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llloyd
July 9th, 2008, 02:58 AM
I'm a little stuck here... I downloaded the install tar.gz for Flash 9, ungzipped it, untarred it, and running into an impass. Help? O.o Ok... Let me see...

llloyd@Kenya:~/install_flash_player_9_linux$ sudo sh flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC. All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Adobe Flash Player 9 will be installed system-wide.

Support is available at http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

To install Adobe Flash Player 9 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.



NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue...



Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/bin/firefox

WARNING: /usr/bin/firefox is not a directory.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/bin

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/share/

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):

All aquired from a "whereis firefox' and 'whereis mozilla' ... I have *no* idea what directory it wants. :P Help? Thanks!

L. Lloyd

Firefox was installed with Xubuntu 8.04 so I never downloaded or ran anything to get it.

ibuclaw
July 9th, 2008, 03:07 AM
whereis firefox
Should give you the answer /usr/lib/firefox

And besides, flash is in the repositories, no need to manually install it ;)


sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Regards
Iain

uniquegeek
September 13th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I had the same problem. At one point, I had installed several flash players via Symantic or Adept, until learning I should only install flashplayer-nonfree. I removed the other ones, but still no go. I tried downloading the package from Adobe manually, and installing via the command line, but got the error as above.

Here are the tricks:
- it seems the Adobe installer wants the actual numbered version of the directory. "whereis firefox" didn't help me in this respect. I ended up using /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1 Yours might be slightly different.
- when testing out whether flash works on something like YouTube, make sure you don't have something like the "NoScript" add-on preventing anything you may need. (D'oh!) I had to allow both youtube.com and ytimg.com in NoScript.

... that brings up the question whether flash was actually working all along and my NoScript was thwarting all my efforts. Oh, probably.