Mostly, the execise has been remarkably successful. However, although Opera 12.16 picked up the currently installed Flash (from Mint-Flashplugin?) which is at version 10.0.32. FF24 was installed from tar.gz (repo stuck at 3.6.53) and after unpacking has been moved to /opt and then modified the menu entry to point at /opt/firefox/firefox and this works fine (although might have preferred to integrate using symbolic links but couldn't figure it out) - except no Flash plugin.
Also mint-flashplugin seems stuck at 10.0.32 in Synaptic although the repos have been "upgraded" to old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic. Thus downloaded Flash tar.gz which has been unpacked in my dowloads folder where it creates folder /usr and libflashplayer.so and subfolders /bin /lib /bin64 and /share. Now what - the provided text file is somewhat garbled (to me!)?
Installing using the plugin tar.gz:
o Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy the files to the appropriate location.
o Save the plugin tar.gz locally and note the location the file was saved to.
o Launch terminal and change directories to the location the file was saved to.
o Unpack the tar.gz file. Once unpacked you will see the following:
o Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
o Copy libflashplayer.so to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:
+ cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
o Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:
+ sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
Also. as I understand it, this vesion is only for FF but would prefer a more global install (ie including Opera) and, therefore. wondered if there is a way of installing a current mint-flashplugin-x64 for the latest (last) Flash?
As a supplementary question, following the update via ububtu/karmic repos, some of the MINTiness has been lost - in particular the boot and shutdown splashes. There doesn't seem to be a utilty to change these so is there an editable config file?