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    HOWTO install flash 9 plugin beta

    EDIT: January 16, 2007
    This thread is officially obsolete as flash 9 is finished and out of beta. But, since you came here looking for a way to install flash 9, I will just put the instructions for the final version.

    Note, I have done this on edgy. If anyone wants to confirm that it works on any other versions, feel free.

    Open the terminal, Applications>Accessories>Terminal, I will assume this stuff will all being happening in the home directory as that is where the terminal opens by default.

    First remove the previously installed flash plugins (obviously if you don't have any installed, disregard).
    There are a few ways to do it depending on the way you installed it. If you are not sure, you can do all of them without damaging anything but if you do all of them, make sure you do them in order. If you know how you installed the old one initially, choose the appropriate one.

    1. Removing it via apt
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree
    2. Removing it manually if it is in the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins directory
    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplayer.xpt
    If it tells you that a file doesn't exist, don't worry about it. Flash 7 had flashplayer.xpt but flash 9 beta 1 didn't, so depending on which version you had installed, you may get an error that flashplayer.xpt doesn't exist. Or if you don't have any of them installed, they both won't exist. Either way, just carry on.

    3. Removing it manually if it is in the ~/.mozilla/plugins directory
    Code:
    rm ~/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/flashplayer.xpt
    Same thing applies as number 2 as far as errors are concerned, just disregard.

    Second get the tar.gz file
    Code:
    wget  http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
    Third extract the tar.gz
    Code:
    tar xf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
    Fourth change into the new directory
    Code:
    cd install_flash_player_9_linux/
    Finally run the installer script and follow the prompts
    Code:
    sudo ./flashplayer-installer
    When it asks for your mozilla, seamonkey, or firefox directory, tell it /usr/lib/firefox

    That should be it. If you want to remove all the excess garbage that you downloaded, just change back into the home directory and remove it.
    Code:
    cd
    rm -rf install_flash_player_9_linux*
    Last edited by bruenig; January 17th, 2007 at 04:23 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO install flash 9 plugin beta

    Cool! Flash 9 BETA is out for linux! Wonder why noone seems to notice...

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    HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    Many of you will be happy to know a beta of the Flash Player 9 came out yesterday!

    1. Download the correct binary for linux at Adobe labs

    Code:
    http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html
    2. Unpack the files into a directory somewhere.

    3. Copy libflashplayer.so into the following directory

    Code:
    sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
    4. Give the file correct permissions.

    Code:
    sudo chmod 644 /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    5. Link the file to Firefox's plugins directory.

    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so libflashplayer.so
    6. Restart Firefox and enjoy!

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    Re: HOWTO install flash 9 plugin beta

    If I romove the old FP will FP work in Opera?

    Because FP9 does not show up in operalugins.

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    Thumbs down Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    It works also on amd64 through nspluginwrapper!!!

    But it's still a beta, so expect some probs (I noticed some XML loading errors on few Flash 8 sites).

    I hope there would be a REAL 64bit release when they'll reach the final version.

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    how do we make sure its using alsa?
    i set FIREFOX_DSP stuff to be 'aoss' before to help with bad sync
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    Smile Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    I believe it continues to use FIREFOX_DSP, since mine is still set to Alsa.

    It works pretty nicely, in that I can view Flash 9 sites now. And the sound isn't craptastic anymore, though I still can't play it at the same time as music, but that's not a big deal.

    However, has anyone else noticed that the video is really sluggish? It's really noticeable when watching videos off YouTube or movie trailers... or maybe it's just me.. I know it's a beta, but still.. I'll have to check the bug reports.
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    Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    I'm not having any issues. Try taking out the dsp setting in firefox and see if that helps. I had flash installed, but had not done the dsp trick to get audio working. Now sound works even if I'm playing sounds in SongBird..

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    Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    I had some major problems with it. In Firefox, Youtube video has an almost unwatchable framerate. In Opera, Youtube videos freeze up around a minute in. So, I removed it in favor of version 7. I'll check up on it again when the next beta comes out.
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    Re: HOWTO: Flash 9 Beta

    nevermind.

    it doesn't work with my a site my mother uses so I stll can't get her off windows. almost there. I shake my fist at flash.
    Last edited by homy06; October 19th, 2006 at 06:08 PM.

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