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Thread: Installing applications

  1. #1
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    Installing applications

    The application in particular that i'm trying to install is Flash Player 9.

    i downloaded the .tar.gz file and extracted it on my desktop

    i'm in the extracted directory and there are two files:

    flashplayer-installer and libflashplayer.so

    so how do i install this program?

  2. #2
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    Re: Installing applications

    How to install anything in Ubuntu
    http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/

    I've found it really useful

  3. #3
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    Re: Installing applications

    Try this...

    Right click on flashplayer-installer and bring up the properties box. Under "Permissions" hit the check box (if it's not already ticked) to make it executable.

    Then, in a terminal, navigate to the extracted directory and run:

    Code:
    './flashplayer-installer'
    Tell me if that works.

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    Re: Installing applications

    You can copy libflashpayer.so to your firefox or iceweasel plugins directory in /usr/lib/firefox-<VERSION> or /usr/lib/iceweasel-<VERSION>. Another option would be to install ubuntu-restricted-extras or flashplugin-nonfree using the Add/Remove Software application. You will need to enable the option to show all software.

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    Re: Installing applications

    GREAT! ./flashpayer-install worked perfectly. Thank you all for your responses!

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    Re: Installing applications

    Yeah, you'll probably want to install from the package management system. Takes all the hard work out of it. From a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    or you could open up Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic) and search for flashplugin
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    Re: Installing applications

    For future reference, you can just visit a website that requires Flash and then click the Install missing plugins button that'll show up.

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