[sf-lug] Adobe Flash Player Installation Inquiry on Damn Small Linux 4.4.10
achillspirit at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 26 17:55:30 PST 2010
I have a question about installing Adobe Flash Player.
I have recently partitioned HD, on an IBM Thinkpad 600X, and installed Damn Small Linux (DSL)
onto my computer. Next, I went to a website which required Adobe
Flash Player. So I ended up doing two things.
1. First, I downloaded the Adobe Flash Player 10 .tar file. Then I extracted the libflashplayer.so file. Lastly, I put that file into the Firefox plugin folder [ /opt/.firefox_plugins]. When I went back to the website there was no difference.
2. Went back to the website and noticed this time that a drop-down
menu appeared and said that I was missing plug-ins for the site. I
clicked on "Install Missing Plug-in". Process went step-by-step where
I downloaded and installed the necessary files but in a much more user
friendly fashion. At the end, it said that Firefox needed to be
restarted for plug-in to take affect. I restarted computer and went
back to that website but same message appeared that stated I needed to
install the missing adobe flash player plug-in.
Also to note, after I restarted the computer, I went back to the
Firefox plugin folder and looked for the original .so file I had put in
manually. The file was no longer there. I also noticed that some
other files I had downloaded, which were on the Desktop, were no longer
I am thinking that everytime I restart the computer, my changes are nullified. I am confused by this
since I am no longer running off the LiveCD but running off an installed version of DSL.
Any thoughts, suggestions??
Other than that, I hope that this message finds you all well and in
very good spirits. Looking forward to hearing from you all about this obstacle.
With much respect and thanks,
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