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    Probably simple fix for anyone who knows the terminal


    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

    I'll make this one real simple. I download the .gz thing, the very first option out of the three given options. Scroll down, you'll see directions. I followed the directions perfectly but I still can't get the terminal to recognize that command...

    Is it a different kind of terminal or something? I have no idea what's going on but this seems like it should be simple.

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    It is simple. If you post the error output it would be very helpful. I just downloaded the file. To extract it I would type
    sudo tar xfvz /home/glenn/Desktop/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz because the file saved to my desktop. When it's extracted there is a new folder called /home/glenn/install_flash_player_9_linux. I need to switch to this folder and type ./flashplayer-installer.
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    Hello

    Can you be more specific? Just what command can't you get to work? What commands have you entered so far? How far do you get and what are the messages you receive? We need detail, I'm afraid.
    I don't use Ubuntu, but I believe Esyubuntu would probably make life easier for you: you can also install other stuff that newbies often find difficult too, like Realplayer and Java.
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    it's unpacked onto my desktop, the folder inside the gz

    then i went into the terminal and typed what he said and nothing happened.

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    What's your user name on your system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashgalaxy86 View Post
    it's unpacked onto my desktop, the folder inside the gz

    then i went into the terminal and typed what he said and nothing happened.
    Step 1:
    sudo tar xfvz /home/YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE/Desktop/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

    Step 2:
    cd /home/YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE/install_flash_player_9_linux

    Step 3:
    ./flashplayer-installer

    Which one fails?
    Do you get an error?

    It may be worth adding the following step

    Step 2.5
    chmod +x flashplayer-installer

    Which should allow it to be executed.

    Also, if the flash player installer installs so that every user can use
    flash, then you can try this

    Step 3 (alternate):
    sudo ./flashplayer-installer
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    Excellent guide there. This part

    Code:
    chmod +x flashplayer-installer
    probably isn't necessary as it should be executable by default. But it's always worth checking to see if the programme is executable before you start trying to install it - occasionally you find that it isn't. To do this, right click the flash installer, select properties and then click on the permissions tab. There should be a cross in the box "is executable". If there isn't one, you can make it executable by clicking this box.

    One of the hardest things for a beginner in Linux is understanding how to install programmes. This can be quite frustrating to start with as the procedure, or rather procedures, are very different to Windows. Hang on in there! It's worth the effort!
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    not to worry chums. i took a close look at all your instructions and figured it out some time ago! thanks a lot!

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    Glad we could help.
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