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swansea778
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linux bianca +flash 6

Postby swansea778 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:23 pm

can i install flash on linux bianca? well obviously i cant cause i have tried .
but club penguin requires flash 6 to play so i downloaded that. in the notes it said it needed firefox 2.2 to run on . current version is 2.0.0.11. there does not seem to be a 2.2 version avauilible to download except for red hat perhaps. question is can any one make sense of the above

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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby Husse » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:59 am

This does not make sense - if you go to the official Firefox web site the latest version is 2.0.0.11
Flash should work in Ff under Bianca, but as you know many sites seem to believe that the only browser is Internet Explorer... and code for it, which means sloppy coding
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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby swansea778 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:54 am

Husse wrote:This does not make sense - if you go to the official Firefox web site the latest version is 2.0.0.11
Flash should work in Ff under Bianca, but as you know many sites seem to believe that the only browser is Internet Explorer... and code for it, which means sloppy coding


sorry i seem to have misread-glib2.2x
Supported Distributions

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- Flash Player 6 for Linux requires at a minimum glibc 2.2.x. It

should work on most flavors of RedHat 7.x and on RedHat 8.0; it is most extensively

tested on RedHat 7.3 and RedHat 8.0. Beta testers have tested on various flavors of Debian, Slackware,

Mandrake and SUSE.

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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby Husse » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:43 am

My flash version is 9 in Daryna. I know for sure that I had flash working in Bianca and probably ver. 6
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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby swansea778 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:31 pm

ok on a slightly different tac, having downloadedome/phil/Desktop/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz to my computer the method in windows would be to extract the files from the zipped file and click on the .exe file. this would install flash for me. What is the linux equivelent? do i have to run as root or something . sorry to appear so basic

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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby Husse » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:53 pm

You are thinking in the right direction
Normally installing software in Linux, and Mint, is easier than in Windows. You just open a program (Synaptic or the like) select the program you want to install and authenticate - piece of cake...
Sometimes you download a .deb file if you don't find what you want in the repositories and double click.
Its first when you come to packages designed for another package manager (rpm maybe) or source code it gets tricky - but not even then unsurmountable (I hope)
In the wiki
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... eb_package
you find two links and this one is really useful
http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#source
Remember that you must have build-essential, available in Synaptic
In essence you simply run a script....
sorry to appear so basic

You don't need to apaologize - you could run Linux for years without the need to do things like this :lol:
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Re: linux bianca +flash 6

Postby nick » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:21 pm

Hi

Extract

Try

Code: Select all

cd /home/yourname/install_flash_player_9_linux


Where yourname is username

Then

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./flashplayer-installer


Nick


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