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Download and unzipped flashplayer, for Mozilla Firefox. At a point in the installation it ask: "Please enter the installationn path of the Mozilla, Netscape, or Opera browers (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): this ...
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    flash player install problems


    Download and unzipped flashplayer, for Mozilla Firefox.
    At a point in the installation it ask:
    "Please enter the installationn path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
    or Opera browers (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
    this path actually existed. so i entered: /usr/lib/mozilla
    and got:
    Warning: please enter a valid installation path.
    I checked again and noticed there is a sub directory: plugins
    so i entered: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    and got the same error..
    fooled around with the . operator from a net blog...no difference
    Then what is a valid path?
    where exactly should i install to?

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    It should work if you simply copy libflashplayer.so to your plugins directory.
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    No. Same message. Just curious! Why would i need to move libflashplayer.so to the /usr/lib... directory... If the installer is the other file, when executed it wont just install to the given directory.

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    You could try the version found here and install it with pkgtool:

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    flash player install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    You could try the version found here and install it with pkgtool:

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    Well i installed it using the kpackage gui program. I checked in the installed packages and it was there .Loaded up firefox and went to youtube... still requires latest flash...i don't think i did anything wrong. even restarted machine (i think this is unnecessary with linux) and tried again..no luck..latest flash player required...
    Im a titsy bit frustrated now...

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    I had the same problem and here is what i did: i made a symlink from /usr/lib/firefox/compnents to /usr/lib/mozilla and then install the pkg

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    I understand partly what u are saying...i know how to make the link..but what should be in the name field..then im guessing i install to /usr/lib/firefox/components ....but how does the link come into play...i gave it a random name...but it still wont accept the path.
    i am trying to install from console...
    this is the result or normal package install with kpackage manager
    Code:
    <p/stufftoinstall/flash-player-10.0.12.36-i486-1kjz.tgz ;echo RESULT=$?
    Installing package flash-player-10.0.12.36-i486-1kjz... 
    PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
    flash-player: Flash Player - Play Adobe Flash content
    flash-player:
    flash-player: Adobe Flash Player is the high-performance, lightweight, highly
    flash-player: expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent
    flash-player: user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile
    flash-player: phones, and devices.  It enables organizations and individuals to
    flash-player: build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.
    flash-player: This package includes both the plugin and the standalone player.
    flash-player: Homepage: http://www.flash.com/
    flash-player:
    flash-player: Packaged by Ken Zalewski (kennyz@nycap.rr.com)
    
    RESULT=0
    In C a result of 0 means success.. i think..

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    I found a blog on linux questions.org...i used /usr/lib/firefox. That seems to have done the trick..Question is restarting necessary for an install to take effect in linux.

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    Glad you got it going!

    I'd personally recommend using pkgtool as mentioned above to install slackware packages over kpackage.

    Quote Originally Posted by ian4frost View Post
    Question is restarting necessary for an install to take effect in linux.
    A restart of Firefox is probably needed, but you shouldn't have to restart Linux.
    oz

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