete newbie again. after finally getting my fc4 box connected to the internet, i visited a site that required flash, which i don't have. feeling confident after my ...
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    yum install flash?!?!


    hi all, complete newbie again.

    after finally getting my fc4 box connected to the internet, i visited a site that required flash, which i don't have. feeling confident after my success with my wireless internet connection, i immediately opened up a terminal and typed:

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    yum install flash
    this was the first time i'd ever used yum so i was well happy when it started 'doing something'. when it finished, i tried the site again, and i still didn't have flash. i did a quick google for "yum install flash" and worked out that the correct command was:

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    yum intall flash-plugin
    so i did that, and the site worked. so my two questions are:

    1. does anyone know what the hell i've installed when i typed "yum install flash"!? what is "flash"?

    2. is there a list of plug-ins / apps / etc that yum recognises and can install immediately, so the next time i need something i can check that yum can do it, and that i have the right name for it?

    many thanks

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    1. Flash is the Macromedia (now Adobe) flash player. There is no 64 bit version of this player.

    2. Try doing 'yum list available' to see what is there. You can also use 'yum install kyum' which should install the gui for yum which will allow you to browse the available applications at your leisure, with package descriptions which you can search.
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    thanks Roxoff, i can live with having installed the flash player.

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    well, you could try running 'yum -y update' in the command line as root... Even if you never install another package, you get all the latest security fixes and updates to packages that you've already got installed.
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    Hi, I am also encounter some problems with installing flash-plugin. I used "yum list available" to check all the packages I have, but I didn't see flash-plugin in the list. So does that mean I have to save
    "[macromedia]
    name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
    baseurl=http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY"
    this file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ and then make "yum install flash-plugin" working?? if so, how do I save that file in that particular directory? (sorry, I am a newbie..><..)

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    Does anyone know if Macromedia will or has come out with an x64 version of flash? If not, how can we (those of us w/ x64 systems) run flash required programs in Firefox. I'm running Fedora Core 5 64 bit on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+

    - SD

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    AFAIK, Macromedia has no intention to develop a 64-bit version of the flash-plugin. Instead, maybe you want to try with Gnash the GNU flash player.

    http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

    Regards

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    hi SD-user !!

    this is a part of article wrote by Emmy Huang, Product Manager for Flash Player at Adobe on May 25, 2006...

    It has been a while since the last update about Linux, so here we go...
    Yes, Adobe is actively working on the Linux (64 bit) version of Flash Player 9. We expect to make a pre-release version available on Adobe Labs for early feedback and testing before the end of the year, with the full release expected in early 2007*. As delivering consistency across platforms is a core value of Flash Player, performance is one of the main goals of the Linux release.
    have to wait until 2007.... huh !

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    Yum Extender

    Try installing the front end to yum:

    yum install yumex
    From there you can browse available packages and search for specific ones you want. I had similar troubles when first learning yum and found this to be very helpful, albeit a little slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernape
    AFAIK, Macromedia has no intention to develop a 64-bit version of the flash-plugin. Instead, maybe you want to try with Gnash the GNU flash player.

    http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

    Regards
    Does the gnu player work in place of flash? I noticed that mplayer will work in place of quicktime . . . same idea?

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