Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Flash-player for Mozilla Firefox

April 25, 2010 Comments off

I thing firefox should struggle a bit to make a contract with adobe on this regards which will save our time but in the mean while see the below methods to do it yourself.

From the tar file:-

unpack anywhere (as a root user)

# tar -zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz

Run the script

# ./flashplayer-installer

Copyright(C) 2002-2006 Adobe Macromedia Software LLC.  All rights reserved.

Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed on this machine.

You are running the Adobe Flash Player installer as a non-root user.
Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in your home directory.

Support is available at

To install Adobe Flash Player 10 now, press ENTER.

To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.

NOTE: Please exit any browsers you may have running.

Press ENTER to continue…

———– Install Action Summary ———–

Adobe Flash Player 10 will be installed in the following directory:

Mozilla installation directory  = /home/username/.mozilla

Proceed with the installation? (y/n/q): y

NOTE: Please ask your administrator to remove the xpti.dat from the
components directory of the Mozilla or Netscape browser.

Installation complete.

Perform another installation? (y/n): n

The flash plugin is installed now!

Or if the tar file just have the lib proceed with the following

copy unpacked ‘’ to ‘/usr/lib64/browser-plugins’ directory

# cp /usr/lib/browser-plugins

set permissions: ‘chmod 755 /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/’

# chmod 755  /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

From the repository:-

In Redhat :

# up2date  flash-plugin

In Suse:

# zypper in flash-player

Retrieving repository ‘openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss’ metadata [\]

Expected errors:

System management is locked by the application with pid 4399 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd).
Close this application before trying again.


Kill the process and rerun the command

# kill -9 <PID>

In Ubuntu:

Just visit and a pop=up will appear asking you to install the required flash plugin it’s that simple!


To confirm successful installation launch your Firefox browser and in the address bar type “about:plugins” and press enter.


To install the plugin successfully it is advised to close all the instances of the firefox before running the plugin

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Getting started with Linux

February 7, 2010 2 comments

You are here because there is something triggered in to your head or you come to know the world is revolving around Linux it’s there in every bit s and bytes of our life. Most probably you are shifting from windows environment or trying to give Linux a shot for experimentation as everyone is talking about it. Below are mentioned two ways you can install Linux on your windows machine as listed hereunder:-

1- as Virtual Machine

Software Required;
— Virtual Box
Download the .exe for Windows OS
— Any Linux distribution like (Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Suse or others)

I’ll prefer you to get your hands on Ubuntu OS if that is the first experience for you to work with Linux.
You can collect the *iso file from download section available in both 32bits and 64bits versions.

You can request the CD/DVD from Ubuntu portal.

Create a Virtual Machine: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Visit the following video to have a better idea how to proceed.

2- as Dual Boot

Ubuntu makes the life easier then ever before you just have to explore the CD/DVD and look for wubi.exe and doubple click it and fill the required fields like in which directory you want to install the Ubuntu and username etc. Mind you this wubi thingi only worked with Desktop versions.


  • Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
  • Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS (Hardy Heron)
  • Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
  • Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

The best guide for learning Ubuntu is book written by Keir Thomas titled “Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference” and available freely for any new Linux lover you can download from the following website

Have fun and love rocking and digging Linux OS.

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