I have downloaded a tar.gz file have got it unziped and untared but dont know what to do now to install it. I done evertything under the command mode you know ctrl+alt+F2 when i ls it shows flashplayer installer. i type cd flashplayer installer and have green flashplayerinstaller* now what
it now asks for a path to mozilla/netscape/opera browser. (i.e. /usr/lib/mozilla) and when i type that in it says home/josh/install_flash_player_6_linux/ and what ever i type is not a valid directory and it wont let me do anything else
After cd'ing into the flash plugin folder get into super user mode.. type 'su' it will ask for your root password. Try this... locate 'mozilla/plugin' If you have locate working it will list all the occurrences of 'mozilla/plugin' in your directory structure. this is what it looks like on my system:
From inside the "install_flash_player_X_linux" folder you now copy the flashplayer into the mozilla plugin directory like this: 'cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/' That's my path, yours may be different. You may also want to copy it into more than one place if you have more than one browser installed.
Alternatively you can put it locally: 'cp libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/'
Go to the directory that the file is in. Use "./ j2re-1_4_1_02-linux-i586.bin" . If this doesn't work it could be the file does not have sufficent permissions to excute. Use "chmod 755 j2re-1_4_1_02-linux-i586.bin" to give these.
The first command means "run the file in the same directory as this one". We know that this is an excutable file as it has ".bin" (for binary) on the end.
alright thanks little man. ill give it a try. Now what causes my aol instant messanger to go off to the side when i try to bring it up. its like its going off the screen and it wont let me do anything else. When i minimize it it goes to the taskbar but when i maximize it, it goes to the left side of the screen and dissapears.