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DIY - How to Install Flash Player
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 18:01    Post_subject:  DIY - How to Install Flash Player
Sub_title: New versions and old versions
 

Six months or so ago, I remember a lot of problems with Flash Player causing browser crashes. I personally haven't seen that recently so I am thinking there have been improvements. Many versions of Puppy come with Flash Player already installed, but if you would like to install it for yourself (or install the latest version or any previous version) it is extremely simple.

1. Download Flash Player. The latest version is at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (Click the drop down menu and choose "tar.gz for linux").

1b. If you would like to try previous versions of Flash Player, then go to http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html (you will download an archive containing *all* of the Version 9, or 8, etc., Flash Players--so unpack the archive and choose the version you want).

2. Unpack the file that you download ("install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" for the latest version) by clicking it and then choosing Extract.

3. The file that is unpacked will be "libflashplayer.so." Copy that file into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. (Open one window containing that file and then open another window on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and drag libflashplayer.so into /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and then choose Copy.)

4. In Firefox/Swiftfox you can check by clicking Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins which will show you which version of Shockwave Flash is installed. In Seamonkey you can check with Help -> About Plugins.

4b. You can also put libflashplayer.so into /root/.mozilla/plugins (which you can create if it does not exist) and then the browser will show you both the version installed in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and in /root/mozilla/plugins, with the version in /root/mozilla/plugins taking precedence. This way you can test different versions and then return to the default version for your Puppy. Watch out! Seamonkey 1.1.17 seems to give precedence to the flashplayer in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.

5. Go test Flash Player on your favorite site. Hulu.com is one I use because a while back all the browsers seemed to be having trouble playing it full screen, but they seem to be having better luck now. The official Flash Test is at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ To confirm which Flash Player is being used, Right-click on any Flash object/movie and at the bottom of the pop-up menu that results it will say "About Flash Player 10" (or whichever version is being used.

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug 2009, 23:01    Post_subject:  

Can somebody try the latest flash on 4.3 pre-beta-reloaded?
I miss full screen movie viewing Embarassed
Up until aprox 3 back of the latest Puppy alpha releases
I was able to use the existing flash 10 pet

If I was a true geek I would do it myself and create a .pet Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Aug 2009, 03:28    Post_subject:  

Coolpup kindly suggested this page and flash 10 version
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/AdobeFlashPlayer

Tried that - no joy Crying or Very sad

Other solutions welcome Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Aug 2009, 11:58    Post_subject:  

hey lobster

i just tried with 4.3prebeta-reloaded and the latest flashplayer (10.0r32 is how it shows up in Help -> About Plugins in seamonkey 1.1.17). Hulu.com played full-screen just fine. Oh, I used the hulu.com control to select full screen--it is to the right of the screen--you must mouse over to see the icon for full screen once the video starts playing. I installed just like in the DIY instructions--except seamonky 1.1.17 gave precedence to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins so I had to rename the old flashplayer. Also, I was using xvesa--who knows if that would matter Wink

I actually don't watch flashplayer videos that much, so could you give some urls to test? btw, default in 4.3pbr is flashplayer 9.0r48--hulu won't play with that.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Aug 2009, 23:07    Post_subject:  

I downloaded the Flash tar.gz file, extracted it and put the resulting libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/.mozilla/plugins. (There doesn't seem to be a /root/.mozilla/plugins in 4.3 pre-beta.) On restarting SeaMonkey, Help -> About plugins shows that the version of Flash is now 10.0 r32. Adblock is disabled and Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced shows the box to Enable Java is checked. However, I still can't see FarmVille in Facebook, and the Flash test here doesn't show anything.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug 2009, 00:10    Post_subject:  

Thanks guys
in 3 days Barry will be releasing 4.3 Beta 1
So if no joy will have to DIY Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug 2009, 10:20    Post_subject:  

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I downloaded the Flash tar.gz file, extracted it and put the resulting libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/.mozilla/plugins. (There doesn't seem to be a /root/.mozilla/plugins in 4.3 pre-beta.) On restarting SeaMonkey, Help -> About plugins shows that the version of Flash is now 10.0 r32. Adblock is disabled and Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced shows the box to Enable Java is checked. However, I still can't see FarmVille in Facebook, and the Flash test here doesn't show anything.


Oh, it is a mystery now. I did this also with one difference: the box in Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced to Enable Java is *not* checked (and java is not installed). When I go to the Flash Test at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/, Flash *does* show as installed (Shockwave Player shows as not installed and in the box below that Flash shows as installed). I have never used Farmville but I will try.

Add: I just checked and Farmville starts, plays music, lets me create an avatatr, pick cucumbers, and so forth. Weird. I am using a new, clean install of 4.3pbr; with no modifications, other than installing Flash Player and Java. I am using xvesa because the video detect in xorgwizard turns the screen black; that's all I can think right now.

@Flash, How did you install java if I may ask? And does Farmville require java?

Add: I just checked the Edit -> Preferences -> Enable Java and java is installed, and the Flash Test still shows that I have Flash.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Aug 2009, 15:45    Post_subject:  

playdayz wrote:
... @Flash, How did you install java if I may ask? And does Farmville require java? ...

I didn't, and I don't know. Laughing

I didn't install Java, it came with 4.3 pre-beta. I don't know if FarmVille requires Java because I haven't been able to get FarmVille to work. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug 2009, 09:45    Post_subject:  

Farmville works in 4.3 beta 1. I didn't revert back to the old version of Flash before I upgraded my multisession DVD from 4.3 pre-beta to 4.3 beta 1, so the Flash upgrade I attempted (described above) may have been incorporated into beta 1 with the upgrade.

The bug seems still to be there, where SeaMonkey sometimes closes unexpectedly when Flash is doing something. SeaMonkey shut down while I had several Facebook and FarmVille tabs open. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug 2009, 15:53    Post_subject:  

Perhaps we can sym link this one to keep it out of the pupsave the same as with the java DIY.
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Dec 2009, 06:19    Post_subject: Re: DIY - How to Install Flash Player
Sub_title: New versions and old versions
 

If you like it heavy: New Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.42.34 is released.
playdayz wrote:
1. Download Flash Player. The latest version is at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (Click the drop down menu and choose "tar.gz for linux").

1b. If you would like to try previous versions of Flash Player, then go to http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html (you will download an archive containing *all* of the Version 9, or 8, etc., Flash Players--so unpack the archive and choose the version you want).

2. Unpack the file that you download ("install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz" for the latest version) by clicking it and then choosing Extract.

3. The file that is unpacked will be "libflashplayer.so."...
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Dec 2009, 18:56    Post_subject: 64 bit flash  

This 64 bit compile even though alpha will work better on your 64 bit system - well it did on mine
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

download, extract and put the llibflashplayer.so file in
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Previously a flash movie of more than ten minutes crashed the movie and often the system locked Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2010, 04:42    Post_subject:  

Stable Flashplayer 10.0.45.2 is released Rolling Eyes. Download tar.gz from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/, unpack it and change your libflasplayer.so Arrow if you will.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Apr 2010, 10:33    Post_subject:  

Very fluent and stable flash player plug-in is available: Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html). Download tar.gz, unpack it and replace old libflashplayer.so. My Puppy 4.31 loves new brilliant RC-Flash Razz.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 01:39    Post_subject:  

A few days ago it was reported that flash player 10.0 is vulnerable. This risk was avoided by using the version of 10.1rc7. Now, Adobe has released the final 10.1 version: download tar.gz (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/), unpack it and replace old insecure flashplayer.so (from usr/lib/mozilla/plugins). Minimum requirements for Linux are 512 MB RAM, 128 MB graphics memory and 800 MHz processor.
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