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I thought flash in Linux was all browser side?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fir3Chi3f View Post

Not Chromium silly goose,
www.google.com/chrome
Keep those fingers crossed!

Oh. Chromium was all that I saw in the Software Center after searching for 'Chrome,' so that's what I went with. I don't mean to be thick, but aren't they essentially the same thing, both developed by Google?

At any rate, I downloaded the file from the link you posted. What's the next step to install it?
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Yes, Google basically owns both, but they cannot release some of the code in Chrome because of licensing; such as the inclusion of flash player within the browser. So they release two versions of the same browser. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!)
http://www.chromium.org/

To install that package you should just be able to click on it and it will open the package installer and take you from there. Is it not? Something else could be wrong if it isn't. To install from the terminal:
Code:
sudo dpkg -i /path/to/package_file.deb

We are banking on the fact that flash is built into Chrome, here is a screenshot of the flash downloader on Adobe's site from Chrome with an explination:

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghooble View Post

I believe if you go on the Flash site there is an optional Linux download. Is there not?
Edit: There is indeed http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

We found an issue with that, the 'download link' for Ubuntu is actually just an apt command. And his firefox, for one reason or another, isn't opening a package manager for him.
Code:
apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

I thought flash in Linux was all browser side?

I don't want to ignore this question because I want to understand also, but from my current understanding, flash is installed somewhere where all browsers can get to it.
Edited by Fir3Chi3f - 3/2/12 at 10:20pm
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Well, as in Chromium, Flash works with Chrome. I suppose the easy answer is to just use Chrome or Chromium when I want to watch videos on this system, but I'd still like a solution for Firefox, just to prove we can figure it out!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kremtok View Post

Well, as in Chromium, Flash works with Chrome. I suppose the easy answer is to just use Chrome or Chromium when I want to watch videos on this system, but I'd still like a solution for Firefox, just to prove we can figure it out!

Ah, I thought it still wasn't working from this statement:
Quote:
Originally Posted by kremtok View Post

-snip-
EDIT: Chromium recognized the link,. and it opened the Software Center to Flash Plugin 10. I installed it, but still no joy after closing and reopening the browser.

Give this a try! (almost willing to put money on this)
Code:
mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

Whole lotta copy pasta there, hope it does what I want it to!
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Ah, I thought it still wasn't working from this statement:
Give this a try! (almost willing to put money on this)
Code:
mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
Whole lotta copy pasta there, hope it does what I want it to!

Sorry, I posted this after I tried Chromium:
Quote:
Originally Posted by kremtok View Post

Sorry, I was installing Chromium while trying your other instructions. Good news - it worked! So that means that the problem is actually with Firefox, yes?

I tried your commands, and here's what I got:
Code:
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
cp: cannot stat `/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$

Did I do it wrong?
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Nope, I'm just not thinking doh.gif

Of course you wouldn't have a file there, we never actually installed flash!

Once you have the file, it will likely be in your downloads folder so, if you don't know how to navigate to a hidden file this command should work:
Code:
mv /home/kremtok/Downloads/libflashplayer.so ~./mozilla/plugins

If the file disappears and the terminal doesn't say anything, it worked! Else, cut the file from your Downloads folder and press ctrl+h in your home directory. This will reveal the hidden folders and you can manually navigate to plugins within mozilla.

Ultimately, that file should go into /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ but without the actual package being installed through a package manager you would have to manually uninstall it or whatever without the gui package manager to help.
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At first I couldn't figure out how to move the file. Then I saw that you posted instructions in your last post. d'oh. I had to change things a bit, but your drag / drop trick helped out considerably. Here's what I got:
Code:
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ mv '/home/kremtok/Downloads/libflashplayer.so' '/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins' 
mv: cannot move `/home/kremtok/Downloads/libflashplayer.so' to `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so': Permission denied
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ sudo mv '/home/kremtok/Downloads/libflashplayer.so' '/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins'
[sudo] password for kremtok: 
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ mkdir -p! ~/.mozilla/plugins
mkdir: invalid option -- '!'
Try `mkdir --help' for more information.
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ cp /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
cp: cannot stat `/usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so': No such file or directory
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ cp '/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so' ~/.mozilla/plugins
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ ^C
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ 

Unfortunately Flash still isn't working. I'm off to sleep for now, but I'll put some fresh eyes on it in the morning.

Thanks again!
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Oh my goodness! What has science done! nerdsmiley.png

Really though, let me explain the goal I've had in mind. The folder "usr" stands for User System Resources and contains things such as libflashplayer.so. This file we've been dealing with is the Adobe flash library file and placing it in the "usr" folder allows all users and program access to it. Which is why it is installed there when the actual installer is used. I was avoiding putting it there however, because this manual installation does not tell a package manager where the file is located; making it difficult to keep track of later on if you choose to make changes.
http://tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/usr.html

So the goal I've had in mind is to place this library in the ~./mozilla/plugins folder. This folder is depreciated however, which is why we had to create it using the command "mkdir ~./mozilla/plugins", but it should still work. Now then, the "~" is a short hand way of putting in the current user's home directory. It is great for helping others because I don't know what your user name is on your computer. But from the output of your terminal I can infer that it is kremtok. So "~/" is the same as entering "/home/kremtok"

"/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins" is not the same as "/home/kremtok/mozilla/plugins" although I can see where the confusion would be, the locations seem to mean similar things. But as you've seen, anything not in your home folder requires root (or sudo-root) access.

It looks like our libflashplayer.so file ended up in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins which I have no clue what goes in there tongue.gif
But this command should put a copy in the correct directory:
Code:
cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins

The naming scheme for these commands are pretty straight forward:
cp = copy paste
mv = move
mkdir = make directory


Edit: oops! It looks like you've already tried that last command. Well, I've been avoiding it, but give this a try:
Code:
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer
sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer

Edited by Fir3Chi3f - 3/3/12 at 12:58pm
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I tried the first command that you posted, and it's doing something:
Code:
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ 

The problem is, I don't seem to have a folder named Mozilla in home/kremtok. Or at least, I can't find it by going to Places > kremtok.

Then I tried your second set of commands. Here's what I've got:
Code:
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer
[sudo] password for kremtok: 
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer
kremtok@WindyUbuntu:~$ 

I can see the file in that directory. I'm going to restart the browser and see what happens in 3...2...1...

EDIT: And that's a negative. There's still a bar at the top of my browser saying plugins are missing.

Maybe this will hielp:

428

EDIT 2:

I just realized that I can see some videos, but not others. For example, when I go to Youtube in Firefox, I can play some videos without problems. However, when I view this post in Firefox, no content appears. it's completely blank with no text or space fillers or anything. In Chromium, there are two videos and they play fine.

I'm going to develop a headache soon.
Edited by kremtok - 3/3/12 at 1:15pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 B1 @ 4.25GHz EVGA X58 Classified 3 (E770) EVGA GTX 970 SSC 24GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M500 120GB Crucial M4 256GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (2) LG BD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 w/Scythe SFF21F Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Dell S2740L Deck Legend 105 - Fire / Linear 
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Corsair AX 750 Soldam Windy Black Knight Mionix Avior 8200 Rocketfish Speed 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster XTreme Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 540 Asus P7H55-M-PRO EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 iCX 4GB Corsair DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 640GB Western Digital Caviar Black Lite-On CD/DVD Burner Linux Mint 18.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 2333HD Deck Legend 105 - Ice EVGA Supernova 650W P2 
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Lian Li Velocity Micro Custom Logitech G500 Rocketfish Speed 
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