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Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« on: June 10, 2011, 03:12:36 am »
So I tried watching a video over Facebook, and I as told that I needed to update my Flash player.. I updated it to the latest version '10.3.181.22'.
I used the software installer to do so, everything seemed fine, I rebooted after the install had finished. But now anything that requires Flash doesn't work, YouTube ect.. Is there a way to fix this? Or even revert back to the previous version I had?

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 12:41:19 pm »
[EDIT]
You can either follow these instruction OR follow the slightly easier instructions here:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331
[END EDIT]

Go to this site:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect

and from the dropdown menu, download the .tar.gz version of the Adobe Flash Player version 10.3.181.22 for Linux

If you are using Firefox (with default settings) that should download to your Downloads directory.

Open a terminal... you can do this by hitting Alt+F2, then typing terminal, then clicking "Run"

In the terminal enter:
Code: [Select]
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
(hit enter and your password if asked)

then still in the terminal enter:
Code: [Select]
tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz -C ~/.mozilla/plugins libflashplayer.so

Cose ALL running instances of Firefox, then reopen it... now test the Flashplayer.

so In summary -

You are...

1) Downloading install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz archive from Adobe, to your Downloads directory.

2) Creating (if doesn't exist) a /home/<username>/.mozilla/plugins directory.

3) Unpacking the libflashplayer.so file from the archive, and placing it in the /home/<username>/.mozilla/plugins directory.

You *may* have to (in Firefox) go to Tools>Add-Ons>Plugins and make sure the only "Shockwave Flash" plugin that is enabled is the 10.3r181 one... and restart Firefox.
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 12:57:30 pm »
Hi, thanks for the response.

I followed those instructions exactly.. and this is what I get.

# sudo mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
mkdir: cannot create directory `/root/.mozilla/plugins': File exists
[root@localhost user]# tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz -C ~/.mozilla/plugins libflashplayer.so
tar: /root/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: libflashplayer.so: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I'm sorry being such a pain, Linux completely confuses me, as you may of guessed haha.

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 02:15:13 pm »
Where did the install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz download to... where is it on your system ?
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 02:19:35 pm »
It's in my Downloads file.

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 02:21:22 pm »
are you logged on as root, or user ?

open a "new" terminal, and send me what the prompt line looks like.
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 02:33:25 pm »
[user@localhost ~]$

Is that what you mean? But I've been typing 'su' then my password?

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 02:36:28 pm »
Don't use sudo or su... just run:

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mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz -C ~/.mozilla/plugins libflashplayer.so
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 05:57:48 pm »
HI!
I am also getting this exact same problem and I havent been able to find a solution yet, did you find out how to resolve it? or is there anyone else that can help please

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 06:47:14 pm »
See 3 posts further down for the latest Flashplayer 11, or click this link:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/netbooks/acer-aspire-one-linpus-lite-flash-player/msg68331/#msg68331



OK, to make it slightly easier to install the latest 32bit flashplayer 10.3.183.7 for Firefox, I've uploaded the file you need to my dropbox.

Open a terminal... you can do this by hitting Alt+F2, then typing terminal, then clicking "Run"

When the terminal opens, enter these 5 commands (hitting enter after each one)

Code: [Select]
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
(this command may fail if the directory already exists... this is normal... just move on to the next command)
then
Code: [Select]
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
Code: [Select]
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz
then
Code: [Select]
tar -zxvf flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz
then
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mv -v flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz ~/flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz

You can now close the terminal.

Now close ALL running instances of Firefox, then reopen it... then go to this website:
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
where you can check which version of flashplayer you are currently using.

If that link says you are using a version older than 10.3.183.7 .. see below.



You *may* have to (in Firefox) go to Tools>Add-Ons>Plugins and make sure the only "Shockwave Flash" plugin that is enabled is the 10.3r183 one... and restart Firefox.



Once done, you can delete the flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz file from your home directory, if you wish.
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 04:42:17 pm »
Mark
another big thanks
uploaded, so easy with your instructions

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 05:54:05 pm »
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 12:38:33 pm »
OK, to make it slightly easier to install the latest 32bit flashplayer 11.0.1.152 for Firefox, I've uploaded the file you need to my dropbox.

Open a terminal... you can do this by hitting Alt+F2, then typing terminal, then clicking "Run"

When the terminal opens, enter these 5 commands (hitting enter after each one)

Create a ~/.mozilla/plugins directory
Code: [Select]
mkdir ~/.mozilla/plugins
(this command may fail if the directory already exists... this is normal... just move on to the next command)

Change directory to ~/.mozilla/plugins :
Code: [Select]
cd ~/.mozilla/plugins

Use wget to download the flashplayer archive:
Code: [Select]
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz

Extract the libflashplayer.so file from the flashplayer achive:
Code: [Select]
tar -zxvf flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz

Move the flashplayer archive back to your home folder to make it easier to delete if you wish:
Code: [Select]
mv -v flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz ~/flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz

You can now close the terminal.

Now close ALL running instances of Firefox, then reopen it... then go to this website:
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
where you can check which version of flashplayer you are currently using.

If that link says you are using a version older than 11.0.1.152... see below.



You *may* have to (in Firefox) go to Tools>Add-Ons>Plugins and make sure the only "Shockwave Flash" plugin that is enabled is the 11.0r1 one... and restart Firefox.



Once done, you can delete the flashplayer11-32bit.tar.gz file from your home directory, if you wish.
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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2011, 07:29:08 pm »
 ;DOnce again Mark saved the day! I work 6 days a week - about 60 hrs - and I would've given up on linux if it weren't for you Mark - and my netbook would be a doorstop.  Thanks a million!

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Re: Acer Aspire One Linpus Lite - Flash Player.
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 07:30:25 pm »
Heh... Once again, you're welcome... glad to be of service :)
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