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    Question Flash Player Install?

    Hey guys, I have some problems. At the moment I'm working with Knoppix 4.0.2 but I can't watch videos on youtube. I think I have to install the Flash Player, but I have no idea how to. I've got Knoppix 5.1 too, but at the moment I use the other version. If it's not possible on the older version, you can also teach me about the 5.1 Thanks.

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    Why not try the new Knoppix (=> 4a) version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner P. Schulz View Post
    Why not try the new Knoppix (=> 4a) version?
    For free? I can also use Knoppix 5.1. Is there a way to intall the flash player?

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    You should read the system requirements for Adobe Flash player 11 on Linux systems: Adobe Flash Player 11 / Tech specs Firefox 4.0 or better won't run on Knoppix 5.1.1 since some libraries are too old.

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    some videos are not working with Knoppix 5 + an old Flash player so it's better to use a Knoppix 6 at least - download the Flash player on the Adobe.com (.tar.gz) and uncompress it - create a "plugins" directory in your ~/.mozilla - copy the libflashlayer.so you got in the archive into this plugins directory - then sudo cp -r usr/* /usr with Chromium/Knoppix 7, it's even easier

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    The Flash Player downloaded from the Adobe site is the following file:
    install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
    There is a readme.txt file inside the archive which states:
    Unpack the tar.gz file. Once unpacked you will see the following:
    + libflashplayer.so
    + /usr
    o Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
    o Copy libflashplayer.so to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:
    + cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
    o Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:
    + sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
    However, when the command
    cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
    is executed at a root terminal it gives the following output:
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
    I also manually copied, as a superuser, the file to the folder
    /home/knoppix/.mozilla/extensions/a folder under this
    So where am I going wrong?

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    Yes, it indeed is! One should follow the directions in the readme.txt file inside the archive install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz downloaded from the Adobe site, after following the instructions contained in the above post to create a 'plugins' directory, and manually copy the libflashplayer.so inside the plugins directory, restart the Iceweasel, and the effects will take place. Thanks!

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    Unhappy Typo

    Quote Originally Posted by rajibando View Post
    cp libflashlayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
    is missing the letter "p" in libflashplayer.so

    Cheers!
    Krishna

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna.murphy View Post
    is missing the letter "p" in libflashplayer.so

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    Krishna
    It is because the original text file within the archive contains the error

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajibando View Post
    It is because the original text file within the archive contains the error
    Correct - also explains the error message.

    Cheers!
    Krishna

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