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    Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    I've now got Ocelot running(somewhat) on a toshiba A30 laptop,
    and I'm trying to watch BBC news clips.
    It tells me to download the correct version of FP.
    Clicked on the link, downloaded and saved the .tar.gz version, but now stuck, as I can't remember what to do next.
    Perhaps it would have been better to use terminal, but I'm struggling with the new layout of Ocelot ( is this "Unity" that I see referred to ?).
    Sense that I'm beginning to ramble on, so guidance appreciated.

    John
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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    Extract your download and copy libflashpayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and restart your browser if you had it open.

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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    It's better to use the repository version of Flash. More likely to work with more stability, in my experience.

    I know the Flash player is included in ubuntu-restricted-extras.

    Because I am not on my Ubuntu computer, I can't look for the file that contains only the flash player, but if there is one, you'll find it with:
    Code:
    apt-cache search flash

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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    Extract your download and copy libflashpayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and restart your browser if you had it open.
    Do I need to change the permission to "Allow executing" in order to get it to copy across ?
    I'd extracted to Desktop.
    Last edited by grey1beard; January 12th, 2012 at 07:30 PM.
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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    Quote Originally Posted by grey1beard View Post
    I've now got Ocelot running(somewhat) .................
    Now it's frozen so I've rebooted, again.
    This time it's not responding to the mouse correctly.
    It will open windows from the icons on the left of the screen, but not anything else - wont select anything in the window, nor close the windows, so I'll just have to crash the system, again.
    EDIT
    Not sure what I did, but I tried the super key(?) and enter, and it started to respond again.
    For how long, though ?
    Last edited by grey1beard; January 12th, 2012 at 07:48 PM.
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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    Quote Originally Posted by grey1beard View Post
    Do I need to change the permission to "Allow executing" in order to get it to copy across ?
    I'd extracted to Desktop.
    Easiest way would be to open a terminal and issue the following commands..

    Code:
    cd Desktop
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    sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
    This will allow all accounts on your machine to access the flash player.

    If you only have the one account on the machine you can install into /home folder. I think it would be .mozilla/plugins

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    Re: Flash Player- how to install in ocelot ?

    Thanks howefield.
    The last attempt to reboot has it frozen at the spash screen, so I'm trying again.
    The system at this moment seems to be completely unstable, so by late tonight I might make a decision to revert to 10.10 !
    EDIT
    Thanks again. At least I've now got Flash Player working
    Regards
    John
    Last edited by grey1beard; January 12th, 2012 at 08:35 PM.
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