I have installed slitaz 3.0 on an EEEPC 900. Everything works well except the flash-plugin.
I have installed the get-flash-plugin through package manager and terminal with no success.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
flash-plugin(12 posts) (8 voices)
open a terminal
enter your root password
tazpkg get-install get-flash-plugin
I just installed it yesterday and it works but whenever I watch a flash video the CPU gets crazy ! that's a global issue for all linux users I don't now why !
Because flash and firefox together can be very resource intensive, especially at HD quality levels. It's not as bad as most Java driven apps though ;)
I wanted to add my experience on flash-plugin too.
I have installed this program many times, but do not understand the reason behind this.
most of the time, after it was installed with the proper terminal command and checked that it was installed, it did not work.
but some other times, for also unknown reasons to me, it worked.
most of the time, the libflashplayer.so file was not in the firefox/plugins, and some other times it did.
can some one point out where is this file after it was installed, or better still give a guide as to how to install a workable version.
By the way ... there's been a security update for the flash player plugin yesterday (126.96.36.199). With flash enabled you can check your currently installed flash player version here:
... and download the latest version here:
I'm not familiar with Firefox but for Opera I always choose "tar.gz for other Linux", extract the archive as root and copy "libflashplayer.so" to /usr/lib/opera/plugins. Works well.
get-flash-plugin installs the install script.
Step 2 run the install script in xterm:
If your connected to the internet it downloads,creates/installs flash-plugin.tazpkg and downloads/installs other programs it needs(DEPENDS).
After flash-plugin.tazpkg is installed you can repack/save to disk for backup/reinstallation.
tazpkg repack flash-plugin
tux@slitaz:~$ tazpkg list-files flash-plugin
Installed files with: flash-plugin
1 files installed with flash-plugin.
Line 77 post_install creates 2 symlinks to /usr/share/flash/libflashplayer.so for firefox/midori
Repeated in the flash-plugin receipt:
tux@slitaz:~$ cat /var/lib/tazpkg/installed/flash-plugin/receipt
SHORT_DESC="Adobe Flash Player."
DEPENDS="libfirefox curl atk cairo expat fontconfig freetype glib gtk+ libpng pango pixman xorg-libICE xorg-libSM xorg-libX11 xorg-libXau xorg-libXcomposite xorg-libXcursor xorg-libXdamage xorg-libXdmcp xorg-libXext xorg-libXfixes xorg-libXinerama xorg-libXrandr xorg-libXrender xorg-libXt zlib"
echo -n "Processing post install commands..."
if [ -d $1//var/lib/tazpkg/installed/firefox ] ; then
ln -s /usr/share/flash/libflashplayer.so $1/usr/lib/firefox/plugins
mkdir -p $1/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
ln -s /usr/share/flash/libflashplayer.so $1/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
echo -n "Processing post remove commands..."
if [ -d /var/lib/tazpkg/installed/firefox ] ; then
rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
on my way to work, and will try your advice later.
thank you so much for your detailed advice, but I am afraid as a beginner, I simply cannot follow it.
it does not really matter because watching youtube is not one of my necessities.
but if it helps, and you would not be bother so much, I can explain my experience with installing flash player program.
most of the time when I use terminal and tazpkg, the return on the screen would be fast, and only a few lines about 4 to 5, and the last line being something like the flash-plugin has been installed.
if I see this kind of return, the flash player is not going to work.
some other time, if I do the same with terminal and tazpkg, the return on the screen is much longer, with connecting to mirrors and downloading which I have to wait until finish, then the line saying that the program has been installed appears.
only then I find the flash player works.
the reason why I have installation and re-installation of slitaz so many times was trying to get flash player working.
@monte, couple of things to note:
$tazpkg get-install get-flash-plugin
merely downloads the install script for flash-plugin. It doesn't actually install the flash plugin. To install the flash plugin, post installation of get-flash-plugin, you need to run the script as follows:
The script will then connect to the adobe repository, download and install the flash plugin (the reason it is done this way is because Adobe Flash is proprietary software, hence cannot be included in a Linux distribution due to licensing issues. Individual users must download and install, same as in Windows).
See the first few lines of mojo's post to @spyette, he is pretty much referring to the same thing. On a separate note regarding Linux basics (if you already know this, please ignore):
$find / -name filename
will help you find files and where they are located. You may have to run the command as root if you the file you are looking for is located in certain system locations. You can use wildcards for filename, e.g. file*
Symlinks stands for symbolic link, think of it as the same as shortcuts in Windows, just that Linux can actually follow a symlink and use the target file as if it was located where the symlink is located. In mojo's post, "Line 77 post_install creates 2 symlinks to /usr/share/flash/libflashplayer.so for firefox/midori", it means the the install script does the following:
-installs libflashplayer.so in the location /usr/share/flash/
-then creates a symlink at firefox/midori pointing to the above file
When firefox encounters the symlink located at firefox/midori, the symlink will tell firefox where the actual file is located. In my system for example, when I run:
$find / -name libflashplayer.so
I get the following output:
If I run,
$ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
I get the following output,
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 34 Feb 9 20:00 /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so -> /usr/share/flash/libflashplayer.so
As you can see, one is pointing (symbolically linking) to the other.
thank you so much for your time and detailed explanation.
now it makes more sense to me.
before without knowing the symlink function, I tried to find the libflashplayer.so file, hoping to copy it to /usr/firefox/plugins, and see if it works.
your suggestion as to tazpkg get-install get-flash-plugin, follwed by get-flash-plugin, was what I had done. But the results were not constant, most of the time it did not work. Uninstallation and re-installation did not help either. So I resolved to fresh installation of the entire os.
as a matter of fact, I had the same problem with get-java6-jre.
unless, my initial slitaz 3.0 installation was not perfect, I use:
tazpkg get-install get-flash-plugin/get-java6-jre
get (then tab, tab)
for flash, the return on the script was mostly short.
most of the time not working.
for java6, the return would have been longer with signs of downloading (i.e. ******......)
the result were varied, some times working and some times not.
I will try your advice, and thanks so much for your time.
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