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April 30th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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?

April 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM
How to install anything in Ubuntu

I've found it really useful :)

April 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM
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:


Tell me if that works.

April 30th, 2008, 06:42 PM
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.

April 30th, 2008, 06:51 PM
GREAT! ./flashpayer-install worked perfectly. Thank you all for your responses!

April 30th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Yeah, you'll probably want to install from the package management system. Takes all the hard work out of it. From a terminal:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

or you could open up Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic) and search for flashplugin

April 30th, 2008, 06:59 PM
For future reference, you can just visit a website that requires Flash and then click the Install missing plugins button that'll show up.