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Installing Flash Player 8 on Damn Small Linux?

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Any ideas how can i do this on termial? I'm very new to Linux
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I believe for flash it comes with an installer script, so you just need to run that. You can type ls to see whats all in that directory and cd to change directorys.
I beleive the install srcipt is called install-flashplayer.
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thanks, had a look at flashplayer9_install_i386_061107.rpm file and not sure how to unmount it but doesn't seem to say anything about the install script. Maybe you could help me to understand more?
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Ah, if its an RPM then it'd be something like this: rpm –ivh packagename.rpm

if that doesn't work then look at the manual: man rpm

Do RPMs even work on Damn Small Linux?
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo View Post
Do RPMs even work on Damn Small Linux?
Sorry for the delay, not sure if it does work (i'm at work, can't test it now) but been researching and found that DSL is based on Knoppix. what package does it support?
post #6 of 10
.deb files, you'll want to go back to the flash site and get the other package, the one with a .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension.

If you can't right click on them and get an 'extract' option then you'll have to do it in a terminal.
for .tar.gz extensions:
tar -zxvf package.tar.gz

for .tar.bz2:
tar -xvjf package.tar.bz2

then there will be a new directory created, so move into it
cd flash_something

then:
sh install-flashplayer

If that name above is not correct then type ls to see all of the files. It'll be something close to that.
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.deb files, you'll want to go back to the flash site and get the other package, the one with a .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension.

If you can't right click on them and get an 'extract' option then you'll have to do it in a terminal.
for .tar.gz extensions:
tar -zxvf package.tar.gz

for .tar.bz2:
tar -xvjf package.tar.bz2

then there will be a new directory created, so move into it
cd flash_something

then:
sh install-flashplayer

If that name above is not correct then type ls to see all of the files. It'll be something close to that.
thanks for that, it said it's installed but when i use the site like youtube, it said i need the plugin still? if you need to see the script I've done for installing it, I have no idea how to copy the script from the terminal to paste it on here.
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You need the mozilla plugin to use flash with firefox
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You need the mozilla plugin to use flash with firefox
If you mean install it via mozilla as well, I tried it and it still doesn't work. I think it's something to do with me trying out Damn Small Linux on VMware Player? It is writeable or not? The reason why I'm doing it in VMware Player so I could try everything out and if everything work on it, I will be making the switch from Windows to Linux.
post #10 of 10
I dunno what you mean by install it via mozilla. There is a specific package called mozilla-flash-plugin or something like that. Look at ubuntuguide.org - it's for ubuntu and not DSL, but it will tell you the name of the package you will need
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