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How to install Adobe flash?
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johndepere

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:40    Post subject:  How to install Adobe flash?  

Hello all, I am new to Linux and Puppy but so far have really enjoy experimenting with Puppy. My question is can someone walk me through the step of installing Adobe flash player?(or any app for that matter). I downloaded the Adobe tar. file but after that I became lost as to what to do to make it work. I am booting from a usb zip drive. Thanks in advance for any advice given. John
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:17    Post subject:  

How to install Adobe's Flash player partly depends on which version of Puppy and which browser you're using.
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boolean

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2011, 13:05    Post subject:  

copy libflashplayer.so in the root dierectory of the extracted tar to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
if that didnt work
check in the terminal:
#env | grep mozilla
you should get
#MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2011, 13:14    Post subject: Re: How to install Adobe flash?  

johndepere wrote:
Hello all, I am new to Linux and Puppy but so far have really enjoy experimenting with Puppy. My question is can someone walk me through the step of installing Adobe flash player?(or any app for that matter). I downloaded the Adobe tar. file but after that I became lost as to what to do to make it work. I am booting from a usb zip drive. Thanks in advance for any advice given. John


Within the first 5 minutes of using wary puppy it automatically asked me if i wanted to install flash and so i did. What version of puppy are you using?
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2011, 07:41    Post subject:  

4 Puppy Lucid.

ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/


Latest????

Flashplayer-10.1r85-Lucid51x.pet 4793 KB

28/09/2010 12:00:00 AM

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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2011, 10:46    Post subject:  

and just to add to what cthisbear suggested-- .pets are the easiest way of installing with puppy. usually you just click on it after downloading.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2011, 11:14    Post subject:  

Here's the manual way, if you want the latest and greatest ... well, if Flash can be great and I guess not.
1) Download this.
2) Extract it (you can use Xarchiver for that).
3) Take libflashplayer.so, put it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. That's the directory for Firefox/Seamonkey plugins, but today's browsers are smart enough to look there.
4) If you also want the crappy configuration tool, install it too (copy all the contents of the archive except libflashplay.so) to /.
5) Restart your browser.
6) Cheers.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Oct 2011, 19:54    Post subject:  

Thank you all for your replies, I ended up getting flash to install using cthisbears method. Is there a better flash player to use? I am willing to try any another type program on any of your recommendations. Thanks again for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 06:54    Post subject:  

The best Flash (I mean, the least annoying one) is the latest. I never install if from PET packages because I know I'll want to update it once the next version is out, while nobody makes packages (since there's no need to).
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