where do i find flash 7 linux?
Topic: where do i find flash 7 linux?
started by: tjwoosta
Posted by tjwoosta on April 14 2008,02:38first i just want to say that i realize this has probly been covered many times, but ive been reading all the posts i can about flash and i cant seem to find any that will clear this up for me.
so i just did a harddrive install of dsl 4.2.5 on a really old computer that i had sitting in the basement.
the first thing i noticed is that i need flash, so i decided to check this forum.
after some reading i discovered that flash 9 wont work with dsl and i found this thread with a link to get flash 7
< http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin....t=18628 >
i actuall think its the next thread down from this in the multimedia section
anyway after going to the link i found a version of flash 7 but it appears to be a windows version in .zip format
(is this actually the one im looking for or is there another flash 7 somewhere in .tar.gz format)
also before i even go through all the trouble what can flash 7 do and what cant it do, for instance can i watch youtube with it?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on April 14 2008,03:26
Posted by tjwoosta on April 14 2008,07:04hey thanks for the help
i got the flash 7 linux .tar.gz file and i unziped it and followed the instructions that were in teh link i posted before, and all seemed to work.
after the installation i tried firefox and it still seems like i dont have flash
one thing i did notice when i installed flashis that i got this message
i dont know if this is what my problem is or not but if it is where do i find it?
ive looked all through the .mozilla file and i cant find any components directory
Posted by tjwoosta on April 15 2008,00:32well i just found a site to test what version of flash i have and it said i do have flash7 linux installed
so just to let you guys know flash7 does not work to play vidoes on youtube
Posted by kerry on April 15 2008,01:49what flash 7 no youtube?
try typing about:plugins in your browser address bar to see your plugins. you most likely did not install it right, i know flash 7 works, i used it not more than a week ago.
Posted by jpeters on April 15 2008,07:01flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so should be in the .mozilla/plugins directory. You might try loading an updated version of FF. It should work fine with youtube.
Posted by tjwoosta on April 15 2008,18:39
well i did about:plugins and it says i have
application/x-shockwave-flash (shockwave flash)
application/futuresplash (FutureSplash Player)
and they both say Enabled
yes i checked the .mozilla/plugins directory and it says i have both flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so
how do i go about getting an updated version of firefox?
right now i have version 1.0.6 that came with DSL 4.2.5
should this version work?
Posted by jpeters on April 16 2008,07:06Check in the UCI extensions; I'm currently using 1.5
Posted by tjwoosta on April 16 2008,17:08thanks, i just installed version 2 and youtube as well as many other sites work great now