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Flash 11 Linux: No install script when I unpack the tarball - uh?

Mar 11, 2012 5:22 AM

Tags: #linux #install_failed #flash_player_11 #ubuntu

Hi...

 

Trying to install Flash 11 to Chrome  from this link:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/completion/?installer=Flash_Player_11 _for_other_Linux_(.tar.gz)_64-bit

 

I unpack the tarball and get only the libflashplayer.so and a usr/ folder. No instructions. The Adobe site says run an install script, but there isn't any. How do I install it manually or is there a download that will work as advertised.

 

yours, Marcus

 
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:42 PM   in reply to lastcraft

    Hi,

    I'm not a Linux user, so I could be mistaken, but I believe Flash Player is integrated in the Linux build (like it is with Mac and Win.)  See this Google help doc:

     

    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=108086

     

    Chris

     
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    Mar 12, 2012 1:23 AM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Hi Chris,

     

    I was thinking of sending you a PM earlier, but I may as well ask you here in this related topic.

     

    I was using Parted Magic / GParted over this weekend to recover an external HD, and that recovery took a very long time.  So while I was waiting, I used Firefox to do some things, and at one stage tried to install Flash Player for Linux.

     

    I failed miserably!  There are no clear instructions anywhere on the web for Linux newbies how to get Flash Player successfully installed.

     

    Could you have one of your Linux specialists write a FAQ entry with details how to install FP on Linux?

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Mar 12, 2012 1:10 PM   in reply to lastcraft

    Pat,

    Great idea.  I'll go ask now.

     

    Chris

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Mar 15, 2012 2:44 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Ok, so found a couple of things.  First, the lack of readme in the tarbar was a bug and will be addressed in the next release of the player.  Second, we have this readme mirrored on this page:

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/readme-flash-player-l inux.html

     

    Hope this helps,

    Chris

     
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