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I downloaded the flash program to /home/carlwill/Downloads Here is my code, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz < --------------- This is the file I downloaded, I ...
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    Help me install flash


    I downloaded the flash program to /home/carlwill/Downloads

    Here is my code, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

    install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz < --------------- This is the file I downloaded, I can't seem to extract it from gunzip to run the "sh" command.

    Here is what I am doing,

    I open a konsole window:

    Code:
    su
    password
    cd /home/carlwill/Downloads
    ls <------------------&#91;b&#93;I can see the file called install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz&#91;/b&#93;
    tar -zxf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    &#91;root@localhost Downloads&#93;# tar -zxf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    
    gzip&#58; stdin&#58; not in gzip format
    tar&#58; Child returned status 1
    tar&#58; Error exit delayed from previous errors

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    Code:
    tar -zxvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    to unzip.
    If you love something, emerge it

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    There is an rpm

    I just installed flash this weekend. There is a Fedora rpm.

    http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/site_ru.html

    Your profile lists Fedora Core 1 so I assuming that is what you are using.

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    su
    password
    cd /home/carlwill/Downloads
    ls <------------------I can see the file called install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    tar -zxf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
    [root@localhost Downloads]# tar -zxf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    Did you download in a web browser? Some browsers will unzip but leave the name unchanged. Try renaming without the .gz and just untarring it.

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    flash

    Does the GUI interface ot work for it, just double click on it and fedora should do the rest for extraction. It works just like win zip just double click on it and it will open

    Hope this hepls

    If not try redownloading it, it could have been a bad download or try downloading it from macromedia themselves / the fedora rpm

    One of these things should work

    good luck

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