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 5:43 pm on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
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



 6:40 pm on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

You have to move it to the plugin directory for your browser, or with some browsers you can have a local plugin folder, something like ~.mozilla/plugin/.

With the newer flashplayers from MM I think there is a script that will move the flash player for you, but you still need to know the path to your mozilla plugin folder.

What browser are you trying to do this with?

There should be a couple of readme files in the unzipped folder.


 6:51 pm on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)
i am using mozilla and ill see what is in the readme file. ill try to keep you posted on the progress thanks a million.

 7:03 pm on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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


 7:57 pm on Apr 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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:

john@localhost:~$ locate 'mozilla/plugin'

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/'



 2:04 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

thanks littleman i got it figured out. and got it copied you gave me some dang good advice. Now let me ask another. I like to stream video and i know i need java or shokwave but how to i get it.


 2:20 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

What distribution are you using?


 2:26 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

i use Mandrake 9.1 and i am using mozilla 1.3


 3:17 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

You may want to check out [MandrakeForum.com...] there is very good mandrake specific info on that site.


 4:10 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

thanks little man my last? is. how do you execute a .bin file. i have found j2re and its in a .bin file format
its j2re-1_4_1_02-linux-i586.bin. what do i do to install this.


 10:33 am on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.


 2:00 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.

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