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post #11 of 21
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Yeah I am installing it now.

I am now just attempting to find out how to install flash player. I downloaded the beta for linux off http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flas...10_square.html but I get this message whenever I double click the extracted file. "Could not display *file path*/libflashplayer.so there is no application installed for shared library files.

I suspect I need to place the .so file where googlechrome is located. The problem is I have no idea how to locate it.
open up nautilus (the file browser) should take you to your home folder.

go to view and click on "view hidden files" or "show hidden files"

find .mozilla, go into it, if there isn't already a folder called plugins, create it, place the libflashplayer.so in there. restart your browser, and you should have flash for both firefox and chrome/chromium
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post #12 of 21
Linux = good = free
I used ubuntu from 9.04 to 10.04 and was happy but it bothered me i couldnt play any win games, not even on wine. I checked later a list for wine apps and most of them are very bad coded.
Other than that u can make linux to look the way u really want, not like in win.
Also u dont need AV for it, but there is a code (forgot was it malware) nowdays.
+ linux is faster in web browsing and generaly faster than on win.
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if you are starting to run linux... learn "sudo apt-get install" no issue with finding something in the software center... if you know its there "sudo apt-get install wine" DONE your good to go lol
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post #14 of 21
Hey Juganot! First off welcome to Linux

WINE can be a tad difficult from time to time, I've had some good success with PlayOnLinux however which is a front end for WINE that does most of the legwork for you!

http://www.playonlinux.com/en/

Let us know how it works out

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if you are starting to run linux... learn "sudo apt-get install" no issue with finding something in the software center... if you know its there "sudo apt-get install wine" DONE your good to go lol
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open up nautilus (the file browser) should take you to your home folder.

go to view and click on "view hidden files" or "show hidden files"

find .mozilla, go into it, if there isn't already a folder called plugins, create it, place the libflashplayer.so in there. restart your browser, and you should have flash for both firefox and chrome/chromium
You can either copy it or symlink it from your firefox folder if that doesn't work. I have to do it manually in Fedora.

It will either be in
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
or
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

This will create a symlink, sort of like a shortcut, to your chrome plugins.
Run as root, with whatever you use, sudo, su, etc.

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ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/plugins/libflashplayer.so
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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
Its been a while since I used apt, but I remember using this to search for packages:

Code:
sudo apt-cache search $pkg
post #19 of 21
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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
dont need to sudo an aptitude search btw
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well real quickly you might want to do
"sudo apt-get install aptitude", this will allow you to search in terminal
then you can do something like "sudo aptitude search wine" then when you see wine or
the full name you can type "sudo apt-get install ___"
Why bump a month old thread? ...
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